works like a charm
I have owned this Hotpoint gas range for about 5 years now and I am very pleased with its performance . The gas burners on top cook food evenly , much better than an electric range . The oven controls are digital for preheat , bake or broil and there is a clock and timer for cooking . There is also a light for the oven to better view the pie or cake you are baking so you can peek in the window of the oven door rather than having to open it and let heat escape . The grids that cover the stovetop are easily removeable and I toss them in the dishwasher . There is a black cover on the top that is also removeable for easy cleaning which I wash by hand - cleanup is a breeze ! One feature I do miss in my old range is that it had a " night light " that you could use on the top of the stove which is missing in this range but that does not affect performance obviously . When I cook a lasagna or a cake in the oven , it cooks much more evenly and the temperature controls are very accurate .I love the timer that reminds me when something is done . This is a self cleaning oven but I line the bottom shelf with heavy duty aluminum to catch the spills and just wipe them up or toss the aluminum foil as needed . The broiler works fantastically - meat is evenly browned and cooked just like it might have been had I used an outdoor gas grill - great for winter cooking to get a grilled taste and not have to go out in the cold ! This is a basic , low budget gas stove from a brand that has been around for decades and I would recommend it if price is a concern and you do not care about a lot of bells and whistles . This stove suits all my needs just fine .