Viking Professional Custom VGRT548-8BSS Specifications

Viking Use & Care Manual
Viking Range Corporation
111 Front Street
Greenwood, Mississippi 38930 USA
(662) 455-1200
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Professional Built-In Custom
Gas Rangetops
F20636B EN
Table of Contents
Congratulations and welcome to the elite world of Viking ownership.
We hope you will enjoy and appreciate the care and attention we have
put into every detail of your new, state-of-the-art gas rangetop.
Getting Started
Your Viking rangetop is designed to offer years of reliable service. This
Use and Care Manual will provide you with the information you need
to become familiar with your rangetop’s care and operation.
Your complete satisfaction is our ultimate goal. If you have any
questions or comments about this product, please contact the dealer
from whom you purchased it, or contact our Consumer Support Center
at 1-888-VIKING1 (845-4641).
We appreciate your choice of a Viking rangetop and hope that you will
again select our products for your other major appliance needs.
For more information about the complete and growing selection
of Viking products, contact your dealer or visit us online at
Warnings ____________________________________________________4
Before Using Rangetop ______________________________________11
Cooking Vessels _____________________________________________11
Product Controls
Rangetop Features (VGRT) ___________________________________12
Lighting Burners___________________________________________14
Surface Burners-Automatic Reignition ________________________14
VariSimmer™ _____________________________________________14
TruPower Plus™ Burner (where applicable) ___________________14
Surface Cooking Tips ______________________________________15
Griddle/Simmer Plate Operation ____________________________16
Griddle/Simmer Plate Clean Up & Care ______________________17
Char-Grill Operation _______________________________________18
Char-Grill Cleanup & Care __________________________________20
Cooking Substitutes Charts ___________________________________23
Product Care
Cleaning and Maintenance ___________________________________26
Troubleshooting _____________________________________________27
Service Information __________________________________________28
Warranty ___________________________________________________29
Getting Started
Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in this manual
are not meant to cover all possible conditions and situations that may
occur. Common sense, caution, and care must be exercised when
installing, maintaining, or operating the appliance.
ALWAYS contact the manufacturer about problems or conditions you do not
Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, Labels
Hazards or unsafe practices which WILL result in
severe personal injury or death
Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in
death or severe personal injury
Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in
minor personal injury.
All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how
to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if
the instructions are not followed.
If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a
fire or explosion may result causing property damage,
personal injury or death.
• DO NOT try to light any appliance.
• DO NOT touch any electrical switch.
• DO NOT use any phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone. Follow
the gas supplier's instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer,
service agency or the gas supplier.
To avoid risk of property damage, personal injury or death;
follow information in this manual exactly to prevent a fire or
explosion. DO NOT store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any appliance.
Read and follow all instructions before using this appliance to prevent
the potential risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury or damage to the
appliance as a result of improper usage of the appliance. Use appliance
only for its intended purpose as described in this manual.
To ensure proper and safe operation: Appliance must be properly
installed and grounded by a qualified technician. DO NOT attempt to
adjust, repair, service, or replace any part of your appliance unless it is
specifically recommended in this manual. All other servicing should be
referred to a qualified servicer. Have the installer show you the location of
the gas shutoff valve and how to shut it off in an emergency. A certified
technician is required for any adjustments or conversions to Natural or LP gas.
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Getting Started
To Prevent Fire or Smoke Damage
Child Safety (cont.)
• Be sure all packing materials are removed from the appliance before
operating it.
• Keep area around appliance clear and free from combustible materials,
gasoline, and other flammable vapors and materials.
• If appliance is installed near a window, proper precautions should be taken
to prevent curtains from blowing over burners.
• NEVER leave any items on the rangetop. The hot air from the vent may ignite
flammable items and may increase pressure in closed containers which may
cause them to burst.
• Many aerosol-type spray cans are EXPLOSIVE when exposed to heat and
may be highly flammable. Avoid their use or storage near an appliance.
• Many plastics are vulnerable to heat. Keep plastics away from parts of the
appliance that may become warm or hot. DO NOT leave plastic items on
the rangetop as they may melt or soften if left too close to the vent or a
lighted surface burner.
• Combustible items (paper, plastic, etc.) may ignite and metallic items
may become hot and cause burns. DO NOT pour spirits over hot foods.
• Children must be taught that the appliance and utensils in it can be hot.
Let hot utensils cool in a safe place, out of reach of small children.
Children should be taught that an appliance is not a toy. Children should not
be allowed to play with controls or other parts of the appliance.
In Case of Fire
Turn off appliance and ventilating hood to avoid spreading the flame. Extinguish
flame then turn on hood to remove smoke and odor.
• Smother fire or flame in a pan with a lid or cookie sheet. DO NOT use water
on grease fires. Use baking soda, a multipurpose dry chemical or foam-type
extinguisher to smother fire or flame Let fat cool before attempting to
handle it. DO NOT allow grease to collect in vents. Wipe up spillovers
• NEVER pick up or move a flaming pan.
