I bought mine about nine years ago and it still looks pretty good. I have had quite a few boil overs on the cook top though. And that is really hard to clean and keep clean. You even have to purchase a "special" cleanser just for the cook top. The self-cleaning oven works great, but it creates a horrible odor for many hours. I recommend the auto clean during the winter months and to start it once you go to bed. After a few cleans, it will create a stain by the oven vent which I still to this day cannot remove. I recommend cleaning it once a year or when something bad happens and you got a big ol mess in there! It is a good stove and cook top overall. But, the next time I am in the market for one, I will just have to pass on this, and go old school. The gas ranges are much better when it comes to instant heat or NO heat. I like the oven because the heat alternates from top to bottom and I thought that was pretty cool. I basically put everything on the middle rack.