I have several SKK pots and pans and they are awesome. You know you'll be handing these down to your children's children but they'll be fighting for them in the will. They're too heavy for the wife to throw at you, but the detachable handles are a boon when stuffing things into the oven. They spread the heat evenly and are easy to clean - they are dishwasher friendly but I tend to wash them as soon as the food is prepared and they literally always wipe clean with ease in hot soapy water. Expensive, but these pots will outlast a nuclear war.