This will not be just another gadget on the kitchen side, we promise you. You will be preserving berries, making vegetable chips, creating fruit leather and making your own trail mixes and granola, among just a few things. By removing the water from food, you can prolong its life by stopping the growth of bacteria. It is also a very light and convenient way of transporting wholesome and healthy food in packed lunches, on a hike or just throwing at the kids as they whizz by. This dehydrator comes with clear, simple instructions, perfect for the beginner. You won’t look back.