I have had several Rowentas and hated them all. They leaked after about six months and I sent one back to the factory. They repaired it and I just recently had to drag it back out again when the Shark I bought eight months ago also failed! So now I have a barely operating Rowenta and a cheapie from WM I only paid $5 for: wanna guess which one will last the longest? I guess the next one I buy will be from Goodwill or my local charity store so I can get a decent one!