Yes I think it's one of those things that will stay in the cupboard for the most part , but when you have a glut of produce or when things are cheap you can dry them. For example mango season here and I absolutely love dried mangoes. Mind you they don't last long because I dry them and then I eat them all haha. To be honest my mum has one and it would have been better just to borrow hers but my husband thought he was very clever buying it for me, and he is terrible at gifts so I'm very grateful for it.