This steamer is a great option for someone with limited room in their apartment and their budget. I don't have a huge amount of closet space so my clothes usually wind up wrinkled (even on the hanger). This steamer is easier to refill and to operate than the larger ones I've used. It's great for erasing last minute wrinkles before work, but it will leak when held at certain angles which takes some getting used to. Performance This steamer warms up quickly (in less than 5 minutes and it's ready to go) and can tackle linen, cotton, chiffon, and synthetic materials. It's spout is also great for adding creases or pleats to skirts and pants. Safety This is a great steamer for someone who has pets or family members who like to get underfoot. I've burned my fingers using other steamers, but this model doesn't get hot enough to be dangerous. That said, it takes a little longer to tackle wrinkles than a more powerful steamer. Ease of Cleaning Because of it's size, this steamer is easy to disassemble. I wash out the water tank in the kitchen sink and wipe the rest down with a clorox wipe. Ease of Use The size and shape of the steamer make it much easier to use than upright models with larger water tanks and awkward hoses. However, it will leak if tilted too far to either side which can be irritating if you're trying to steam tricky areas or bulky items. Design This steamer does drip and leak at certain angles - both on the floor and on clothes. This can be a major hassle if you're running late for school or work. Keeping the water tank about a quarter of the way full reduces almost all of the leakage.