Can you leave a food dehydrator on overnight?

Chef's answer
The good news is electrical food dehydrators are safe to leave on overnight and unattended. Just ensure they are in a ventilated area, show no signs of damage and aren't covered by any tea-towels etc. ... This includes using them on a fixed surface and away from anything which could catch fire such as towels and water.
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