We bought this range mostly because of the smooth top. We purchased it in hopes it would be easier to clean than the normal range we had before with individual burners. I must say it was everything we expected and more. I knew I spent a lot of time keeping our range top clean but until I got this new range I never really knew exactly how much time I wasted cleaning it. This smooth top range has made cleaning a breeze without nearly the lost crumbs and drips to be cleaned from underneath the range eyes. The range also performs very well and seems to be highly accurate as far as temperature setting go. I actually believe this range may even preheat a little faster than my old one. The stainless steel outsides are also much easier to care for than the painted surface of any of my previous ranges I have ever owned. I would highly recommend this range to anyone seeking to purchase a new range for their family and home.