These pans have a high quality inner coating and perform great. As others have stated, the handles do loosen up all the time and need to be tightened. No big deal, just a nuisance. I didn't read the fine print and was surprised that the pans were bright red in color, again no big deal and actually pretty. BUT, the red outer paint started chipping off immediately and continues every time they are washed or used. They have to be treated with kid gloves to protect from chipping every time they are used. Over-all a great set of pans as far as the quality of the non-stick surface and they do heat very evenly. I just wonder how long it will be before they look all chipped up.