I got a new stove. The old one became unreliable. When the burner did not heat up, you had to thump the element with the flat of your hand pushing it toward the place where it connects to the range. Even then it would not always stay hot. Not only that, it was getting ugly looking and harder and harder to keep clean. The new one has a ceramic top and a convection oven. All this time, I thought it was called a confection oven to bake cakes and cookies. The flat line of my learning curve has peaked for the day.