Very practical and economical, it allows for a lot of possibiltés "dried strawberries and raspberries add in cereals", dried tomatoes are very expensive commercially dried apricots, mushrooms, herbs, etc .... The only problem during my purchase I thought to find a recipe booklet and lack timer that does not allow us to keep running the way you want if you hand, I think against adapt uun taken timer to address this problem . Please note also the drying time because initially I had a tendency to leave too long and fruits tend to brown. At the level of noise that does not seem awkward at all, it is much less than a dishwasher, just a small blower. In entrtien level grids can be cleaned very easily. Overall this is perfect given its price and I'll use it a lot, I am absolutely conquered by this purchase.