I only used Hoovers Competitor for my carpet cleaning needs until I decided to make a change. Hoover versus other brands, Hoover is my top pick! I assumed all carpet shampooers worked the same but quickly found out that Hoover performs better than expected. First off I really like the set up of how there's a place to put clean water, and the dirty water is in a completely separate container. Very simple to fill and empty. There's a wash and rinse option, the rinsing options reassures me that I've cleaned my carpets well leaving very few chemicals behind. The brushes on this shampooer gets down pretty deep in the carpet, releasing stains, even tough old stains. I love the attachments for this Hoover, I'm able to clean furniture, inside my vehicle, even the carpet on the stairs. I highly recommend making the Dutch I'm sure glad I did.