After a couple weeks with the new Wolf gas stove, I'm noticing that the stovetop and the surrounding countertop rarely need to be cleaned. Remembering the ordeal of scraping burnt spots off the old electric stove's glass cooktop, and trying to get grease off the glass control panel on a daily basis, I wondered what was going on. It's not just that the Wolf is easy to clean--it's that it isn't getting dirty.
The answer, I realized, was that because I can now control burner temperature precisely, foods aren't bubbling over or spattering. I find I enjoy cooking much more now that it doesn't involve trashing the place.