This was provided to me by the manufacturer for review on Serious Eats.
I never thought I needed a dehydrator. I mean, I can buy prunes ... um, I mean , at the grocery store. Dehydrators are large. They're not something you'd keep on your counter all the time, and unless you have huge cabinets, storage might not be convenient.
So why are they so popular? I know a lot of people who have dehydrators. Some of them don't have food processors.
My first foray into doing any sort of food dehydrating was with the stove I got a few years back that has a dehydrating setting. That's just fine except it ties up the oven for a looooong time. And my oven wants to do other things.