For many years, Viking has been well-known for its high-quality indoor appliances for both residential and commercial purposes. For years, they also manufactured upscale outdoor grills and equipment in addition to their premium indoor cooking, refrigeration, and ventilation appliances.
Big changes occurred in 2013, when Viking was purchased by the Middleby Corporation. This is the same company that also owns the Lynx grills brand. Continuously working to improve their product line of upscale outdoor grills, Viking utilized the design and engineering features of Lynx outdoor grills to offer customers the best of the best when it comes to cooking outdoors.
When you purchase a Viking grill, you are investing in a durable, high-performing appliance that you can rely on for many grill seasons to come. However, there’s a good chance that the grill itself will outlive some of its parts.
It’s for this reason that we offer Viking grill replacement parts to ensure that your grill works properly and efficiently. Let’s take a look at some popular Viking replacement parts, where you can get them, and why Viking grills stand apart from the crowd.
There’s nothing more disappointing than going out to fire up your grill to discover that something isn’t working quite right. By staying on top of your grill cleaning and maintenance, you can catch any potential problems quickly to ensure that your outdoor cooking experiences aren’t interrupted.
Are you wondering where you can find replacement parts for your Viking BBQ grill? Look no further. At the BBQ Depot, we carry all of the most commonly replaced Viking parts. It is important to have your model number so you can be sure you are purchasing the correct part or you can compare the dimensions of your part to the parts we have. Older Viking Grills will start with VGBQ (all blue flame burners), VGIQ (will have a Tru-Sear Burner on the left) and the new Grills will start with VQGI.
If you can’t find the part you're looking for in our online store, we’re always happy to order the part that you need so don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or call us at (877)983-0451. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular Viking grill replacement parts.
While Viking Grills were originally manufactured with cast iron burners (similar to the burners in older DCS or GE Grills), while Viking discontinued these as an original manufacturer part, they are available as an aftermarket or you can upgrade to the Stainless U Burner.
Next, Viking manufactured their grills with stainless steel U burners, but OEM replacement parts run at an exorbitantly high cost. This is because these grills are discontinued and the manufacturer is lowering the quantity they are purchasing. That’s why we sell aftermarket burners for Viking products to help you get the parts you need without spending any more than you have to.
If you have a Viking Grill with original cast iron burners, you’ll want to periodically inspect them to determine whether or not you should expect to replace them in the near future. In order to find out when it’s time for a new burner, you can take a look at the holes around the burner to make sure that they are uniform in shape, rust-free, and completely clear from debris. If you do notice that some of these burner holes are clogged up, it’s time to replace the part.
If you’re not interested in switching to stainless steel, you can purchase an aftermarket cast iron burner that serves as a replacement for many Viking grill models. Cast iron burners can provide well-distributed heat while you’re cooking, however, they can take longer to heat up and require that you keep them oiled. These burners also demand a bit more maintenance, as you should give them a more thorough cleaning annually.
You might also choose to convert your older Viking Grill with cast iron burners to stainless steel U burners. Stainless steel burners require less maintenance than cast iron burners, so many modern grillers prefer to upgrade their cast iron burners to stainless steel.
There are 2 styles of U burners that Viking used over the years. One has a shield on top of it and was used with the flavor grids. The second did not have a shield. It is distinguished by an electrode bracket attached to it and was mainly seen in grills that used ceramic briquette trays.
The Grills that used the U burners with the bracket may have also included the straight smoker burner in some of the grills models.
Burner replacement parts for Viking grills can range dramatically, depending on the model and whether you choose an OEM or aftermarket part. If you’re interested in replacing your Viking TruSear infrared burner, you will have to purchase the original manufacturer part as there is not an aftermarket available.
The newest model Grills start with VQGI and use a combination of Brass Burners and a Prosear2 Burner.
When you own a Viking grill, there’s a good chance the grill itself will stay in great shape much longer than the original cooking grid will. How long cooking grids last depend on the material they are made from as well as whether or not they were properly maintained.
Historically, Grills were equipped with either Porcelain Coated Cast Iron or Porcelain Coated Steel with Stainless Steel available as an upgrade. Generally, stainless steel grates will last longer than porcelain grates as the porcelain will either wear off or it gets chipped with a scraper exposing the steel underneath and will begin to rust. This is when you need to replace them. Though, if you maintain any of the grids they will last for years and years!.
At The BBQ Depot, we offer Viking replacement cooking grids in stainless steel, porcelain, and cast iron. Depending on your grill’s model and the material of the grate, the cost will vary.
Original Viking Grills came with rectangular flavor grids. The flavor grids got an upgrade with tabs. This came with the Stainless U and Smoker Burners. The Flavor grids help to evenly radiate heat while also vaporizing any juices or fats that drip down onto its surface. These are currently available in OEM and aftermarket options.
Some Viking Grills were equipped with a Flavor Grids that have tabs but the body is wider than other flavor grids. These are only available as a OEM part.
For a short time, Viking manufactured grills using briquette trays. There are two trays sizes differing in the depth of the tray.
We offer Viking replacement flavor grids and briquette trays so you can keep your Viking grill in tip-top shape. The cost for these replacement parts can range from about $6 to replace a single briquette to over $200 for Viking flavor plates.
If you are having trouble igniting your grill, it’s possible that the ignitor module (spark generator) itself is ready to be replaced. You can test whether or not the problem is with the ignitor by trying to manually light the grill with a match or a utility lighter.
If your grill works when you manually light it, it’s probably time to replace the ignitor. If it doesn’t light, the problem could be a dirty or clogged burner or something else entirely. Check out our gas grill troubleshooting guide for more information about how to identify the unknown issue.
