I received this set as a gift from my grandmother a few years back when my husband and I moved. I was pleased to finally have a set of "good" pots and pans. I have used these numerous times over the years and they have held up pretty good considering. I cook for my family everyday and so they are used and washed just about everyday. The small sauce pan does have some slight staining in it, due to making tea in it over the years, but it's definitely not near as bad as I've seen from other brands just after one tea use. I love that you can use these one the stove and then transfer th3em straght into the oven for use. The handles get hot inside the oven obviously but they don't get too hot with just the stove use. Other than that, the only issue I have had is that they are not very Non-Stick. I have to use oils and sprays all the time or else the food (any food) will stick to the pan. It has been like that since the first time I washed them, and I used exactly what I was told to use to clean them. But, its not enough of an issue for me to stop using this set.