For my birthday, I asked for a dehydrator. My mom obliged. She did not get me some rinky-dink little thing…no…it takes up 1/2 the counter, but it is awesome! I wanted it for all of the tomatoes that I expect will start growing someday in the garden. For our first run of it, we made dried apples (they were too soft and the girls did not like them) and strawberry fruit roll ups. The girls really liked the roll-ups but a few kids gave them a hard time at school for them. I bet their mom has never made fruit roll ups for them!