"It's ok to leave tiny traces of food in the pan that simply won't come off. Those don't pose a threat because a-microbes can't grow on silver and b- even if microbes could grow on silver they will die the next time the pan is preheated." NO!! NO!! the room is starting to spin!! I think I am going to pass out! AHAHAHA Anyway, this is a good review on the cookware. I hope the url didn't time-out.