After deciding not to use our baseboard heaters this winter, we tried this heater and overall I'm happy with it. It's quiet, and get warm pretty quickly. If you're looking for a big blast of hot air, you might want to try a higher end model. But this one is good for small rooms. Durability This heater seems built well enough. Although, we did accidentally break the knob that turns it on. We were able to fix it easily enough, but I suppose it could have been worse. Either way I don't blame the product's durability when we were the ones who accidentally turned the knob the wrong way. Design I like the look of this heater. It's small, light, and isn't an eyesore. Even though we have it in the middle of our living room, it doesn't look awful. Safety I've read other reviews in which people say that they have noticed the cord of the heater getting really hot. I personally have not noticed this to be a problem. If you were really concerned about it, I guess I would suggest not plugging it in to a power strip, or something like that.