Finding a really nice cooktop on Ebay got this project going: a new formica countertop, deeper sink, new hot water dispenser and the stove. The old counter was getting warped and looked all of its 33 years of age.
This is the counter after removal of the original stove and sink. By the way, if anyone is interested in these things, they can have them for the cost of shipping and handling. Available is sink, stove, and 4" boler