• GREASE–Grease is flammable and should be handled carefully. DO NOT
use water on grease fires. Flaming grease can be extinguished with
baking soda or, if available, a multipurpose dry chemical or foam type
extinguisher. Let fat cool before attempting to handle it. Wipe up
spillovers immediately.
Child Safety
• NEVER leave children alone or unsupervised near the appliance when it is in
use or is still hot.
• NEVER allow children to sit or stand on any part of the appliance as they
could be injured or burned.
• DO NOT store items of interest to children over the unit. Children climbing to
reach items could be seriously injured.
Cooking Safety
• To eliminate the hazard of reaching over hot surface burners, cabinet
storage should not be provided directly above a unit. If storage is provided,
it should be limited to items which are used infrequently and which are
safely stored in an area subjected to heat from an appliance. Temperatures
may be unsafe for some items, such as volatile liquids, cleaners or
aerosol sprays.
• ALWAYS place a pan on a surface burner before turning it on. Be sure
you know which knob controls which surface burner. Make sure the correct
burner is turned on and that the burner has ignited. When cooking is
completed, turn burner off before removing pan to prevent exposure to
burner flame.
• ALWAYS adjust surface burner flame so that it does not extend beyond the
bottom edge of the pan. An excessive flame is hazardous, wastes energy
and may damage the appliance, pan or cabinets above the appliance.
This is based on safety considerations.
• NEVER leave a cooking operation unattended especially when using a high
heat setting or when deep fat frying. Boil overs cause smoking and greasy
spillovers may ignite. clean up greasy spills as soon as possible.
DO NOT use high heat for extended cooking operations.
• DO NOT heat unopened food containers, build up of pressure may cause
the container to explode and result in injury.
• Use dry, sturdy pot-holders. Damp pot-holders may cause burns from steam.
Dishtowels or other substitutes should NEVER be used as potholders
because they can trail across hot surface burners and ignite or get caught on
appliance parts.
• ALWAYS let quantities of hot fat used for deep fat frying cool before
attempting to move or handle.
• DO NOT let cooking grease or other flammable materials accumulate in or
near the appliance, hood or vent fan. Clean hood frequently to prevent
grease from accumulating on hood or filter. When flaming foods under the
hood, turn the fan off.
• NEVER wear garments made of flammable material or loose fitting or
long-sleeved apparel while cooking. Clothing may ignite or catch utensil
• PREPARED FOOD WARNING: Follow food manufacturer's instructions. If a
plastic frozen food container and/or its cover distorts, warps, or is otherwise
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Getting Started
Cooking Safety (cont.)
Heating Elements
damaged during cooking, immediately discard the food and its container. The
food could be contaminated.
• If you are “flaming” liquor or other spirits under an exhaust, TURN THE
FAN OFF. The draft could cause the flames to spread out of control.
• Once the unit has been installed as outlined in the Installation
Instructions, it is important that the fresh air supply is not obstructed.
The use of a gas cooking appliance results in the production of heat and
moisture in the room in which it is installed. Ensure that the kitchen is
well-ventilated. Keep natural venting holes open or install a mechanical
ventilation device. Prolonged or intensive use of the appliance may call
for additional (such as opening a window) or more effective ventilation
(such as increasing the level of a mechanical ventilation if present).
• Burners may be hot even though they are dark in color. Areas near burners
may become hot enough to cause burns.
• During and after use, DO NOT touch or let clothing or other flammable
materials contact heating elements, or areas near elements, until they have
had sufficient time to cool.
Cleaning Safety
• Turn off all controls and wait for appliance parts to cool before touching or
cleaning them. DO NOT touch the burner grates or surrounding areas until
they have had sufficient time to cool.
• Clean appliance with caution. Use care to avoid steam burns if a wet sponge
or cloth is used to wipe spills on a hot surface. Some cleaners can produce
noxious fumes if applied to a hot surface.
Cookware Safety
• Use pans with flat bottoms and handles that are easily grasped and stay
cool. Avoid using unstable, warped, easily tipped or loose-handled pans.
Also avoid using pans, especially small pans, with heavy handles as they
could be unstable and easily tip. Pans that are heavy to move when filled
with food may also be hazardous.
• Be sure utensil is large enough to properly contain food and avoid boil
overs. Pan size is particularly important in deep fat frying. Be sure pan will
accommodate the volume of food that is to be added as well as the bubble
action of fat.
• To minimize burns, ignition of flammable materials and spillage due to
unintentional contact with the utensil, DO NOT extend handles over
adjacent surface burners. ALWAYS turn pan handles toward the side or back
of the appliance, not out into the room where they are easily hit or reached
by small children.
• NEVER let a pan boil dry as this could damage the utensil and the appliance.
• Only certain types of glass, glass/ceramic, ceramic or glazed utensils are
suitable for rangetop surface usage without breaking due to the sudden
change in temperature. Follow manufacturer's instructions when using glass.
