Viking Grill Review: New Viking Grills for 2017 – Curtos.com
New Viking grills look alot like Lynx grills
After making a variety of changes to their grills over the last few years, Viking decided to take a different path with their iconic outdoor business. Let’s just say they became more…feline.
The new Viking grills looks suspiciously like Lynx grills because they are Lynx grills. Take a look at the specs on each 36″ grill
From the Lynx website:
Two cast brass burners and one ProSear 2™ Burner (total 73,000 BTUs)
935-sq.-in. cooking surface (640 primary, 295 secondary)
Hot surface ignition system
Control illumination with blue LEDs
Dual halogen grill surface lights
Heat stabilizing design
Fluid rotation handle
Lynx Hood Assist Kit
Premium smoker box included
Stainless steel grilling grates
Dual-position rotisserie with heavy-duty, 3-speed motor and rear infrared burner (14,000 BTUs)
Ceramic Briquettes facilitate even radiant heat distribution
Heavy-duty welded construction eliminates gaps where grease and moisture can collect
Now let’s take a look at the info sheet available for the new Viking 36 grill. Model number is VQGI5360 for 36″ grill head and VQGFS5360 for grill head and cart which no longer have to be purchased separately:
36”W. GRILL HEAD AND CART – VQGFS5360
x Two cast brass burners and one ProSear 2™ Burner
x 935-sq.-in. cooking surface (640 primary, 295 secondary)
x Dual-position rotisserie with heavy-duty, 3-speed motor
and rear infrared burner (14,000 BTUs)
xControl illumination with blue LEDs
xHot surface ignition system
xDual halogen grill surface lights
xPremium smoker box included
xStainless steel grilling grates
xCeramic Briquettes facilitate even radiant heat distribution
xHeavy-duty welded construction eliminates gaps where
grease and moisture can collect
Hot damn, even the verbiage is the same.
So where do you go with this? I checked out a bunch of skus and it seems that the Viking is typically about $200 higher than the direct comp from Lynx.
So not a huge difference. I was hoping to see some type of Viking consumer program but I have not heard anything at this point. I do know that the Viking undercounter refrigeration is no longer made by Perlick, instead that job is being handled by another synergistic sister company – Marvel – and the prices are lower than what Lynx offers. So even with the grill being slightly more expensive, you will probably be even in $$ or slightly lower with Viking if you are doing an outdoor kitchen.
More to come!
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