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Great pots, but they only last about 5 years
on November 13, 2010
These pots were given to me as a gift about 7 years ago. They're a really attractive set, and look much better in person than they do in the pictures. Initially they performed great, too. I love the glass tops and the stay cool handles, and the non-stick worked like a charm...for awhile. After about 3 years, the non-stick properties seemed to have worn off, and the soft handle material had started to get sticky rub off. By year 6, the Teflon non-stick coating itself was flaking off into our food (even though I never used metal cooking implements; only bamboo, silicone, and nylon). Time to throw them out. These were a great starter set and are a great price, but they are not lifetime pots. Given what we now know about Teflon, I'd say be very careful with these and throw them out as soon as you see signs of scratching and flaking on the inside of the pots. I'm buying a new set of Chantal enamel interior pots (they're supposed to last a lifetime) so that I don't have to worry about chemicals leaching into my food.