Who among you was grateful for getting a set of pots and pans as a wedding gift but found them to be the worst utensils you could posess? Do you have stories to tell of occasions you used them, just to show the people who gave them could see you were using them, but the meals ended in kitchen disasters because the pans weren't up to the job? When I was first married, I was grateful for the generosity of the wedding guests, but their gifts were most tat stuff that wouldn't survive a year of being thrown at each other as we became accustomed to understanding what marriage was all about. Over the years, I grew to undestand that all the lies told about Teflon-coated pans being non-stick only worked for a short time, but good quality stainless steel pans don't stick unless you're stupid. So from the mid 80s to the current day, we've been using pans I bought when I was rich, and I defy any celebrity chef who promotes an alternative range of pans to find fault with them, but the mid 80s seem like a century away now and I have to admit that although that although the pans are as serviceable as they ever were, they are starting to look tired. When I was a younger man, I might have been inclined to take them to my workshop and restore them to a better than new condition, but I can't do that now, because I sold my workshop. But relatively recently I need a pan to cook an ommete in and as the supermarket had a special offer on Scovile pans with a size that was just what I needed, I bought one. Since then, my sweetheart has bought several more. I can't tell you how much they made cooking simpler, but I'm not suggesting everyone rushes out to buy them, just raising an everyday matter that Personal contribultors who aren't interested in politics might for a change, care to discuss.