Visions Casserole Dishes are versatile. I don't know about other casserole dishes, but Visions Casserole Dishes can be taken from the "Freezer to Stove to Table." I have never actually tried testing this versatility; I'm too concerned that something may go wrong and my dish may explode. :) Visions Casserole Dishes look more Earthen looking. Mine are brownish. I just used one of my Visions Casserole Dishes yesterday to bake and Apple Crisp. It was delicious. I sprayed the inside of the dish with Non Stick Cooking Spray to keep the deliciousness from sticking and then added the sliced apples. The topping of the Apple Crisp that Did touch the sides of the pan, Did stick. :( I had sprayed the bottom of the pan, not the sides towards the top. I am assuming that food sticking to the pan is more of a reflection on me than on the casserole dishes, however. Visions casserole dishes are not flashy. They do not draw anyone's eyes to look at the casserole dish instead of the food. They are not ugly, though. They are circular and have glass lids, also. We like our Visions Casserole Dishes. Doesn't Stick I can get Everything to stick. It must be a "gift" of mine. I try to Always spray all of my cooking and baking wear with Non Stick Cooking Spray to try to prevent some of that stickiness. Ease of Cleaning Two Thumbs up for Dishwasher safe. I am Always happy to not have to hand wash my casserole dishes. Durability Unfortunately, we Have broken some of our Visions Casserole Dishes and lids. Very sad. We have also accidentally dropped some casserole dishes and they have Not broken. So, I guess it just depends on Lots of things.