This is a FANTASTIC flat iron. Do not think twice about buying this one. This works GREAT! I have curly hair and when I do straighten my hair on occasion this flat iron does a truly excellent job. Seriously look no further if you want a really great flat iron at a really great price. The larger plates on this flat iron makes such a difference. I cannot tolerate those tiny little irons. They make straightening hair so much more difficult than it should have to be. This makes the job so much easier and I have found this iron to be very durable. I have been using this iron for several years. I am loyal to it for sure! I highly recommend it!