This gets a 10 outta 10.

This cookware set may be built from stainless steel, but that’s not the only reason it’ll shine on the stovetop. Each piece is cold-forged in Italy, with a thick bottom, thinner sidewalls, and a thick rim—so you get A+ heat distribution and durability. It’s all triple-bonded, too, which means there’s aluminum sandwiched between that steel for extra-quick heating. The flared rims make pouring sauces a breeze. Oh, and thanks to the flush rivets, cleanup is easier than ever.

This 10-piece set comes complete with all the essentials (and, fun fact, two of the pan lids will fit right on those skillets): an 8.5-inch skillet, and 11-inch skillet, a 1.5-quart saucepan and lid, a 3-quart saucepan and lid, a 3.5-quart sauté pan and lid, and an 8-quart stockpot and lid.