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Topic: OT Re: +Propane Emissions (8 msgs / 165 lines)
1) From: Dan Bollinger
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For many years, the Vikings in the US were made by Brown Stove Works in 
Tennessee.  Viking now has its own US factory.  But, Brown continues to make 
ranges much like the Vikings, only better. They improved them, but charge much 
less. The line is called Five-Star.  Mine has gas rangetop and electric ovens.http://www.fivestarrange.com/Dan

2) From: miKe mcKoffee
Fivestar MSRP may be less but with Viking mfg pricing at the Home Show I
paid about $850 less for comparable model Viking so don't feel taken one
little bit:-)
mike
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3) From: Dan Bollinger
Do the Vikings have the little concentric simmer burner, too?  With them you can 
turn the 21,000 BTU burners down to 350 BTU.  We use them quite a bit.  Dan
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4) From: miKe mcKoffee
That's a negatory. And especially with propane sometimes the Viking's lowest
isn't quite as low as I'd like it to be. If the Five-Star's specs are
accurate they not only have better low heat with the small additional
concentrics with each burner but also higher max heat than the Viking. What
I found interesting was shipping weight big difference. 30" Five-Star 240#,
Viking 395#! But spec sheet online doesn't list the Viking's actual weight
so don't know how different really weigh. If actually that much weight
difference I'd have to wonder about the overall build quality of the
Five-Star versus Viking though. 
One of these days/years would like to upgrade from our basic model 30" gas
only oven (with convection) to dual fuel double oven 48". Have been a few
times more than 4 burners would have come in handy too. At the time both
cost and not wanting to loose cabinets for larger made 30" the way to go.
But will most likely require also upgrading to a different house with bigger
kitchen first!
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5) From: Dan Bollinger
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I'd question those weights, since the VikingUSA models were designed at Brown 
and later became the Five-Star.  I have a 48" model and can tell you it wasn't 
easy to slide into place.  I think the Five-Star burner claimed the widest heat 
range of any residential range.  The simmer is burner is adjustable, too, and it 
is said you can melt chocolate and make Hollandaise sauce directly on the range 
without needing a double boiler.  I believe it, cuz I've done it!
Either way, it is a joy to cook on such equipment.
Dan

6) From: jim gundlach
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On Feb 18, 2007, at 5:46 PM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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One requirement for our current house was that the kitchen had to  
accommodate my 60" dual oven, six burner, 24" griddle propane burning  
Franklin restaurant range.  Our current 15' x 15' kitchen takes it  
with room to spare.  Does anyone know how much a sheet of steel  
24x24x0.5 inches would weigh?
     Pecan Jim
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On Feb 18, 2007, =
at 5:46 PM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:

One of these days/years = would like to upgrade from our basic model 30" gas

only oven (with convection) = to dual fuel double oven 48". Have been a few

times more than 4 burners = would have come in handy too. At the time both

cost and not wanting to = loose cabinets for larger made 30" the way to go.

But will most likely require = also upgrading to a different house with bigger

kitchen first!

=
One requirement for our = current house was that the kitchen had to accommodate my 60" dual = oven, six burner, 24" griddle propane burning = Franklin restaurant range.  Our current 15' x 15' kitchen takes it = with room to spare.  Does anyone know how much a sheet of steel = 24x24x0.5 inches would weigh?
    Pecan = Jim= --Apple-Mail-9-268932001--

7) From: Aaron
depends on the steel Jim,  stainless, cheap crap (ie what fords are made 
of) or what?
ball park figure id say about  20-30 pounds or so
Aaron

8) From: Michael Dhabolt
Jim,
On 2/18/07, jim gundlach  wrote:
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(carbon steel) approximately 82 lbs.
Mike (just plain)


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