I purchased this iron nearly 10 years ago because I have never had luck with traditional curling irons and clipless curling irons were just gaining traction. Initially, there was definitely a learning curve, but I was eventually able to curl my hair without burning myself. I used the glove that comes with it at first, but I stopped using it a few years ago as I no longer need it.
I really like this curling iron for multiple reasons. First, it has lasted a long time. As I previously mentioned, I purchased this iron nearly 10 years ago, and it is still going strong, Second, the curls last. I have used many other curling irons in the past and the curls always fall and they never last. Third, this iron does not leave me with that odd curling iron clip dent. I have yet to figure out how to use a traditional curling iron without leaving that strange dent in my hair.