Rated 2 out of 5Â by HeatherNG Disappointed
My husband and I purchased this set to replace an 8 yr old, durable set we had previously and are going to be returning this set to the store. The bottoms of the pots and pans started discoloring after their first cycle in the dishwasher. Also, if the lids aren't removed prior to the cycle, they collect water/debris from the wash and leave a film inside the lid. Gross. I called the manufacturer about this and they made it sound like it is a defective lid. However, all the lids in our set do that and based on other product reviews, looks like it isn't just our set. The 2 small pans are too small and we have never used them. I do like the utensil set it came with. Wish we hadn't donated our old set of pots/pans because it was in better condition than this new set!
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Squiffy Extremely Disappointed
I got this set as a replacement for my 17 year old T-Fal Resistal set. I thought that since I was so pleased with that last set I would be just as happy with this set...well, I'm not. The Resistal line was extremely fast to heat water in the saucepans, half the time of other pans I would use at the same time. This Inspirations set is a let down. It, like other pans takes FOREVER to heat water to a boil. It took 25 minutes to boil a full pot of water!!!! That is crazy. Every time I look at these pans I just want to throw them out and go back to my old pans even though they are worn out and I probably will until I can find something comparable to them. I will probably purchase one of the Signature pans by itself and see if it works any better.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by SDE1 Disappointed
I bought these pots and pans because they were dishwasher safe. The handle on the lids needs to be removed prior to going into the dishwasher because there is no gasket to prevent water from getting between the glass lid and the metal band thru which the lid is screwed on. The frying pans are very small. However, the pots and pans are convenient and cost effective except for the lid problem.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Shawsh Love the color (red) but quality is just fair.
Smaller pans do not even stand on their own as they are so lightweight. The larger size pans are not big enough so had to keep our old large pot and frying pan for future use when preparing larger meals. Guess they are worth the amount paid, but in the long run - would have been better off paying more to get a quality set pa pans that will last longer.
If I had seen them in the store, instead of ordering on-line - I would not have purchased this set.