Started: 4 pm. June 25, 2017
Finished: 1 am. June 27, 2017
Approx. Total Time: 33 hours
A five year old "accidentally" pushed a button on the screen, which turned off the machine. The pump needed to cool for an hour before it could be restarted. During the cool I should have drained a little oil and the water that collects in the pump before restarting. I didn't and oil sprayed out of the vent pipe. The pump was turned off, 2 - 3 tablespoons of oil was drain out and a bit was added to cover the hole.
The pineapple needed a few hours extra of drying time.
The freeze dryer arrived on June 22, 2017. It was set up and ready to use the next day. The owners manual came filled with information for the Standard size. Lucky for us, we were able to got the Large size. The down side is the drying and freezing times in the charts may not be the same. I am tracking what we have done.