My wife had a chi flat iron that I broke down and bought her a few years back after realizing that the burning hair smell I would smell sometimes was actually just that... The chi was life changing for her in the way it didn't fry her hair, etc. She is puerto rican and has thick coarse hair and sometimes the chi wouldn't get her hair completely straight, or it often wouldn't stay straight all day. Also the cord on it became kinked up from continuous winding and re-winding, and she did not like the fact that the chi had no display for heat adjustment. So she did the research, and came up with the croc, and I bought it for her birthday. Right out of tue box she says she knew it was better. Fit her hand better, had the very clear and easy to use temp adjustment, was better balanced, and she likes the spring resistance in the handle better on this one. The vent on the chi would burn her hand if she held it too high up, not so here. She says the plates on the croc glide better, and are easier to keep clean. The cord has a nice strap that lets you roll it up and store it without kinking, and has a swivel at the base that further prevents twisting. Also her hair is straighter and shinier now, and stays flat all day, even in the oklahoma humidity. All in all she is completely satisfied, which makes me completely satisfied. If I had the chance, I would recommend this iron (even over the chi) to anyone that would listen. Coming from a man that is pretty clueless when it comes to all this, all I can say is my wife can be quite particular, but every time she uses this iron, she is more than satisfied. Job well done.
- Did the image onsite match the product? Yes
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? Yes
- How is the quality of the product? Excellent
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes