I bought these in the 10 piece cookware set version by Philippe Richard. I followed all the directions and tips like seasoning the pans after taking them out of the box before use by applying cooking oil, using only plastic , wood or nylon utensils and no abrasive cleaning pads. Yet after around 6 months of use this cookware failed me and my food started sticking. Around 3 months after that this cookware started rusting and the non stick coating started coming off on my food as well as during clean up. Needless to say, they have been replaced and I only have 2 of the 10 piece set now. Doesn't Stick At new to a few months old they indeed don't stick , but after that the non stick coating starts coming off and defeats the purpose of having them. Heat Distribution I will say that they heat distribution was fine and that aspect worked out well. Ease of Handling The ease of handling was fine they are not that heavy. Ease of Cleaning These ease of cleaning them of food residue was great until food started to stick in them then the job became a chore. On another note, once the non stick coating starts to peel off it will also come off when you do clean up. Design The design is attractive and that's why I purchased them. The handles are well placed and secured to the pans and have an ergonomic design to them. Durability The durability is awful.