I've been wanting a set like this for quite a while. When Overstock had Cuisinart for $**** I HAD to get it! Caphalon has a similar set that is nearly $800! This is EVERY BIT as good!!! Each pan/pot has it's own lid, which is great, the handles stay cool, even on high heat (though you really only need to cook on medium, even boiling water is warp speed because of the aluminum). DO NOT delay in picking these up, you will NOT be disappointed. I cook quite a bit, and sometimes elaborately, I am a pilot, but went to a culinary school in Paris just to enhance my "game", and these pots are PROFESSIONAL GRADE!!! Can't say enough positive things!