After reading lots of glowing praise for this iron online, and needing to replace my two year old Rowenta that was leaking out floods of water, I bought and brought it home to a half finished sewing project. I couldn't believe how fast it heated up to the chosen temp (by fabric content) and beeped to let me know, and how perfectly gauged the temperature was! Pressed seam nicely without fear of scorching. Got some interfacing glue on the faceplate, so read the cleaning instructions....just wipe it off with water? It came off beautifully! Every point of use has been a dream. Very Happy Camper here! Performance Very well calibrated on the settings, it give excellent results. Safety Only had it two weeks, but it seems better balanced than any previous iron I have owned in 50 years of sewing. Many an iron has wanted to dive off my board. Haven't had any indication this one even looks unstable...it seems to have a solid base on board. Ease of Cleaning I was impressed already with how easily the interfacing glue just rubbed off with a soft towel and water! I expected to have to use a cleaner. Just followed the booklet's advice. Ease of Use Perfect weight. Slides easily. Stays standing...not top heavy. Just push button to desired fabric content and it heats so fast! and beeps to tell you it is ready. Did I say already that I love this thing?! Durability In such a short time, can't really tell. But it looks and feels very well made. Design Not too heavy to lift. Comfortable to handle. I really like it.