We offer all of the replacement parts you could need for your Viking grill’s ignitor, whether you need a burner electrode, sparker switch, ignitor wire, or another part entirely.
Original Viking grills came equipped with piezo rotary spark modules. The rotary was upgraded to the 9 volt battery ignition and some grills using electric ignition. The new 5 series grills are electrically powered.
The price range for our Viking ignitor replacement parts varies widely depending on the type of ignition part.
At The BBQ Depot, we offer a wide range of Viking valve replacement parts. In our online store, you can find replacement valve and bolt kits for both your Viking Natural gas grill or propane grill. Determining the valve for your model will be dependent on main burner or rotisserie burner. Some of the valves on the older models have been discontinued. There are no aftermarkets available so you are relying on the OEM.
Your grill’s warming rack is the ideal way to keep veggies warm while you have meat still cooking on the primary grilling rack. (NOTE : It is not to be used with the Rotisserie Back Burner as you will destroy the warming rack. The heat from the back burner is too intense.) This way, everything can be cooked to perfection and still piping hot when it’s time to fill up your plate.
We have several different options for Viking warming rack replacements, so you can find the part that is perfectly suited for your model of grill. Please be sure to verify your model with the correct part as the warming racks on the older grills are slowly being discontinued.
If you have a broken knob (or a few) on your Viking grill, we have the replacement knobs you’re searching for. When you’re replacing any part of your Viking grill, it’s a good idea to remove the product you're replacing so you can ensure that you’re purchasing the proper replacement part as well as having your model numebr.
There are many different parts that need to be in working order for your Viking grill to perform at its best. That’s why we stock miscellaneous repair and replacement parts including temperature gauges, grease pans, hood thermometer kits, and more.
As you might imagine, the price range for these additional ranges greatly depends on the specific part you are looking for.
Are you in the market for a new grill and you’re wondering whether Viking grills are worth the hype? Let’s look at some of the primary reasons that people love their Viking BBQ grills.
First of all, they fulfill the needs of form and function, being at once elegant looking as well as professionally designed to the highest standards of performance. Both of their main series of grills, the T-series and the E-series, now discontinued, allowed every grill-enthusiast to utilize their preferred fuel method. In addition, customers can have have fluidity in their cooking equipment with the distinct brand recognition from the indoors to the outdoors.
Another discontinued Viking model was the ultra-premium E-series models. The stainless steel U burners of these Viking grills offer more power, putting out up to 29,000 BTUs, the ignition system has an automatic restoration feature, and the cast iron grates are easy to clean while also providing maximum heat retention. They also featured interior halogen canopy lighting and super user-friendly thermometer.
Viking grills are considered among the best grills out there because of their high-quality technology, heavy-duty features, and sleek design. On top of that, the Viking brand offers a complete line of outdoor kitchen equipment, allowing you to create an entire outdoor kitchen that is functional, consistent, and aesthetically pleasing.
The current lineup is the Viking 5 Series, a true Haute Couture of Grills. Viking Grill proponents love that these grills offer a combination of both heavy duty brass burners along with a Prosear2 burner allowing you to sear your meats and veggies to perfection!. This means that you truly have the ultimate commercial quality cooking when you choose a Viking grill.
Another popular accessory is the sizable built-in warming drawer that allows you to keep your food warm while your meat is still cooking. Rather than stressing about getting the timing perfectly right, you can place your finished dishes in the warming drawer so that everything is cooked to absolute perfection and still the perfect temperature when it’s time to eat.
The same company that owns Viking Professional, the Middleby Corporation, also now owns Lynx Grills. If you’re looking for a high-quality grill that will last you for years to come, another solid choice is one of the offerings from Lynx. If you can’t quite decide between a Viking and a Lynx grill, you can learn more about why we love Lynx grills here.
Of course, purchasing either a Lynx or a Viking grill is pricier than buying any old grill from your local big box store, but these grills are an investment. Purchasing a high-quality grill will give you the peace of mind that you will have the highest quality grilling experience for many seasons. In the next section, we’ll talk about the importance of regular grill cleaning and maintenance. However, one easy step you can take to protect your grill is to use a Viking grill cover to protect it from the elements when it’s not in use.
One common misconception about grills is the notion that, if you fire them up often enough, they basically clean themselves. In reality, not regularly cleaning and maintaining your grill can make your grill less efficient, lead to faster corrosion of some grill parts, and likely mean that you’ll need to track down replacement parts sooner rather than later. On top of that, it can leave your grill heating your meats and veggies inconsistently, meaning that you aren’t getting the best quality out of your high-quality grill.
Purchasing a Viking BBQ grill is an investment in your outdoor cooking experience for years to come. When you clean and maintain your grill regularly, you can extend the life of your grill by years if not decades.
Viking grills aren’t just another type of outdoor grill, but rather a tool you can use to greatly improve your quality of outdoor life. When you incorporate outdoor cooking into your lifestyle, you’ll find that your food tastes better, you get to enjoy your outdoor space, and your cookouts are always on-point.
If you are searching for a Viking grill replacement part to make sure your next BBQ is a hit, you’ve come to the right place.
Can’t find what you’re looking for? No problem. The BBQ Depot is always happy to order specific parts for you if we don’t have the part you need in stock. If you have any questions about outdoor kitchens or grill replacement parts, we’re here to help. To speak with one of our BBQ experts, give us a call at 1-877-983-0451 today.
At The BBQ Depot, we’re committed to making sure your outdoor grilling experience is always top-tier. That’s why we’ve created a library of articles about all things grilling at our I.Q. Learning Center. Whether you need to know how to grill safely or how to properly care for your gas grill, we’ve got the resources you’re looking for.by Tracy Hollander