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Food Dehydrators Buying Guide

A food dehydrator allows you to make dried fruits, herbs, lean jerky, and other nutritious dried foods at home. Requiring little more than heat and a flow of dry air, dehydrating food is a fairly simple process. It’s not a quick process, however.

Types of Food Dehydrators

Types of Food Dehydrators

Healthy eating includes a variety of fruits and vegetables. And a food dehydrator is a great way to preserve the bounties of the seasons. To use a dehydrator, you place food on a tray or shelf and load it into the machine. A fan circulates warm, dry air through the machine either vertically or horizontally, gradually pulling the water out of foods but leaving behind the nutrients. Dehydrated foods have a long shelf life, and it’s great to have them on hand to use in trail mix, soups, salads, and more.

Vertical air flow

There are two types of dehydrators with vertical air flow. One has the fan on the top, the other on the bottom. Of the two, the kind with the fan on the bottom most likely gets better heat distribution because heat rises.

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TheRawDiet
$319.95

Featuring the Excalibur 3926TCDB Food Dehydrator with 26 hour Timer! The Highest Quality, Most Versatile Food Dehydrator You Can B...uy! Made in the USA! Model 3926TCDB Excalibur Dehydrators have built in 26-hour timers, so you can set it and forget it! New Clear Door! This new model uses a clear door made of heavy duty polycarbonate material. The Clear Door Dehydrator is available in the black color only. With every purchase of a Excalibur Food Dehydrator, you will receive $197 in Free Bonus Gifts! The 13 exclusive free gifts are listed below. We also offer free shipping to the 48 US States, and no taxes! The Excalibur trays are made of material so strong that you could drive over them with a truck, or hit them with a sledge hammer, and they wouldn't break. We now offer the entire Excalibur 3000 Series case, door, and trays in that same heavy duty, durable innovative plastic. 26-Hour Timer : Only available on the 3926TCDB or 3926T Series dehydrators. Models 3500 and 3900 do not have the timers. This dehydrator is available in two color choices: Black with a black door, or White with a white door. The new timer can be set to operate your Excalibur dehydrator from one hour up to TWENTY-SIX HOURS and will turn it off at the end of the time period that you've selected. Makes it easy to incorporate dehydrating activities around your schedule. Your Excalibur will turn itself off while you're sleeping and when you are away. No more baby-sitting at 4:30 a.m. No more postponing dehydrating because other activities take you away from home for a number of hours. With our optional timer and Excalibur's built-in safety features, you can load it before leaving for the day or evening. Our timer makes dehydrating as convenient as using a slow cooker for unattended meal preparation. * The 9-tray models are the perfect size for large families, gardeners, and crafts people. * 9 Polycarbonate Trays measuring 15" x 15": 15 square feet of tray space * 9 Polyscreen mesh inserts are included. All Excalibur food dehydrators come with one mesh sheet for each tray. These mesh sheets have little holes in them and are adequate for drying most foods. * Optional Non-stick sheets. The Paraflexx non-stick sheets are not included with this dehydrator. The Paraflexx Premium teflon non-stick sheets are the ones most people purchase with this Excalibur. The non-stick sheets do not have holes. These are used for drying sticky foods, or small foods. For example, you would use non-stick sheets to make fruit roll-up / fruit leathers, or flax seed / sunflower seed crackers. You may select the number of Paraflexx Premium sheets you would like using the drop down menu above. They cost $7.50 each. The teflon non-stick material is safe at low temperatures. Studies have shown that the teflon becomes a problem when heated to high temperatures over 300 degrees F, such as a stove, oven, dishwasher, or microwave. The top temperature of the Excalibur is 155 degrees. It does not get hot enough to affect the plastic. We also carry the Paraflexx Ultra silicone non-stick sheets for $13.50 each, and the Paraflexx disposable non-stick sheets, which are similar to wax parchment paper. Features of the Excalibur Dehydrator with Timer: * Adjustable Thermostat: 85 degrees to 155 degrees F * Cabinet: 12 1/2" H x 17" W x 19" D * Built-in on/off switch * Heavy Duty 7" fan, 600 watts, 110 Volts, 60 Hz * Convenient Removable Door * Available in white or black color. * Model #3926TCDB: with-26-hour Adjustable Timer. Set the dehydrator to run for 1 to 26 hours. The unit will automatically shut-off after set time is complete. * UPC: 029743392050 * Shipping Weight: 26 pounds (lbs.) * This Deluxe Excalibur 3926TCDB features Upgraded Electrical Components over the Economy 2900, along wit read more