• This appliance has been tested for safe performance using conventional
cookware. DO NOT use any devices or accessories that are not specifically
recommended in this guide. DO NOT use eyelid covers for the surface units,
stovetop grills, or add-on oven convection systems. The use of devices or
accessories that are not expressly recommended in this manual can create
serious safety hazards, result in performance problems, and reduce the life
of the components of the appliance.
• The flame of the burner should be adjusted to just cover the bottom of
the pan or pot. Excessive burner setting may cause scorching of
adjacent countertop surfaces, as well as the outside of the utensil. This
is based on safety considerations.
Important notice regarding pet birds:
NEVER keep pet birds in the kitchen or in rooms where the fumes from the
kitchen could reach. Birds have a very sensitive respiratory system. Fumes
released due to overheated cooking oil, fat, margarine and overheated nonstick cookware may be may be harmful or fatal to birds.
Getting Started
Getting Started
Before Using Rangetop
NEVER use appliance as a space heater to heat or warm a room to prevent
potential hazard to the user and damage to the appliance. Also, DO NOT
use the rangetop as a storage area for food or cooking utensils.
Power Failure
Due to safety considerations and the possibility of personal injury in
attempting to light and extinguish the burner, the grill should, not under
any circumstances, be used during a power failure. The grill burner
control should always remain in the “OFF” position during a power failure.
If power failure occurs, the electric igniters will not work. No attempt
should be made to operate the appliance during a power failure. Make
sure the burner control is in the “OFF” position.
Momentary power failure can occur unnoticed. The rangetop is affected
only when the power is interrupted. When it comes back on, the rangetop
will function properly without any adjustments. A “brown-out” may or may
not affect rangetop operation, depending on how severe the power loss is.
Make sure all controls are “OFF” before cleaning. Failure to
do so can result in burns or electrical shock.
All products are wiped clean with solvents at the factory to remove
any visible signs of dirt, oil, and grease which may have remained from
the manufacturing process. Before cooking, clean the rangetop
thoroughly with a hot, soapy damp cloth. There may be some burn off
and odors on first use of the appliance—this is normal.
All professional models include:
• Exclusive VSH™ Pro Sealed Burner System (Vari Simmer™ to High)—
combination of patented burner and top design provide cleanability
plus superior performance at simmer and high.
• Exclusive one-piece tooled and porcelainized cooking surface
contains spills for easy cleaning.
• Removable knobs, grates, and burner ports/caps for easy cleaning.
All designer models include:
• Brass sealed burners with porcelain/cast-iron caps and automatic
• One-piece, extremely durable steel top
• Separate spill collection areas; each area holds up to 1-1⁄2 quarts of
liquid spillover
• Grate design provides continuous surface for easy movement of pots
• Durable knobs with childproof, push-to-turn safety feature
Cooking Vessels
Each cook has his or her own preference for the particular cooking
vessels that are most appropriate for the type of cooking being done.
Any and all cooking vessels are suitable for use in the range and it is
not necessary to replace your present domestic vessels with commercial
cookware. This is a matter of personal choice. As with any cookware,
yours should be in good condition and free from excessive dents on the
bottom to provide maximum performance and convenience.
Note: When using big pots and/or high flames, it is recommended to use
the front burners. There is more room in the front and potential cleanup at
rear of appliance due to staining or discoloration will be minimized.
DO NOT store items of interest to children over the unit. Children
climbing to reach items could be seriously injured.
Getting Started
Rangetop Features
Left Front Burner
Control Knob
(15,000 BTU)
Left Rear Burner
Control Knob
(15,000 BTU)
Rangetop Features
Right Front Burner
Control Knob
(15,000 BTU)
Right Rear Burner
Control Knob
(15,000 BTU)
Indicator Light
Product Controls
Product Controls
Denotes models
which have a
TruPower Plus™
18,500 BTU Burner
30” Four-Burner
36” Six-Burner
36” Four-Burner/Griddle
36” Four-Burner/Char-Grill
48” Eight Burner
48” Six-Burner/Griddle
48” Four-Burner/Char-Grill/Griddle model shown
Four 15,000 BTU sealed burners with porcelain/
Cast-iron caps and automatic ignition/Re-ignition
Stainless steel island trim
Char-Grill (Optional)
Griddle (Optional)
Identification plate
48” Six-Burner/Char-Grill
48” Four-Burner/Char-Grill/Griddle
60” Six-Burner/Char-Grill/Griddle
48” Four-Burner/24” Griddle
60” Six-Burner/24” Griddle
Lighting Burners
Surface Cooking Tips
All burners are ignited by electric ignition. There are no
open-flame, “standing” pilots.
• Use low or medium flame heights when cooking in vessels that are
poor conductors of heat, such as glass, ceramic, and cast-iron.
Reduce the flame height until it covers approximately 1/3 of the
cooking vessel diameter. This will ensure more even heating within
the cooking vessel and reduce the likelihood of burning or scorching
the food.
