Hodge1, they have some electronics, but not as much as many. The ovens on the Capital and Bluestar ranges both come with an oven with a dial control that is marked in degrees. ( I have never seen the Capital in person, but from what I have read, it is just a simple dial on the gas model. The Dual Fuel has an electronic control pad ) On the Bluestar, if you want the oven to go to 350, you turn the dial to 350, if you want convection, you push a button and it turns on a fan. So the oven is pretty dirt simple. It probably has a circuit to tell the glow bar how long to stay on to get the oven burner or broiler to light, but that is it. So many ovens have a digital keypad with timers, etc, and it can be like programming a digital watch to get it to work. Many posters have reported overheating the digital controls, and having a circuit board cut out. Actually, the Blue Star and the Capital are usually mentioned in the same sentence because they are some of the few that still offer an open burner. While many prefer a sealed burner, there is an avid group of open burner fans. The theories are that it allows better flow directly to the bottom of the pan, instead of out to the sides, and all other things being equal it can simmer at a lower level, it doesn't show every speck of dirt that you see on a sealed burner. Of course, burner design plays a large role in some of that, and opinions vary as to whether the industrial look of a Blue Star or Capital looks as good as a sealed burner when it is clean.