The main reason we chose conventional coil cartridges for our Jenn Air was the amount of canning that I do. I use a 22 qt pressure canner as well as extra large stock pots on a fairly regular basis. As much as I like the look of the smooth top burners, conventional coil burners were the way to go. I ordered the *big pot canning element* and finally the stove is as I want. This element is really slick. If you look at the underside supports on a normal element, the supports on this element are almost double in height. There is a special air ring around the supports that elevates the element eliminating the problem of heat build-up under the oversized pots that can damage the component parts of the cooktop. From experience, this is a problem with electric stoves. I've canned for years on an electric stove and know the problems using the oversized pots. I'm wondering why other manufactures couldn't make a similar re-enforced, elevated replacement element for one of the large burners. I know you can take them out for cleaning anyway and the re-enforced element takes the same energy as the normal element. It would give the consumer that extra choice. BTW, I'm really enjoying the plug & playability of this stove. It feels like at least three different kinds of stoves all rolled into one. BTW 2 - hey MoM, I took a look at the Jenn Air you bought. I really like the dual fuel and extra burner. I also like the idea of a second oven. Does your model have any storage area under the ovens? Is it downdraft or do you need a fume hood?