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Thoughts on a used Viking vs a new Thor Kitchen?

7 years ago
last modified: 7 years ago

Hello I'm in the market for a new range (natural gas, not dual fuel, 30"). I would love a Bluestar, Capital, Thermador etc but alas $4-6k is not in the budget at the moment. I was leaning toward NXR, which has 4x 15k btu burners. That's $2k. Then discovered Thor Kitchens which seems like an identical range but is 2x 15k and 2x 18k btu burners for $1700. Seems to be a better deal than NXR. Then stumbled across a used Viking for $1700. I'm waiting to hear back from the seller on the exact model number but if I'm not mistaken it's 4x 15k open burners (the NXR & Thor are both sealed). Wondering what you guys think of these options...a used Viking with open burners vs a new Thor with 2 higher BTU burners, but sealed and obviously not as good of a brand. Any input would be appreciated before I tear my hair out.

EDIT- Viking model # is Vgsc305-4bdss

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