I love these Conair curling irons. I have been through maybe 2 in my adult like and that's it. These curling irons last forever. They are pretty sturdy and well built. I have no issues getting it to work. My buttons have never gotten stuck and the dial for the temperature has always been good never any problems. I have had some curling irons give me major issues in all those areas but these Conair ones are built to work and to last not for show. They do not weigh a lot either. At least I do not think they are heavy at all. The barrel doesn't get dirty and nothing sticks to it. Cleaning it is always just a quick wipe with a baby wipe to prevent any hairspray that may have over sprayed onto it from sticking and that is it. My hair doesn't get stuck inside of it either, it slides perfectly through and holds extremely well when wrapping my hair through for a curl. The price point for this is quite amazing at way less than $20. You cannot go wrong with this purchase.