Viking Use & Care Manual
Viking Range Corporation
111 Front Street
Greenwood, Mississippi 38930 USA
(662) 455-1200
For product information,
call 1-888-VIKING1 (845-4641)
or visit the Viking Web site at
vikingrange.com
Outdoor Gas Grills
F20895
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Congratulations
Table of Contents
Thank you for your purchase 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 grill.
Getting Started
Features ____________________________________________________10
Before Lighting Grill _________________________________________11
Operation
Your Viking appliance 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 the care and operation of your grill.
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.
We appreciate your choice of a Viking grill and hope that you will
again select our products for your other major appliance needs.
Lighting Grill ________________________________________________12
Using Grill __________________________________________________15
Cooking Tips________________________________________________16
Grilling Tips_________________________________________________19
Smoker Box_________________________________________________20
Rotisserie ___________________________________________________21
Product Care
Cleaning and Maintenance ___________________________________23
Troubleshooting _____________________________________________30
Service Information __________________________________________31
Warranty ___________________________________________________32
For more information about the complete and growing selection of
Viking products, contact your dealer or visit us online at
vikingrange.com.
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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 understand.
Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, Labels
DANGER
Hazards or unsafe practices which WILL result in
severe personal injury or death
WARNING
Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in
death or severe personal injury
CAUTION
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.
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.
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Warnings & Safety
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury, read and follow
these basic precautions before operating your gas grill or side
burners.
WARNING
EXPLOSION HAZARD
Do not use the grill as storage area for flammable
materials. Keep area clear and free from combustible
materials, gasoline, and other flammable vapors and
liquids. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion,
or fire.
WARNING
Before lighting the burners inspect the gas supply piping or hose. If
there is evidence of cuts, wear, or abrasion, it must be replaced prior
to use. Always keep your face and body as far away from the grill as
possible when lighting.
WARNING
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
This unit is equipped with a grounding plug for your
protection against shock hazard and should be
plugged directly into a properly grounded receptacle.
Do not cut or remove the grounding prong from this
plug.
Keep all electric cords away from the heated surfaces of the grill.
WARNING
Do not use flammable cleaning materials. Use a flashlight to inspect
the burner inlet to ensure it is not blocked. If obstructions can be seen,
use a metal wire coat hanger that has been straightened out. Shake
out any debris through the air shutter.
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Getting Started
Warnings & Safety
Getting Started
CAUTION
Handle the smoker box with care. The cover becomes extremely hot
when being used. Use sturdy, properly insulated gloves or dry
potholders.
DANGER
If you smell gas
1. Shut off gas to the appliance.
2. Extinguish any open flames.
3. Open lid.
4. If odor continues, immediately call your gas supplier.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
1. Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids
in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
2. Do not store any propane/butane (G31-G30) cylinder
(that is not connected for use) in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
WARNING
TO PROTECT AGAINST ELECTRIC SHOCK
1. Do not immerse cord or plugs in water or other liquids.
2. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning.
3. Do not operate any outdoor appliance with a damaged
cord, plug or after the appliance has malfunctioned. Contact the
manufacturer for repair.
4. Do not let the cord hang over the edge or touch hot surfaces.
5. Use only extension cords with a 3-prong grounding plug; rated for
the power of the equipment and approved for outdoor use with a
W-A marking.
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Warnings & Safety
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury, read and follow
these basic precautions before operating your gas grill.
• Your unit should be properly installed and connected to the gas for
which it was designed. Do not use charcoal, wood chips, or other
material in your grill. The smoker tray is the only area designed to
hold wood chips or other smoke flavor enhancers.
• Have the technician show you the location of the gas shut-off valve
so you can shut off the gas supply in an emergency. If you smell
gas, the connections are not properly sealed or you may have a
hole in the gas supply pipe or hose. Determining where the gas
leak is should be left to a qualified technician. Warranty service
must be performed by an authorized service agency.
• Children should not be left alone or unattended in an area where
the gas grill is being used. Never allow children to sit, stand or play
on or around the grill at any time. Do not store items of interest to
children around the grill. Never allow children to crawl inside the
cart or masonry enclosure.
• Use a covered hand when opening the hood and do so slowly to
allow heat and steam to escape. To avoid burns when cooking, use
long handled BBQ tools. Never lean over an open grill.
• Use sturdy, properly insulated gloves or potholders. Dish towels or
other substitutes can become entangled, causing burns. Use dry
potholders; wet potholders create steam and cause burns. Keep
potholders away from open flames when lifting or moving utensils.
Do not touch portions of the grill rack or burner grate with
potholders until the hot surfaces have cooled.
• Only certain types of glass, heat-proof glass ceramic, earthenware,
or other glazed utensils are suitable for grill use. These types of
materials may break with sudden temperature changes. Use only on
low or medium heat settings.
• Select the correct pan size for the burner. Be sure the pan is large
enough to avoid boilovers or spillovers. This will save cleaning, and
prevent accumulations of food, heavy splattering, or spillovers that
can catch fire.
• NEVER leave the grill unattended. High flames and fatty meats will
promote flare ups.
