I have all of the Contemporary Nonstick pans. I would never buy another set of pans. They are the best pans out there. The price is totally worth it because they are lifetime guaranteed by Calphalon. They NEVER stick! The only slight downside is they are not dishwasher safe. They sometimes are a little pricey but they sell them at Bed Bath and Beyond and they usually have a 20% off coupon which helps out a bunch! Also if you buy the bigger sets they usually have a bonus gift which is another pan! Doesn't Stick I have never had a problem ever with these pans sticking. If you are nervous about sticking you could use a PAM spray. Heat Distribution These pans heat extremely evenly and well. There is no problem with them and heating. Durability These pans are very durable. I've accidently dropped them on the floor and they have had nothing happen to them. Also with the hard anodized surface there is no flaking off of the nonstick surface. Just make sure you only use a plastic spatula or spoon. Don't use a metal utensil or the pan will scratch.