Ronco Electric Food Dehydrator as Seen on TV
You’ve witnessed it on Television making delectable homemade yogurt, beef jerky, turkey jerky, apple munchies as well as banana chips, dried pineapple, and a great deal more. This is the most well-known Food Dehydrator on earth! It comes with an instructional booklet with recipes. Save money by buying vegetables and fruits in bulk when they’re on sale and, because you dry them, they’ll last as long as 3 months in any sealed plastic bag.
Cracks me up all the 1 star reviews from a bunch of people that didn't read the description. It's a $39 dehydrator from Ronco - what did you expect? Look, there's better than this available. I've owned this and it's fine and I got to learn about dehydrating with it. I got my money's worth an am ready to move up to better. If you want to learn too, then it's a fine purchase.
At first, I had purchased a different dehydrator. I was so disappointed in it that I returned it as defective to the manufacturer, and ordered this one instead. It works well, especially for the price. If you are using the dehydrator to do massive amounts of food, you will be here a while, but if you are using it occasionally or to make snacks, preserve smaller amounts of food, it's perfect. I can fit 2 medium apples per tray, and there are 5 trays, so about 10 apples at a time. It takes varying amounts of time to dry the food based on how you slice it, however it's never more than a day and a half. Also, it's quiet - no fan. I LOVE that. You do have to rotate the trays, but it doesn't take any effort to do so.
I recieved this dehydrator for Christmas of 2007 and haven't had a problem with it. We have dried apple slices just fine in it. Will try out some jerky this summer as well as drying tomatoes. My only problem with it is that the plastic is a somewhat brittle type and with moving 5 times since recieving it, there's a crack across the base. This has not effected it's use though.