Like rfisher, I LOATHE our black glass cooktop. Yes, I have the fancy product that requires you to clean it like you are waxing a car, but who wants to do that after every meal? But you have to, because it shows every single smudge, spill and stain, and worse, if you spill some food, it bakes onto it almost right away so that you have to really scrub and scrap to get rid of it. My husband made spaghetti last night, and while I wiped off the cooktop quickly afterward, this morning when I turned on the lights it was But that's not even the worst part. Not sure if they are all like this, but on ours, there is a rim around the edge of the glass that is always filled with crumbs. You can clean all you want, but somehow there are always a few damn crumbs, and on the black it shows. Plus, I much prefer gas stoves for the heat control. We inherited this stovetop when we bought this house, and now we are constantly doing a dance of sliding pots and pans around to manage the heat, especially when cooking something delicate like a sauce. But I'd even take a coiled stove over what we have now. Good idea, but that's essentially what I do by lining up my various toiletry bags on the edge of the bathtub and back of the toilet. I guess you can see everything with the shoe bag, but it means packing an extra item and you still don't get to have everything laid out and handy while you are washing up, doing your hair or putting on makeup. As with homes, I really don't like hotel rooms where looks have clearly taken precedence over function.