This is a quality set of utensils. They are safe to use up to 425 degrees. The handles have a nice thumb grip of red stripes. The handles also have a loop for hanging. I am impressed with the size of the spoons. The bowls of the spoons are large like buffet serving spoons. These utensils are top notch cooking utensils which are gentle on cookware surfaces......and they look sharp, too! These will become favorite tools of any chef!