I ordered this to replace a larger 24cm steamer set, because I wanted to cook smaller portions and lift a less heavy pan. On those 2 points the set would score well - it weighs next to nothing - it also, as another reviewer says, looks good. However, it is made of the thinnest stainless steel I have come across and the bottom of the saucepan (described as "encapsulated") is only about as thin as the sides. It is reasonable to expect the bottom of the pan to be thicker to enable an even heat. If this pan were to boil dry, I suspect it would burn through! I put the pan away for a couple of weeks with a drop or 2 of water not having been dried off the bottom and I now have 2 large rust marks on it. This has never happened with any of my other stainless pans. In my view, this pan is not worth even the low price it is being sold for - certainly not if you plan to use it regularly.