If you don't need to iron clothes meticulously every day, and want an iron that is satisfactory for the price, the Panasonic NI-G10NR will do the job. I tend to iron occasionally when I need to dress up or make clothes presentable for work--I'm not very picky so spending a lot of money on an iron was not worth it for me. The adjustable cord is a nice feature, and the automatic shut-off. I have had a few occasions when I have rushed out of the house without turning the iron off, so thank goodness it turned off on its own. The surface is nice, but after a few years of use (and a couple times dropped), there are noticeable scratches in mine. Sometimes, the steam doesn't get hot enough quick enough for me, and I end up having spots of water on my clothes which is frustrating. I'm not sure if this is a design flaw, or if I am being too careless. If you are picky about neatly pressed shirts, pleats, etc. this may not be the iron for you, but overall it is a decent iron for an affordable price. Performance Satisfactory. Safety Automatic shut-off has come in handy on a few occasions. Ease of Cleaning I have not cleaned it, so I'm not sure. Ease of Use Very straightforward--no bells or whistles. Durability Mine has visible scratches, but still works after a couple hard drops. Design Okay. You get what you pay for.