I'm with you Icer.....and I have a great, hard working dehydrator I use. Bought at Habitat store for $8 !!! I don't think it had even been used. Older model but "new". I got way more than my $$ back in the figs & apple rings I've done so far. More apple rings going in today -- love those things! Next yr tomatoes will be done. Probably $30-=45 new, back then, a 4 tray Nesco.The appliance is so high I can't see ever getting one.