I understand what Hard Anodized Aluminum is - but I do not understand these issues... --if it is harder than steel why can't you use metal utensils? --the same thing goes for putting it in the dishwasher? --why is it easily scratched? In short, I love the characteristics of aluminum but I am afraid this oxidation will come of in time. Will it? I am not speaking about Teflon coated products - just plain ole Hard Anodized Aluminum. Please help me understand a few of these concerns as this stuff appears to have a great advertising spin but I am afraid it will not last.