This is my 3rd Dteam Generator in 20 years. After looking at loads of reviews - I found this one - great in every way. I did not want a cheaper one that you have to put cartridges in as it can work out expensive - also did not want a super expensive one. This fts the bill - easy to empty, LARGE water capacity, excellent price. REMEMBER - they are large and bulky - I keep mine set up in a spare room. You need a large cupboard etc to slot it in and out of.