I bought the 11-piece set from JC Penny for my daughter. HORRIBLE COOKWARE!!! The gray nonstick coating turns brown and emits a strange odor. Food also stuck the first time she used them and the nonstick utensils scratched the coating. In less than 3-weeks black spots started forming where the pans/pots turn brown. I told her to quite using them they have to be a HEALTH HAZZARD. Also found out product is made in CHINA who does not have the best safety record. She tried to call the company and was put on hold for long periods of time several times. I am going to contact JC Penny's about returning them as defective merchandise. TOTAL JUNK!!! DO NOT EVER BUY PHILIPPE RICHARD!!!!!!