I received this cookware for Christmas. I love almost everything about it. The pros are it cooks great and the clean up is super, even frying foods is so simple to clean up! Also, the handles do stay cool, but not the lid handles. The cons are they scratch so easily, no matter how careful you are. I wished the surface was much more durable. You have to wash by hand so you can't have it in the sink with other dishes. Also, i wished the soup pot was a little deeper. Although the set comes with the extra large pot and colander for steaming, i don't need a pot that large for smaller batch of soups or chili.