The cooktop is a delight. It replaces a Thermador. My wife is avid cook from scratch person, so this item will get a true workout. The controls are well placed, easy to turn, has a light to indicate a lit burner since you can simmer at a extremely low flame height. The grates are true heavyweights, not cheap metal, but I would not expect less from Bosch. I must also comment of the professional service, quick shipping and outstanding packaging from Abe's. I wish I had more funds available so I could buy every now and then. They treat you as you should expect, a valued customer and friend. If you don't buy it here, shame on you. Thanks to all at Abe's .
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend