Buzzrake collected thousands of opinions from across the web to see what really matters when shopping for a new stove. Users discuss ease of use 15% of the time, making it the #2 most discussed topic in opinions (easy cleanup is #1). So even though you may not know it yet, you'll likely find that an intuitive set of controls and features can make or break a stove. But how can you be sure that a stove is easy to use?
Opinions show that electric ranges are more user-friendly than gas ones. Also, free-standing models, which have knobs and buttons on the back panel, are easier to use than slide-in models (where the knobs are typically on the front). Check out the top-ranked models below, which users find easiest to use.