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Cooking Level: Intermediate

Living In: Christiansted, Saint Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands
Pixie2 is asking: (1 answer)
OT well kinda about Kitchen appliances. Anyone own any of the following: Viking, Sub Zero, Wolf? Can you tell me the pros/cons etc? Trying to decide if I want to spend that kind of money. Thanks

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Last updated: Dec. 15, 2012 4:24 pm
Posted: Dec. 6, 2012 8:12 am
 
Answered by: ConkyJoe
Dec. 6, 2012 8:48 am
No opinion about those kitchen appliances . . . given that you live in St. Croix, you may want to verify parts availability on less common appliances and ease of finding someone to repair, if needed. For example, before purchasing a Samsung fridge, I read the warranty and noticed a provision saying if it had to be returned to an authorized service center for repair, and such repair center was more than XX miles away, then customer would be responsible for freight charges. I then verified w/ Samsung that there was a repair center within that specified distance, and there were several.
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Pixie2
Dec. 6, 2012 8:59 am
Thanks I will do that We have a Home Depot here Not sure bec sometimes PR has dealers will check
 
Judy in Delaware
Dec. 6, 2012 9:01 am
Also check with Sears. They repair all brands of appliances. Though I don't have the ones you mentioned, we've been very pleased with their repair service.
 
Pixie2
Dec. 6, 2012 9:09 am
We have a sears here!!
 
Cleanplate1
Dec. 6, 2012 9:40 am
I have an all Viking kitchen, looks great but it sucks. Check with BBB, terrable credit rating. They do not stand behind their products. Hard to keep clean must SCRUB daily. Repairs are a fortune and monthly even though I have extended warranty. Stay away from Viking please. The most expensive error I made. Cost me over $30,000. and counting. This was suppose to be my dream kitchen, what a nightmare. STAY away!
 
Pixie2
Dec. 6, 2012 9:56 am
Thanks cleanplate1
 
Dec. 6, 2012 3:00 pm
All of those brands are high end appliances you would most likely find in a profressional establishment or on a cooking show. They are WAY more appliance then you need for home cooking unless money is no object. I also agree that due to where you live, you want to make sure parts/service are locally available.
 
Pixie2
Dec. 6, 2012 3:15 pm
Where we live its always an issue for service even for regular appliances!! I was reading up on them and they last a long time like 20yrs that is what I am looking at. I do really want good quality products
 
Pixie2
Dec. 6, 2012 3:18 pm
I have gone thru a stove a fridge 3 microwaves, 3toaster ovens and numerous blenders and 3 Tvs all within 5 years hence I prefer to pay more and get better quality products! Just bought a waring pro toaster and blender more expensive but worth it!
 
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