As I indicated, we purchased the cookware in 1965; we had been married for one year. If I remember correctly it cost us around $700.00. We got everything you could get at that time. As far as I’m concerned, it was the best investment we ever made. The cookware is still in good shape and has been used everyday since purchased. The only issue is the handles. Quite honestly the handles lasted for many many years. Probably in the last ten or so have they begun to need to be replaced, and not all of them, but the ones used most often. I highly recommend this product; no matter what the cost. And, I am very happy to see that I can replace the handles. Thank you.