From the very first time we used this cookware we were disappointed. EVERYTHING STICKS! Tried cooking low, medium… You name it. Nothing worked. The stains in the bottom of any of the pots or pans after cooking in them is almost impossible to remove. After a good scrubbing the stains are still there. We found that pouring regular white vinegar will remove most stains and return the them to a nice shine, but who wants to do that each time they are used… When everything sticks to the surface. Emeril may know cooking, but he obviously never used these pots and pans!