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Best Food Dehydrator For The Money

Updated on July 31, 2014
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Reviews of the top 4 food dehydrators on the market today

When I wanted to make healthy snacks with fresh fruit and vegetables for the kids I decided to get a food dehydrator. It drys fruits, vegetable, meats, and other foods in a natural way. The snacks you make are a healthy alternative to store brands and are great for the kids lunch boxes.Food dehydrating is the cheapest way to preserve food it cost half the price of canning and is seven times cheaper than using a freezer.

Nesco Food Dehydrator FD 75A

The Nesco Food Dehydrator FD 75A is a 700 watt food dehydrator that has five shelves for drying foods.The adjustable thermostat makes it easy to control the temperature which ranges from 95 degrees to 165 for optimal drying.The dehydrator has 2 solid trays and three mesh sheets so you can dry an assortment of foods. Fruits, vegetables and meats dry in hours and as a result of this the food retains more vitamins and minerals in this process. There are accessories like fruit roll sheets that are great for drying semi liquids like sauces and soups. Included is a 52 page recipe and food drying guide to help you get started.Don't forget you can dry herbs for recipes and salad dressings too. This unit fits nicely on your kitchen counter. The fan and temperature control are a big plus on this model and essential in drying foods. This is a great unit to get started with. It has a 10 year warranty.

The Le' Equip Dehydrator

The Le' Equip Dehydrator is made of plastic but is a tough machine for drying foods, herbs and even flowers. It has an adjustable thermostat and computer sensor that checks the temperature of the dehydrator sixty times per second ensuring that the dryer is working at the precise temperature you set . Foods are dried on the six stack-able trays that total up to a drying space of twelve square feet. You can dry meat, poultry, fish, fruit, vegetables, and more. Trays must be washed by hand, rinsed and dried. It has 10 year warranty for long wear. Customer service is very supportive when you have questions.This model comes with instructional book with drying times and recipes. The rectangular shape make it fit well on any counter. Most foods dry in six to eight hours.

Nesco American Harvest FD 37

Nesco American Harvest FD 37 is a clear top dehydrator with 7 expandable trays. It has 400 watts of power and uses the air flow system so you do not have to rotate the trays. The temperature stays at 160 degrees to dry all your food products. In only hours you can have healthy snacks for your family. This is a less expensive model without all the bells and whistles but is good unit to start with. It is made in America and works well. It is a great way to start dehydrating foods. Everything on the dehydrator is dishwasher safe except for the power head.With great customer reviews and a customer rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars this is a great dryer if you are a beginner at food drying.

Presto 06300 Dehydro Electric Food Dehydrator

Presto 06300 Dehydro Electric Food Dehydrator


The Presto Dehydro Electric Food Dehydrator has four trays for drying the foods of your choice jerky,fruit rolls, fruit and vegetables are dried at a fraction of the cost of mass produced dehydrated food.This easy to clean dehydrator is dishwasher safe.Storage is not an issue with this dryer as you can nest all the trays and store the cord in the base.Upgrade is an option with the presto,this will enable it to take up to eight trays if you find you need more drying space.The cover is see through so you can keep an eye on the food drying and the bottom mounted fan ensures that the food dries evenly.One reviewer said that it is great for using up not so fresh fruit.This dryer is ready to use strait out of the box.

Nesco/American Harvest 500 Watt Food Dehydrator

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