We got it for our wedding in April 2010, so it's not that old... it was the huge set that goes on sale for 649 sometimes.... so it's not easily replaceable. DH is military, and I visit back "home" with the kids once or twice a year since he usually can't take leave. This past time I was gone for a month and he had a friend staying with him, and the bottom of some of my pots/ pans are silver now. I'm assuming dishwahser/ improper washing. They look terrible. If I need to provide a pic I can. Is there any way to salvage them or am I just screwed til we can get more??