TheRawDiet
$385.00

Featuring the New Sedona 9-Tray Food Dehydrator model SD-P9000 by Tribest! The Tribest Sedona Digital Food Dehydrator is the elega...ntly easy way to dehydrate raw whole living foods, preserving the natural nutritional value and taste without using artificial preservatives. For a Limited Time, The Sedona Food Dehydrator come with Twelve Free Bonus Gifts, A $197 Value!! Scroll down to read about the bonus gifts. A promotional code / coupon code is not needed to receive these free gifts, they are automatically included with your purchase. Compared to other leading dehydrators, Sedona offers unsurpassed performance utilizing the latest digital dehydrating technologies with accurate temperature controls. The Sedona Food Dehydrator comes with a full 5 Year Warranty! The manufacturer will replace or fix any problems at no charge for five years. Non-Stick Sheets The Sedona Dehydrator does not come with non-stick sheets. They are optional and are not required. The Excalibur Paraflexx Premium non-stick sheets will work with the Sedona. You will just need to trim one inch off the edge of each Paraflexx sheet with scissors and they will be a perfect fit. 220 Volt International Model Available The Tribest Sedona Dehydrator is available in 110 volt or 220 volt. The 110 Volt is for use in the United States, Canada, and Japan. The 220 volt model is used in international countries and cost $15 more. Accurate, Efficient, and Elegantly Styled! The Sedona 9 tray digital food dehydrator from Tribest accurately and efficiently distributes heated air, drying foods better and much more evenly when compared to other food dehydrators. Additionally, Sedona's heating compartment can be divided into two drying chambers offering unsurpassed versatility while using less electricity and eliminating excess waste. Other food dehydrators claim to be digital but only offer digital timers and do not control the current temperature within the drying chamber. Sedona is the only dehydrator which offers an all digital control panel and is fully automated to accurately control the way your food is dehydrated. Two digitally controlled fans with heating coils and heat sensors divide Sedona into two drying chambers. Dual Fan Technology allows you to program Sedona to be used at its full capacity or half its capacity. Conveniently choose to dehydrate four, five or nine trays of food at a time for small to large batches of your favorite recipes. Additionally, set Sedona's already quiet fans to day or night mode for extreme quiet operation. Dual Fan Technology Sedona is the first dehydrator to offer a total of 600 watts using two sets of 300-watt independent fans, two heating coils, and two heat sensors, controlled digitally and grouped together to form two fan-heater-sets, which can be set to operate independently or simultaneously, giving you the option to dehydrate up to nine trays of your favorite dehydrated recipes at once. Because Sedona can be set using only one fan-heater-set (one fan with heating-coil and heat sensor), less energy is used when dehydrating smaller batches of your favorite recipe, overall noise is reduced during operation, and heated air is managed more accurately and distributed more evenly throughout Sedona. Each heat sensor monitors the current temperature of each independent fan- heater-set within its own chamber - designed to improve the efficiency and overall quality of circulated air during the dehydration process. Unique Features of the Tribest Sedona Dehydrator: On/Off Switch ? Easily switch Sedona on and off without having to disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet. Temperature Display Mode ? The digital temperature display panel consistently displays the current temperature of Sedona in Fahrenheit (F) or in Celsius (C) degrees within each dryi read more

NutriChef
$442.99 $149.99

Dehydrator slowly cooks the moisture out of a variety of foods so that they can be preserved for snacking and cooking

Nesco
$88.99 $69.99

Dry fruit, vegetables, and jerky in hours with a five-tier dehydrator, which circulates hot air to dry food quickly

Nesco
$69.99

Find Food Dehydrators at Target.com! Dry fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers or meat easily with the food dehydrator and jerky make...r from NESCO American Harvest. With powerful 500-watt dehydrator, it absorbs moisture from vegetables, fruit rollups or... read more

Nesco
$219.99

Find Food Dehydrators at Target.com! Introducing our newest Nesco Square Dehydrator (& Jerky Maker) the FD-2000. This dehydrat...ors innovative design features 6 trays, 6 mesh screens, 2 expansion trays and 530 watts of drying power, and generates... read more

Nesco
$132.99

Find Food Dehydrators at Target.com! Our Nesco/American Harvest FD-77DT Digital Dehydrator features 600 watts of drying power that... generates maximum speed and quality for dehydrating fruits, vegetables, herbs, beef jerky, and venison jerky. Helps dry... read more

Excalibur
$499.99

Find Food Dehydrators at Target.com! The Excalibur 9 Tray Dehydrator With Timer in Copper is a small kitchen appliance that packs ...a powerful on trend punch. This dehydrator is ideal for drying herbs, fruit, meat and even flowers. It comes with nine... read more

