I personally use a Crystal Dry model, and it does work and works great. With that being said, pop to open works too. Although I feel Crystal Dry is a better choice. The 800 is the top model but wait times are excessive, so if you can get a 500 now, I don’t see a reason to swap. But it is nice to dry with the door closed with kids. Sometimes they like to lean or push on the door that may hurt the mechanism. Glad you went with Bosch, both are excellent units.