This set of hard anodized cookware was given to me as a wedding present three years ago from someone who already owned a personal set and has been used more than any other present we received. The pans heat well and evenly and are hardy enough that I expect them to last a long time. The pots and pans are slick on the inside and generally don't require oil to prevent food from sticking to them (a plus for the health-conscience). The largest pan is the one I use most frequently and have found it no longer cleans up as well as it originally did. A few negative aspects of the cookware: the weight makes it a little cumbersome to handle when draining liquids off the larger pieces, I'm not sure how to clean the stains off the outside and bottom of the pans for use on our flat-top stove, and I feel like it is missing a medium sized pot (there are two smaller ones and a large one, so I end up using an older piece of stainless cookware I own when cooking a pot of rice).