• Reduce the flame if it is extending beyond the bottom of the
cooking vessel. A flame that extends along the sides of the vessel is
potentially dangerous, heats the utensil handle and kitchen instead
of the food, and wastes energy.
• Reduce the flame height to the minimum level necessary to perform
the desired cooking process. Remember that food cooks just as
quickly at a gentle boil as it does at a rolling boil. Maintaining a
higher boil than is necessary wastes energy, cooks away moisture,
and causes a loss in food flavor and nutrient level.
• The minimum pot or pan (vessel) diameter recommended is
6” (15 cm). Use of pots or pans as small as 4” (10 cm) is possible
but not recommended.
Surface Burners/Automatic Re-Ignition
To light the surface burners, push and turn the appropriate
control knob counter clockwise to any position. This control is
both a gas valve and an electric switch. Burners will ignite at any
“ON” position with the automatic re-ignition system. If the flame
goes out for any reason, the burners will automatically re-ignite if the gas
is still flowing. When gas is permitted to flow to the burners, the electric
igniters start sparking. On all surface igniters you should hear a “clicking”
sound. If you do not, turn off the control and check that the unit is
plugged in and that the fuse or circuit breaker is not blown or tripped.
Within a few moments, enough gas will have traveled to the burner to
light. When the burner lights, turn the burner control to any position to
adjust the flame size. Setting the proper flame height for the desired
cooking process and selecting the correct cooking vessel will result in
superior cooking performance, while also saving time and energy.
Surface Heat Settings*
Simmering is a cooking technique in which foods are cooked in hot
liquids kept at or just barely below the boiling point of water. Simmering
ensures gentle treatment than boiling to prevent food from toughening
and/or breaking up. The size of the pan and the volume of food can have
a significant effect on how high or low a flame is needed for simmering.
For this reason, Viking range and rangetop burners are engineered with a
VariSimmer setting. The VariSimmer setting is not just one simmer setting,
but provides a variable range of simmer settings. This variable range of
simmer settings allows you to adjust the flame height to achieve the best
simmer depending on the type and quantity of food being simmered. It
is this ability that makes the VariSimmer setting the most accurate and
trustworthy simmer on the market.
TruPower Plus™ Burner (where applicable)
Certain model ranges are equipped with a TruPower Plus 18,500 BTU
burner in the front right burner position. This burner is designed to
provide extra-high heat output, especially when using large pans, and
should be used for boiling large quantities or if you need to bring
something to a boil quickly. While the TruPower Plus burner has the extra
power needed to bring large quantities of liquid to a boil rapidly, it is also
able to be turned down low enough to provide a very low and delicate
simmer making this burner the most versatile on the market.
Heat Setting
Melting small quantities
Steaming rice
Simmering sauces
Melting large quantities
Med Low
Low-temperature frying (eggs, etc.)
Simmering large quantities
Heating milk, cream sauces, gravies,
and puddings
Sauteing and browning, braising, and
Maintaining slow boil on large quantities
Med High
High-temperature frying
Pan broiling
Maintaining fast boil on large quantities
Boiling water quickly
Deep-fat frying in large utensil
*Note: The above information is given as a guide only. You may need
to vary the heat settings to suit your personal requirements.
Griddle/Simmer Plate (on applicable models)
Griddle/Simmer Plate Clean Up & Care
The optional 15,000 BTU griddle is constructed of machined steel with a
blanchard finish and is uniquely designed to offer excellent cooking
performance as well as easy cleanup. The griddle is equipped with an
electronic thermostat to maintain an even temperature across the
griddle once the desired temperature has been set. The griddle has a
power “ON” indicator light which glows when the griddle thermostat
has been turned on. This will cycle on and off as needed to indicate the
thermostat is maintaining the selected temperature. Before the griddle is
used it is important to season the griddle. This seasoning process will
change the appearance of the griddle plate. However, it will also prevent
food from sticking and protect the surface from moisture.
• It is not necessary to wash the griddle after every use. When light
cooking is performed and AFTER the griddle has cooled, simply
wipe down the surface with a clean cloth or paper towel. The oils in
the food which cooked on the griddle surface will naturally season
the griddle providing a “natural” non-stick surface.
• After heavy cooking is completed and the griddle is still warm
enough to create steam, pour a small amount of club soda at room
temperature directly on the griddle. Using a metal spatula, pull oils
and food particles toward the trough in front. Wipe entire surface with
a paper towel. Follow with the seasoning process of applying oil.
• Keeping the griddle well-seasoned will prevent the griddle from
developing surface rust. If the griddle is not used for a period of
time, it must be re-seasoned. The griddle must be re-seasoned each
time after it is washed.
• Non-stick cooking spray is not recommended as it contains a high
water content that has a tendency to burn quickly.
• Corn oil is not recommended as it has a high sugar level. It will
caramelize and burn on the surface making it very difficult to remove.
