Thank you for your question Robin. The Farberware High Performance Nonstick 17-Piece Cookware Set makes it easy to turn out complete, delicious meals. Farberware has brought performance, convenience and reliability to countless kitchens for over a century, and this cookware set continues that tradition for a new generation. Crafted from heavy-duty aluminum that heats evenly, the covered saucepans and Dutch oven feature long-lasting nonstick for effortless food release and easy cleanup. Both skillets and the griddle boast the unique dimpled surface of the SmartGlide® Nonstick System with top-quality nonstick, which improves durability and creates air pockets that transfer heat to food quickly. Non-stick coatings are completely safe for consumer use, but like any home appliance or houseware product, these products can be misused and abused.
Nonstick coatings are formulated and quality tested to resist chipping and peeling. However, the nonstick finish can be damaged if the Use & Care for your product is not followed. In the event that particles from the nonstick coatings are accidentally ingested, there is no danger because the coatings are inert and nontoxic. I hope this information has been helpful.