I bit the bullet and purchased a 12" skillet at my local grocery store, as a test. At first, it was everything that was advertised. I noticed that, after the third or fourth use, that my eggs started to stick to the pan. I added some butter which seemed to help...for a while. This morning, I placed approximately 1/2 cup of oil in the pan and some freshly grated hash browns. They immediately stuck to the pan...along the entire bottom. I had to grab my spatula and scrape them off the pan.
I can feel food residue, and was able to scrape some of it off, the coating. It can only be removed with a Scotch-Brite type cleaner and only with a lot of muscle grease...not the sort of reason I'd buy the pan. I use Dawn dish soap and have even let the pan soak for a few hours but there is a visible difference in the coating.
There is a warranty and I saved it. I'll see what they do. As I said, it was a test before I went for the set. Unless we can find out why my pan malfunctioned, I'll be looking elsewhere.
Length of Use: 3–6 months
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Pros and Cons
Very attractive coating (blue)
Edges at a good angle for flipping
Handle right sized for handling pan
The bottom is quite beefy...no worries about it warping
Even stickier than my non-coated pans
Handle gets hot
Extremely difficult to get all caked-on junk off