I love this set except that the 12 inch pan has no lid. I thought that other 12 inch Caphalon lids would fit this Kitchen Essentials model, but none do. I ended up buying a universal lid at Fleet Farm that fits, but it is not as nice looking as the lids in this set.
I purchased these pans about 3 weeks ago and was very disappointed as the first time I used them they got a rainbow effect on the bottom of the inside and were dull looking [...].
Came home and used it immediately and I have my shiny as new pots back again
Now I am VERY happy with them...they cook so evenly and I am love the look of them..
Thanks for the cleaning tip
My husband and I received these as a wedding gift a year ago. We've used them very often, especially the smaller skillet and the larger saucepan, each of which get used 4-5 times per week. We've been very pleased with the way they cook--they heat quickly and evenly on both gas and electric cook surfaces, and they clean up very easily. However, we've found that over time the nonstick surfaces of both the skillets has not held up very well. We've been very careful to hand wash them and not use any sharp or metal utensils on them, but the surface has still appeared very worn already. They still work fine though, but I question how much longer we'll be able to make the skillets last. The rest of the set, however, has held up beautifully so far!
First set came a little damaged and my daughter promptly took them to the local Target...they promptly refunded her money. Purchased a second set and they were perfect. Great value for the money