I was gifted this product 3 years back and I still own it but I use it very rarely. The main thing I was hesitant to use the product is the fact that it does not have a timer but except that, this product works great. The features I love about this product that it is less noisy while working and I do not feel the heat even when I am near the product. It works well in dehydrating fruits whether apples or bananas and even meat and fish. The food does not harden at all and it helps to dehydrate it very fast. However, I needed to be very careful while taking off the meat or beef chunks as they were too hot after being dehydrated. It was necessary to keep them at least for 5-10 minutes and then eat the food. It is energy efficient as well and in spite of using the product regularly, I dint have to pay heavy electricity bills and it was round about the earlier price I used to pay.