For all of the advanced technology that goes into this tumble-dryer, it could not be easier to operate - it is so clear and intuitive. The default 'cupboard dry' setting works well for us, and while the clothes feel initially a little damp on opening the drum, by the time they are sorted and folded, that has resolved itself completely, with no hidden 'damp areas' lurking anywhere. This machine dries very noticably evenly throughout the load.
The difference in energy use compared to our old tumble-dryer is amazing, but most welcome of all is how efficient the dryer is in preventing unwanted moisture escaping into the utility room - fantastic! It does take a little longer to run through a drying cycle than our old machine, but far less noticably so than we expected, and it does a far more complete job of drying while doing so.
Finally, there is an unexpected softness to the dried articles, like they have been conditioned, but without the use of fabric softener. That has been a real bonus we weren't expecting. Add to that noticably less wrinkling of the dried clothing than any of our previous machines, and you have one set of very delighted customers.
It is a considered purchase, yes, but it is also a product that has delighted us while being incredibly easy to live with. We couldn't ask for more.