I iron on a daily basis. My daughter wears uniforms to school and I iron every morning. We've had this iron a little over a year. I've put a lot of use to it. I will say that the iron before this one started peeling from the plate and was only a year old. So far so good with this iron. I dont see any peeling as of now. I like the different heat settings. Just turn the dial and choose the setting. It also has the steam feature, which I use frequently. Really helps get those tough wrinkles out. This iron is really quite affordable. We were on a tight budget and needed an iron so we purchased this one. I figured if it lasted 6 months it was worth it. A year later and still going. The only issue's I have with it are 1- the heating up time is slow. Sometimes I want a quick job and I'm waiting on it to heat up. 2-it tends to leak water sometimes. It can get annoying. The PROS really outweigh the CONS. I would consider purchasing it again.