This item was super easy to set up. You can use 4 AA batteries or you can charge with the included USB cord. It was very easy to take apart and assemble. I personally like foaming soap and was hoping that the foaming soap I use would work. I only put a tiny bit in the bottom and it worked perfectly. It gives you the option to sit on the counter or mount to the wall as well. I originally purchased this for my office but decided I liked it so much I'll be using it in my kitchen.