Viking Induction Range
I have a Viking VISC530 induction range. I love a lot of things about it but I have a few questions if anyone else has one.
My front burners don't simmer low enough. If I boil water (for rice or something) then turn to simmer w/ a lid on it goes back to boiling (on the lowest setting). The back burners can simmer properly (maybe even too low on the lowest -- which induction should be good at low simmer).
I did a little test today timing with just water in a pan. On the front burners I had an open pan of water on the lowest simmer start to boil in 9.5 minutes. Back burners can go on and on with out heating up that much (just a slight bit of evaporation, a very few bubbles). I tried to take the water temp with a meat thermometer -- got about 195 on the front burners on simmer and 165 on the back. I'm not positive how accurate that was. I also tested boiling, turning down (watching the bubbles stop) and then covering on simmer. Back burners can simmer -- front burners return to boil within 2 minutes.
Does anyone have this range and if so do you have the same issue? I'm not sure if mine is broken or a design flaw. I have a service call scheduled but not for another week -- but I thought I'd try to collect more information first. I didn't call Viking but to my dealer -- I think I'll call Viking directly too.
My other question to any other owners out there is oven noise. My cooling fan and convection fans make a lot of noise. I have a Miele Speed Oven too (wanted their big oven but needed a range not oven/cooktop as this wasn't a full remodel but had to fit existing space and I had a range cutout). The Miele is silent compared to the Viking oven. The oven fans are as loud as my hood (which is an old loud one) and much louder than a dishwasher (miele). I find it bothersome even in the next room while the cooling fans run (after I turned it off) and we are eating dinner. I feel a sense of peace when those fans finally shut off. Who knew the loudest thing in my kitchen would be an oven! I never had a loud oven before. The convection fans seems to cut in and out -- not constant. Again not sure if that is normal or I have things wrong with this range.
I knew reviews weren't great for the Viking -- but I had to fit a given space and didn't like the looks of any of the other induction ranges! So I don't need to just hear you shouldn't have bought the Viking -- but curious anyone else's experience with Simmer and Oven Fan noise particularly in the Viking Induction Range.