Excerpt: Fantastic purchase! I dried fruits and veggies to get started, now I have a batch of maple pecan granola waiting for me for breakfast. Last night I binged on completely healthy-no-oil faux "cheesy' kale chips, and the banana/ strawberry fruit leathers are amazing! I could not recommend this machine more!! Best Purchase Ever Indeed!
Summary: I've used my Excaliber dehydrator to do some 'raw cooking'. It does take some getting used to with the time it takes to prepare 'raw meals', but that would be the case with any dehydrator. I need to work at my planning skills. Works great with dehydrating vegetables... I am looking forward to making my own dried fruits and leather as local fruit comes into season.