I have used everything from Black and Decker to Rowenta's and frankly I don't see the difference. I just spent $80 on sale for a Rowenta 2 weeks ago because the iron I was using fell and broke, so I decided to go for the "big one". In two weeks the metal plate is already discolored. I'm afraid it will leave marks. It has a self clean and I've already done that, but still it's the same. So far, it hasn't given me any real problem, but just curious what everyone else is using.