This is my first jerky making in my converted dishwasher. i saw this stainless one being tossed out and had a vision. removed motor, piping. rounded up some trays.tried using existing heat element, but just would not get over 140 degrees. yanked it out and stole the wifes hot plate. found a tiny cast irion skilet to use for wood chip smoke till i pick up a a-maze-n tray. using a freezer fan to curculate the air. this puppy will hold steady temps from 100 to 250. Using nepas recipe. hope i do it justice. big shoes to fill i hear. cherry chips,, almost invisible blue smoke. wish me luck.