Bought this set for a small tea party I hosted. Got so many compliments!! The actual teapot is way beautiful than in picture!! The handle is uniquely designed to prevent slipping. Very easy to grab. The glass is not like those baking ware very thick, but I think it's still durable, as long as you handle with care. I also like the shape-hard to describe, feels like a flower. Another I LOVE about this teapot is that you can put your hands in teapot to clean it. Many teapots I have comes with a long spout, which is very hard to clean. This one doesn't. This teapot is similar to a pitcher design-wide opening, easy to clean and add tea. Highly recommended!!