I have always been a huge fan of gas ranges and have had everything from electric to induction. What I love about the Kenmore Elite is the versatility it offers. I can fit such a wide variety of pots and pans on the burners. There is plenty of cooking space. This is where every other stovetop has been lacking. There's too much wasted space on most ranges. The white color does have a nice classic look, but of course shows stains quite easily. With two small children, I should have chosen a different color. That's on me though. :-) The other issue with having small kids is that the knobs are within easy reach. I wish there was a way to put them on the top of the unit, but I'm not sure if that would be too difficult to reach over the range. The convection oven is perfect for even heating and fast cooking. It has allowed me to basically ignore my microwave oven! The heating element provides consistent heat throughout the oven rather than more on top or bottom. It seems to have cut down on my overall cooking time as well.