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Getting Started
Warnings & Safety
Getting Started
Warnings & Safety
• When using the grill, do not touch the grill grates, open burner
grates, or immediate surrounding areas. These surfaces become
extremely hot and could cause burns. Be sure all controls are turned
off and the unit has cooled before touching or cleaning any
surfaces.
• Spiders and insects can nest in the burners of the grill and block the
gas and air flow to the burner ports. This may cause a fire from
behind the manifold cover. Inspect and clean the burners
periodically.
• Keep the ventilation openings at the rear of the cart and cylinder
enclosure free and clear to allow proper flow of air. Do not obstruct
the flow of combustion and ventilation air.
• Clothing fires are potential hazards. Do not wear long flowing
sleeves around the grill. They are easily caught on pan handles or
ignited by burners and are generally in the way. Highly flammable
clothing—especially synthetic fabrics—should not be worn while
cooking.
• DO NOT heat any unopened glass or metal containers on the grill.
Pressure may build up and cause the container to burst, resulting in
serious personal harm or damage to the grill.
• DO NOT move the appliance during use.
• Be sure all controls are turned off and the grill is cool before using
any type of aerosol cleaner on or around the grill. The chemical that
produces the spraying action could, in the presence of heat, ignite
or cause metal parts to corrode.
• DO NOT remove the plastic cover on the rotisserie motor switch
due to safety considerations.
• If the following instructions are not followed exactly, a fire causing
death or serious injury may occur.
o Do not store a spare gas cylinder under or near this appliance.
o Never fill the cylinder beyond 80 percent full.
WARNING
This unit is for outdoor use only! Do not operate in a building, garage
or an other enclosed areas. This could result in carbon monoxide
buildup which could result in injury or death.
• DO NOT use aluminum foil to line drip pans or grill racks. This can
upset combustion air flow or trap excessive heat in the control area,
resulting in melted knobs.
• The handle of your cooking utensil should be positioned so that it
does not extend over adjacent surface burners or interfere with
closing the canopy. This will minimize burns, ignition of flammable
materials, and possible spillage. Let hot pans cool in a safe place
out of children’s reach.
• NEVER grill without the drip tray in place. Make sure it is pushed all
the way to the back—in proper position—to catch the drippings.
Let the grease cool before attempting to remove for cleaning or
disposal. Do not allow large amounts of grease to accumulate in the
drip tray as it can catch on fire.
WARNING
Before lighting the burners inspect the gas supply piping or hose. If
there is evidence of cuts, wear, or abrasion, it must be replaced prior
to use. Always keep your face and body as far away from the grill as
possible when lighting.
• Before storing, make sure the gas grill is cool. The gas must be
turned off at the supply tank, removed, and stored outside in a
well-ventilated area out of the reach of children.
• Keep all electric cords away from heated areas of the grill.
• When cooking in windy conditions, provide a wind break. Locate
the unit with proper clearance from combustible surfaces.
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WARNING
EXPLOSION HAZARD
Do not use the grill as storage area for flammable
materials. Keep area clear and free from combustible
materials, gasoline, and other flammable vapors and
liquids. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion,
or fire.
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Getting Started
Warnings & Safety
Getting Started
Before Lighting Grill
Prior to turning on the gas, inspect the gas supply tubing or hose. Look
for evidence of abrasion, cuts, wear and tear, or other damage which
could require replacement prior to use. Make sure all burner control knobs
are off. Do not attempt to light the burners if the smell of gas is present.
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Check the connection with a soap and water solution after attaching the
hose. Make sure there is gas in the tank and the tank is upright.
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CAUTION
Wait at least five minutes before relighting a hot grill to allow any
accumulated gas to dissipate. Keep a spray bottle of soapy water near the
gas supply valve and check the connections for gas leaks before each use.
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Briquette Trays Proper Installation
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Electronic ignition
Rotisserie control knob
Pull out drip tray
Grill burner control knobs
9V battery—behind control
panel (100 Series models)
6. Interior light switch (300 and
500 Series)
7. Porcelain grids w/ceramic
briquette trays underneath
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2.
3.
4.
5.
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8. Smoker box
9. Rotisserie bracket
10. Rotisserie motor
11. Spit rod w/forks
12. Warming rack (if applicable)
13. Infrared rotisserie burner
14. Interior lights
(300 and 500 Series)
15. Canopy
Place the tabs on rear of stainless steel
briquette trays into slots on rear panel.
Lower stainless steel trays so the front tabs
rest on the grill frame.
Note: The flash tube must be accessible through the plates. If the flash tube is not
accessible, the trays are not properly installed.
Using Grill with Outdoor Approved Hoods
Note: Control locations will vary according to model.
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• Outdoor approved hood models should be installed in a covered yet nonenclosed
(well ventilated) area. Outdoor hoods aid greatly in smoke and odor removal, but
should not be expected to eliminate entirely. They should also be protected from
natural elements (such as rain) as much as possible.
• ALWAYS turn the outdoor hood to the “HIGH” position before lighting the grill.
