I used the silicone drying mats when I dried some of our blueberries and they worked perfectly. I wasn’t sure at first how adding that layer to the racks would affect the process, but the blueberries dried without any problem. The mats cleaned up easily and I can store them in the same case in which the metal racks are stored. Perfect!
My first attempt at making liver and the pieces molded around the wire racks making removal a chore. I used the mats my next attempt for the first few hours then transferred the liver directly onto the racks and they finished beautifully and there was absolutely no sticking to the racks! The mats are a must.
I absolutely love everything about the Sahara Dehydrator including the mats. I have owned many different dehydrators in my life and by far this is the most efficient. The mats are the perfect size and are stron enough to hold my fruit for the fruit leather that I made for the Grand children. Love the whole unit
Absolutely nothing wrong with these mats. They are a bit smaller than the wire racks, so they fit easily without fussing and allow airflow up the sides. Easy to clean. I store them in the zippered case with the racks. Last used to dry sliced green onions.