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Zline vs. Viking Freestanding Range

Zline vs Viking

If you are looking to change your freestanding ranges or just get your first one, might we suggest looking at brands such as Zline and Viking Range? They’re at the top of their game. They will offer you a variety of freestanding ranges which will fit well in your home. If you are unfamiliar with the brands, let’s start with a little introduction.

Specification

Zline

Viking Range

Price

Starts from $3999

Starts from $4299

Size

All 4 types come in different sizes ranging from 24” to 48”

All 4 types come in the same size i.e. 30” to 66”

Burners

2800 to 11400 BTUs

15000 to 23000 BTUs

Grill

Iron grill

Iron grill

Design

Variety of colors, convention fans, interchangeable doors and is easy to clean

Convention fans, knobs have LED lights and easy to clean

 

The Design

The design and appearance of your freestanding range is very important as it adds up to the look of your kitchen. Let’s compare Zline and Viking on the basis of their design!

Color

Zline is an American based family-owned company with headquarters in Ohio, Nevada, and Tennessee that specializes in freestanding ranges. They are the center of attention in your kitchen and can add value to your property as it provides an impressive and aesthetic look. It comes in silver and black stainless steel with a variety.

Viking is an American corporation that was founded in 1980. It comes in White, Purple, and Gold.

Size

The Zline Freestanding Ranges come in a variety of sizes. The silver Dual Fuel Ranges starts from 24’’, followed by 30’’, 36”, 48". The black Dual Fuel Ranges starts from 24", followed by 30",36", 48". The Gas Ranges starts from 30”, and ends at 36”. The wall ovens are a relatively new innovation. As of now, it only comes in 30”. Rangetops range from 30” to 48”. The best part about having different sizes is that you can pick any according to your convenience and what suits your kitchen. So, measure your kitchen space, and you can place the order accordingly.

As for Viking Ranges, there are not a lot of options you can choose from. All four Viking Freestanding Ranges offer 30”, 36”, 48”, 60” and 66” inch sizes. 

Variety

Zline consists of Gas Ranges, Wall Ovens, Dual Fuel Ranges, and Range tops. Both categories are equally well-known and are likely to give your kitchen a more sophisticated and elegant look.

Vikings aim to bring commercial quality appliances to your kitchen. Viking range has a variety of freestanding ranges: 3 series, 5 series, 7 series, and Tuscany. Of the 4 series, the most well-known is Tuscany. It brings your home a taste of Italy, which you can savor every day. It also complements American architecture by incorporating high-quality materials.

 

Doors

Zline has a variety of designs and options you can choose from. For one, the stainless steel comes in black and silver. The ranges are also available with interchangeable doors in different classic colors such as Red, Blue, and Dark Grey. Interchangeable doors are good as they bring in a more personal expression to your kitchen. It will light up the entire room, and it is something that will be harder for your guests to forget.

Vikings come with convection fans and the ovens have a GentleClose Door feature which ensures that the oven door will always shut gently and silently.

Feasibility

Here are some features that you might want to check out if you base your buying decision on feasibility of the product.

Fuel Type

Zline offers gas and dual (gas+electric) fuel types.

Vikings also have gas and dual fuel types.

Cooktop

Zline’s cooktops are made from porcelain which allows for easy cleaning and prevents residues from being left behind. Even the finish is high-gloss which explains the durability.

Viking cooktops offer precise cooking, easy cleaning. It also has an autochef to regulate temperature.

Knob and Lightening

Zline has front control knobs with five functionalities. Dual oven lighting controlled by a switch gives crystal clear visibility to see inside your oven when you are cooking. Furthermore, the dual oven lights allow for easy visibility

With Vikings, the gas stoves have knobs with illuminated LED lights. The knobs are stainless in black or white shade. However, you can replace them with different colored knobs. It has a knob color ranges in red, burgundy, gray, and cobalt.

 

Cooking Performance

The ultimate purpose of buying freestanding ranges is to cook. The cooking performance is the most prominent feature that can be a game-changer when it comes to buying a cooking range.

Fans

Zline models have a convection fan system (which means the fans can turn in both directions and operate at different speeds for maximum airflow and versatility.).

Vikings also have a large convection fan with maximum control. This fan can also turn both directions and can operate at different speeds.

 

Burners

Zline has the finest burners which have been handcrafted in Italy. There are 4 to 8 burners on each range, and they provide a cooking power ranging from 2800 to 11,400 BTUs. So with your old burner, if you had to wait for a while for the pot to boil, you don’t have to do that anymore. What’s more? They are extremely durable and the premium alloy ensures clean burning flames. Furthermore, the stove is easy to clean as the Italian burners have been placed in such a way that they can be detached without putting in too much of an effort. So if you have been cooking something greasy, you don’t need to worry about the hassle of cleaning up. All you need to do is unscrew the stove top, and you are good to go.

Depending on the model, the Viking features 15,000 to 23,000 BTU burners. It has both open and sealed burners. With open burners, the flame is right underneath the pan, which means it is the best option for you, especially if you want to cook on high flames with intense heat. Furthermore, VSH (VariSimmer-to-High) will allow you to control the heat according to your preference. The Viking Elevation Burners are found on 7 series ranges and have a 23,000 BTU output. Of course, the BTU versions also depend on the different cookware sizes, and you can choose the version depending on the cookware. Thanks to this, you no longer have to wait for your stuff to boil.

Grills

If you are into grilling, Zline has a pretty good solid-piece iron grill. It is durable and heavy-duty. It has a single piece cast iron, with a good strength-to-weight ratio. Other than that, it is also able to carry the weight of the heaviest pots and pans that your kitchen has. The cooking surface is also maintained for a long time, so you don’t have to worry about the headache of additional investment to change it.

The Viking cooktops come with a griddle. However, if you like to grill meat, fish, or vegetables frequently, it also has a grill surface that you can insert. Plus, the good thing is that it is easy enough to clean and maintain.

Affordability

Affordability is another feature that can be a deal-breaker, when it comes to buy a freestanding ranges. You should go for the product that gives you most features, high quality and lower price!

Cost

The prices of Zline are affordable and are approximately 50-60 percent cheaper as compared to similar products in the market.

The prices of Viking ranges start from $4299, $4279, $7729, and $12,859 respectively. Zline is much affordable than the Vikings range with all essential qualities.

Warranty

ZLINE provides a lifetime warranty and two-year Parts Warranty: For two years from the date of original purchase, we will provide free of charge repair and service.

Vikings provide three years of warranty with a 90-day parts warranty. Which means that they will provide free of charge repair and service for 90 days ahead of purchase.

Conclusion

Hopefully, you now have some idea about the freestanding ranges you want in your kitchen. Both have their strong points. However, we suggest you go with the Zline as it is less expensive and offers the same functions, if not better. Plus, it has a lot more variety to offer than its counterpart.  There are so many colors that you can pick from, which will make your kitchen even more appealing. So, make sure you go with ZLine as you will be happier having its freestanding rangers in your kitchen.