Summary: I purchased this in 2010. Within 2 years the top had a crack across two burners. There are no replacement tops available for purchase. It was out of warranty and I was prepared to pay for a replacement top as it was an expensive stove. I have been using it for the past year with the crack on the top. It still works, but the crack bothers me, obviously. There are safety issues with the edge of the glass and I have to be careful with water on the surface.
Summary: We have had the range for about a month. The cook top is precisely control-able and fast to heat. We just cooked a 20 pound pork roast with the convection roast and it was perfect. Christmas cookies cooked with convection bake were also perfect, with no burned bottoms! Performance was just as Consumer Reports reported it.
Summary: Induction cooking solves a lot of control problems for the person who loves using gas but finds access to it difficult. Induction cooking allows immediate heat control without the slow heating and cooling of regular electric stoves. It is much faster, however, than either gas or electricity in heating (especially liquids). It is supposed to be more economical than regular electric appliances...and it has to be cheaper to run than propane ranges these days.
Summary: I bought this range for our Assisted Living business during a kitchen upgrade. I decided to take the leap with an induction range for the efficency and faster cook times. The range is also beautiful. Love the convection oven and our vegetables cook in no time flat with out Fissler cookware.