My first straightener was Remington (I think it was the "wet 2 straight") and I have continued with them since then. At the moment I owe two: the 2-inch wide and 1-inch wide. I have had a good experience with them but my hair is naturally straight so I know that I can use just about any straightener. The two I have heat up pretty fast, have lasted my a long time, the plates remain in good condition even after years of daily use and I have no complaints. I'll continue with this brand as long as I need a straightener.