Received this set and was surprised by the value (as compared to individual items). The large stockpot is a very good size and suitable for many purposes from mince based dishes, to stews and soups. The two pans are very good. The fry pan is fine but many will want something larger. Overall the quality is excellent , all metal and shiny. They are heavy as you would expect so be aware. The metal handles and lid handles can get hot , which is the downside of being oven proof but better than less solid plastic type handles. Cleaning is easy as with all stainless steel, soak in hot soapy water then simply clean off. They come up a treat in the dishwasher (but soak or rinse in hot water first). Should last a very long time. I would recommend a couple of 18cm pans to complement this set. Cooking is even and only needs a low heat (lid on) once heated up. Very pleased.