I have used other steamers in the past but this is quite compact and I prefer this size over the others. It is extremely easy to take care of, all you have to do is poor water into the water reservoir that is attached in the back, everything is quite self explanatory. Cleaning is also quite simple, make sure that it's completely empty when you are storing the device. This item also comes with a headband which I felt was very useful in keeping my hair out of my face. I steam for about 10 minutes which is almost the duration of how long at last. After that I extract oils with the tools that was provided with the device. I highly recommend this for anyone who is looking for a powerful face steamer that is more compact than the most common devices on the market.