I have a complete set of Calphalon unison cookware and we love it. This is my first time to have such great pots and pans. I'm 77 yrs old and didn't want my son and family to wait a lifetime to get the best, So on their 25th anniv. I got them a set, and they love them. I bought this Chef's 7Qt. Casserole for a Christmas gift. One really nice feature (among many) is being able to start on the stove top for searing and then finishing in the oven. My husband of 52 yrs. has even taken to cooking. Could it be he feels more confident with this cookware??? I'm still the main cook in the house though and I cook for 2 daily an for 10 once a week and for 14-16 when my son & family in Virginia come home for a week at a time, summer, Christmas, and shorter times for other occasions. Sometimes there are more with the extended family with my sons spouses parents. Everyone likes my cooking.