I purchased this range to replace a glass top. I have been using a Kenmore glass top for the past several years and decided I prefer the coil burner. I could not use my cast iron skillets on the glass top. I have found this coil burner heats faster.
We purchased this item based on the excellent reviews in December, 2015. All we have used it for is boiling water. When boiling water comes in contact with the stove top, there is a thin coating of a substance I assumes is supposed to be a protecterant. It melts in the shape of any boil over that may be encountered. Sears has replaced the top once, and the same thing occurred. The top was also easily scratched by the bottom of an aluminum pot. It is a serious design fault. Although the cooking functions tested (boiling water) appear adequate, it is stamped out of very thin material and the appearance of the top is easily marred. The drip pans also readily discolor. It remains to be seen if Sears will stand by the warranty.
Love my stove
While the general function has not been a problem, there are two weird problems with our display board. We have had the stove not longer than six months, and about a month ago, we noticed that the temp began displaying C instead of F. Fine, we looked it up and fixed it. Then the clock display would simply cut off. At first we were able to reset and it would hold. Now, as soon as it's set, following product manual instructions, we press start, and it cuts off. We don't HAVE to have the clock, but it's nice. One other cosmetic issue is the drain pans. Ugly "stainless" color. We bought black replacement pans at the hardware store to improve the look. But what gives with that clock display? It's a fine stove though.
This is a great product,looks and functionality are essential to remodeling our kitchen and we shopped around and couldn't beat the price for the options we wanted
Best than what I spected for the price, beautiful purchase
Overall a great deal. I like the easy to use controls, and the top burners heat up fast and evenly. The oven while roomy and having 6 oven rack levels instead of 5 takes its time to heat up to temp.The storage drawer is my biggest complaint. The drawer is not deep enough and feels cheap and flimsy. I would give the stove a 5 star rating if not for the drawer.