I have the Excalibur 9 tray and love it. I used to have to throw out lots of stuff but now I dry it. Apples, pears, cherry tomatoes, strawberrys. I even dry onions before they go bad and then grind some in a little cheapie coffee grinder and make my own onion powder. When I buy fresh parsley and don't use it all I dry it and have dried parsley. Green grapes are really good dried. A pain to cut and slice stuff but better than throwing it out. It takes a few tries to get the right amount of drying and some fruits need dipping to keep them from turning dark. I slice apples and dip them in orange or lemon juice, sprinkle a little cinnamon on them and love them for snacking. I had one of the round dryers years ago and did not like it as you have to change the trays around but this one has the fan at the back and you don't have to switch them around. Really a nice dryer. You really need as many trays as you can afford as sliced fruit, etc takes more room than you might think.