We will probably be replacing our stove after the first of the year. (I know, I wish it were a new amp instead) We'll have to get electric. The thing that I don't understand is why on the electric ranges are the controls on the back? You know so you have to reach over the boiling hot food or the spitting grease? At first I thought it was so kids couldn't get at them, but on all the gas ranges they are on the front. Nobody at the stores has ever had an answer, and I know you people here are so much smarter than the appliance people so why do they make them that way?