There are many people out there who incorporate dehydrated fruits and vegetables into their daily diet and understandably so. Thanks to how far technology has come, these people can now enjoy delicious dehydrated foods that they can process themselves with any dehydrating machine of their choice. Speaking of which, we should point out that there are so many dehydrators to choose from nowadays, a fact that speaks volumes about how popular dried and dehydrated goods have become. For this reason, we put together a list of the ten best dehydrators money can buy so that you might figure out what exactly to look for.
Equipped with 600 watts of dehydrating power, 85 to 155 degrees of air flow horizontally, 10 square foot of drying space, and BPA free drying trays, the STX Dehydra can very well be considered a premium grade food dehydrator. This device comes with a 4 draw, long-lasting front blank for preparing yogurt, bread or dehydrating large food types that are 60 inches in height. Furthermore, it also features 10 removable trays, an on/off switch, and a temperature control dial for good measure.
9Nesco-American Harvest FD-1010 Nesco-American Harvest FD-1010
Well designed with sleek, modern features, the Nesco-American Harvest FD-1010 is one among the best high powered food dehydrators in the market. Featuring a 2400RPM motor and a 4 1 inch top mounted fan, this device can dry fruits, vegetables, jerky in the quickest time possible. Its adjustable thermostat provides the proper temperature and even amount of heat to dry different types of food perfectly. The outer covering of the device is designed with Opaque Vita-Save material that helps to block the rays of harmful light which destroy the nutritional content of any food. It also features a clean-screen that protects the tray from any sticky food type.
8Nesco FD-80A Harvest Square-Shaped Dehydrator
Bringing together a compact design and an outstanding performance, the Nesco/American Harvest FD-80 Square-Shaped Dehydrator is a great tool for drying fruits, vegetables, jerky, or even herbs. With a convenient air-circulation system, there is no need to rotate the trays as it evenly distributes the heat evenly and dries all ingredients quickly. The thermostat can be adjusted and set according to the users liking using the markers on the housing.
7Aroma Professional 6 Tray Food Dehydrator
The Aroma Housewares Professional 6 Tray Food Dehydrator is a large size device that comes with a robust automatic fan evenly drying out of food. Featuring 6 racks that are removable by construction, it can store up to 1 pound of any food type on each level or rack. It also comes with an adjustable thermostat that works from 95 to 155 degrees approximately. The machine also includes a special drip tray that collects any particles that may collect at the bottom during the drying process.
The L’Equipe 528 is a 500-watt dehydrator for drying out food, flowers and all kinds of herbs. Not only is it known for its top-level performance, the quality of this product is brilliant. Providing more than just hot air, this device comes with 6 removable stacking trays with a total space of 12 square feet for drying food etc. To make it easier for users, the machine comes with a guide book with special recipes and the amount of time it takes to dry various food types.
5Waring Pro DHR30
With the Waring Pro DHR30 Professional Dehydrator, you get fast results through a very user-friendly interface. The device comes with 5 detachable trays that stack up together and interlock for a tighter and more secure fixture. The dehydrator comes with a fruit sheet which allows users to dry various fruits. There is an adjustable knob that helps users customize the kind of drying experience they want. They can choose from fan off, high, low, and medium temperatures. It is ideal for jerky, herbs, and fruits and the air flow system is even for consistent drying.
With the Nesco FD-37A American Harvest Food Dehydrator, users will be left with quick and easy dried food in no time. With a total of 400-watts of power, the trays can be expanded to a total of 7. Users can check up on the process through the see-through top. The built-in fan ensures the air is evenly distributed. Furthermore, all components of this dehydrator can be washed in the dishwasher except for the power head.
3Presto 06300 Dehydro
The Presto 06300 Dehydro Electric Food Dehydrator is a great product to have in a kitchen. Its unique 4-tray system of dehydration that reduces the time and cost of dehydrating foods greatly – and without the need for adding preservatives. The see-through cover allows users to check on the progress. There is a fan installed at the bottom which helps circulate the air and speed up the drying process.
2Nesco FD-75A Snackmaster
One of the best sellers among food dehydrators is the Nesco FD-75A Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator which has a top fan installed and evenly distributes hot air anywhere from 95-160 degrees. The different trays don’t mix the flavors so you don’t need to rotate them. The opaque lid doesn’t allow any harmful lights in. Among the things you get with the dehydrator are a recipe book, 2 mesh sheets, 2 solid sheets, and 3 jerky spice packets.
Considered as one of the absolute best food dehydrators available today, the Excalibur 3926TB is not only a high-quality product but also one that provides perfect dehydrated results. Including 9 trays, 15 square feet of drying space, a 26-hour timer and a handy on/off button, this 600-watt device comes with a poly-screen tray that can be inserted to prevent any food from sticking during the dehydration process. Not only that but its adjustable thermostat works from 105 degrees up to 165 degrees F, giving you quite the range to choose from. On a related note, it also comes with a 7-inch large fan that provides heat evenly throughout the device.