UPDATE: New Samsung electric glass top range arrived. I gave the lovely old gas range to a friend who is delighted to get it. It IS a nice stove. Anyway, I made a cheese soufflé last night and used the stovetop and oven for the purpose. Gotta say I'm pleased. My stuffy little kitchen stayed fresher and cooler with the electric and there are no complaints about how fast the stove and oven heat up. Get HOT, too. This is NOT my mother's (or grandmother's) electric range!