Excellent, these machines keep getting better and better. I would give this about 4 stars. It loses the extra point, on two things in my opinion. Number one, there should be an option to upgrade from a flexible plastic hose to a sturdy metal hose. Number two, there needs to be a button for continuous steam. My hand occasionally feels weak when pressing the button all the time. So VAX, if you're reading, maybe the next home pro "elite" should have these extra features.