I am starting to look for a replacement for my range/stove. My budget is between $500 and $800 and it can only be electric. Electric is the only options per my HOA (I love where I live so the sacrifice is worth it). I was hoping to make my purchase later in the year and spend more money, but it seems I will be having house guests throughout the summer. It must not have coils on the cook top and the oven must be self cleaning. I have never bought a range before and I am at a loss as to what features are "must have" and which ones are gimmicks or not worth having. Friends are checking into the scratch and dent departments in appliance stores for me.