Love this iron. Does a great job and is easy to use. Performance Heats quickly to the desired temperature and the iron seems to glide over the fabric. The steam comes out evenly, not a blast here and there and the iron really does glide over the fabric. I use the steam almost all of the time. Safety This iron has a longer cord which eliminates the need for a extra cord that was always in my way. The tank on this iron is larger, holding more water and you do not need to refill nearly as often. Ease of Cleaning This iron is considered self cleaning and does not require any special or extra cleaning. Ease of Use This iron is easy to use, does a great job, and the design of the sole plate allows a large area of fabric to be ironed. It makes short work of a basket of clothes. Durability The sole plate on the iron is stainless steel and will last a long time. This iron is built to do heavy fabrics or lightweight and it is made to last. Design The shape of the iron is perfect to get into those small corners or hard to get to areas. This iron has a over sized tank that is large enough I don't have to constantly be refilling it.