• Keep the grill canopy closed as much as possible when cooking so smoke is
exhausted out the back of the grill. This allows optimum performance of the hood.
• During breezy conditions, the performance of the outdoor hood may be
compromised.
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Getting Started
Features
Lighting Grill
Lighting Grill
100 Series Models
Lighting Grill Burners with Flash Tubes
When lighting a burner, always pay close attention to what you are
doing. Be certain you are pressing the battery ignition button
corresponding to the burner you are lighting.
Place the lit match through the grid next to the flash tube of the
burner being lit. Keep your face as far away from the grill as possible.
Make sure the match is adjacent to the flash tube. Push and turn the
control knob until the “HIGH” position on the knob aligns with the
indicator line on the control panel. Make sure you are turning the
control knob that corresponds with the burner being lit. If the burner
does not light in 4 seconds, turn the knob to “OFF,” wait five
minutes, and try again. If the burner will not light after several
attempts, see the Troubleshooting section.
Electronic
ignitor
Grill burner
control knob
Side burner
control knob
Lighting TruSear™ Infrared Burner (If Applicable)
Rotisserie
control knob
NOTE: Control locations
will vary according to model.
Open the hood or remove covers. Push and turn the control knob until
the “HIGH” position on the knob aligns with the indicator line on the
control panel. Press the electronic ignition button corresponding to
the burner being lit. You will hear a clicking sound. Turn the control
knob to the desired setting. If the burner does not light in 4
seconds, turn the knob to “OFF” and wait 5 minutes before trying
again. This will allow accumulated gas to dissipate. After several failed
attempts the burner can be lit with a paper book match using the flash
tubes. If you have just attempted to light the burner with the ignitor,
allow 5 minutes for any accumulated gas to dissipate.
Lighting the Grill Burners (300 and 500 Series Models)
Make sure the unit is plugged into a properly grounded receptacle.
Turn the appropriate control knob counterclockwise 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
be able to light. When the burner lights, turn the burner control to any
position to adjust the flame size. If the burner does not light in four
seconds, turn the knob to “OFF” and wait 5 minutes before trying
again. This will allow accumulated gas to dissipate. After several failed
attempts the burner can be lit with a paper book match using the flash
tubes.
Flash tube
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Operation
Operation
Lighting Grill Burners
Before lighting the burner, remove the stainless steel cover. Push in
and turn the TruSear™ infrared control knob until the “HIGH” position
on the knob aligns with the indicator line on the control panel. Once
lit, turn the control knob to the desired setting. If the burner does not
light within 4 seconds, release and turn the control knob to “OFF.”
Wait 5 minutes for any accumulated gas to dissipate and try again.
After several failed attempts, the burner may be lit by turning the
control knob to “HIGH” and dropping a match on the face of the
burner. If the burner does not immediately ignite, turn the knob to
“OFF”, wait 5 minutes and try again.
Lighting Grill
Using Grill
Lighting Grill Burners with Flash Tubes
Before You Begin
If you have just attempted to light the burner with the ignitor, allow
five minutes for any accumulated gas to dissipate. Place the lit match
through the grid next to the flash tube of the burner being lit. Keep
your face as far away from the grill as possible. Make sure the match is
adjacent to the flash tube. Push and turn the control knob until the
“HIGH” position on the knob aligns with the indicator line on the
control panel. Make sure you are turning the control knob that
corresponds with the burner being lit. If the burner does not light in
four seconds, turn the knob to “OFF,” wait 5 minutes, and try
again. If the burner will not light after several attempts, see the
Troubleshooting section.
• The first time you use the grill, turn the control knob to “HIGH” and
preheat racks for an additional 15–20 minutes. This allows the
porcelain grates to be “seasoned.”
• Before each use, turn the control knob to “HIGH” and preheat for
5 –7 minutes.
• Check to be certain the drip tray is in place.
• Light the grill burners using the lighting instructions.
• Place the food on the grill and cook to the desired doneness.
Adjust heat setting, if necessary. The control knob may be set to
any position between “HIGH” and “LOW.”
• Allow grill to cool before cleaning. (Drip tray should be cleaned
after each use.)
Canopy Thermometers
Your outdoor grill is equipped with a thermometer on the canopy. The
thermometer is designed to aide in the preheating of the grill and
closed canopy grilling. The estimated cooking temperatures with the
canopy closed are:
Flash tube
WARM 150˚F (65˚C)
The location of the infrared burner makes it more susceptible to strong
wind conditions—more so than the protected grill burners. For this
reason you should avoid using it during windy conditions.
Open the canopy. Push in and turn the rotisserie control knob until the
“HIGH” position on the knob aligns with the indicator line on the
control panel and continue to hold in the knob. Press the electronic
ignition button which corresponds to the rotisserie control knob. You
will hear a clicking sound. After the burner lights, hold the rotisserie
control knob in about 5 seconds longer or until the burner remains lit.
