I have been using this dehydrator on a regular basis for about six months now and I absolutly love it. It works great for making snacks for the family (fruit rollups made from applesauce and mixes of other fruits, apple, strawberry, and banana chips), beef jerky, dehydrated carrots and sweet potato treats for my dogs, and making dried herbs (its a great way to save herbs purchased from the store when you don't use them all and they come out fresher than bottled). Compared to other dehydrators, the noise level is pretty low, making it easy to leave going on the kitchen counter during the day or overnight. Its especially great in the summer as it doesnt put off too much heat. The other thing that is great about this dehydrator is that you can purchase additional trays to create more space if you need to. I would recomend this dehydrator to anyone who is looking for a reliable product that works well and produces wonderful results.