As far as cooking goes, this cooktop is in my opinion on of the best! I have only had my cooktop for about 6 months but I love it. It was quite expensive which is a major downfall, but in this case you get what you pay for. Not only is this cooktop great but it's also very easy to use! Temperature Control This Thermadore cooktop has a super low feature which I have been extremely impressed by this feature. It allows you to keep you food warm but it doesn't stay on to keep the food cooking. I use it often. It also gets really hot. The large middle burner is the one I use most often. It heats up extremely fast and is good for all large Heat Distribution On a stove that I orevuously owned I remember having one area in my pots that always cooked faster. That's not the case here. There is very even hear distribution. The star burners are a great feature for this. Durability So far I am very satisfied with my cooktop and it has been very durable. Design I love all of the neat features of this cooktop. It has a very contemporary design which fits great with our home. The 5-star burners not only look great but function very efficiently. Also the addition of the super low feature makes this cooktop one of a kind. Ease of Cleaning The cleaning is one of the downfalls of this cooktop. Unfortunately the star burners make cleaning around the burners a bit more difficult. Like most gas cooktops it isn't the easiest to clean.