Absolutely fantastic machine. I bought this to make fruit leathers for my kids to take to school, and have made so many now because it is so easy to use. I have also dried fruits and veggies in pieces, in fact I don't think it has been turned off yet since receiving it 2 weeks ago because it is constantly full.
The trays are large, and I have lined them myself with some thickish plastic for the leathers. It is easy to clean and very very quiet when running.
Instructions are very short and to the point but it is so easy they are all that is needed.
Love the temperature control. It doesn't come with a timer, but I just leave things and remove them when I am around and have the time, nothing has over dried so far.
A perfect machine for beginners.