I cook a lot, and will always prefer a gas stove to an electric stove. It allows for greater temperature control, which is very important to me. I love that when I turn the temperature down on the stove, it immediately goes down, unlike an electric stove where it takes time for the temperature to change. The oven part is a little more temperamental. The oven I have tends to run hot, so I have to adjust to fit the recipe I'm making. It also has a few hot spots, so I can't just put it in the oven and leave it until the timer goes off, I have to turn the pans around partway through cooking so there won't be any burnt spots. Because this is a gas oven, whenever you turn on the oven it does emit a gassy smell. I am not crazy about this. It also gives a strong gas scent when you turn on the stove, as if it's putting a lot of gas out to get the spark. No other gas stoves or ovens I've used have done this before.