I've had T-fal pans for over a decade. The surfaces were still slick but the bottoms were unclean-able so I decided to upgrade. I was leaning toward the Titanium pans until I saw the BD ad showing the titanium pot's surface would break down after time. So I purchased a full set of the BD brand trusting the advertiser's statements. I purchased the set through Amazon and when they arrived I discarded my trusty T-fal pots. After the first use of the small saucepan, I noticed it had begun to chip. I contacted the manufacture about the lifetime warranty. They told me I needed to deal with the distributor. Amazon wanted me to send the entire set back before I could get a replacement. The shipping was more than the cost of the one failed pot so I took the loss. Now it's been a year and everything sticks to these crappy pots. Making this the MOST EXPENSIVE set of pots I've ever purchased.
Length of Use: 6–12 months
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend