When I was 26 yrs old, my mom brought me these pots for my 1st place. I still have them at the age of 48. I just brought this set for my youngest daughter who is 20 yrs old. I'm sure she'll have hers till she's 50.
We have had this set for about 9 months. Within the first couple of months some of the handles became loose. Now all of them come loose after every use, which means that we have to re-tighten them every time we use them. It's really frustrating. The only reason I gave a rating of 2 stars is because the non-stick feature of this set is very nice. I'm wishing we would have bought the Paula Dean set over these.
I ordered this pan set in red. I received it in black and the first pan I looked at is bent. Now this web site is telling me to go somewhere else to log in again to return it!
This is one purchase that I would not have made if I had seen them up close first. (I purchased online.) I have a gas stove with grates and the handles on the pots are so long and heavy they have a tendency to make the pots tip over. They might work better on an electric stove, but I'm ready to find a different set. Also, the lids don't fit snug and let steam leak around the edges. The lids, themselves, are not robust and liquid comes through the metal trim to the top of the lid. Very disappointing for this brand.