Once lit, turn the control knob to the desired setting. If the burner
does not light within 4 seconds, release and turn the control knob to
“OFF”. Wait 5 minutes for any accumulated gas to dissipate. If the
burner does not light after several attempts, then the burner can be lit
by holding a lit match to the burner (with the control knob pushed in
at the light position). Push and turn the control knob until the “HIGH”
position on the knob aligns with the indicator line on the control panel.
Make sure you are turning the control knob that corresponds with the
burner being lit. If relighting a hot burner, wait 5 minutes. Never leave
the rotisserie control knob at “ON” if rotisserie is not in use.
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COLD SMOKE 150˚F – 200˚F (65˚C – 93˚C)
SMOKE 200˚F – 300˚F (93˚C – 149˚C)
GRILL 300˚F – 750˚F (149˚C – 399˚C)
Canopy Thermometer
400
450
500
550
350
600
300
650
250
700
200
150
750
°F
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Operation
Operation
Lighting Infrared Rotisserie Burner
Cooking Tips
Cooking Tips
• When grilling chicken, roasts, well-done steaks or chops, and thick
pieces of meat, sear on “HIGH.” Then reduce the heat setting to
prevent excessive flareup. This will allow the food to cook through
without burning on the outside.
• When grilling large pieces of meat, use a meat thermometer to
ensure that meats are either rare, medium or wellcooked.
• After steaks, chops, or hamburgers have been allowed to sear for
approximately 1 minute, you might want to slide a spatula under
the meat and turn it approximately 90° so that a waffle pattern will
be seared onto the food.
• Use a metal spatula or tongs instead of a fork to turn the meat. A
fork will puncture the meat, allowing juices to escape.
• 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 across 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 onto the ceramic briquette trays. It is normal to
have some flare-up during grilling. If necessary, use a long spatula
to move food to another area until the flames subside.
Food
Weight or
thickness
Total
Special
Control suggested
instructions
setting cooking time* and tips
BEEF
Hamburgers 1/2” (1.3 cm) –
3/4” (1.9 cm)
Med
8 – 15 min.
Grill, turning once
when juices rise to the
surface. We suggest
that ground chuck be
used for hamburgers,
as it will give you a
juicier hamburger. Do
not leave hamburgers
unattended since a
flare-up could occur
quickly.
STEAKS
Rib, club,
sirloin,
t-bone,
porterhouse
Rare
140˚F/60˚C
1” (2.5 cm) –
High
1-1/2” (3.8 cm) Med-High
8 – 12 min.
11 – 16 min.
Medium
160˚F/71˚C
1” (2.5 cm) –
1-1/2” (3.8 cm)
10 – 12 min.
16 – 25 min.
Well-done
170˚F/77˚C
1” (2.5 cm) –
Med-High
1-1/2” (3.8 cm)
20 – 30 min.
25 – 35 min.
Tenderloin
5 lbs (0.3 kg)
30 – 40 min.
Med
Med
Med-High
Remove excess fat
from edge. Slash
remaining fat at 2”
intervals to keep
edges from curling.
Grill, turning once
Remove surface fat
and fatty tissue. Fold
over thin end to form
uniformly thick piece.
Bind with string. Grill,
turning as needed to
brown evenly. Brush
often with melted
margarine or oil.
POULTRY
Chicken
halves or
quarters
Place skin side up.
2 lbs (0.9 kg) – Med-High 1 – 1-1/2 hours Grill, turning and
brushing frequently
3 lbs (1.4 kg)
40 – 60 min.
with melted
butter or oil.
PORK
Chops
1/2” (1.3 cm) –
1” (2.5 cm)
20 – 40 min.
35 – 60 min.
Med
Med
Remove excess fat
from edge. Slash
remaining fat at 2”
intervals to keep edge
from curling. Grill,
turning once, and
moving if necessary
*These times are recommendations only. Variations in cuts of meats and
personal taste may alter cooking times. Use your discretion when grilling.
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Operation
Operation
Grilling can be either an open or closed canopy process. Open canopy
grilling is excellent for foods requiring quick searing like steaks,
burgers, chops, and hot dogs. Closed canopy grilling is similar to
roasting in an oven. Food is cooked by heat reflection from the cover
as well as heat from the burners below.
Grilling Tips
Cooking Tips
Food
Weight or
thickness
Total
Special
Control suggested
instructions
setting cooking time* and tips
PORK
Ribs
Ham steaks
Med
45 – 60 min.
1/2” (1.3 cm) Med-High
Hot dogs
Med
12 – 15 min.
5 – 10 min.
Grill, turning
occasionally. During
last few minutes brush
with BBQ sauce, turn
several times.
Remove excess fat
from edge. Slash
remaining fat at
2” intervals. Grill,
turning once.
Slit skin before
cooking. Grill, turning
once.
Fish
Steaks
Halibut
Salmon
Swordfish
3/4” – 1”
(0.9 – 1.4 kg)
Med-High
5 – 10 min.
Grill, turning once.
Brush with melted
butter, oil, or marinade
to keep fish moist.
TruSear™ Infrared Grilling Tips
Infrared grilling produces intense heat which quickly sears the meat.
