I have this exact set pictured, and I got it for a wedding gift almost 10 years ago. I have used all of these pieces many different times, and the set has held up very well. The muffin tins are great for muffins or cupcakes, and I found that these pans do a good job of baking evenly. I have also used the loaf pan to make pumpkin chocolate chip bread, zucchini bread, and also a banana bread. I have been happy with how my loaves turned out every time. One thing to note is that you have to be patient and not try to take your food out of the loaf pan too quickly. Otherwise it will crumble and you will be sad. So just be patient and let it sit in the pan for at least 10-15 minutes, more if possible. I like the round pans as well, and I usually use those to cook frozen foods in, like chicken nuggets or french fries. The Farberware cookie sheet is really great for baking cookies or even things like oven roasted potatoes in. I really like this Farberware set and I'm glad that I have it. The pieces have held up really well over time. I think this would make a great gift!