These utensils are very durable. They are made of a high quality nylon material that is very heat resistant. I have purchased the starter set and added several other pieces to my set over the last year. They do not scratch your non-stick coated pans but strong enough to withstand serving heavy foods without bending. I sometimes lie them on the glass stovetop and I have not had one melt yet. The design of these utensils is very modern but will match any kitchen theme or décor. The handle has a non-slip design so you can hold on to them even if you are wearing an oven mitt. They are dishwasher safe and food does not stick to them, especially cheese. There are several pieces available for purchase so there is a utensil for every job in this collection. The soup ladle is one of the biggest I have seen and makes serving soup a breeze. I suggest them to anyone who loves to cook efficiently. Ease of Cleaning They are dishwasher safe. Durability They are strong and heat resistant. Design They are modern but will also match any kitchen décor.