I first saw HexClad cookware on sale at the Wisconsin State Fair, and after doing some research online, it was apparent that these pans are really only available from direct sellers at fairs or other special events - that is if you want to get them for the best price. I scored my set at Costco for $350.
I took them home, and seasoned them with vegetable oil per the instructions. That was a real mistake. The next meal I cooked, which was at high heat, literally turned the vegetable oil on the pan into brown gunk. I hand to completely scrub the pan with Bon Ami cleanser to get the gunk off.
I tried again, this time using Canola oil, which has a much higher smoking / burning temperature than vegetable oil, and viola, the pans worked great. I am now able to cook on them with little or no oil and the are very easy to clean up.
Contents: Bonus 12" stir fry wok The foundation of the gourmet cook's tool kit-12" hexclad fry pan and 12" tempered glass lid. The perfect size for everyday meals-10" hexclad fry pan and 10" tempered glass lid The essential sauces and sides pan-8" hexclad fry pan 8" tempered glass lid; Hexclad Hybrid Cookware limited special event 7 piece set (12in pan, 10in pan, 8in pan, with individual lids) *Bonus item 12in Stir fry wok included. PFOA FREE; OVEN SAFE TO 500F; METAL UTENSIL SAFE; DISHWASHER SAFE; HYBRID TECHNOLOGY; SCRATCH RESISTANT; STAY COLL METAL HANDLES; TRI-PLY CONSTRUCTION; LIFETIME WARRANTY; NONSTICK INSIDE AND OUTSIDE If you have been looking for high quality stainless steel, non-stick cookware, your quest stops here! The HexClad cooking pan features a unique hybrid design and a triple layered stainless steel and aluminum construction which guarantees unmatched durability. Forget about poorly designed pans that turn cooking into a nightmare! This top notch, stainless steel cooking pan features a practical, ergonomic, heat resistant handle which assures a firm, comfortable grip, making cooking an enjoyable, effortless task while keeping your hands safe from burns. This must have roasting and frying pan features scratch resistant, non-stick inner and outer surfaces that can be effortlessly cleaned within seconds. Moreover, this kitchen pan is dishwasher safe, helping you enjoy maximum hygiene while saving you time and effort.