My parents gave me their old Proctor Silex Iron when I moved out on my own. It is a very basic iron. I have used it on just about anything. It is great for thick curtains or simple shirts. It heats up very quickly and you can get your clothing looking neat and tidy in minutes. There really is not that much to say about this iron. You turn it on and iron whatever it is you need to iron. Warning, it does take a while to cool off, so watch your hands! For my very basic needs, this iron works perfectly fine. I recommend this Proctor Silex iron for those who just have basic ironing needs. Performance This does what an iron should do. Ease of Cleaning You can just wipe it off. Ease of Use Use it just like you do any iron. There is nothing fancy on this iron so it is very easy to use. Durability I have had this iron for many years. I do not use it that much though. It has never let me down though. Design This iron is nothing fancy. It is just your basic iron. If you want something that has all the bells and whistles, this is not the iron for you.