We moved into a home that had this already in it and we love it. Cooking with gas is great because it heats your food much faster than electric. I would certainly recommend this product to a beginner cooker or expert it is very easy to learn how to use and I have cooked many great meals in mine so I know you will too. Heat Distribution The heat distribution is great, everything I have cooked in the oven has come out perfectly and is never cooked more on one side more than the other. I certainly recommend this product for this reason. Design The design to could be a little better it is not very stylish at all but it does what it needs to do when it comes to cooking. Ease of Cleaning It has self cleaning on it which is great you just turn the knob to clean and lock the door and it heats up to the point that it just turns everything in it to ash so that when you open it all you have to do is wipe the ash out with no problem at all.