I bought this after a cheap-o flatiron gave out on me, and after seeing the reviews from Allure I thought I would give it a shot. It was at the top of my price range, but when it comes to hair styling tools, you get what you give. Let me first say that it does a fantastic job, the plates are smaller than my last iron, but when you are forced to style a smaller amount of hair with one pass, you always get a better result. It does the job fantastically.
My only criticism lies in the initial operation. I have red the instruction manual, and cannot find a remedy. I have to press the "power on" button about three times before it heats up and does not shut off. I'm trying to figure out weather I need to select a specific temperature, or hold the power button longer. One of the selling points on this product was the quick heat-up (its advertised as 30 seconds). When I need to spend 3-5 minutes turning it on and watching to see if it stays on it's kind of a turn off... pun intended. I'm hoping that it's not a malfunction of my specific flat iron, and not an operational thing that isn't covered in the manual.
Once it gets going, it is a phenomenal tool. I hope I'm just having a blonde moment, but if something is wrong with my flat iron I can only hope that Remington, or the store that I bought it in, has an easy exchange policy.