Nesco
$59.99

Find Food Dehydrators at Target.com! Preparing dried food and snacks is a breeze with the NESCO Snackmaster Express all-in-one deh...ydrator. It comes with 2 fruit-roll sheets, 2 drying screens, 5 jerky spices and 5 trays to dry a wide variety of foods,... read more

Excalibur
$299.99

Find Food Dehydrators at Target.com! The Excalibur 9 Tray Economy Dehydrator in Black is a small kitchen appliance that packs a po...werful on trend punch. This dehydrator is ideal for drying herbs, fruit, meat and even flowers. It comes with nine... read more

Elite
$24.99

Find Food Dehydrators at Target.com! Save money and time by creating your own healthy snacks quickly and easily at home with the E...lite Gourmet 5-tray Food Dehydrator. It's never been so easy to whip up a batch of beef or turkey jerky, banana, pineapple... read more

American Harvest
$12.99

Find Food Dehydrators at Target.com! The 2-pack Add-A-Tray Accessory Packs enable you to expand your dehydrator to its maximum cap...acity. With additional trays, you can take advantage of food savings during harvest time or dry your own garden fruits... read more

Generic
$29.00

The Nesco Food Dehydrator, 500-Watt, FD-39P, features Nesco/American Harvest's innovative top-mounted power head. This power head ...dries food evenly and quickly. It also detaches easily from the power supply and the fan. This makes cleanup easy, and the dehydrator trays can go right into the dishwasher. The American Harvest Food Dehydrator features fan-flow technology, which means faster, more even drying with no tray rotation necessary. The fixed temperature ensures consistent operation. This dehydrator comes with a powerful 500 watt motor. It is useful for making beef, venison, chicken and turkey jerky. You can also make trail mix, fruit chips and dried soup mix. You can quickly and easily make nutritious snacks for your family. The Nesco American Harvest Dehydrator comes in white, which makes it compatible with any kitchen's color scheme. read more

American Harvest
$5.99

Find Food Dehydrators at Target.com! The 2-pack Clean-a-Screen's are reusable, plastic mesh inserts which are perfect for drying s...mall items, such as spices and herbs or craft materials, that would normally fall through the spokes of the trays. Just... read more

Nesco
$64.99

Find Food Dehydrators at Target.com! This Snackmaster Encore��� features a powerful 500 watt top mounted fan of drying power and g...enerates maximum speed and quality for dehydrating fruits, vegetables, beef jerky, and venison jerky. Helps dry food in... read more

Horizontal air flow

Horizontal-flow dehydrators have the fan in the back of the machine. Some users prefer this type because it offers good heat distribution among the shelves and less flavor transfer between trays when drying a variety of foods at the same time.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Key elements of a good food dehydrator include proper ventilation and air circulation, as well as versatility -- you want to be able to use it for many types of foods or spices. Don’t dismiss plastic models, as long as they are FDA-approved. But stainless-steel models are also available. Think about how much you’ll be using the product; spending more for higher quality should pay off if you intend to use the appliance frequently.

Size

Choose your size according to how much food you plan to dry at one time. Many dehydrators allow you to add trays, increasing the drying capacity as needed.

Shape

Dehydrators are available in rectangular, square, and round shapes. Think about how the dehydrator will fit in your kitchen. Although round dehydrators are nice, this shape is harder to store than others.

Trays

Some models have shelves that slip in and out on tracks in the walls, while others offer stackable trays. The beauty of stackable trays is that you can stack six to 20 at one time. When choosing a model, think about how many foods you would like to dry and how many you want to rotate for level drying.

Thermostats

Both non-adjustable and adjustable thermostats are available. Having one that adjusts lets you fine-tune the temperature for the type of food you are drying.

Noise

Some models have a night mode that quiets the machine so it can be drying while you are sleeping.

Visibility

Some dehydrators have a glass window, making it easy to watch the progress without opening up the machine or stopping the process.

Durability and versatility

For occasional use to preserve fruits and vegetables, a less-expensive plastic model will serve your needs. If you plan to regularly make jerky, dry herbs, fruits, vegetables, and more, invest in a quality machine that will last many years.

