When my 25 year old stove died I called the landlord to get it replaced. I was told that I would get a reconditioned stove that was the same ugly, poorly designed model that just passed on to appliance heaven, actually probably the other place below. I asked if I could get something else and my landlord said he would give me $150 towards any stove I wanted to buy. Next stop, Gringer and sons. For not that much more than the landlord's allowance I got a stove that not only looks good but works well.
The salesmen at Gringers look like used car salesmen but they were helpful and I got a good deal.