Have had this exact set for about 8yrs and it has worked fine. A bitch to clean, if you scald or burn shit accidentally, but a long simmer with dish soap and vinegar does the trick. Use the steamer a tremendous amount. Honestly, the most-used thing I have is a 14" cast iron skillet I've owned for over 20yrs and was my parents' for probably another 20yrs before I got it. I keep it seasoned with equal parts bacon fat and avocado oil. Cook about 75% of everything I make in it.