My new stove has a double burner, the inner one for low simmers, the outer one for hotter cooking. It has already had a workout. I love to cook on gas; its fast response as you turn it up or down makes for fewer disasters! When I first moved into my home more than 20 years ago I was nervous about gas. There had been a major explosion in an apartment building because of a faulty natural gas connection and the memory of the event had coloured my feelings about gas. I soon got used to my stove and grew to appreciate it. And during those power failures, it was always nice to enjoy my coffee!