Having had a big name vacuum cleaner for many years, I thought I’d try out a generic brand because I didn’t want to shell out hundreds of dollars again. I am not disappointed at all! This vacuum cleaner is much lighter and does exactly the same thing as my old one. I like that is has variable controls, so I can turn it down if I need to and crank it up on dirtier bits. I definitely would recommend this for people who don’t want all the fancy added bits (although it does have a simple extra nozzle) and still need power to tackle grubby floors.