I need to replace my freestanding electric stove/oven. I don't have the option for gas so it has to be electric. My brother does a lot of cooking but does not clean up after himself so it has to be something that can be cleaned up later (won't cook the food on to the surface). It will need to be able to support cast iron pots/pans without breaking. It also needs to either have the controls on the front or have the back control panel be less than 10 inches high. There is a shelf above the back of the stove and we don't want to remove it or move it up again. So far almost all of the stoves I've seen seem to have 13" height on those back panels... Although, I suppose if we found a nice enough stove we might have to make do.. We've always used the electric stoves with the coils. They can be a pain to clean and sometimes get a bit bent or don't sit flush (not sure what my brother does to them). So I'm thinking about Induction cookers. What are the pros and cons of the various induction range/ovens? Which brands are good? Which brands should be avoided? Any recommendations on picking one with a good oven? Any other stuff I should take into consideration? We don't want to spend too much on it and plan on just getting a plain white one (although my mother wishes they had more stuff in blue).