I love my Emerilware. I could have never afforded them myself but received them as a wedding present and love using them. I take extra care of them so they will last me a long time. Doesn't Stick I have used my Emerilware pans for several years. I got them as a wedding present eight years ago. They still work well and function; however, I have more issues with food sticking now than I did when I first got them. It isn't a big deal because I just spray Pam or other nonstick down to assist when I am cooking something that is more prone to sticking (ex. eggs or pancakes). Heat Distribution I have used with both gas and electric ranges, it appears the heat distributes well on both types across the pan. Ease of Handling The cookware handles very easily, some pieces are heavy for me, especially pots when filled with water. Ease of Cleaning They clean very well, I also typically use my George Foreman sponges on them since they aren't as abrasive and I want the pots and pans to last me a long time. Design They have a nice and sleek design. I think they are attractive pots and pans. Durability I have used my set for about 8 years and hope I can have them for 8 more.