We finally broke down and purchased a pressure washer to keep our driveway, walkway, deck and siding clean. We were looking for something small as we don't have a lot of storage space. This model was great since it is compact and runs on electricity instead of having a big gas engine. Since we have a small lot, we are never far from an electrical outlet and gas is not necessary. The motor is sealed so there is no engine maintenence. The hose connections are a breeze since it comes complete with a quick connect coupling. It is also fun to use and has enough power to really clean most dirt and grime from hard surfaces without needing detergents! It does have a detergent container for those jobs that might require that added power. We have NEVER cleaned our concrete driveway in 8 years and one afternoon with nothing more than water, this little power washer made it look almost new! Purchased at a major home improvement store for a very reasonable price!