Searing locks in flavor and juices while allowing the outer surface to
absorb smoke and food aroma that is produced as grease and
drippings are vaporized by the burner. The result is a crisp, flavorful
outside with a tender, juicy inside. As a general rule, foods will cook in
about half the time they would take on an ordinary grill.
• Preheat the grill.
• Ensure that meat is fully thawed and that all excess fat is trimmed
away prior to grilling.
• Leave the burner set on “HIGH” when placing food on the grill to
sear.
• For thicker cuts of meats, adjust burner to a lower setting and
continue cooking until desired doneness is reached.
Note: When the TruSear™ infrared burner is not use, it must be
covered with the provided stainless steel cover for protection from
outside elements such as rain.
TruSear™ Infrared Cooking Chart
Med-High
4 – 8 ounces
(110 – 230 g)
10 – 12 min.
Grill, turning once.
Brush with melted
butter, oil, or marinade
to keep fish moist.
Vegetables
Carrots
Whole
Med-Low
35 – 40 min.
Scrub, don’t peel.
Wrap in foil and lay
directly on grill grate.
Food
Chicken breast,
boneless
Hamburger
Thickness
Control
setting
N/A
High
Reduce to
Med
Suggested
cooking time*
2 – 3 mins. each side
cook 8 – 10 mins. total
Turn occasionally to
prevent burning outside.
1/2 - 3/4” thick
High
2 mins. each side to sear.
cook 6 – 8 mins. total.
Turn occasionally to
prevent burning.
1-1/2” thick
High
3 mins. each side for rare.
Onions
Whole
Low
20 min.
Potatoes
Whole
Low
45 – 50 min.
Oil, wrap in foil.
Turn often.
Zucchini,
squash
Sliced (halves
or quarters)
Med
30 min.
Butter lightly
prevent sticking.
Steaks, filet
1” thick
High
3 mins. each side for rare to
med. rare. 3-1/2 mins each
side for medium.
*These times are recommendations only. Variations in cuts of meats and
personal taste may alter cooking times. Use your discretion when grilling.
Pork chops
3/4” thick
High
4 mins. each side.
Butter, wrap in foil.
Turn often.
Steaks, ribeye
4 mins. each side for
medium.
*These times are recommendations only. Variations in cuts of meats and
personal taste may alter cooking times. Use your discretion when grilling.
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Operation
Operation
Whole
Catfish
Trout
Smoker Box
Rotisserie
Using the smoker box
feature intensifies the
flavor by adding smoke
to the grilling process.
The additional smoke
creates a “cloud” around
the food which
permeates meats and
vegetables for added
smoky flavor. In order to
use the smoker box,
remove the last set of
porcelain grids on the
right hand side of the
grill. Set the smoker box
in the opening so that
the front and rear tabs
rest on the grill frame.
The rotisserie burner is an infrared burner which provides intense
searing radiant heat. Preferred by professional chefs over other
methods, this intense heat is great for searing in the natural juices and
nutrients found in quality cuts of meat. Once lit, the rotisserie burner
will reach cooking temperatures in about 1 minute. The red glow will
even out in about 5 minutes.
Smoker box
Skewer
Motor
Wood Chip Use in Smoker Box
There are many wood chips available and selection is based
on personal taste. The most common chips used are mesquite
or hickory. Always soak the chips in water prior to putting
them into the box. Use the “HIGH” position to start the chips
smoking, then reduce the heat to a lower level to prevent
them from drying out and flaming. If the wood chips do flame
up, add a small amount of water to extinguish the flame. Use
caution when adding water to a hot box to avoid steam
burns. This tray may also be filled with water to produce
steam. Whether smoking or steaming, the grill should remain
closed as much as possible to maximize the effect.
During extended roasting periods, it is normal to add fresh
wood chips and water to the box several times. Limit the
amount of times the canopy is opened—each peek adds
about 15 minutes to the cooking time.
CAUTION
Handle the smoker box with care. The cover becomes extremely hot
when being used. Use sturdy, properly insulated gloves or dry
potholders.
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Rotisserie fork
Gear box
Thumb screw
Mounting bracket
WARNING
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
This unit is equipped with a grounding plug for your
protection against shock hazard and should be plugged
directly into a properly grounded receptacle. Do not cut
or remove the grounding prong from this plug.
Keep the rotisserie motor electric cord away from
the heated surfaces of the grill.
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Operation
Operation
To install the rotisserie motor, align the drive shaft on the motor with
the gear box on the side of the grill. Tighten the thumb screws on the
motor into the mounting brackets on the grill frame. The skewer for
the rotisserie is assembled into the gear box assembly by placing the
pointed end into the gear box and resting the rounded end on the
wheels on the left side of the grill.
Rotisserie
Cleaning and Maintenance
To load the skewer, slide one of the rotisserie forks (prongs facing away
from the end) onto the skewer. Push the skewer through the center of the
food, then slide the second rotisserie fork (prongs toward the food) onto
the skewer. Center the product to be cooked on the skewer then push
the forks firmly toward the food. Tighten the wing nuts with pliers. It may
also be necessary to wrap the food with butcher’s string to secure loose
portions. Never use nylon or plastic string. Once the food is secure, insert
the skewer into the motor. To turn on rotisserie motor, flip the ON/OFF
switch located on the rotisserie motor assembly.
