When I took it out of the box, I was surprised at how heavy it was. Its very well made. It does a good job at straightening your hair. I only had to run it over my hair once per section, compared to other flatirons where I had to go over my hair several times to get it smooth and straight. It doesnt work as well as my BabyBliss but I didnt expect it to. The main reason I bought it was to curl my hair but because its so big, the size makes it hard to curl. I would recommend to someone who wants an inexpensive flatiron that works well for straightening their hair.