• After using the griddle, always remove the grease trough located in
the front. Simply pull the trough towards you and lift out. The trough
or tray trap needs to be cleaned after each use. A fire hazard may
occur if grease is accumulated in the trough.
Note: It is normal for the griddle to darken over time. This is the sign
of a well-seasoned griddle.
• IMPORTANT: NEVER flood a hot griddle with cold water. This
thermal shock promotes griddle warping and can cause the griddle
to crack if continued over a period of time.
• For heavy duty cleaning, Viking offers a Griddle Cleaning Kit (model
#GCK). This fast and effective commercial grade cleaning system will
clean your griddle in a matter of minutes. To order, contact your local
Viking dealer or order on the Viking website at
Seasoning the Griddle Before the First Use
• Scrub the griddle plate with a mixture of one quart warm water and
1/4 cup white vinegar, using a blue Scotch-Brite™ pad. Dry thoroughly.
• Wash griddle with warm, soapy water. Rinse off and dry thoroughly.
• Season griddle by thinly coating the surface with approximately 1⁄2 to
1 teaspoon unsalted vegetable oil. Apply to entire griddle using a
paper towel or clean cloth. Let oil sit on griddle for approximately 1
hour and then wipe with a clean cloth or paper towel to absorb any
residual oil. The griddle is now ready to be used.
Griddle/Simmer Plate Operation
• Turn the griddle control knob counterclockwise to the desired
temperature setting. The power “ON” indicator light will glow
indicating the griddle thermostat is on.
• The double griddle has two thermostat control knobs which control
separate burners located beneath the griddle.
Griddle Assembly
• When the griddle has reached the desired
temperature, the power “ON” indicator light
Grease trough
will turn off, indicating the griddle is
preheated to the selected temperature.
• Use liquid cooking oil or butter for eggs,
pancakes, French toast, fish and sandwiches to
prevent sticking.
• Routinely scrape loose food particles with a
metal spatula during cooking to make the
cleanup easier and to avoid the particles mixing with the food.
• To turn the griddle off, turn the thermostat knob clockwise to the
“OFF” position.
• ALWAYS turn to the“OFF” position when not in use and lower the
heat between cooking loads.
Griddle Cooking Chart
Temp (°F)
Temp (°C)
French Toast
Fish Fillets
Char-Grill (on applicable models)
Char-Grill Cooking Tips (cont.)
The optional 18,000 BTU char-grill is equipped with a single piece,
heavy-duty porcelainized cast-iron grill grate for easy movement of
grilling items. Beneath the grill grate is a slotted porcelainized flavorgenerator plate which is designed to catch drippings and circulate a
smoke flavor back into the food. Beneath the flavor-generator plate is
a two-piece drip pan which catches any drippings that might pass
beyond the flavor-generator plate. This unique grilling system is
designed to provide outdoor quality grilling indoors.
• Turn the meat over only once. Juices are lost when steaks, chops or
hamburgers are turned several times. The best time to turn the meat
is after the juices have begun to bubble to the surface.
• To test for doneness, make a small slash in the center of the meat,
not the edge. This will prevent loss of juices.
• Occasionally there may be flare-ups or flames above the grill due to
drops of fat falling on the flavor-generator plates. It is normal to
have some flare-up during grilling. Use a long handled spatula to
move food to another area until the flames subside.
• For ease of cleaning, leave the char-grill on for 10 minutes when
finished grilling. This will help make cleanup easier once the chargrill has cooled down.
Char-Grill Assembly
Before using the char-grill, you will need to follow these steps to
properly assemble the char-grill.
• Remove the two flavor-generator plates and grill grate from the
cardboard packaging.
• Position the flavor-generator plates so that the tab on each plate is
inserted in the right, rear hole and left, front hole on the drip pans.
(See Char-Grill Assembly section on following pages.)
• After the flavor-generator plates are properly located, place the grill
grate on top of the flavor-generator plates. After this, the char-grill is
assembled and ready to use.
• Turn the overhead ventilation on prior to turning the grill on.
• Turn the grill knob counterclockwise to “HI”.
• Always preheat the grill for 5-10 minutes before placing food on the
grill grate.
• Place food items on the grill, cook as desired.
• To turn the grill off, turn the grill knob clockwise to the “OFF”
Follow these steps to disassemble the char-grill for cleaning. Make sure
the char-grill is completely cool before attempting to disassemble for
• Remove the char-grill grate.
• Remove the flavor-generator plates.
• Remove the drip pan. Note that the drip pan is a two-piece drip
• Located beneath the burner is the drip tray. Under normal grilling
circumstances very little if any grease will accumulate in the drip tray.
If any grease has accumulated in the drip tray, simply wipe out with a
paper towel or damp cloth.
Char-Grill Operation
Char-Grill Disassembly for Cleaning
Char-Grill Assembly
Char-Grill Cooking Tips
• When grilling chicken, roasts, well-done steaks or chops and thick
pieces of meat, sear on “HI”. Then, reduce the heat setting to
prevent excessive flare-up. This will allow the food to cook through
without burning the outside.
