Rating: 4 / 5
I've used this set for several years now and am quite pleased with it for one or two eaters. It's durable and compact, versatile, and didn’t cost me very much. The pots are of small diameter (under 5”), so they sit well on my small stove.
The key feature for me is the lip that allows the smaller pot to sit securely on top of the large pot. This allows me to heat an entree or sauce first and keep it warm atop the large pot while I prepare rice, noodles, or a hot drink. One of my favorite meals prepared this way is Trader Joe Jaipur Vegetables over Minute Rice.
New versions of this set have a clear polycarbonate lid, which fits more tightly than the old metal lid, and as such probably decreases boil time slightly. However, my metal lid will never break or melt, so I don’t see this as an improvement. GSI has also added silicone rubber insulation to the wire handles, which seem like a good idea. Then again, the bare metal stays pretty cool if I keep it extended to the upwind side.