When my previous stove ( a Jennair) continued to require expensive repairs to all the computerized, digital and touch pads, I wanted a stove with nothing digital or computerized, and no touch pads! I love having real knobs for every thing. It fells like I'm in control. For cooking, that's what I wanted. There is a more hands on feeling, and after several years, I have had no repairs. My stove gets lots of use, and has never disappointed me in it's ability to handle whatever I need it to do, both on the burners, or in the oven. It costs more than some, but I'd buy the same stove again. Temperature Control My baking is consistent because the temperature is accurate ( I use a separate oven thermometer to check) . Heat Distribution For baking or roasting the heat distribution is very even. I have noticed that the sweet zone when broiling is a little smaller than I would like,. Durability It has given me no trouble after several years of hard use and still looks great. The top grates are very heavy duty. Design I love the clean design, and the overall look. It looks serious and professions, without trying to make a "look at me..I'm a great cook" statement. And the blue enamel in the oven is a nice touch. Ease of Cleaning The only negative thing I really have to say about this stove is that the oven racks must be removed for the self cleaning cycle and hand cleaned.