Hi: This is my first post. I am looking for a higher end stainless cookware that will be used on an induction cook top for home use. This will be a gift to a very good, but not a professional, cook. I am not a cook, so my knowledge is limited to what I read online. Any feedback is appreciated. The Hammer Stahl cookware has caught my eye. The product is made in the USA, uses 7 ply construction, with a 316Ti titanian stabilized stainless cooking surface, which they claim is significantly less reactive than regular stainless. Is 7 layers necessarily better than fewer? Is the 316Ti surface worthwhile or marketing hype? Made In sells direct and is significantly less than the other brands. Is this a matter of getting what you pay for with this brand, or do they offer good quality for less? Demeyere & Mauviel are both well respected brands. I am sure I could not go wrong with either. I've read mixed things about All Clad. Some say it is over hyped and not very good, others like the product. The goal is to select a high quality set of cookware that will last a lifetime and that performs great on an induction cook top. As of now, I am leaning toward Hammer Stahl, but could be persuaded to go in a different direction. Thanks for the feedback!