It's been my observation that you get what you pay for. Dehydrators come in a variety of price ranges and quality. There are a lot of threads on this site that discuss dehydrators . . . stainless vs plastic . . . excalibur vs sausage maker (which is stainless), etc. You might try an Advanced Search of the forums for some immediate information. I'm sure others will jump in later in the day and respond. If you're new to the GoneRaw search features, click here and check reply #3 for some tips on refining your advanced search techniques.