This has been the best flat iron I have ever owned. I have had it for about 3 years and it works just as good today as it did the first day i got it. It makes the curliest hair and straightens it so easy and it doesn't even look like the same head of hair. All my clients wish their irons worked as good as mine. It leaves the hair shiny smooth and soft. Totally worth the money. When anyone askes me what iron they should get I always say this one. If ever mine breaks I will for sure buy this same iron.