UPDATE: I returned the dehydrator today back to the store. It took 20 hours to dry out 3 Granny Smith apples. Some of the apple slices have kind of a burnt taste to them. I will fall back and see if I can scrape up some money and just buy a quality unit.
What I can offer for advice? is let the Oster sit on the store shelf. Don’t waste your money and don’t waste the electricity.
I broke down and bought a cheap food dehydrator today. It is an Oster model # fpstdh0101, doesn’t rate high at all but I wanted to try small and work my way into the dehydrator world slowly. My first attempt is 3 apples. The instructions say it will take 12-16 hrs. to dehydrate the fruit. Seems excessive to me. I’ll let you know the results.