Out of the Box Shopping
I got an email yesterday from the appliance store we purchased our dishwasher at. They were having a warehouse sale this weekend and had a couple of Viking ovens listed at what seemed to be an unbelievable price. We stopped by and asked if we could take a look at the ovens. They were both discontinued models that had been display models in their showroom. They offered a full warranty and guaranteed they'd work so even though we had been considering purchasing a Bosch 30" single wall oven we ended up getting a Viking 30" single wall oven (DESO530SS) AND a Viking combi-steam convection oven (VCSO244SS), for a hair over $1400 for both ovens.
(hmm, I don't know why they are different sizes, I told TinyPic I wanted them both to be sized for a message board)
While we were sitting there writing up our order the purchasing manager said she'd gotten an email from Vent-a-Hood with a couple of liners they were trying to clearance. Amazingly, one of the liners they offered was exactly the size we needed. So we saved about $500 on that purchase. Because we bought both ovens we didn't end up actually saving much money out of pocket, but we are super excited about this purchase and I am eager to learn how to use the steam oven.
My family doesn't get our enthusiasm for our kitchen purchases ... so I just thought I'd share with GardenWeb instead. It's too late to ask for reviews on Viking ovens since they are now ours. I tried to do a little research before we went in yesterday and there just isn't much out there; especially not on this particular oven. But, we do trust this dealer. They are a family run business and are on the third generation working there. They also have an excellent reputation in town and have been so pleasant to work with.