I am not a fan of the stove top, because it is rickety and the pan I have slides around and wants to slide right off. If I had children I would replace it with something less slidey. Just above the stove top is a pull out fan and light, it just slides right out and slides back when I'm not cooking anything. There is also a fancy front load washer. These are all the rage, but I do not love it. It's not good for soaking anything, and if I forget something I can't just open it up to toss whatever in after the fact. It does have a really great feature though: a timer. I can put the clothes in in the morning, set the timer to start the whole thing going at 3 o'clock, and when I get home they are just done and ready to hang up. I forgot to mention that the cutting board hung up behind the sink fits just in the sink to make even more counter space!