This skillet is really good for the price. Especially with PFOA-free layers. After 2 years or so of usage, I have realized that the trick to making sure the food does not stick depends on the food and several factors. For example, frying eggs needs to be fried at medium heat, and oil MUST be placed on the pan (at least 1 tbsp). Otherwise, the eggs will stick and it will be A NIGHTMARE trying to get it out without scratching it. Unless you soak it for 2-3 days and use a brillo soap-less pad. Too much work. But it fries veggies very well, cooks meat like a pro. I don't suggest throwing sugar in the pan because it will caramelize and turn the pan black. Then you will need a brillo. It does pancakes alright as well but again, you still need 1 tsp minimum of butter or oil so it wont stick. This pan will only "not stick" with easily removable things like toast, veggies, fruits, liquids.