We tried our first batch of strawberries whole, and they turned into gummy little rocks.  We have not yet tried to rehydrate any of these, but it doesn’t look very promising.  No one but Anne can eat them.

Our second batch we sliced and then dried and it worked lots better.  You simply have to have one of those slicer gadgets to make this possible, but it still takes a lot of time.  These came out more like little chips, but still chewy.