• After steaks, chops, or hamburgers have been allowed to sear for
approximately one minute, you may slide a spatula under the meat
and turn it approximately 90 degrees so that a waffle pattern will be
seared onto the food.
• Use a metal spatula instead of tongs or a fork to turn the meat. A
spatula will not puncture the meat allowing juices to escape.
drip pan
Drip tray
Grill Cooking Chart
Char-Grill Assembly (cont.)
Weight or
Suggested Special instructions
and tips
Flame cooking
size time (min)
1/2”(1.3 cm) –
3/4” (1.9 cm)
8 – 15
• Char-grill grates:
o May be cleaned immediately after cooking is complete and before
turning off the flame. Before cleaning the grill, turn the fame down
to a lower setting such as “MED” or “LOW”. Use a soft bristle
brush to scrub the grill grate. Dip the brush frequently into a bowl
of water. Steam is created as the water contacts the hot grate. The
steam assists the cleaning process by softening the food particles.
o For a thorough cleaning of the grill grate, use grill cleaner
according to manufacturer’s directions and then soak 15-20
minutes in a hot water and mild detergent solution. After soaking,
scrub with a blue Scotch-Brite™ pad. DO NOT use a steel wool
pad or abrasive cleaner, for risk of damaging the porcelain finish.
Dry thoroughly.
• Flavor-generator-plates and drip pan:
o Scrape off all burned on debris. The flavor-generator plates and
drip pan are dishwasher safe. If you choose to not wash these
components in the dishwasher, then simply soak for 15-20 minutes
in a hot water and mild detergent solution. After soaking, scrub
with a blue Scotch-Brite™ pad.
Rib, Club, Porterhouse, T-Bone, Sirloin
1” (2.5 cm)
(140°F/60°C) 1-1/2” (3.8 cm)
8 – 12
11 – 16
1” (2.5 cm)
(160°F/71°C) 1-1/2” (3.8 cm)
12 – 20
16 – 25
1” (2.5 cm)
(170°F/77°C) 1-1/2” (3.8 cm)
20 – 30
25 – 35
30 – 40
5 lbs. (2.3 kg)
Remove excess fat
from edge. Slash
remaining fat at 2”
(5.1 cm) intervals to
keep edges from
curling. Grill,
turning once.
Remove surface fat
and connective
tissue. Fold over
thin end to form
uniformly thick
piece. Bind with
string. Grill, turning
to brown evenly.
Brush often with
melted butter,
margarine or oil.
Cook until rare.
Char-Grill Cleanup & Care
Grill, turning once
when juices rise
to the surface.
We recommend
that ground
chuck be used for
hamburgers, as
it will give you a
juicer hamburger
than ground
round. DO NOT
leave hamburgers
unattended since a
flare-up could
occur quickly.
Cooking Substitutes Charts
Grill Cooking Chart
Weight or
Suggested Special instructions
and tips
Flame cooking
size time (min)
In many cases, a recipe requires an ingredient which is not readily
available or calls for a unit of measure that is not easily recognized.
The following charts have been provided as useful guides in
these situations.
Ingredient Substitutes
1/2”(1.3 cm)
1” (2.5 cm)
Ham steaks
(fully cooked)
1/2” (1.3 cm)
20 – 40
35 – 60
45 – 60
12 – 15
5 – 10
Remove excess fat
from edge. Slash
remaining at 2”
(5.1 cm) intervals to
keep edges.
Grill, turning
occasionally. During
the last few minutes,
brush barbecue
sauce, turning
several times.
Remove excess fat
from edge. Slash
remaining fat at
two-inch intervals.
Grill, turning once.
Slit skin before
cooking. Grill,
turning once.
– Halves or
2 (0.9 kg) –
3 lbs. (1.4 kg)
60 – 90
40 – 60
Place skin side up.
Grill, turn, and
brush frequently
with melted butter,
margarine, oil, or
3/4” (1.9 cm) – Med to
1” (2.5 cm)
4 oz (113 g) –
8 oz (227 g)
Med to
8 – 15
12 – 20
Grill, turning once,
brush with melted
butter, margarine,
or oil to keep fish
Recipe calls for:
Substitute with:
1 tbsp. cornstarch
2 tbsp. flour (thickening)
1 whole egg
2 egg yolks plus 1 tbsp. water
1 c. whole milk
1 c. skim milk plus 2 tbsp. margarine or
1/2 c. evaporated milk plus 1/2 c. water
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate 3 tbsp. cocoa powder plus 1 tbsp. margarine
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar plus 1/4 tsp. baking
1/2 c. butter
7 tbsp. margarine or shortening
1 c. dairy sour cream
1 tbsp. lemon juice plus 1 c. evaporated milk
Canned Food Sizes
Can Size
Can Size
8 oz.
1 c.
No. 303
2 c.
1-3/4 c.
No. 2
2-1/2 c.
No. 300
1-3/4 c.
No. 3
4 c.
