This is my most recent iron purchase and I have been using it for about five months now. Let me say this iron is not a cheap model. It irons clothes very well, and has a great nonstick coating on it. It is, though, a very heavy iron, in my opinion. I don't really mind it. To me, it allows you to not press down as hard on the clothes when ironing. I like to use a lot of steam when I am ironing. The main thing I don't like about this iron is that it doesn't automatically steam while you are ironing, even on the highest steam setting. You actually have to press the button each time you want a burst of steam. Performance I have really owned better irons. Safety The heaviness alone makes it dangerous. It really could break a toe if dropped. Ease of Cleaning It has a nice, nonstick coating, and I have not had any clothing stick to it yet. Ease of Use Between the heaviness and the having to press the steam button constantly, it's really not easy to use. Durability It looks to be a tough iron.