I was given just the fry pan for Christmas. Worked exactly as advertised for the first couple of months and then stuff started to stick. I had followed the care instructions to the letter. The issue got worse and worse until in the end I gave up and tossed it. The other issue I had was the metal was very light. The bottom 'cupped' after heating which meant the center of the pan was not touching the element, (I have a smooth top glass range). I so wanted this to work but it turned out to be a disappointment.