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Food Dehydrator Reviews

Updated on January 9, 2013

Why are food dehydrator reviews useful?

Buying a food dehydrator can be difficult if you don't have a clear idea regarding what you are looking for, especially if you never had a dehydrator before. This is why going through a few food dehydrator reviews will turn out to be very useful for you.

Reviews of this kind usually include aspects that you need to consider when you are thinking about purchasing a certain dehydrator that looks appealing to you.

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What aspects are mentioned in food dehydrator reviews

The position of the heating elements varies according to the price of the dehydrators. This doesn't mean that the cheaper devices don't have the heating elements placed right. Their position will only influence the time that it takes for the fruits and vegetables to dry once you have placed them on the trays and started up the dehydrator.

According to the food dehydrator reviews, it seems that the devices that have the heating elements placed above or under the trays cost less because it takes longer for the foods to dry completely. On the other hand, the devices that have the heating elements positioned on the sides of the trays cost more than $150 but they dry out the fruits and vegetables in an even way.

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Food dehydrator accessories

It's also important to consider some of the accessories which are usually not included in the package of the dehydrators but they are very much needed for the better function of the devices. In addition to this, they make your life much easier. For example, the fine mesh trays are lifesavers if you want to dry out smaller foods because otherwise they will shrink even more during dehydration and they will fall between the trays during the process.

The fruit roll trays are also needed to be purchased in case you want to dry out liquids such as soups. However, they don't usually come together with the cheaper dehydrators and this basically means that you pay almost the same price as you would for a more expensive dehydrator that also includes these additional trays.

How to choose the best food dehydrator

As you have probably noticed, food dehydrator reviews are very useful because they offer you information regarding various aspects that you didn't think about when you were contemplating the decision of investing in a food dehydrator. There are many different things that you need to take into consideration if you are planning on investing in this kind of device.

You have to decide on whether you want a dehydrator that has the air flow blown vertically or horizontally within. The vertical one might be cheaper but the horizontal air column seems to be a better choice because it is spread evenly throughout the entire device, drying food in a great and fast way.

At the same time, you also need to consider purchasing a device that includes a fan or one that doesn't consist in one at all, which are called convection dehydrators as well. However, the fan- based dehydrators use much more energy compared to the convection ones which is why you should think carefully about the device you prefer.

Conclusion

All the food dehydrator reviews have the same principles of choosing the best kind of device. First of all, the direction in which the air blows within the food dehydrator is very important and it influences the price and also the quality of the device. On the other hand, the access that you get to the trays has to be an easy one but this depends on the kind of dehydrator you will buy.

For example, some food dehydrators have the trays stocked on one another which means that you need to take the previous ones down if you want to reach to the particular one that you want to purchase. Therefore, the ones that have the trays placed in a similar way as drawers allow you to push them out individually.

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