No. 1 tall
2 c.
No. 10
12 c.
Kitchen Equivalent and Metrics
1 tbsp.
3 tsp
15 mL
2 tbsp.
1 oz
30 mL
1 jig.
1-1/2 oz
45 mL
1/4 c.
4 tbsp.
60 mL
1/3 c.
1/2 c.
5 tbsp. plus 1 tsp.
8 tbsp.
80 mL
125 mL
1 c.
16 tbsp.
250 mL
1 pt.
2 c.
30 g
1 lb.
16 oz
454 g
2.21 lb.
35.3 oz
1 kg
*Note: Rounded for easier measuring.
Hot dogs
Cleaning and Maintenance
Cleaning and Maintenance
Any piece of equipment works better and lasts longer when
maintained properly and kept clean. Cooking equipment is no
exception. Your rangetop must be kept clean and maintained properly.
Before cleaning, make sure all controls are in the “OFF” position.
Disconnect power if you are going to clean thoroughly with water.
Burner Head
Surface Burners
Note: For stubborn stains, use a non abrasive cleanser such as Bon
Ami™ and a soft brush or soft Scotch Brite™ pad.
Cleaning Tip: For difficult to clean burner caps and heads, place parts
in a zip seal bag with ammonia.
*Note: When replacing burner head, arrow must be pointing towards
back of rangetop.
Wipe up spillovers as soon as possible after they occur and before
they get a chance to burn in and cook solid. In the event of a
spill-over, follow these steps:
• Allow the burner and grate to cool to a safe temperature level.
• Lift off the burner grate. Wash in warm soapy water.
• Remove the burner cap and burner head and clean.
Burner Caps
The surface burner caps should be routinely removed and cleaned.
ALWAYS clean the burner caps after a spill-over. Keeping the burner
caps clean will prevent improper ignition and uneven flames. To clean,
pull burner cap straight up from the burner base. Wipe off surface
burner caps with warm, soapy water and a soft cloth after each use.
Use a non-abrasive cleanser such as Bon Ami™ and a soft brush or soft
Scotch Brite™ pad for cooked-on foods. Dry thoroughly after cleaning.
For best cleaning and to avoid possible rusting, DO NOT clean in
dishwasher or self-cleaning oven.
Burner Base
The base should be wiped regularly with hot soapy water at the end of
each cooling period. DO NOT use steel wool, abrasive cloths, cleanser,
or powders. To remove encrusted materials, soak the area with a hot
towel to loosen the material, then use a wooden nylon spatula.
DO NOT use a metal knife, spatula, or any other metal tool to scrape
the aluminum base.
• Wipe up any spills which remain on the sealed top surface.
• Replace burner cap, burner head, and grates after drying thoroughly.
Control Panel
DO NOT use any cleaners containing ammonia or abrasives. They
could remove the graphics from the control panel. Use hot, soapy
water and a soft clean cloth.
Control Knobs
POSITION BEFORE REMOVING. Pull the knobs straight off. Wash in
detergent and warm water. Dry completely and replace by pushing
firmly onto stem. DO NOT use any cleaners containing ammonia or
abrasives. They could remove the graphics from the knob.
If ports on burner head are clogged, clean with a straight pin.
DO NOT enlarge or distort the ports. DO NOT use a toothpick to
clean the ports. When replacing burner head, carefully align the 2 tabs
underneath the burner head with the outside edge of burner base.
Make sure the tabs are not aligned with the igniter and the burner cap
is level.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Stainless Steel Parts
Some stainless steel parts may have a protective wrap, which must be
peeled off. All stainless steel body parts should be wiped regularly with
hot, soapy water at the end of each cooling period and with liquid
cleaner designed for this material when soapy water will not do the job.
If build-up occurs, DO NOT use steel wool, or abrasive cloths, cleaners,
or powders. If it is necessary to scrape stainless steel surface to remove
encrusted material, soak area with hot, wet towels to loosen the material,
then use a wooden or nylon spatula or scraper. DO NOT use a metal
knife, spatula, or any other metal tool to scrape stainless steel surfaces.
Scratches are almost impossible to remove. DO NOT permit citrus or
tomato juice to remain on stainless steel surface, as citric acid will
permanently discolor stainless steel. Wipe up any spills immediately.
Possible Cause and/or Remedy
Igniters will not work.
Circuit is tripped.
Fuse is blown.
Rangetop is not connected to power.
Igniters sparking but no
flame ignition.
Gas supply valve is in “OFF” position.
Gas supply is interrupted.
Igniters sparking
continuously after flame
Power supply is not grounded.
Burner ignites but flame is
large, distorted, or yellow.
Burner ports are clogged.
Power supply polarity is reversed.
Igniters are wet or dirty.
Brass Parts
All special ordered brass parts are coated with an epoxy coating.
ANY BRASS PARTS. All brass body parts should be wiped regularly
with hot, soapy water. When hot, soapy water will not do the job, use
everyday household cleaners that are not abrasive.
