It is very simple to use. The easiest setting is to just plug it in and walk away. It will pull water from the air until it's full, then it will stop until you empty the water out. Slide the drawer back in and it instantly comes back on. The drawer that holds the water comes out easily and has a handy handle.
I used to use the disposable hanging closet dehumidifier bags, but even with the A/C running I had to buy fresh dehumidifier bags once a month... and that starts to get pricey. And then I found this. I ordered two to try in our master bedroom, and like them so much that I'm ordering more.
This home dehumidifier is one of my favorite Amazon purchases ever! I love how wonderfully it works. I highly recommend this machine for humid areas! We LOVE this machine and the impressive work it's already done for us!