If you are looking for high quality, comfortable utensils, then these are it. I don't really need the stand but it looks nice and is also of high quality. The utensils are worth the money. Very good balance, comfortable grip, sturdy, high quality. i do not see me buying replacements for quality issues - ever! I checked out the price - and only found the same set for twice the price. Individual pieces can be very expensive elsewhere. Compare - then buy these.
This is a very nice set. These utensils look good, seem to be pretty sturdy and so far and most importantly, do well in the dishwasher. I didn't give it five stars because there is no big spoon--there are two different sized ladles, but no spoon. Kinda sucks. Overall though, I'm happy with my purchase--even at that price.
I have the right tool set to prepare my meals without having to figure out or look through kitchen drawers to find something to help finish meals. The best, sensible and most convenient buy for that easy, preparation style around the kitchen.