The set looks beautiful and I love the vented tops. The only issue is that everything sticks to the bottom of each of the pans. Use spray Pam on every pan before cooking but still expect to give it a good scrubbing after each use. Yet, I am still a happy camper with the purchase and bought another set for my daughter.
I needed a pot and pan set asap, and after shopping around for a while this seemed like the best deal and so far it has been. I cook a lot, and this set is serving me well. If you are just starting out like me, this is perfect for you- it has all the pot sizes you need, for a great deal. Great, great, great, starter set!
When I heat up something in one of the pots or pans, a weird odor fills the air and is not due to my cooking. :-) The handles have a wooden look to them, but they must be plastic or something similar. They are ok to cook with, but you need to be careful with bumping the pots and pans into anything that might dent the thin metal. Overall, they are fine to use, but I could have done better.