We LOVE our pots and pans. When we cook regularly, there are just a few go-to cookware with which we have a different level of comfort. I have a lot of alternatives for making the same recipe in different pans, yet I choose the same pan repeatedly. This love for our cooking instruments makes us blind to the fact that they age and become unusable. Scratched or warped cookware gets the job done, but it gets it done poorly. So you must replace your cookware at the right time.