You can see he got me one with both a temperature control and timer and with metal trays. I really like the quality of the mesh trays. This one costs around £140. They do a slightly cheaper model with plastic trays but I have never seen those in the flesh as it were.
After a while I decided to invest in some paraflex sheets to spread wet mixtures on such as flax cracker mix, as I was a little tired of cutting up square of baking paper. I do think these are a worthwhile addition.
And for those of you wondering what I use it for, there will be recipes, but basically drying fruit and veg (great quality and no additives) making healthy snacks such as kale chips and flax crackers, and I have just got to the stage of experimenting with raw mains and desserts that need a dehydrator for some of the meal.More recipes to come.
Just a quick Edit as I realised I hadn't mentioned where we got it from. We bought both my Juicer (more on that later) and the dehydrator from here
They were great for delivery and answering my questions prior to purchase. I was intending to wait until I found out how they dealt with any problems before mentioning them, but we haven't had any yet, fingers crossed that remains the case.
Some recipes: Raw lime, ginger and mango pleasecake , Flax crackers