Recently bought this set at same price from woot! I already had a covered 10" sauté pan purchased from Amazon several months ago. For a nonstick pan, I love the 10" covered sauté pan. The exterior of the pan cleans easily. The nonstick surface performs well and seems durable. However, most of the pans in this set are not as well made. The three sauce pans and the dutch oven are made of thinner aluminum and the nonstick surface is plain black. I don’t miss the thermo-spot indicator, but the more durable nonstick surface is better. These pans should function fine for boiling water or simmering sauces. I expect they will not perform as well if you try to sauté some onions, peppers and garlic before adding black beans or a sauce. On amazon, I would give the sauté pans a five star rating and this set a four star rating. Still a good value, but the description is misleading since not all the pans have the same construction and nonstick surface.