Any piece of equipment works better and lasts longer when maintained
properly and kept clean. Grilling equipment is no exception. Your grill
must be kept clean and maintained properly. Viking highly recommends
cleaning the grill after each use. A Viking grill cover (sold separately)
should also be strongly considered in order to protect your grill from the
elements.
If needed, remove the grill grates. Place the basting pan beneath the
food. Keep canopy closed while using the rotisserie. Each peek adds
about 15 minutes to the cooking time. A meat thermometer should be
used when cooking large pieces of meat to ensure that the meats are
rare, medium, and well cooked.
Operation
Rotisserie Cooking Chart
Food
Weight
Control
setting
Suggested
Internal
cooking time* temperature
Beef rib roast
4 – 6 lbs.
Med-High
Rare
14 – 16 min./lb.
145˚F
Medium
23 – 25 min./lb.
160˚F
Rare
14 – 16 min./lb.
145˚F
Bnls tip roast
4 – 6 lbs.
Med-High
Medium
23 – 25 min./lb.
3 – 5 lbs
Bnls pork loin
3 – 5 lbs
Med
22 – 25 min./lb.
170˚F
Smoked ham half
5 – 7 lbs
Med
22 – 25 min./lb.
170˚F
Chicken
Whole fryer
Quarters
2 – 4 lbs
Med
25 – 30 min./lb.
Med-High 20 – 22 min./lb.
180˚F
180˚F
12 – 14 lbs
5 – 6 lbs
Med-High 16 – 18 min./lb.
Med-High 22 – 25 min./lb.
180˚F
170˚F
Cornish hens
1-1/2 – 2 lbs.
Med
22 – 25 min./lb.
170˚F
Viking outdoor grills are made of the finest grades of stainless steel.
However, the stainless steel must be maintained properly over the life of
the unit to preserve its elegant appearance and optimal performance.
Below are some helpful tips:
• Wipe down any exterior grease spatters after each use of the grill.
• Regularly wipe down the exterior of the grill with a micro-fiber cloth.
• Use a designated stainless steel cleaner to clean and polish exterior
surfaces. Some household cleaners are not suitable for stainless steel.
• Never place a cover on a damp grill. Make sure the grill is completely
dry before covering.
• Under certain conditions, such as salty environments near a coastline,
or around pools with high chlorine content, small amounts of surface
rust may accumulate on stainless steel parts. Small amounts of surface
rust can easily be removed by applying Soft Scrub® Gel to a damp
sponge and wiping with the stainless steel grain. When dealing with
hard to remove stains, use a non-metallic abrasive pad (A Scotch Brite
pad for example) along with your stainless steel cleaner, and scrub in
the grain direction of the stainless. It is important to wipe with the
grain for the most efficient removal of staining.
• In extreme cases, it may be beneficial to apply a rust inhibitor
coating to the exterior of the grill. Consult your local contractor
before applying.
IMPORTANT: These tips will help you achieve the maximum life span of
your grill. It is important to understand that stainless steel generally has a
higher resistance to the effects of environmental exposure, but it will still
be affected by the elements. Stainless steel has the potential to degrade
just like all other architectural metals. The Limited Lifetime Warranty
(page 33) covers rust through of stainless steel parts. It does not cover
occasional surface rust and staining. It is important to follow the steps
detailed above to guard against these natural occurrences and address
them promptly should they arise.
180˚F
*The above information is given as a guide only. You may need to vary the heat
settings and times due to factors such as weather, climate and/or personal
requirements.
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Bone-in pork butt
Turkey
Whole
Breast
Med-Low 15 – 18 min./lb.
160˚F
Stainless Steel Maintenance in Outdoor Environments
Cleaning and Maintenance
Cleaning and Maintenance
Porcelain Grates
Replacing Briquettes
The porcelain grill grates are easily cleaned immediately after cooking is
complete and before turning off the flame. Wearing a barbecue mitt to
protect your hand from heat, use a stainless or brass bristle barbecue
brush to scrub the porcelain burner grid. Dip the brush frequently in 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.
The ceramic briquettes are secured to the trays with a stainless steel
cover shield which is screwed in place. To insert a briquette into the tray,
it is necessary to remove the shield from the top of the tray. This is done
by removing the four retaining screws for the shield located on top. Once
removed, the briquettes will easily slide in and out. Once the new
briquettes are set in place, replace the shield and its screws.
For thorough cleaning of the grates allow to cool, then soak 15 to 30
minutes in a hot water and detergent solution. After soaking, scrub with a
teflon scouring pad. DO NOT use a steel wool pad or abrasive cleaners.
They could damage the porcelain finish.
Cleaning Your Grill Burners
Before removing the grates and burners, make sure the gas
supply is off and the knobs are in the “OFF” position. To
disassemble the grill for thorough cleaning, remove parts after
they have cooled in the following order.
Briquette Trays
IMPORTANT: It is critical that the briquette trays not be allowed to
develop excess build-up of debris over an extended period.
