I bought this product because I was looking for something easy to use in the morning when I am in a hurry trying to get ready for work. It is a pain to get the ironing board out, and iron your clothes when you are in a hurry. I saw a similar product on an infomercial, but did not want to spend the money they were asking, so I bought this HoMedics product at my local department store. It does work really well to get light wrinkles out of clothing, but not deep wrinkles. I have found that I can use this machine right when my clothes come out of the dryer and then hang them up immediately. It is easy to use, and literally doesn't take much time at all to get the wrinkles out. I still have my old fashioned ironing board hanging up if I need it for deep wrinkles or obtaining a crisp look, but I do not use it nearly as much since I bought this machine. Ease of Cleaning Very easy to clean and fill with new water. Ease of Use This machine is very easy to use, and it is very self explanatory.