I use non-stick, typically, but love the look of stainless steel, so my husband convinced me to buy this set, despite the fact that it does not have a non-stick surface. I love, love, love this set. They are beautiful, easy to clean (and if it is too tough, I have him do it :).Actually, stainless steel it not difficult to clean at all and it is a beautiful set. I am glad I have it. They are sturdy, well made and look beautiful hanging from my pot rack.