I did quit a bit of research with overstocks comments before purchasing this cookware set. We were changing from nonstick cookware that flaked off with use to a stainless for safe cooking. I have always respect cuisinart name, and thought price would get a great set. Unfortunately, with use the pans do not retain the stainless steal perfect look . Even with immediately drying. I do like cooking with them. I also had to have one pan replaced due to flaking off of stainless on inside bottom in 4 places after first use. Customer service was over the top awesome!