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Not Really Very NonStick . . . But Durable!
Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2018
See all of those commercials on TV where they burn cheese into the pan and it peels right off, or slide eggs around the pan with zero added oil like they're on skates?
Well that's not these pans. If you want that kind of nonstick performance you're going to need to buy one of those pans, not these. From everything I have seen and read, the nonstick performance they show on those pans has a very short lifespan. But for these pans, it doesn't exist period.
The nonstick performance is better than for, say. an aluminum pan. Not by a lot though. Even with added oil, my eggs stuck a bit to the pan from the first use. And every time since then.
I liked my last two sets of Calphalon nonstick pans better. They only worked really well for maybe a couple of years, but at least they **DID** work very well for a while. These never have and never will. I suspect these will outlast those pans, and maybe in five years they will be about what they are now while the others would have been totally useless. Just a hunch looking at the surfaces of these pans so far. But I would prefer really good nonstick performance for a year or two and then replace them, than halfa$$ performance for five years. YMMV.
OCTOBER 2019 UPDATE: The surface of these pans is pretty close to new despite having been used probably a couple of hundred times. Also, surprisingly and inexplicably, the non-stick performance appears to be a little better than when I first bought them. So I have bumped them up by one star.