Purchased about a month ago and I am so happy I did. Now, I have to wait for the bare floor attachment to come that was missing from the box, so I can really tell you how it works on bare floors. Purchased to clean light colored carpeting and to do bare flooring.
Actually, my friends had a similar model that was made of more durable heavier materials, under similar name, but older version. I liked using their cleaner from time to time. So much so, that I decided to get one for myself. This newer model is lighter. There is a yin and yang to this difference. It is simple to use, simple to put away. Does the job. Would like to see Hoover have manufacturing and distribution in U.S., as clearly the content was missing upon arrival. Glad the customer service representative was located in Ohio and was right on the situation. Overall, the machine does suction up dirt from being embedded in the carpet beautifully. Figure that just three or four uses, it pays for itself. Sure beats going to the rental place and lugging one of those huge monster machines back and forth. It is light, simple to use and does the job!