Ive had this curling iron for about a month now and so far so good!! I LOVE how smooth and soft it has made my hair. My husband and others have commented and complimented me on how shiny my hair looks. It doesn't pull on your hair like lots of other curling irons do and it makes it really smooth. Living in Ar where our summers are hot and humid, this curling iron is keeping me from having the frizzies. LOVE that. If you're wanting a curling iron to really curl your hair, this size is not going to do it. It puts more body in your hair and makes it smooth, more so than curl it. It's quicker than a flat iron, yet doesn't make your hair straight, but gives it body!! I am very pleased with it! If I had to say one thing I didn' like about it, it would be the buttons being on the side. On occasion, I will accidentally turn it off. It does take a little getting used to but not a problem and no reason to not buy this curling iron.