Viking Innovates with New Line of Cooktops


December 20, 2013 (Greenwood, MS) – Viking Range, LLC, a leader in kitchen technology, is pleased to announce the rollout a new line of residential cooktops. The sleek and innovative designs coordinate perfectly with the current Viking Professional line of products.

"We are thrilled to introduce this new line of cooktops to our customers," said Brent Bailey, Viking Director of Brand Management. "The design of our new cooktops brings a new level of sophistication to transform any kitchen and impress both home owners and their guests alike. With its state of the art technology, the cooktops bring unprecedented cooking performance while delivering elegance to any kitchen."

Designed to fit almost any existing cutout, Viking Professional Gas Cooktops offer a hassle-free kitchen upgrade with superior cooking power.  The cooktops offer the highest combined BTU rating in the industry, featuring sealed burners with brass burner rings in a wide variety of sizes. A powerful 18,000 BTU burner delivers commercial power for high heat sautéing, rapid boiling and quick recovery.

The new, SureSpark™ Ignition System ensures automatic ignition/re-ignition should the flame extinguish at any time while cooking, and ScratchSafe™ Grate Design provides ultimate protection from scratches and ensures proper placement of the heavy-duty, porcelain-coated cast iron grates. Removable knobs, grates, and burner ports/caps make cleanup easier than ever.

The Viking Professional Electric Cooktops provide commercial power and professional performance in a residential appliance. With surface elements that reach full power in three seconds, a triple element to accommodate a variety of cookware sizes and a bridge element to create one continuous cooking surface, this electric cooktop is designed for customers who desire high performance equipment.

The Electric Cooktop also features an infrared energy transfer that provides fast cooking with any type of cookware. The cooktop can accommodate up to ten cooking zones -- including a 12" 3,200-watt triple element -- providing space and power options for most cookware, while durable, wear-resistant glass ceramic surface and laser-etched graphics withstand the rigors of regular cleaning. Electric cooktops also include indicator lights to denote hot surfaces and active elements.

Viking cooktops have child proof, push-to-turn metal knobs for safe use and are backed by a three-year Viking signature warranty.

Viking Range, LLC originated ultra-premium commercial-type appliances for the home, creating a whole new category of home appliances. Committed to innovative product design, unrivaled performance and peerless quality, Viking is headquartered in Greenwood, Mississippi, and is a subsidiary of The Middleby Corporation, a long-time leader in commercial kitchen technology. Viking appliances are recognized globally as the foremost brand in the high-end appliance industry and are sold through a network of premium appliance distributors and dealers worldwide.

For additional product information, to locate a Viking dealer in your area, or to request a quote, please visit www.vikingrange.com. VIKING is a registered trademark of Viking Range, LLC. Viking products are sold under the BRIGADE brand in Canada.

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