I used to work as a dog groomer and used Andis clippers for my job. When I found out that Andis also produces flat irons, I was surprised and pleased. This is the single best flat iron I have ever used. It leaves my hair silky straight and the steam release vents make it great for use when I'm in a hurry and my hair isn't quite dry enough. Effectiveness This iron straightens spectacularly well. It leaves my hair feeling very straight and silky. Durability Just like my clippers, my flat iron has held up so well over the years. I will definitely buy Andis again when the time comes.