We recently bought this range from HHGregg when they were running a special, and we are so glad we bought it! The smooth top cooking surface is easy to clean and the heating elements heat very quickly - they are called "fast boil" and they definitely live up to their name. We use Ceramabryte to clean the stovetop surface, and it works very well. (A free sample came with our range and we have continued to buy it because it works so well for cleaning.) The oven has a convection option, which is a definite plus if you like to bake. Cookies, muffins, brownies, and cakes have all come out evenly baked, and I like that you can place cookware on any baking rack when you use the convection option, without risk of burning! One of the bottom rack levels has an automatic pull-out feature, so the rack pulls out when you open the oven door. This is a nice feature, and I definitely use this rack most often. There is a self-cleaning feature, but we haven't used it yet. One word of warning - the oven has a hidden element in the bottom, so DO NOT line the bottom of your oven with aluminum foil because it will melt on to the bottom of the oven. We learned that the hard way.