Okay, maybe that's a bit extreme, but my 23 year old waterless cookwear has needed new knobs and handles for ages! The handles were so loose that we were constantly spilling food and scalding ourselves as they tilted and wobbled. And someone always seemed to catch me in the act as I tried to use the nearest knife to tighten them up! Voila! I finally went to the website and ordered new knobs and handles - since they have a lifetime warranty I only had to pay $35 for the shipping and my lovely pots and pans are as good as new! I believe they will last another 23 years.