I grew up with my mom using T-fal, so that was the obvious choice for me when I started my own home. With the T-fal nonstick surface, I find that I never had anything sticking because of the Dupont technology that they use on the pans. However, now that I am older, I have a hard time knowing that they use harsh chemicals to create this nonstick surface. This surface will scratch if metal utensils are used on it, so that would cause a concern for that ending up in food. I know research has been done on this that goes both ways, but I wish that T-fal would come up with a new and safe techonology to make the pans not have the harsh chemicals. But for the purpose of a nonstick pan, T-fal does the job well. Doesn't Stick Over time, you will get some sticking which I think is to be expected. But overall these do very well in that category. Heat Distribution The heat distribution in these pans is not as good as something like the hard adonized surface. Design Wish they would keep the chemicals out of their pans! Durability Some of the different pans you can tell are lighter and cheaper than some other brands.