I actually bought these pans from Amazon because they were running a better deal, but I completely love them! I've had them about 6 months and I recommend them to everyone. In my set I have the large, medium, and small sauce pans with lids, the steamer with lid, and I also have two each of the 8" and 10" frying pans. I have had no problems as long as I preheat, which will be the case with any non-coated pans. My only complaint about this set is that none of the lids fit the 10" frying pan. The steamer lid fits the 8". I guess there always has to be something, but this set is still totally worth it. There is an 11" sauté' skillet that comes with a lid that I plan to purchase. For now, I can usually stick a spatula along the side of the large sauce pan lid and it keeps the lid up on the 10" skillet. By the way, I use the dishwasher on these pans (although I do have to occasionally touch up with Bar Keeper's Friend). I've burnt one bone dry. I've cooked on high heat. You name it! The quality is superb! I seriously recommend them to anyone who likes to cook.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
I was very pleased with these pots and pan. They feel very heavy duty but not so heavy that you can't work with them. I can definately tell a difference between these and my old cheaper set of pans. I did a lot of research before buying these. I decided stainless steel was the way to go as long as it had the multiple layers that helps with the heat conductivity which this set has (the inner core the product description talks about). Sticking was my biggest concern with stainless steel. So far so good. I have been pretty good about making sure the pan is heated before putting food on it and have been happy with it so far. I'm glad I finally made the switch. I was using non-stick pans before and I started tasting it in my food. I assume that isn't very healthy :). Another bonus is these pans shipped very quickly.
I was so hoping to get frying pans that did not stick without the nonstick coating. Unfortunately, these were not the ones. I really like the sauce pans that came in the set, but the frying pans stick. I've tried both the cooking spray and cooking oil. The food stuck badly using both. Tried preheating pan and not preheating. Nothing works. I also purchased the 11 qt pan which has the same sticking issues.