I'm so excited. I just found a dehydrator at one of the Goodwill stores in my area. It says 1983 on the box so it's an oldie. The plastic on it has yellowed due to age but it looks like it was never or hardly used. I plugged it in and it works. I was a bit concerned about the fan being on the bottom (didn't think about that in the store) but having read what was said above having the fan on the bottom seems okay. I'll definitely be giving this a try. I certainly won't load it with a bunch of cookies at first. Maybe just one to see how it goes. You can't beat $9.99. I highly recommend that you all check your second-hand shops. I've found a bunch of cookie cutters for super cheap. Now finding this dehydrator, I will be frequenting the Goodwill/used shops more often. I've also found some useful items at the "Dollar Tree."