After going through many vacuum cleaners over the years I looked for something that would last. I have had them fall down the stairs and smash, blow up or simply fail to do what it says on the box. After I had yet another very expensive machine with lots of features breakdown after just two years I searched for the ultimate. I was working in a big office at the time and noticed the officer cleaners were using this little red cleaner. It was the humble Henry. It is the best buy I ever made. When I got divorced a few years ago and had to split up the household possessions the only thing we argued over was the Henry. I lost the battle and had to promptly rush out to get another. My ex's cleaner is still going strong after ten years and mine after six years. It made the trip with me to Hungary when I moved here a few years ago and copes with the tiles and wooden floors we have, just as well as the carpets. It is simple, strong, almost impossible to damage, light, easy to operate and has good suction. It is also gentle enough with the small brush attachment to clean our awkward light fittings. You can also run it without a bag. It is simply excellent value.