I bought this exact set last year (2013) for $49.00. This is one of those sets that you will use each and every piece and not have some stored in the back of your cabinets unused. They are perfect for baking in and microwaving foods. I have found them easy to clean and very useful to store food in. The rubber lids are snug fitting so no worries about leaks. The carrying rack is wonderful to use to transfer your hot dish to the table. The ramekins are great for dipping sauces, condiments, eating small portions, or for baking custards. I also have found this set to be VERY durable. I accidentally dropped one of the small oval dishes from an upper cabinet and it landed on one of the larger casserole dishes on the counter and neither one broke. I would highly recommend this set to anyone!