The Viking Range Corporation is best known for their professional line of commercial ranges produced for home use. They actually have a complete line of professional kitchen appliances that can be found in many high-end homes such as: built-in ovens, warming drawers, dishwashers, trash compactors, food waste disposers, refrigerators, freezers, wine cellars, and an entire line of outdoor products including grills, ovens, refrigeration and stainless steel cabinetry.
In 2002 the Viking Corporation expanded their product line to include premium culinary products which includes cookware, cutlery, and counter-top appliances. Within the counter-top appliances the Viking Stand Mixers are one of their top sellers.
The Stand Mixers come in two models; the Viking VMS500 Professional Series and the Viking VSM700 Professional Series.
VMS500 – Viking 5qt Stand Mixer has 800 watts of power and a 5 quart mixing bowl
VMS700 – Viking 7qt Stand Mixer has 1000 watts of power and a 7 quart mixing bowl.
Both come with stainless steel mixer bowl, V beater, whip and dough hook. And they are dishwasher safe making clean-up easy.
Planetary mixing action is achieved by the beater rotating in a clockwise direction and the shaft revolving counter-clockwise. This combination helps the batter or dough mix incorporate better and there is less need for scraping.
Easy Glide rear wheels make it easy to move the mixer around the counter-top.
Tilt back construction allows the mixer attachments to be raised and lowered into the bowl easily and can be locked in the up or down position. The attachments reside above the bowl so that drips fall into the bowl and not on the counter-top.
Warranty – Viking warranties the motor and parts for 12 full months
Colors: White, Black, Stainless Gray, and Bright Red.
The Viking 5 quart stand mixer is large enough for most avid cooks. It can handle up to 13 and a half cups of flour or 6 lbs of cake mix. If you need something a little larger then you will want to upgrade to the 7 quart mixer. It can accommodate 16 and a half cups of flour or 10 lbs of cake mix.
Whichever model you choose, you can’t go wrong with a Viking stand mixer. They provide heavy duty performance, are reliable and easy to care for.