I am currently doing some food planning for a few upcoming 3 or 4 day no stove trips (burn/open flame bans). I sucked it up and ordered some prepackaged add-cold-water items for large meals (e.g., Packit Gourmet hamburger), but this whole process (and my wallet) has led me to the conclusion that I need to just go ahead and get a dehydrator. Besides, I love to cook and to tinker with my food and with recipes - it's probably more reasonable for me to put this stuff together myself.
I would much rather get a nice, full-featured dehydrator that will function well, allow me to try lots of methods, make big batches sometimes, and last a long time even if more expensive (as opposed to a cheaper smaller one that I might get frustrated with quickly as I try to experiment with pushing limits - I tend to be adventurous. :D).
I have poked around on this forum to get some ideas (I like the look of the larger one recommended in Dehydrating 101, for instance), but I would really appreciate it if I could get some brand and model recommendations/thoughts (and features I probably don't know about) to help me in my decision making...
Any advice would be appreciated!!!