As I was washing it this morning I noticed that the water was still beading on the surface. I have three pans and have bought additional ones to use as gifts. The cheaper ceramic pans would have been useless by now. I used to buy ceramic pans which gave up the non stick ghost after 3 months of continuous use. In this case I seem to be getting the value for my money and am still pleased.Update 6/2/20 -> Still going strong and has paid for itself instead of going through multiple cheaper ceramic pans.