Hello. I am new to this forum and have been researching various dehydrators for a while now. Most affordable ones, Nesco, LEM, Excaliber, etc. are made of plastic so BPA or other toxins are a concern. The stainless steel ones have chrome shelving.......not sure about that.. Some people have said to use the car but that's worse than buying a plastic one since benzine levels in a hot car are very high.
I go through the trouble to grow my veggies so they are better than store bought so I don't want to then contaminate them in the drying process. Has anyone on this forum built one? Would love to see photos and hear suggestions.