I too was scammed by Colorado Prime and purchased these pots, however, I must say I have using them for over 18 years and they are like brand new. My handles are in very good condition because I only use them when I want to drain something, otherwise I do not use the handles. My husband left a hotdog cooking in the next to the smallest pot and it ran dry and started smoking. I still have the imprint of the two hotdogs in the bottom of the pot, however, it did not affect he use of the pot.
Overall, I am very pleased with these pots.
Suzanne LoPresti, Dunedin, FL