Otherwise flare-up may occur.
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2
Flare-ups occur when meat is barbecued, and its fat and juices fall upon
the hot surfaces. To control flare-ups, it is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL to
trim away excess fat from meat and poultry before grilling. Use cooking
sauces and marinades sparingly, and try to avoid very cheap cuts of meat
or meat products as these tend to have a high fat and water content.
Also, the HI setting should primarily be used when lighting the grill and
pre-heating it for grilling.
Remove porcelain grill grates.
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Remove ceramic briquette trays
4
1
Unclip holding tab at
the rear of each burner.
Note: Tabs may be sharp, wear gloves and use
care when removing and reinstalling burner.
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Remove burner from holding
tab at rear of burner.
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Product Care
The briquettes normally burn clean during use, but it may be necessary
to clean the briquette trays more thoroughly from time to time. After
allowing the grill to cool, remove the grill grates, and then remove the
briquette trays by lifting the front edge and pulling toward you. Set the
trays upside-down on their mounting points, and operate the grill burners
on high for 20-30 minutes. This will allow the trays to burn clean. If it
becomes necessary to replace any or all the briquettes, replacements are
available from your dealer.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Cleaning and Maintenance
TruSear™ Infrared Grill Burner (If Applicable)
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When finished cooking, turn the control knob to the “HIGH” setting
and allow the burner to burn for 5 minutes. This helps eliminate any
drippings or debris that would otherwise remain on the burner,
degrading the performance and reducing burner life. After the 5
minute burn-off time, turn the grill “OFF” and allow to cool completely
before attempting to clean or move. Wipe excess grease and food
from grill surfaces.
Note: When the TruSear™ infrared burner is not use, it must be
covered with the provided stainless steel cover for protection from
outside elements such as rain.
Remove burner from slots located in front
mounting bracket.
Note: When reinstalling burner, verify
that gas inlet opening of burner is over
the gas orifice or injector.
Once the burners are removed, clean the exterior with a wire brush.
Clear out any clogged ports with a straightened paper clip. NEVER
use a toothpick or similar items as they may break off and clog the
port. Shake out any debris through the air shutter. Use a flashlight to
inspect the burner inlet to en-sure it is not blocked. If obstructions can
be seen, use a metal wire coat hanger that has been straightened
out to clean. You also may use an air hose to blow out any debris that
may remain.
WARNING
Do not use flammable cleaning materials. Use a flashlight to inspect the
burner inlet to ensure it is not blocked. If obstructions can be seen, use a
metal wire coat hanger that has been straightened out. Shake out any
debris through the air shutter.
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The drip tray pans should be removed
and cleaned after each use. Allow
the drippings in the the drip tray
pans to cool completely before
removing. To remove the drip
tray pans, simply remove
the pans from the tray.
Place the trays in hot,
soapy water to clean.
Wipe up any debris that
may have collected in the drip
tray with a hot, soapy towel. Dry
and replace drip tray pans before
next use.
CAUTION
• DO NOT use a metal knife or any other metal tool to
scrape stainless steel parts.
• DO NOT permit citrus or tomato juice to remain on
stainless steel surfaces, as citric acid will permanently
discolor stainless steel. Wipe up any spills immediately.
• DO NOTt use abrasive cleaners, steel wool pads, or
abrasive cloths on stainless steel, painted parts, or brass
parts.
• DO NOT use brass cleaners on the brass option parts.
They feature an epoxy coating.
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Product Care
Product Care
Burner
outlet
Drip Tray
Cleaning and Maintenance
Cleaning and Maintenance
Infrared Rotisserie Burner
Battery Replacement
Special care is not required for the infrared rotisserie burner. It is
designed as a self-contained unit. Do not attempt to clean it. Its own
operation burns off any impurities which may condense on it.
Each 300 and 500 Series grill is equipped with a battery for
the electronic ignition. All other models have two batteries
located under each end of the control panel. The battery
locations is shown on the control panel.
To replace the battery:
Individual part cleaning chart
Part
What to use
How to clean
Stainless steel*
Mild detergent and warm Wipe with soft cloth or
water or stainless steel
sponge. Use stainless steel
cleaner
cleaner to remove fingerprints
and smudges. Rinse and dry
thoroughly.
Porcelain parts
(Grates)
Mild detergent and warm Wipe with soft cloth or
water or nonabrasive
sponge. Rinse and dry
household cleaners.
thoroughly. For stubborn
spots, occasionally use a
non-caustic oven cleaner
(fume free).
Briqette Trays
Mild detergent and
warm water
Soak in warm water and mild
detergent. For stubborn
spots, scrub with stainless or
brass bristle BBQ brush. Wipe
down with heavy-duty cloth or
sponge. Dry thoroughly.
Control knobs
Mild detergent and
warm water or
nonabrasive household
cleaners. Do not soak.
Wipe with soft cloth or
sponge. Rinse and dry
thoroughly.
Painted parts
(Canopy)
Mild detergent and warm Wipe with soft cloth or
water or nonabrasive
sponge. Rinse and dry
household cleaners
thoroughly.
