I had been looking for a new hair straightener for a while since I have decided to grow my hair back out. I was so excited to finally find this one which looked to be of good quality and a great price. I have been pleasently surprised at the quality plus with how great it works. I have never used one with steam in it before and I absolutely love it. It helps straighten my hair easily, without damaging it. The frizz is even gone from my hair! I normally use the second from highest heat setting. This straightener gets extremely hot and within just a couple minutes. There is an auto cut off in case you forget. The plates are easy to simply wipe off. The cord is long so you don't have to worry about having to struggle with the difficulties a short cord can cause. Even a little bottle is included for filling the water tank. I have been very pleased with this straightener and highly recommend it!