I have owned my Rowenta iron for over a year now and use it at least two to three times a week. I love how hot the iron gets and can get rid of tough wrinkles quickly. I was using a less expensive brand before that would bearly get wrinkles out of silk on its highest setting. My husbands tough work pants are a breeze to iron out now and take a couple of minutes rather than 15 minutes to finish. I also like that it had multiple heat settings to choose from and it knows when steam is required and not required. I also like that it comes with a self clean function. I've had experience from previous Rowenta irons that after several uses you will get a burst of steam that gets junk all over your clothes and you have to rewash them. With the self cleaning function you can clean it every so often and not worry about getting stuff all over the clothes your ironing. It also has buttons on the top for extra steam and water spray.