Wow, what a price tag...but wow, what a range. I like how the various burners have different temperature ratings. Despite we often do not use all of the burners all of the time, it is good to know you have them if you need them. Also, we have found when you do need to use all of the burners at the same time, the range is able to handle it (although I am not sure if this is the range or the gas line). The closed burners make it really easy to clean. The cast iron grates are heavy duty. My only complaint is the oven door doesn't seem to close or seal as tightly as I would have thought, but Thermidor has come out and checked it. Overall, we are very happy with the purchase and is worth the slightly higher price tag.