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I don't know how these are getting 5 stars - I had low expectation that were COMPLETELY under met! Just see the photos
on October 5, 2014
Not very impressed. After reading reviews it seemed like this was a great buy, but unfortunately we have been very under impressed with the quality of the finish. The set is decent and if you are using a pot to boil something it is perefectly fine, but the skillets are horrible! We have used them about 5 times and they do not clean well at all. Unlike other non-stick alternatives, I found the food was VERY hard to get off the finish. We have to soak for hours and put some scrubbing to get rid of something as simple as eggs. The finish on the skillet immediately discolored the first time cooking red sauce and little chips are already coming off on the inside. We've only used plastic/rubber cooking utensils and cleaned with mild scrubbing wands. It seemed the only good use was the first time and since then every time we cooked something, the quality of the interior has gotten worse. We were hoping to have these for some years, but after 5 uses I'm not even sure if we'll get 5 months. Very disappointing. We spent a lot of time before picking a set and decided on this for quality and price...but looks like we'll have to replace at least the skillets.
EDIT: Initially bought in September and review above it from October after very mild use. I needed to update the review to add photos so potential buyers can see what to expect. I said I was hoping to get 5 months out of these...we are at 4 months and should have replaced them over 2 months ago. Skillets are in the garbage right after these pics were taken. They were used about 10 times. The pics are after soaking overnight and scrubbing...not only are they non-stick, they almost actually seem to do the opposite. A real shame...this company should offer refunds or replacements in these cases, clearly it's a faulty product.