this stacking tray style, and it has worked just fine. Some day I might trade up for an Excalibur, but at the time I wasn't interested in spending that much money.
If you are going to dry cherries (or cook with them, for that matter), you need a cherry pitter. I think I spent $12 on mine, and it was well worth the money! Of course, if you are going to dry cherries, you need to pit them, first. I like to do this at the table with a movie playing on the iPad. It's repetitive work, my friends.
When you are done, you'll have a nice big bowl of pits.
my GF recipe is here), in oatmeal or chocolate cookies, on cereal, or just straight out of the jar for snacking!