I have the most remarkable stovetop! I LOVE it! It is sooo easy to clean! EVERYTHING lifts out or springs up and over! It has a center grill and a broiler under it. Amazing! If I burn something on the burner pan (occasionally), the burner pans lift out and are so heavily enameled I can wipe off anything like it was unmelted butter! It's a Kitchen Aid from the late 80's. The flame is fully adjustible both highs and lows! But oops! I decided to clean the gas holes on the burners and I lost my balance, and moved the gas pipe mechanisism and turned it sideways!! There's a teeny-weeny leak now when I turn on the front burner- well ummm ... a fireball....inside. Thank goodness for homeowners' insurance. Coming out tomorrow!
PT - so true, back when they made appliances to last & mechanical repair parts very cheap.
Few years ago, we replaced all our appliances with new, when sold city house.
- but really researched for the older styles without the expensive computer boards
- as much as possible for non-fancy, that just works real well...day in / day out
What we have had excellent luck with now / no reliability issues:
Kitchen appliances / gas range, fridge, microwave, dishwasher
/ toaster oven, coffee maker, slow cooker, blender, bread maker, food processor, etc.
- Speed Queen
Commercial washer (top load) ... our old MayTag NG dryer is still doing fine, +20 y/o
^^ Nothing beats the 1980 units in quality & simplicity.