Katie E, you're so right!
That stuff cerntainly doesn't come cheap. I paid over $40. for mine.
Yes Mike, she has one out now, in a choice of either blue or orange. I wasn't going to get her two hard anodized pots, but I did anyway.
Sometimes, I don't like to use my SS cookware set often. Not that I don't like it. This might sound kind of crazy, but I just like to look at it a lot hanging on the bakers' rack because it looks so pretty and shiny!
It's my first ever SS set, and I want to have it around for a long, long, long time, as I don't plan on buying another one anytime soon.
So I use the Rachael Ray and cast iron cookware often. I really do take good care of all of the cookware though. And I don't use any harsh scouring pads or cleaners to clean the SS cookware. Just a paste that comes in a plastic jar.