I registered for the KitchenAid Nonstick Cookware set when I was getting married over five years ago and I'm so thrilled I did. These are my go-to pots and pans and I'm thrilled to say that after five years of hard use they are still going strong. I use them for everything: from my daily fried eggs in the morning, to making soups, and sauces, to popping popcorn. They are so excellent for everything that you cook on a stovetop. Doesn't Stick After five years, my smallest skillet is a little less non-stick than it once was. But I do use it almost every day, so I think that it has held up well considering all the use it gets. The larger skillet is also not completely non-stick anymore, but it also gets a ton of use. All three pots are still in great condition and things do not stick to them. Heat Distribution I have used these on four different stoves since purchasing them, two electric and two gas, and they always work well. There are never any hot spots with these pans, even though two of the stoves were especially bad. The metal is quality and the right thickness and things cook evenly in these pans. Ease of Handling The handles on these do not heat up at all and the lids have good rubberized centers which makes dealing with them during cooking easy. Ease of Cleaning The non-stick surface makes for quick, easy washing, which is wonderful. No endless scrubbing to get off pasta sauce and other tough things. Design These pots are anodized aluminum, rather than tephlon, so the non-stick surface doesn't flake off and get in your food. This is great and much safer and healthier.