I'm using CombiPlan daylight developing tanks because I can process at the kitchen sink. My darkroom doesn't have a sink or running water (at 5 feet by 7 feet floor area there wasn't space to have then installed and still have enough space for other things; and I grew up printing in my bedroom without sink or water so it didn't worry me). Without a sink, and even apart from damage to hands or negatives, I'm not comfortable with the idea of dish development. It's both working in the dark, and the practical point of not having an audible timer, that make it seem a complicated option. If I did go the "develop in the dark" route, I'd probably prefer either a dip and dunk tank or use my Nova slot processor. Other options would seem to be the MOD54 insert, a Paterson orbital processor, or a Jobo drum. I have two out of three (the first two). I don't like the idea of continuous agitation, but this is probably because I grew up using 35mm and hating grain and associate continuous agitation with various unwanted side effects (which probably don't show up in large format, to be honest). The downside of the CombiPlan is the slow load and fill, but I do risk life and limb (and peer ridicule ) by taking the lid off to pour out the stop bath and replace with fixer (and have even taken the lid off to pour in the stop bath, relying on the time it takes for the fogged film to start developing being long enough for me to win the race). What methods do you use?