Wonderful! Very easy to set up. Directions are simple. Also easy to convert to a continuous drain, so I don't have to empty the bucket all the time (and don't forget to empty it any more)! Effectiveness My last dehumidifier stopped working, but I was not in the basement for a long time. When I finally went down, there was a musty smell. Bought this new one. It ran continuously for a few days until I got the humidity to the level I wanted (45%). After that, it only runs as needed. Very quiet. Also very easy to convert to a continuous drain, so there;s no need to empty the bucket (Yahoo!). Safety Very safe. Ease of Cleaning Have not had to clean it yet, but I don't see any issues Durability I've only had this for about 4 months, but it seems to be very durable. Design I love that it was easy to convert to a continuous drain, because I always used to forget to empty the bucket (and emptying it was always a pain).