1. Slide out drip tray.
2. Locate round black cap, which is inside the burner box
under the battery symbol on the control panel.
3. Unscrew cap. Battery is snapped in the cap.
4. Replace the battery by connecting corresponding post to
post inside burner box.
5. Snap cap on battery and screw back into slot underneath
control panel.
Battery
Battery
cap
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Note: Round black cap that holds
battery is located underneath
control panel and behind drip tray.
Troubleshooting
Cleaning and Maintenance
Replacing Interior Halogen Canopy Lights
CAUTION
Problem
Possible cause and or remedy
Grill won’t light
when the ignitor
is pressed
Make sure the control knob is off (no gasis on). Remove
the grill rack and the ceramic briquette trays. Watch the
ignitor tip. You should see a spark jump from the tip of
the ignitor when the button is pressed. Do the other
burners work? Make sure the ignitor tip is clean and free
from debris. Check battery to electronic ignition.
Burner flame is
yellow or orange
and a gas odor
is present
Check the burner inlet for obstructions. Check the air
shutter for proper adjustment.
Low heat with
knob on
“HIGH”
Is the fuel hose bent or kinked? Is there adequate gas
supply available? If only one burner appears low, does
the orifice or burner need cleaning? Are any other gas
appliances at the location below normal rate? Is the air
shutter too far open or closed? Is the gas supply or gas
pressure low?
Burner will not
light
Is there a spark at the thermocouple? Can you match
light the burner using the flame parts?
Burner lights,
but will not
hold flame once
button is
released
Is the thermocouple kinked or bent away from the
burner? Readjust to lay flat against burner. Is the safety
valve button being depressed long enough? Hold button
in until burner remains lit. Check for black spots on the
infrared screen.
If your grill
rotisserie should
fail to operate
Is the electrical cord securely inserted in the electrical
outlet? Is the circuit breaker open, or is a fuse blown?
DISCONNECT THE ELECTRIC POWER BEFORE REPLACING BULB.
DO NOT touch bulb with bare hands. Clean off any signs of oil
from the bulb and handle with a soft cloth.
glass light
cover
1. Unsnap glass light cover using a
screwdriver in the access groove.
access
groove
2. Firmly grasp light bulb and
pull out.
3. Replace with halogen bulb using volt
and wattage requirements listed on
glass cover.
light
bulb
4. Replace the light cover by snapping
glass cover onto metal box.
5. Reconnect power.
Spider Inspection
You should inspect the burners/venturi
tubes at least once a year, or immediately
if any of the following conditions occur.
•
•
•
•
The
The
The
The
smell of gas along with the burner flames appearing yellow.
grill does not reach the proper temperatures.
grill heats unevenly.
burners make a popping noise.
SPIDER AND INSECT INFESTATION
Spiders and insects can nest in the burners/venturi tubes of this or any
other grill, and cause the gas to flow from the front of the burner. This is
a very dangerous condition that can cause a fire to occur behind the
valve panel, thereby damaging the grill and making it unsafe to operate.
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Product Care
WARNING
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Service Information
If service is required after checking the troubleshooting guide,
call your Viking dealer or authorized service agency. The
name of the authorized service agency can be obtained from
the dealer or distributor in your area.
When you make a service call, be sure to have the following
information handy:
• Model Number
• Serial Number
• Date of Purchase
• Name of dealer from whom purchased
Be ready to clearly describe the problem that you are having
with your Viking refrigerator.
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 (888) 845-4641 or write to:
VIKING RANGE CORPORATION
PREFERRED SERVICE
1803 Hwy 82W
Greenwood, Mississippi 38930 USA
Record the following information indicated below. You will
need it if service is ever required.
The serial number and model numbers for your refrigerator
are located on the upper wall, behind the lighting:
Model No. ____________________ Serial No. ________________
Date of Purchase __________ Date Installed ________________
Dealer’s Name __________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________
If service requires installation of parts, use only authorized
parts to insure protection under the warranty.
Keep this manual with your refrigerator for future
reference.
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PROFESSIONAL SERIES OUTDOOR GAS GRILL WARRANTY
ONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY
Outdoor gas grills 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.
*Painted and decorative items (including ceramic briquettes) 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 BE
REPORTED TO THE SELLING DEALER WITHIN NINETY (90) DAYS FROM DATE OF ORIGINAL RETAIL
PURCHASE. 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.
FIVE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Any burner assemblies, TruSear™ infrared burner, infrared rotisserie burner, or porcelain grill grate 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. Corrosion, scratching, and discoloration due to improper use and care of
the outdoor product is excluded from this warranty.
LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY
Any stainless steel part or porcelain grill grate which rusts through due to defective materials or workmanship in
normal household use during the fifth through the useful lifetime of the grill 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.
NINETY (90) DAY RESIDENTIAL PLUS WARRANTY. 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, 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 or 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.
WARRANTY SERVICE
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 period.
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 burner assemblies,
infrared rotisserie burners, porcelain grill grates, and stainless steel parts 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.
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