A few years ago my great Hubby bought me some pans I had wanted for a long while. I love them so much that I then purchased ALL the extra pans to complete my set. This was not cheap. I bought 6 and 8 quart stock pots too. My speciality is homemade chicken and noodles and I used those pans at least once a week during the cooler months.
Fast forward...I noticed that they are all suddenly letting go of their Teflon surfaces. Every single pan!
Hubby stepped in and did the following: (read his blog)http://jimmohr.blogspot.com/2011/07/cuisinart-denies-lifetime-warranty.html
I bought a few CHEAP new pans since mine were ALL gone for over a month!
I did not ever use metal utensils in my pans. I do not use a high heat when I cook. I am a simmerer...love slow cooked foods. They never went in the oven.
The RA people at Cuisinart said I had ABUSED the pans and that voided the Warranty! Geezzzz....the Teflon all started peeling all at once. I bought the pans all at once...go figure. DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I assumed it was a bad batch and that all my pans were going to be replaced. NOT!
So world, there you have it.
And I also took my old stainless pans from storage. I bought them in 1967 for my hope chest. They are great HEAVY pans but they are not non-stick. They come clean with SOS pads. But I hate the feeling of those pads on my hands. I know...wear gloves...not for me. The gloves feel gross too! I am glad I still have those heavy weight pans. BUT...they do not have a hole in the handle to hang on my wall. That is a great way to not use up cupboard space. They are Aristocraft pans. I bought them from a door to door salesman when I was 17 years young.