I was not sure about this machine since I have always used a different brand but after reading it was recommended by Arthritis foundation I decided to try it. Glad I did! Far exceeded my expectations, first this machine is SO quiet I thought it was not working, LOL. I like the easy to read display and menu and I feel like the water chamber is much better with no chance of knocking it around. I also think it looks nicer on my nightstand, more like a radio. I was skeptical but pleasantly surprised! Highly recommend.