I know that's not nice to say. The H word and all. But honestly, this stove is my kitchen enemy. I ruin more food on it than any other time. It does not cook fairly or evenly. It is not on my team. And for goodness sakes, if I'm gonna put effort into meals everyday, I need a team player here. I LOVE gas ranges and we had talked..had being the optimum word here... about trading this bad boy our for a nice evenly cooking gas range. Ahhhh. The thought. Until then, I will continue to be kind to this here enemy of mine even though my potato soup may have a little burnt taste tonight. I won't complain. Nope. Not a word. NOT!