Tramontina is supposed to be a good brand. I was looking at a Tramontina set that was lots higher in price and I couldn't afford it, so I finally settled on getting a stainless steel Kirkland set from Costco that was the cheapest I had ever seen, and it still cost $170.
So naturally, I checked Craig's List right before I ordered it and saw someone had posted some 40 year old copper pots for practically the same price and I got those instead. I love copper (not so much anymore since I've had to polish them), but these had stainless steel on the inside and I just love the stainless steel. One thing I heard was you need to let the pan get hot first, then put in the oil and let that get hot before you put in the food. Then if you're putting in any meat or anything, you let it cook for about 5 minutes until it will let go of the pan so you can flip it (the meat, not the pan).
The only thing that still sticks to my pans is when I make scrambled eggs. Otherwise, nothing sticks when I use a little olive oil and if something does leave something behind, I either put some hot water in the pan when I'm done cooking or let the pan soak for a couple minutes after it's cooled down. On the really stubborn stuff, I just use a wire scourer. I have yet to actually use any muscle in getting my pots and pans clean.
If I'm doing anything wrong here, please, you guys, speak up and let me know.