Viking Range/Oven Cleaning Tips

Viking Range/Oven Cleaning Tips

Grates/Burner Caps (sealed and open burners)


When you finish with your cooking, a thorough cleaning of the burner caps and grates is necessary. You can mix some hot, soapy water, a blue Scotch-Brite pad, and a Soft Scrub cleaner that doesn’t have bleach. Then dry off your unit. If there are still stains, you can try using Easy-Off Fume Free Max Oven Cleaner.

Using oven cleaner: Take out the burners caps and grates and take them outside on a bit of newspaper. After spraying with Easy-Off, allow the solution to soak in for about an hour or two. You can then rinse off with some soap and water.

Drying thoroughly, especially on the bottom parts, is essential when cleaning burner caps and grates. Failing to dry the bottom portion before replacing it to the cooking surface can lead to rusting. Setting the burner on for a few seconds can heat up and thus dry the grates and burner caps as well. If you do experience rust, Bar Keeper’s Friend can be applied to a blue Scotch-Brite pad for removal. Put some mineral oil or vegetable oil for conditioning of the burner caps and grates. Wait fifteen minutes for the solution to soak and then you can put the burner caps or grates back on the cooking surface. There are some instances where the burners do not lite, this can be due to a more serious problem and should be handle by a Viking repair technician. If you need reliable Viking oven repair, give us a call to schedule an appointment.

Burner Bases

At the tip of each cooling quantity rock bottom need to be wiped frequently with hot soapy water and you want to not use steel wool, cleanser, powders or abrasive cloths. Soak the realm with a hot towel to loosen the material, and then use a wood nylon spatula to urge rid of encrusted materials and you want to not use a metal knife, spatula, or the opposite metal tool to scrape the aluminum base.

Brass Trim

To clean Brass trim use a soft cloth, wash with heat, soapy water just. The all elements of brass may coat with an epoxy coating. You want to not use brass cleaners or any all-purpose cleaner.


You should remove Knobs from unit and clean with hot, soapy water and a soft cloth. Don’t soak and Scrub gently; to urge rid of the graphics use abrasive cleaners or ammonia-based product. You want to dry totally before replacing.

Control Panel

To clean control panel you want to use a soft cloth and hot, soapy water. Using abrasive cleaners or ammonia based products could remove the graphics.

Cleaning Stainless Steel Surfaces

To clean stainless-steel surface use hot, soapy water and a soft cloth. Beware to rub at intervals the direction of the grain/brushed finish. Acidic lands on surface (tomato sauce, lemon, etc.) Stop working immediately as a result of it’s going to stain. Use a stainless-steel cleaner to urge rid of smudges and fingerprints to make unit shine. You want to not use Cleaner and polish daily. You want to use once every variety of weeks.

Cleaning the Oven Interior

You should use hot, soapy water to scrub your Viking oven frequently.

Non self-cleaning ovens
  • Oven door: you want to use Easy-Off Fume Free Max Oven Cleaner for non self-cleaning ovens. To perform this work uses a moist sponge.
  • Oven racks and rack supports: Clean Oven racks and rack supports with Soft Scrub cleanser or hot, soapy water. Subtract before self-cleaning.
  • Oven interior surfaces: you want to use Easy-Off Fume Free Max Oven Cleaner. In case of self-cleaning ovens, remove oven racks and rack supports and follow self-clean directions in the Care Manual.
Self-cleaning ovens

Oven interior surfaces: initially remove the oven racks and rack supports and follow self-cleaning directions.

Do not clean the infrared broiler. Any cleaner can damage the mesh screen and the igniter.

Char Grill


Grill grate

Grill grate should be cleaned immediately before turning off the flame once cooking is completed. You’ll be able to use a soft bristle brush to scrub the grill grate. Initially dip the brush into a bowl of water. When water contacts the hot grate steam is created. The steam assists the cleaning process by softening the food particles. You will be able to use grill cleaner in step with manufacturer’s directions and then soak fifteen to twenty minutes in hot water and delicate detergent. Scrub with a blue Scotch-Brite pad once soaking. Do not use steel wool pad or abrasive cleaners, for risk of damaging the porcelain finish.

Flavor-generator plates

To clean flavor-generator plates scrape off all burned on debris and Soak 15-20 minutes in hot water with a mild detergent solution. You’ll be able to scrub with a blue Scotch-Brite pad once soaking. Flavor-generator plates are dishwasher safe.

Griddle/Simmer Plate


These are made from machined steel with a blanchard finish.

First time use: Scrub griddle with a mixture of one quart cup white vinegar and one quart hot water and, using blue Scotch-Brite pad. You want to wash griddle with heat, soapy water, rinse off and dry totally.

Season the griddle by thinly coating the surface with approximately one-half to one teaspoon unsalted vegetable oil. You’ll be able to apply to the entire griddle using a clean cloth or paper towel then let it sit on griddle for one hour and then wipe down with a clean cloth to soak up any residual oil.

    • After heavy cooking is done and the griddle is still warm, you can pour some room temperature club soda directly on the griddle. Using a metal spatula, pull oils and excess food towards the grease trough. Wipe entire surface with a paper towel. Follow up with the seasoning process.
    • It is normal for the griddle to darken over time, most likely unevenly
    • Non-stick cooking spays are not recommended due to their high water content and tendency to burn on.
    • Due to their high sugar level, corn oil is not recommended. It will caramelize and stick to the surface.
IMPORTANT: Never flood a hot griddle with cold water. This promotes griddle warping and can cause the griddle to crack if continued
over a period of time.