Afraid to use it, every time I turn it on it smells like it's burning. the first few times I tried it, it burned me because it is so incredibly hot, even on the low settings. Worried if I use it it will catch on fire. It's clean and still brand new, so it's not hair that is making the smell. My outlets are fine as well. I think just made poorly. Would not recommend.
Revlon hair dryers seem better built than most others. Light-weight with plenty of power. The one major problem I have with all hair dryers is: can we put the switches some place where your fingers are not constantly doing a balance act to not turn the dryer off or change the heat settings!!!!!! Manufacturers, do some real world testing on all hairdryers and find some place else to put the switches, has to cost less than a penny to move the switches, after all, it's just wiring!!!!!
This hair dryer is defective. It blew out alternating hot and cold air while on the hot air setting. When I looked into the vent it looked like a spark kept appearing and I was afraid it would either blow a circuit or start a fire. This was a cheap dryer. Now I know why. I also bought the regular sized Revlon dryer and it worked normally.
For a one off inexpensive dryer, this one is great. I've used it several times. It's not too loud, has a removable back so you can clean the lint out of it! Three settings (off, warm, hot and cool), which is perfect for me. If you want a simple and low maintenance dryer, look no further.
I needed an inexpensive hairdryer. When it arrived, it was not as large as I thought it would be...that's a good thing when you're tight on storage space. I would say this is a mid-size hairdryer. Not the full gigantic salon-sized version nor the mini travel version. It doesn't seem too noisy when on and the volume of air it blows is pretty decent.
The overall construction is as you would expect for the price...a glossy smooth plastic outer shell surrounding the internal heating/electrical/mechanical workings. The switch is easy to manipulate into the desired setting: down for low and up for high. The cool shot button allows the hairdryer to ramp up into the high mode but blow out cool air. The filter cover on the end of the hairdryer is easy to remove by twisting off. I prefer this type of filter cover over the hinged version that you cannot run under the sink for a good cleaning. If you ever rinse the filter cover, make sure it is absolutely dry before putting it back on the hairdryer as water and electricity do not mix! On the topic of electricity, the hairdryer also features a GFCI plug in case your bathroom doesn't have a GFCI outlet. This feature trips the power off to your hairdryer in case it comes into contact with water, preventing electrocution.
The weight is decent and lightweight, not too heavy to hold while drying your hair. The handle could be a bit more comfortable, but for the money I cannot complain that much.
I don't know about durability, but I think it was a decent purchase and very utilitarian.
I had a really old hair dryer that was starting to spark so this is clearly a step up. It's a great size for storage purposes and it dries pretty quickly. It's pretty powerful for a small dryer. It gets pretty hot, but not to a concerning temperature.