Normally a girl like me wouldn't be to happy to receive an iron as a gift (or silverware for that matter, girls.....and you know who you are;) but this one is so darn cute. I had been looking for a mini iron and Chuck found this one at the Goodwill. Not sure if I'll use it because it has a hard time staying upright (I don't want to burn the place down what with my ADCD and all) but it sure will look cute on display. I haven't plugged it in yet, but I bet it gets super hot unlike newer irons. I love the look of that old cord.