This set is awsome. What surprised me the most was the price for such quality. I have other waterless cookware and although it's well made too, the attention to detail with this set is a big plus. Something that I have not seen in any other waterless set is the built-in temperture guages. They are a real help although they seem to read in the celsuis scale; something that takes a little getting use to. Well packaged too. In the long run, people could save a great deal of energy by cooking the 'Waterless' way. For example: Even 5 minute oatmeal cooks in about 2 minutes and on many foods you can turn off the burner long before cooking is finished and the residual heat in these pots will continue to cook because of the retention of heat build-up in the base. Another energy saver. I'm concerned that the water-less manufacturers don't push this ability, considering the concern for saving energy these days. I gave this set to my daughter-in-law and she is so very satisfied with the quality. They are of German manufacture. When I get home I'm ordering another set for myself. Aluminum cookware and teflon coated Cookware is 'trash' compared to this set and I mean that sincerely. The very reasonable price is just a plus. You bet I would recomend this set . My desire to purchase another set should be proof enough. Thank you; "OVERSTOCK".