I tryed cooking pancakes today with my Avalon Mission stove. What a failure! I realize that it's a convection stove, but I thought I could at least fix pancakes What temperature does the stove top get on stoves that have "cook surfaces"? For that matter, what temperature is my electric range top at when set on medium? I guess in an emergency I could disconnect the connector pipe and remove the convection top. We love our stove, but after today I realize it has limitations. Next time we're buying one with a cook top.