I have had this set for a little over a month and have been very happy with it. I had wanted Paderno pots for years and had been watching prices, so when this great deal came up I couldn't pass, give it was approximately the price of one pot! I love the feel of the pots, very comfortable handles and sturdy feeling. The handles do not get hot. The lids are stainless, and I was fearful I would miss my glass lids, but I haven't for a moment. These pots really do cook SO much faster than my old ones...I would say a pot of water takes half the amount of time to boil. Also love that they are dishwasher safe and made in Canada! My only complaint with these pots is how quickly the inside disclosured. I will likely contact Paderno to see if this is normal. Also wanted to add that this has been an ideal set for me....I will likely add a small stock pot but other than that, I don't regret buying a larger (or smaller!) set as all pieces are frequently used.