Best Kitchen Appliances Worth the Splurg

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Splurge: Viking Professional 7 Series 36-Inch Gas Range With Griddle ($8,499)

How do you know if someone owns a Viking Range? Don't worry. They'll tell you first. But spend a little time cooking with a Viking and it's easy to see why folks are so vocal about these products. The company's newest offering--the 36 Gas Range with Griddle--offers up jaw dropping good looks and more cooking options than an episode of Iron Chef. Just the front row of burners can deliver flames up to an impressive 23,000 BTU while a PATENT PENDING grease containment system funnels leftover oils and fats into an easily removable trap. It doesn't hurt that the oven door closes so softly you'll swear the hinges were made of butter.

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