I need to replace the upright stove in my IP. I have narrowed it down to 2 models, one Chef, one Westinghouse. Some say the Chef is made more cheaper than the Westinghouse, but both seem the same standard other than features, which is different to quality. A couple of differences which has me wondering if the Chef might give me less problems. Coil versus hotplate. I am told hotplates take longer to heat and cool, therefore not as responsive. Hotplates stoves are easier to keep clean and things cant spill/fall through. The coils no longer have bowls under them to collect spills (and rust) but have a tray underneath and above the griller which slides out for cleaning. Some questions: Reliability. Stove coils/oven elements do need replacing occasionally, are stove solid hotplates more reliable? (Within Westinghouse/Chef range, not top notch brands) Hotplates rusting. Do solid hotplates still rust today as bad as they used to in the past? I am aware there is a product apparently which can be used to piant? hotplates to recoat/protect from rusting but this is more maintenance and additional cost. Stove control/zimmerstats. The Chef stove controls only have about 5 settings. The Westinghouse has variable controls for more precise control, I am wondering if the Chef control might give less problems as basically a 5 stage switch versus variable, or is it the thermostat (zimmerstat?) part of the control which normally fails? Also this model Chef is fan forced oven with one element at rear, the Westinghouse has top and bottom elements. So one less element to fail but an additional fan. I have heard that someone had to replace the fan, and the fan forced oven operation was not great anyway, so possibly not a better oven than the non fan forced of the Westinghouse. (The more basic bottom line Chef is too basic for my liking.) The Westinghouse has a separate griller and door, the Chef griller is in the oven and grilling done with door closed. FYI the models are WLE525WA and CFE536WA. Any feedback on these two models and the issues I am tossing up between.