In the past year have purchased this dryer and for the second season actively use this miracle of technology. To be honest, a little surprised at the negative reviews on this dryer and even thought about what people from the dryer like waiting. I just want the dryer converted the fruit, which at the end of the season in abundance in dried fruits. Vegetables I also tried drying (tomatoes), but they are not in great demand, much faster eaten apples and pears.
So, the dryer is not the most powerful, 350 watt, but at the time of purchase it was the most powerful machine for its price. Section in the large mesh if very small something to dry it will be necessary, like chamomile or berries, you have to lay a cheesecloth. Five sections will be enough for a full bowl with a slide of dried fruit at a time.
Before use the apparatus should be rinsed sections in warm water with detergent, I used baking soda. Having dried them, you can put your fruit on the grill. So they quickly got ready, I cut them into medium thickness of the platelets. For example, garden of the pear was divided into six plates: first in half, remove the core, and then each half twice along the cut. Stacked fruit is not very tight, so that air can penetrate through the slits. By the way, the dryer is not noisy, I have a much louder noise than this unit.
There is a brochure with tips about the time and the drying temperature of various products, and there's information about the preparation of food. I fish meat and tried to dry me this is not very interesting, because the meat at all are very neutral, but fruit is my love.
Days it took to dry very juicy pear to the state of chips, the apples were less juicy and therefore it took a little less time. Before long the sun fruit, but constantly had to chase away flies and fruit flies fruit oxidized after drying was dark, it was necessary to guess the weather, in windy weather to hide so as not dusty. Now everything is much simpler, at any time of the day include the device and go about their business.
Such dried fruits are ideal for replacement of sweets during tea time, ideal for healthy snacking on the road, when you have the munchies, and even great for baking and compotes in the winter! So I put the dryer 5 points and I recommend it) Although the product, of course, is seasonal, and will be more relevant for those who have your garden and who in autumn does not know how crops fight.
Overall I was very pleased with the dryer. If you do not wait wonders from it, it you are completely satisfied! Someone wrote that they have a section cracked in a couple of months, I have the second season of the dryer and nothing is cracked anywhere, the plastic is all the same to him smooth and nothing sticks.
Thank you for your attention.
P. S. I do for IR!