So glad I finally decided to treat myself as I don't know how I have survived without this steamer, having had to throw my clothes into the dryer for a quick spin previously, only to still have them come out somewhat wrinkled. AND, it was so simple to put together to have up and running in no time. I also made sure to buy distilled water for it just to be on the safe side. As for the gurgling noise, I do agree with the previous reviewer, and all I have to do is just extend the hose and the noise goes away. Plus, it is not continuous, just happens when first heating up. I also love the foot pedals as I am close to six feet tall, and it works really well in not having to bend down to turn on and off, plus the adjustable bars to extend up and down. The stainless steam nozzle is a great feature in that it works just like an iron would right up on the clothing. As for storage of the tools, I just took a pull string top bag to store them in and hang it from one of the the hooks.
At first I was going to return because of gargling noise in the hose, then I decided to give another try. I found out that if you lift the hose straight the gargling noise stops and you can continue with out the annoying noise. Hands always should be below steamer, never above you can burn yourself (just as I did, lesson learned). Other then that it works great. I just wish there was a storage bag that I can put the accessories in and hang on the unit.