My Shark Vac then Steam stopped working after owning it for 5 years. I was a bit distraught that they discontinued producing it, until I discovered the Bissel Crosswave! This vacuum steamer is honestly the best cleaning item I have ever purchased! I no longer have to vacuum then steam! This machine simultaneously vacuums and scrubs the floor, all while sucking up the dirt and water. It has made cleaning my hardwood floors a delight! It is very easy to maintain and has two additional brush attachments that can be purchased for only hardwood and for area rugs! I purchased this with my own money and would say that it is well worth the price! It also has a swivel to get into tight spaces and under countertops, stoves, and refrigerators!