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Looking for any and all feedback please. I have been given the green light (thank you DH) to purchase a dehydrator!!! I have been asking for awhile but chickens and wood stove came first :)

I am looking for feedback on the best bang for your buck. Ones you have gotten that stunk and ones that have been a game-changer. I am looking to mostly dry fruits, veggies and herbs but wouldn't mind some jerky, though DH does most of that in the smoker.

Thank you all for the input.
 

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Got mine at Cabela's. Love it
 

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Had a small circular American Harvest unit. It was fine, but the processing volume was way too small
 

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A cheap one? I have never paid more than $10. They pop up in auctions and thrift stores. If I was going to spend money on a dehydrator, I would be looking for a low temp or no heat option. If I had patience for the maintenance, I would get a Harvest Right. DH ordered one as a birthday present for me a few years ago but when we read the manual we cancelled the order. Yikes.
 

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A cheap one? I have never paid more than $10. They pop up in auctions and thrift stores. If I was going to spend money on a dehydrator, I would be looking for a low temp or no heat option. If I had patience for the maintenance, I would get a Harvest Right. DH ordered one as a birthday present for me a few years ago but when we read the manual we cancelled the order. Yikes.
I haven't ever seen any in the thrift stores around here, but I haven't been venturing out too much lately. I will have to keep my eyes open bc that is a good place to look.

I never thought of Cabela's @FarmerJamie but that makes sense, meat = jerky
 
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