Rated 5 out of 5Â by Urbanchicksfarm A workhorse!
We got this 17 years ago. After many years of near constant use from April to October each year, it finally gave out. Definitely got our money's worth. We hAVE dried apples, watermelon, meat, refried beans, and nearly everything from our garden. Only with melons did we have issues with uneven drying. Dried watermelon is almost like taffy and disappeared as fast as I could make it. I used it to make yogurt conveniently in 8oz jars. We plan to replace with a larger model.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SprinklesHikes A Must Have for Backpackers!
I use this dehydrator for making my own backpacking meals. I also use it for drying fruit and drying meals I don't think will be eaten in time before they go bad in the fridge. This 5-tray model is a perfect size for 2 people's needs. It works consistently and mostly evenly with minimal intervention, which is great when you're busy. I would recommend this model every backpacker who likes cooking and healthy meals!
Rated 5 out of 5Â by deedee Must have!!!
My fiancÃ© bought this for me 15 years ago, and I wore it out! I just purchased another with the new clear door and a timer - I'll be able to use the old trays to stage food for replacing when a tray is done. The 9-tray is too big for us. Our first attempts were amateur, using a food processor to slice carrots. Not necessary. One night, we dried a mess of sliced portabella mushrooms and ate them all - standing up! - dipped in sour cream. I graduated to drying my own apples and pears for the most luscious fruitcake. And until you've made zucchini chips, you haven't lived! Green is preferable, though yellow will do. Cut diagonally, a little thicker, so they hold up to dipping in salsa (dried jalapeÃ±o peppers, anyone?), hummus, or guacamole. I promise you'll never touch anything else again . . .