I love my Sanitaire. It is made by Panasonic, so the quality lives up to the familiarity of the brand. This vacuum is professional grade, so it is sturdy, yet it is lightweight and easy to move around. It has a 30 foot cord which is very handy when vacuuming large rooms, or several rooms, which allows the movement from room to room without having to stop to unplug. There is an on/off switch that is accessible on the handle, as well a two -speed control button. There is also a foot lever that adjusts the vacuum so it can reach underneath furniture or beds, etc. And there is a headlight, too. The belt is a little difficult to change, but the product is definitely worth this slight inconvenience. I have had my Sanitaire for over fifteen years and it still vacuums like new.