I have the stainless version, but this stove has been a dream to cook on and in. Everything works flawlessly, and very well. The convection feature cooks food so much better, the control pad is clean and elegant as well as easy to understand and use. I've been using this oven for almost 1 yr now, and nothing has faultered or worked under spec. This is also one of the best looking (ie. not cheap) electric ranges I've seen. I would definitely recommend the Architect I series over the II. It was a Consumer Guide best buy after all.