For someone who wants to do a lot of canning, this obviously wouldn't work. For me, just wanting to put up several jars of jam for the year, and gifts, plus maybe experiment with salsa, etc., it's perfect. I was having trouble finding a canner that would work with my flat top stove, and with this I can use my regular stock pot.
I don't use the handle for removing the jars in the basket, but that's a small inconvenience as far as I'm concerned. It's worked fine for me getting the basket/jars into the pot to start with. I don't think it is going to be exceptionally durable, which is why I gave it 3 stars there - but for the minimal investment and the ease of use and storage I'm not overly concerned.
In this product you receive a salad spinner basket with a plastic handle, 3 small mouth pint jars and a recipe book with all recipes scaled for 3 pints of product. Throw out the handle. If you lift 3 jars with this handle they're going to tip, a big problem that could cause your jars not to seal. The basket will not hold 3 wide mouth jars. The best thing about this kit is the recipe booklet. If you are just getting started and you want to try small batches of salsa or pickles or jam, the booklet is for you and maybe [$] is worth that plus 3 jars. Just know what you're getting for your money.