While making the decision of purchasing any appliance, the best thing to do is read up on its reviews. In the following article, we will provide information on different food dehydrators along with its good and bad points.
Even though the price of an appliance continues to be one of the most important factors while making a purchase, there are others factors that should be taken into consideration as well. These factors include capacity of the dehydrator, wattage, shape, and storage space. There are two types of food dehydrators available in the market-vertical and horizontal. As the name suggests, the vertical dehydrators provide vertical air flow that prevents the flavors from mixing with one another. On the other hand, the horizontal dehydrators provide horizontal air flow that ensures even distribution of heat.
* Prices as January, 2011
Excalibur 3900 Deluxe Series 9-tray Food Dehydrator
This appliance comes with an adjustable thermostat, a rear-mounted heating unit, and provides a horizontal air flow. It has a heavy-duty motor which can also be used by gourmet chefs.
Price: $219.95 (approx.)
Nesco Food Dehydrator FD-1010 Gardenmaster
The appliance is equipped with a 1000 watts motor and has up to 30 expandable tray. It has a built-in fan which circulates warm air throughout the trays. With an adjustable thermostat, you can regulate the temperature between 95 and 155 degrees.
Price: $150 (approx.)
L’Equip 306210 550-Watt 6-Tray Food Dehydrator
It has 6 rectangular trays with 6 mesh screens, and 2 fruit leather trays. The variable temperature control ensures that food is dried uniformly and consistently. It has computer-controlled heat sensors that helps in analyzing the temperature inside the dehydrator every 60 seconds.
Price: $110 (approx.)
Weston Prago VegiKILN – 750301W
The reviews for this dehydrator ensures that the appliance retains the natural food flavors. You will not have to add additives or preservatives to the recipes when you include the dehydrated food. It has 6 trays which can be used for drying different types of foods.
Price: $94 to $99 (approx.)