Summary: This is my first flat iron and I couldn't be more pleased. It is very easy to use and the price at Wal-mart is just right. My hair is not thick and it is above shoulder length, so I can't say how it would work on very thick or long hair. But it works great and heats up in seconds!!
Summary: This is the second flat iron of this style I have bought. I love it, It heats up fast and keeps your hair frizz free. This is the only flat iron I have found that actually works on my thick curly hair.
Summary: Heats up quickly, turns off after a while if you leave it sitting like I tend to do, and just gets the job done with minimal effort. The long plates are great for straightening larger sections of hair, and they glide smoothly without tugging. Surprisingly better than the $120 straighter I had. If I can get 2 years out of this one I'd be happy.