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Decent, but not perfect.
on March 4, 2016
I really like this set in terms of quality - they're fairly thick so I'm not worried about them warping, the non-stick coating seems to be very durable, etc. If you use them on an electric stove my review would probably stop there and I'd be happy.
The downside: What's not obvious from the photos is the handles only have a partial silicone wrap - the sides are metal the whole length. On a gas stove these conduct heat very well and mean you always have to use a hot pad to move the pans around. I've burned myself twice already on them because I'm used to an Anolon set I had previously that did have a full-wrap handle.
One minor nit to pick: the lids are made of some sort of odd material - I think it's silicone, but it has a bit of a texture to it. This seems to pick up haze REALLY easily and I have a very hard time cleaning them without them turning white/hazy again. I don't have particularly hard water so I don't know what the story is here. I'm sure it's not harmful, but it's definitely unsightly.
The upside: Having every lid have a built-in strainer is a nice feature. Other reviewers are correct that the lids don't fit very tightly, but it hasn't really been a problem for me.