Pretty looking set for the money
Would've liked to get the Cuisinart "made in France" FRENCH set , but $500 for pots and pans isn't a priority in our lives at this point. These heat evenly. Look very nice. They nest well together, which is good for storage. One of the reasons I chose this set is for the pasta insert - which is nice. Another reason is because of the glass lids - I like to be able to see the progress of what I'm cooking without lifting the lid. The only problem is the handles on the LIDS get very warm. Either use
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a mitt or a handle cover. The handles on the pots themselves do NOT get warm - but stay cool to touch. The pot-belly shape is a nice looking touch. Just remember stainless pots are less forgiving when it comes to over-heating and foods sticking, but for me, the pay-off is worth it. Being able to make a good gravy, and caramelize - like I did the other night! I also like being able to use metal utensils in my cooking - which you should NOT use with teflon coated pans. Nor do I like the thought of little flecks of teflon coming off the pans and into my food. Overall, I'm satisfied and feel confident these will last us a good number of years.