We purchased this stove at the request of our architect a few years ago when we did a remodel of our home. The cooktop works very well and looks very nice. It has a modern feel to it but still looks very classy and timeless. It feels sturdy though we accidentally got a pan too close to one of the knobs and it shriveled up a bit. I was surprised and would think the knobs would be able to stand a bit more heat. The top can be difficult to clean if you leave grease on it for a while but if you continually clean up the messes when they are fresh you won't have any problem with it. Also, because the exterior is stainless steel fingerprints can be a problem but can be taken care of with special cleaner. The oven itself is a convection oven and does a great job at heating our foods thoroughly. I've never had an issue with foods like bread being unevenly baked. The control panel at the top went out a few months ago and now doesn't tell time correctly but everything else works so we don't feel the need to pay someone to look at it for just the time. We installed a thermometer inside to make sure the temperature readings were still correct and they are so we have no worries about that not working.