The thing I love best about the Hoover, is that I can go over an area as many times as I want and squirt as much cleaning solution as I want, then the Hoover sucks up the dirty water. I am shocked every time I use it as to how much dirt is on the floor. Prior to buying the machine, I had started to notice a musty odor when I came into the house. After using the Hoover, that smell has gone away. I figure it was the nasty kitchen flloor. I knew I didn't scrub it as often as needed, because it was such a job. No big deal now. My friend had one for several years and kept telling me I needed to buy one, but I didn't want to spend the money. Now I could kick myself for waiting.