One of the best basic sets with over 12 functions in one set. For Poaching, steaming and Baking, this is the perfect starter set. The ten pieces combine in numerous ways. The Minicaker, Ringmaker and Cake pan can be used as either tops or bases. The vented Minicaker allows for moisture release. Excellent for baking muffins, cupcakes, stuffed vegetables, baked potatoes. It also holds the Minicups for poaching eggs and heating baby food. The Ringmaker is excellent for meat loaf, rice pilaf; gelatin molds; flan; quick breads. For cakes, puddings and casseroles use the cake pan. Cake pan has handles for easy lifting. It also makes a good plate cover for reheating. The ring and cake pans are flexible eliminating the need to grease/flour when baking. Together, the set is used for blanching fruits & vegetables.