Top positive review
9 people found this helpful
on April 22, 2014
My mom got me this set for my birthday and I just love it! I spent a lot of time looking, lifting, reading, and perusing before I chose a set.So far I haven't had any of the issues described by other reviewers. No scratches, no flaking, peeling, or staining..... I hand wash them with a gentle dish soap and soft sponge scrubber, and I tend to use only rubber and plastic utensils. The non-stick works very well so there should never be any need to scrape your utensils across the bottom or any kind of rough handling. Washing them is a breeze! They clean so easily so there shouldn't be any heavy scrubbing needed (I probably wouldn't let them float around in a sink full of other dishes either...but I'm paranoid! haha) . I know some people complain about the bolts from the handle collecting food, but I find it washes out easily enough (and it makes the handles very sturdy....otherwise people would complain that the handles were loose), I use one of those stick sponges (that keeps a reservoir of soap in the handle) to clean them and I have no issues. I saw someone else posted about water collecting in the rim of the lids. I haven't had that issue myself, but I don't generally submerge them in a sink full of water either, so that could make a difference. I just wash my lids with my soap sponge, rinse, and set out to dry. I haven't had any issues with the outsides staining, of course that could be me... I haven't really gotten much food on the outside to stain it with, and I usually wash them right after use. I can see how the outside might seem harder to clean, but as of yet it's fine for me. I bought a set of pan stacking pads to put in between my pans to keep them from scratching on each other and no scratches yet!
I love the steamer/pasta strainer!! It works great! And makes spaghetti night a breeze! Visually they are a beautiful set; I just love the way they look.
Honestly I really love this set, it feels really solid, cooks really nicely, nothing sticks to the bottom, it doesn't scratch that easy (I was so sure I scratched it the other day when I dropped it on top of another pan...but nope...not even a dent). I've been very careful with them though, I don't use high heat, I hand wash, I use rubber utensils where I can, I'm careful when putting them away, and use a gentle sponge to wash them with. Eventually I know that I WILL see wear and tear, but so far so good!
I think if you take good care of them and take your time that this set is amazing so far! I will let you know how it's going a year from now :) but after a few months of having them; I am still in love.