Andy - You are 100% right. The difference which I neglected to mention, is that there is a bare spot on the glass top where the metal had melted to it. I tend to not use that burner unless I need all four.
But it is still an eye sore. I love my wife even more than I could ever express, but this is something that causes me to cringe when ever I look at the stove top every day. It might even be a good thing if I were to replace the stove to just not have that cringe.
And thanks for taking me there to consider that...
Bob, can you replace just the glass top??
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
The only professional cook I have ever seen use a glass top stove was Graham Kerr on his Gathering Place TV series on PBS a few years ago.
I'd go with the best quality gas stove I could afford, with an electric convection oven.
I agree. When I redo my kitchen I'm going with gas. It's eaiser to control and I just think the food taste better! That's pretty much all the chefs and cooks use. I have a glass top and have used cast iron on it for years with no problems, but I do want a gas stove!!!!!