Unit is being operated on wrong type of gas.
Air shutters not properly adjusted.
Make sure all controls are “OFF” and rangetop is
COOL before cleaning. Failure to do so can result
in burns or electrical shock.
Power Failure
If power failure occurs, the electric igniters will not work. No attempt
should be made to operate appliance during a power failure. Make
sure surface controls are in “OFF” position.
Product Care
Product Care
Due to safety considerations and the possibility of personal injury in
attempting to light and extinguish the burner, the grill should, not under
any circumstances, be used during a power failure. The grill burner
control should always remain in the “OFF” position during a power failure.
Service Information
If service is required, call your dealer or authorized service agency.
The name of the authorized service agency can be obtained from the
dealer or distributor in your area.
Have the following information readily available.
• Model number
• Serial number
• Date purchased
• Name of dealer from whom purchased
Clearly describe the problem that you are having. If you are unable to
obtain the name of an authorized service agency, or if you continue
to have service problems, contact Viking Range Corporation at
1-888-VIKING1 (845-4641), or write to:
1803 Hwy 82W
Greenwood, Mississippi 38930 USA
Record the information indicated below. You will need
it if service is ever required. The model and serial
number for your rangetop can be found by lifting up
the front of the unit and looking underneath on the
Model no. _____________________ Serial no. ________________________
Date of purchase _______________ Date installed ___________________
Dealer’s name __________________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________
Product Care
Gas rangetops and all of their component parts, except as detailed below*, are warranted to be free from
defective materials or workmanship in normal household use for a period of twelve (12) months from the date
of original retail purchase. Viking Range Corporation, warrantor, agrees to repair or replace, at its option, any
part which fails or is found to be defective during the warranty period.
*Glass (including light bulbs), painted and decorative items are warranted to be free from defective materials
or workmanship for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of original retail purchase. ANY DEFECTS MUST
Viking Range Corporation uses the most up-to-date processes and best materials available to produce all color finishes.
However, slight color variation may be noticed because of the inherent differences in painted parts and porcelain parts
as well as differences in kitchen lighting, product locations, and other factors.
Any surface burner, griddle burner, or grill burner which fails due to defective materials or workmanship in
normal household use during the second through fifth year from the date of original retail purchase will be
repaired or replaced, free of charge for the part itself, with the owner paying all other costs, including labor.
This warranty applies to applications where use of the product extends beyond normal residential use. Examples are,
but not limited to, bed and breakfasts, fire stations, private clubs, churches, etc. This warranty excludes all commercial
locations such as restaurants, food service locations and institutional food service locations.
This warranty extends to the original purchaser of the product warranted hereunder and to each transferee
owner of the product during the term of the warranty.
This warranty shall apply to products purchased and located in the United States and Canada. Products must
be purchased in the country where service is requested. Warranty labor shall be performed by an authorized
Viking Range Corporation service agency or representative. Warranty shall not apply to damage resulting from
abuse, accident, natural disaster, loss of electrical power to the product for any reason, alteration, outdoor use,
improper installation, improper operation, or repair or service of the product by anyone other than an
authorized Viking Range Corporation service agency or representative. This warranty does not apply to
commercial usage. Warrantor is not responsible for consequential or incidental damage whether arising out of
breach of warranty, breach of contract, or otherwise. Some jurisdictions DO NOT allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental of consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
Owner shall be responsible for proper installation, providing normal care and maintenance, providing proof of
purchase upon request, and making the appliance reasonably accessible for service. If the product or one of its
component parts contains a defect or malfunction during the warranty period, after a reasonable number of
attempts by the warrantor to remedy the defects or malfunctions, the owner is entitled to either a refund or
replacement of the product or its component part or parts. Warrantor’s liability on any claim of any kind, with
respect to the goods or services covered hereunder, shall in no case exceed the price of the goods or service
or part thereof which gives rise to the claim.
Under the terms of this warranty, service must be performed by a factory authorized Viking Range Corporation
service agent or representative. Service will be provided during normal business hours, and labor performed at
overtime or premium rates shall not be covered by this warranty. To obtain warranty service, contact the dealer
from whom the product was purchased, an authorized Viking Range Corporation service agent, or Viking
Range Corporation. Provide model and serial number and date of original purchase. For the name of your
nearest authorized Viking Range Corporation service agency, call the dealer from whom the product was
purchased or Viking Range Corporation. IMPORTANT: Retain proof of original purchase to establish warranty
The return of the Owner Registration Card is not a condition of warranty coverage. You should, however,
return the Owner Registration Card so that Viking Range Corporation can contact you should any question of
safety arise which could affect you.
Any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness applicable to the above described surface burner, griddle
burner, or grill burner are limited in duration to the period of coverage of the applicable express written
limited warranties set forth above. Some jurisdictions DO NOT allow limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and
you may also have other rights which may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
If service requires installation of parts, use only authorized parts to insure
protection under the warranty.
Keep this manual for future reference.