When we redid the kitchen we exchanged our ceramic topped electric stove for a nice responsive gas one. Yes it did take quite a bit more effort to clean the new stove top than the old one but what a small price to pay for the greater cooking efficiency, right?
Oh, did I forget to mention that in our division of labor, I do the cooking and almost NEVER do the cleaning up afterwards? Well Wife who does the cleaning didn't quite see things the same way. After one particular messy post meal clean up she made some mention that couldn't I do something so that the fat spattering didn't go all over the rest of the stove?
The result -
This actually works really well (truth be told Wife thought of it).
Happy Wife. Happy Life.