These pans seemed great when I first bought them. I followed all the instructions - soft soap, warm water, low heat, sponge clean, bought a whole new set of silicon scrapers so they would never see metal! A year later and I have to soak them for hours to get them clean. They stick like a steel pan, but you can't scrub them clean. I wouldn't mind if they had been a $20 solution (previously I have always bought cheap 'semi-disposable' non-stick pans), but at $100 and less than a year's use, this is a big disappointment. Now I am headed back to stainless steel.