Of course, I can only speak of my own experience. The pans are OK. They're not terribly flimsy, and they're not hard to clean. Cleaning is a bit of a nuisance since each doughnut mold has to be cleaned individually; but it's quite easy. I have five of these trays. I wanted to make one large batch of doughnuts and I didn't want to have to clean the trays between batches. In all five of them the doughnuts stick. Oh, they come out easily enough with a little help from a curved, flat plastic tool (meant for peeling oranges). They're not a pleasure to use, but they wouldn't discourage me from making the doughnuts. By the way I fill the molds using a funnel; that makes it easy. I'd get these trays again, but only because I haven't found anything better. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them with the above explanation.