After reading the other reviews, I was somewhat sceptical about this cookware even though it was highly rated. I guess my reservations had to do with remembering the old Revereware stainless cookware of my early marriage. Everything stuck and everything burned. Since I was sick of buying and replacing non-stick cookware, I decided that if Cuisinart made it, it couldn't be all bad. Still I only ordered the 7 piece set. Big mistake. This cookware is outstanding. I'm diligent about cooking only on medium and low heat just as the directions say, and that's the only heat you need. I have a smooth top stove and this cookware was made for it. Today I cooked bacon and scrambled eggs in the skillet. Cleanup (after filling the pan with soapy water while we had breakfast) took about 10 seconds. This cookware is heavy, but not laborsome; beautiful and easy to clean, but most of all, it cooks evenly . . . no hot spots. I could not be more pleased. My only regret is that I didn't order more pieces. I wish Overstock had single pieces of this amazing cookware. By the way, I am hard to please!