The pampered chef bamboo specialty cooking set is a very high quality product with a pretty low price. I have used this set for stir-frys and pasta sauces. I think that it works well. It is safe to use on nonstick surfaces. The utensils do not stain (I've even used them in red pasta sauce). I have these in a utensil drawer, and they take a lot of abuse, but they have yet to chip or crack. I believe that the price is comparable to other bamboo utensils, but I feel that these are of higher quality. I'm not sure if these are dishwasher safe....I have not put mine in the dishwasher, as I am afraid that the high temperature could cause them to crack. Since buying this set, I have purchased other pampered chef bamboo utensils and like them just as well. If you are interested in the Pampered Chef bamboo line, I would recommend buying one set that you think you will use most often and see how you like it. I'm sure you will decide to buy more!