My mistake, it is entirely possible that a new range of higher quality won't burn out the burners nearly as often. The self cleaning feature could be a big help too; I have noticed burnouts on an electric range seem to be associated with a lot of corrosion, perhaps caused by caustic cleaning agents.
Consumer's Report does independent testing such as this and reports on the results. Only thing is, it requires a subscription but you get it in print and on the internet. My subscription has paid for itself several times over.