I go through these frothers. This is my first grunen. I am pleased at the get go for the following reasons...came swiftly and the design is far more practical. I like the way the batteries load at the top and the button is on the side. When the button is on the top, it is hard to know where to put the pressure and how much to get it going at the best speed. I feel I will have more control with a side button. But, I got the adorable stencils which I wasn't expecting and I can't wait to try them out. The price was great and the reviews and now I see why. This company communicates that it is determined to make satisfaction a priority. I will be a repeat buyer because I plan to wear this thing out but I doubt it will wear out any time soon.