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NutriChef
$442.99 $149.99

Dehydrator slowly cooks the moisture out of a variety of foods so that they can be preserved for snacking and cooking

Nesco
$88.99 $69.99

Dry fruit, vegetables, and jerky in hours with a five-tier dehydrator, which circulates hot air to dry food quickly

NESCO
$39.88 $29.00

The Nesco Food Dehydrator, 500-Watt, FD-39P, features Nesco/American Harvest's innovative top-mounted power head. This power head ...dries food evenly and quickly. It also detaches easily from the power supply and the fan. This makes cleanup easy, and the... read more

NESCO
$100.00 $79.99

The sleek designed Snackmaster food deyhdrator has 500 watts of drying power and generates maximum speed and quality for dehydrati...ng fruits, vegetables, beef jerky, and venison jerky. helps dry food in hours, and not days like ordinary food dehydrators top-mounted fan eliminates the worry of liquids dripping into the heating chamber adjustable thermostat includes four trays; each measuring 13��" in diameter Measures 13��x13��x9��"H. Wipe clean; hand wash trays. Imported. read more

NESCO
$145.00 $99.99

The Nesco 4-tray dehydrator's square design provides 41% more drying area than comparable round dehydrators and the 700 watts of p...ower helps dry food in hours, not days. unique square design offers more drying space than comparable round dehydrators 700-watt motor and 2400 RPM fan is perfect for dehydrating fruits, vegetables, beef jerky and venison jerky patented Converga-Flow drying system forces air down the exterior pressurized chamber (not through the trays) for faster drying and no flavor mixing adjustable thermostat includes 4 drying trays (expandable to 8), jerky spice and cure packets 700 watts. AC. Plastic. Measures 15x2x15.6x10x2"H. Trays and base are top-rack dishwasher safe if removed before drying cycle begins. Imported. read more

NESCO
$130.00 $99.99

The sleek, contemporary design of the Nesco 5-tray dehydrator features a top-mounted fan, 700 watts of drying power and maximum sp...eed and quality for dehydrating fruits, vegetables and jerky. Helps dry food in hours, not days like ordinary food dehydrators. patented Converga-Flow drying system ensures even drying so there's no need to rotate trays adjustable thermostat ranging from 95�� to 160��F provides greater flexibility and better results can expand to 12 trays (sold separately) contemporary granite vita-save exterior blocks light and helps retain more vitamins and nutrients 600-watts of drying power with top mounted fan Includes: 5 trays 2 clean-a-screens 2 fruit roll sheets 3 original flavor jerky spice and cure packets 600 watts. AC. Plastic. Measures 14x14x10"H. Trays and base are top-rack dishwasher safe if removed before drying cycle begins. Imported. read more

Waring
$100.00 $69.99

Use the Waring Pro food dehydrator to make your own snacks or preserve naturally nutritious home grown foods to use year round. gr...eat for beef jerky, dried fruits and herbs top venting system efficiently draws moisture up and out for better results powerful 620-watt motor and new fan system promotes better air flow adjustable temperature: low, medium, high and fan only includes 5 stackable, interlocking trays and fruit roll-up sheet holds up to 9 trays (additional trays sold separately) 620 watts. Plastic.Wipe clean outer surface. Racks, top cover, and roll up sheets are dishwasher safe. Imported. read more

Excalibur
$380.00 $269.99

From fruits and vegetables for healthy snacks to flowers for craft items, dry just about anything with this five-tray dehydrator. ...adjustable thermostat 26-hour timer 5 trays provide 8-square-feet of drying space 5" fan and 440 watts of power Hyperwave Fluctuation Technology and Parallex Horizontal Airflow make for exceptional performance dries virtually anything that you would ever want to dry: fruits, vegetables, soups, stews, beef, meat jerky, fruit rolls, yogurt, crafts, flowers and more 440 watts. AC current. Polycarbonate. Measures 22x19x11"H. Wipe clean. Made in America. read more

Excalibur
$330.00 $229.99

From fruits and vegetables for healthy snacks to flowers for craft items, dry just about anything with this nine-tray dehydrator. ...adjustable thermostat 9 trays provide 15-square-feet of drying space 7" fan and 600 watts of power Hyperwave Fluctuation Technology and Parallex Horizontal Airflow make for exceptional performance dries virtually anything that you would ever want to dry: fruits, vegetables, soups, stews, beef, meat jerky, fruit rolls, yogurt, crafts, flowers and more 600 watts. AC current. Polycarbonate. Measures 22x19x15"H. Wipe clean. Made in America. read more

Excalibur
$360.00 $249.99

From fruits and vegetables for healthy snacks to flowers for craft items, dry just about anything with this nine-tray dehydrator. ...adjustable thermostat 9 trays provide 15-square-feet of drying space 7" fan and 600 watts of power Hyperwave Fluctuation Technology and Parallex Horizontal Airflow make for exceptional performance dries virtually anything that you would ever want to dry: fruits, vegetables, soups, stews, beef, meat jerky, fruit rolls, yogurt, crafts, flowers and more includes Preserve It Naturally book with recipes 600 watts. AC current. Polycarbonate. Measures 22x19x15"H. Wipe clean. Made in America. read more

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