If you are on the hunt for one, this is it. Honestly, I can say I purchased by reviews and friends' comments. Truth be told, there are several much less expensive dehydrators on the market. Everything that I read said not to waste the money. I'm a single parent on a budget, so I totally get the hesitation in such a huge purchase. I am also not the type of person that likes to just get by, I'd rather save up, and purchase the right item, the first time. I'm not into aggravation because I was trying to be cheap.
Going gluten free it can be difficult to give up certain foods, like crackers. You'll be hard pressed to find a gluten free cracker on the market that isn't fairly junky. Dehydrating allows me to make my own crackers with healthy, simple ingredients. Be aware dehydration does take quite a bit longer than oven cooking due to the low temperature. My favorite treat to make in the dehydrator by far are cheesy kale chips. I use it a lot also to dry out my nuts and seeds that I soak overnight. Why would I do that? Read my post next week. :)
Tell me your favorite kitchen appliance below! Be healthy, be blessed, and be a good steward!