I’ve never thought a lot about our stove. We live in a rental unit and I’ve always kind of seen it as the hand I was dealt; I work with it, it tolerates me and we get along. It’s an older electric (coil) stove and oven. It has hot and cool spots and several of the plastic dials have started to break off but it’s our stove and it will do.
Every once in a while we hear a comment or a question from someone thinking a lot about their stoves. It’s generally after they have bought a pressure canner, opened the box and found a warning sticker saying:
CAUTION/ WARNING: DO NOT USE ON GLASS-TOP STOVES
The warning always seems to come too late; it either wasn’t written on the label/ online description or it wasn’t seen.