I was skeptical at first as this was my first pump style toy. But I can say after a bit of trial and error it does the job quite nicely. I thought the hard plastic would be a drawback but I barely noticed it because of the silicone ring around the edge. It's a very lightweight toy so I wasn't expecting much power, and I'm happy to report that it proved me wrong! Don't let the small size of this toy fool you, it packs some power. If you're looking for a beginner suction toy you should give this one a shot! Awesome product and inexpensive as well.