My pans arrived very well packaged. I immediatly put them all in the dish washer to clean them,(I specificly wanted something dishwasher safe, so I put them to the test.)These are a real treat. I haven't had new pots and pans in 30 years. I've only cooked a couple of things with them, but they cooked everything nicely. I was especially looking for a product that did not have a non stick coating. I'm tired of the plastic wearing away after a relatively short time.I also bought these hoping I could put them in the oven, as the handles are also stainless steel.