After months of looking around and reading reviews, et al I finally decided to get the all-gas GE Cafe range. I didn't get dual-fuel as I didn't want to have to get a 220 electric line put in, so I went with all gas.....
I just got it about 2 weeks ago and so far, so good! Did my Christmas baking with it......now, I've never had convection before, so I'm still getting used to it. I had some troubles with the timing of my baked goods as for some reason, I thought they'd cook quicker. While they didn't cook faster, my cookies weren't burnt on the bottom & evenly golden! I love the 3 oven racks and they slide very smoothly.
So far, no problems with the knobs...they do get a bit warm, but not too hot to the touch. They are steel. No problems thus far with the collars either. Tried out the center burner with the griddle this weekend and the pancakes turned out great! The "high" setting on the burners is truly "high"! Glanced away from some condensed milk for fudge and it almost scorched in a couple of seconds.
As for how it looks, I just love it - definitely no issues with that! LOL As I use it more for various things, I'll post about them....Thanks again to Flourgirl for posting her review - helped me make up my mind!