I have purchased three pieces of al-clad cookware with the non-stick finish. Buyer Beware. On all three items, the non-stick surface is peeling off. I followed the manufacturers instructions for care and use yet, the peeling started at the rim of the pans and drops off bit by bit. These items were not purchased at an outlet but Williams Sonoma. When I contacted WS, they said they could not do anything and to contact al-clad. Al-Clad said there was nothing they would do. I am so disappointed with Al-Clad. Investing in expensive cookware was something I thought would save me from re-purchasing over and over again. Al-Clad washed their hands of my problem; so I am washing my hand of them.