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It's nice stuff....BUT!!!!!!
on December 26, 2009
We purchased this set from another venue.
When you first open the box and see the new set you are thrilled. Especially if your old set that you just replaced was horrible.
BUT after you have had it a while you start to realize that owning this set of cookware requires a LOT of effort on your part to keep it looking nice.
The bottoms darken easily and need constant attention to make them look good.
On our particular set, the largest saucepan interior was "bubbled". Well....we are NOT everyday cooks in this house and it only took a few months for the interior finish to begin chipping off the pan.
We had to go out and buy all new utensils and special scrubbers etc. to clean these pans. Most things we had in our drawer just didn't work well with this set. Stick a metal fork in it once and IT'S DONE!
Remember....NO dishwashers, NO metal utensils, NO harsh chemicals, NO abrasive scrubbers, NO cooking spray, NO stacking of pans, NO contact with other surfaces or the exterior WILL scratch!
In short....these pans take your full attention but when you buy anything worth having, you are willing to expend the extra energy and time to take good care of it.
If it weren't for the interior surface chips, I would have to give this set an "ALMOST PERFECT" score!!!!!