I tried electric pressing combs for years, and I have never really had good results.I have thick curly,medium length hair. One day a friend of mine told me about the Salon Creations flat iron. So I tried it, I was surprise and please at the results. Smooth and straight, just like I wanted to be. It didn't take hours to do. the Salon Creations flat iron has a tempurature setting. It's a great product.