As I do mostly agree to this because I only use a regular food dehydrator for my brass drying, there are some key difference with the lyman that make it stand out and specific to reloaders, whether its worth the extra cost only you can decide, I simply could not afford it, but it does also look very professional in the gunroom and I still wish I had one, I think I paid $30 for my food one and when that burns up I am hoping to get the lyman one. I also like the square footprint of the lyman, the round one I have is just out of place and awkward on my brass cleaning bench it doesnt really fit in anywhere and just seems obtrusive.In the past, I investigated these case dryers and found out that they are identical to dehydrators for food storage. You may want to investigate this as an alternative to what they label as "gun" to jack the price. It is the same thing when they say "boat" products. Or be patient and wait for a good sale to take place from Midway or Brownells or some other good online company that wants to get rid of their inventory.