I am taking my Dutch Oven to the dealership to compare top surfaces - as I do enjoy cooking slow cooking in my cast iron cookware. Between the two they have available, it appears a considerable size difference in cook top surface range. I drink a bit of tea and look forward to not having to turn my regular stove on to heat water.Yes, there are many stoves that have a nice cooking surface that are in the 2 cu ft range. The Quad 3100 Millenium step top is a classic choice too. We didn't use our stove for cooking for a few years, though my wife would often use it with the trivet swung out for rising bread dough. Then I started experimenting with slow cooking and got hooked. We use it for this task several times during the winter now and have even cooked a turkey breast for Thanksgiving or Christmas in our dutch oven on the trivet top.