I bought my set while still in high school. My mother thought I was crazy spending 500.00 on cookware and linens. I was recently making Humming Bird food (water, brown sugar etc.) The pan was on the burner when my neighbour called me over to help her with something and I forgot the pan was on my gas stove. I came back 2 hours later and the house was full of black smoke. I crawled under the smoke to the stove and turned it off. There was a big bubble of foaming goo on the pan that looked like a Jiffy Pop bag that was done, but not one drop of this flammable goo had spilled over. Where I live it takes about 40 minutes for a fire truck to reach me. Had I owned any other pan I would have lost everything. I was also thrilled to find out that the pan has a warranty coverage for fire. I’m so grateful I invested in quality back then. It saved my home.