I’m just throwing my 2 cents in. Got a harvest right a couple years ago and think it a very worth while investment. I guess some of these machines have had their problems but I must say, compared to what’s commercially available and/or the price of any other viable freeze drier, we have experienced great success.
We are very “all natural” food oriented and are fortunate that we have a real bounty around where we are. The difference in store bought food and foods are available locally is pronounced. Organic (kinda lost it’s allure), conventional…we like to eat healthy where we can. So with the seasonality of all the good stuff we like to eat, the freeze drier not only makes a lot of sense, we’ve saved some money in the long run.
Highly recommended if you have the means and inclination.
Yah, I do understand. I just had a couple medium sized machines come up for sale on craigslist in my area, which is extremely unusual. They were discounted a few hundred bucks. That could be a possible option.