Take A Viking To Lunch

The hottest thing in the chic kitchen is a $6,000 stove

Glenn Close had to have it. So did Oprah Winfrey. Bruce Springsteen wanted his own. John McEnroe and Lee Iacocca demanded -- and got -- the same thing the Boss did. Another boss, the Commander in Chief, has one in his private quarters at the White House. In state-of-the-art kitchens everywhere, the Viking range has become the hottest stove around.

The sought-after appliance is aimed at the serious cook with serious money (list price: as much as $6,800). The most popular model is equipped with six porcelain-coated grates, a grill and two gas ovens (one with an infra-red broiler that reaches...

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