We bought this set five years ago and the saucepans and the dutch oven are still going strong with no scratches and no issues with food sticking. If I only had to review the sauce pans, this would get a five on everything, including the price. These have been so durable and it's definitely hard to burn food in them. I read and followed the instructions that state you should use medium heat only. I do that and they work well. They clean up so easily, even if you made something sticky or oily. I have used the smallest one to fry beer-battered shrimp and I had no problem cleaning the oil splatters on the outside. Honestly, these sauce pans look like they are still new. Now, let's move onto the two frying pans. They started out great. We had no issues and followed the recommended instructions that came with the set. They were non-stick and heated evenly--for awhile. After about 2 1/2 years of use, everything started sticking to these. The little oil we would use for cooking started to get stuck to the sides of the pan and I could no longer clean it off. The color of the frying pans got dark and stained on the outside, unlike the sauce pans. After fighting with these pans for a while, I finally threw them both away! Yes, I actually threw them away. I couldn't cook anything in them without it sticking and burning and I couldn't clean them afterwards. I still use the saucepans, but purchased some Cuisinart frying pans to go with them. I'm much happier with the new pans.