To add to my differences post below, I forgot one regarding the dryers here. Besides the fact that it's half the size of the ones that I'm used to, it also needs a little extra help to get the job done.
As we all know, there is a lint trap in dryers - no difference here. Still have to deal with that - no big deal. The big difference is that it actually collects water and you have to empty the water after every third run or so - WHAT?!
So, at the top there is a plastic tray of sorts that you pull out and carefully balance so that you don't spill water all over the floor out of the hole at the end. I'm guessing that it sucks the water from the clothes into this tray. Who knows how that actually happens. The dryer also doesn't do it's job in one shot - you have to run the thing three times if you don't want damp towels after your shower.
When I asked about this fun feature and if it's normal, the response I got was "Well, where does the water from your dryers go??" Me - "Um, I don't know. Outside?!" :)