Top 5 Great Food Dehydrator Machine
1. Nesco FD-75A
This Nesco model is a highly rated machine by many consumers. It has all of what you need in a small unit. The machine comes with a fan mounted on top, it is very convenient because the food will not spill on the fan, the fan will be safe from water comes from wet foods. Consequently, your dehydrator will be easier to clean thank to plastic materiel. The FD-75A can be expanded to twelve trays of 13” in diameter and provide up to 10 square feet of drying space, allows you to open big party for weekends. This commercial dehydrator also has a new airflow system called Converga – Flow. Combined this with 600 watts of power, the FD-75A can dry food in a short time and will not mix up the flavor. Your meals will be prepared in shortest time as possible. In addition, controlling the machine is easy. You can change the temperature level by turning the knob. However, this dehydrator also has some undeniable weaknesses. The circular stacking trays make it inconvenient to load food, compared with the rectangular trays. In addition the FD-75 has no timer or power switcher. Overall, this FD-75 is still a dehydrator with basic function, great look and good price.
2. Nesco FD-61WHC
The small dehydrator is one of the hottest item for small families or single. A plus point for FD-61WHC is its AIO Kit and Jerky Gun. You don’t need to buy other tools because it has everything in a kit, including the food dehydrator recipes also including in a kit. The units can be used to dry many different kinds of foods. Fruits, vegetable, and even jerky can be dried by this dehydrator. You are free to create your all diner meals or party out door just by adding more trays on it. This Nesco product can also be clean easily, since all the parts can be removed and installed quickly. This “snack master” comes with an external kit, whose is to block out lights while the food is being dehydrated, to make sure the food is still high in nutrition. Its power is rated at 500 watts, which enough for drying food and fast enough with standard option. However, besides the good penetrations, some users say that it still does not work quietly. The sound from the toolkit is loud but compared with other household appliances such as the washing machine, it can still be acceptable if you are not too sensitive. In conclusion, this dehydrator is still a recommended item.
3. Nesco FD-60
Compared with the FD-61WHC dehydrator reviews above, there is no big difference overall. The biggest different is the lack of an all-in-one kit in this model. All basic features are included in this budget machine. That’s all you need for a good dehydrator. In another word, with small budget, you get a good, durable dehydrator with full of basic function. A power of 500 watts is enough for dehydrating home food. You can easily dry some veggies, fruits or meat in this FD-60. The machine also includes a top fan and Converga–Flow airflow technology, which has been seen on many Nesco dehydrators, giving us lots of conveniences. It can be expanded up to 12 trays and requires only a small area in your kitchen. Not a lot comparing with some products above but it still creates ability to open a celebration. The thermostat is fully adjustable, allowing for any suitable temperature between 95° to 160°F. This is the common range of most dehydrator of Nesco. However, the lack of a timer is a minus point in most Nesco dehydrator, and there is no exception with the FD-60. Overall, at this price, you can’t ask for more features but still has the durability.
4. Excalibur 3900B
Since dehydrated foods in supermarkets are not an option for customers any more, they turn towards using the best dehydrator to meet their own needs. Indeed, dehydrated foods made by yourselves meet your requirement immediately, they’re safe and protect your pocket. The Excalibur 3900B 9 Tray Deluxe Dehydrator is one such product that satisfies you with its features. It has 9 trays and 15 square feet of drying space – enough for whole big family of 5 or those who consume dehydrated foods every day. With Its design, there is no movement of food or tray during dehydration, which keeps you safe. Its accurate temperature control is good for drying foods like fruits, vegetables, flowers or arts. The Excalibur 3900B is safer, better, faster and easier to use. There’s no need to worry about yeast, mold and bacteria’s growth. When the air temperature goes up, the food’s surface is dehydrated; when the air temperature goes down, moisture inside the food moves to a drier surface. This not only creates a perfect environment for the activation of the enzymes, but also keeps the air temperature high enough to dehydrate foods and kill all yeast, bacteria, etc. It’s a really great product for your garden or big family.
5. Excalibur 2900ECB
With the rise of technology, human don’t have to care about wasting food thanks to the invention of Excalibur 2900ECB 9-Tray Economy Dehydrator. This product is the best food dryer and great for large families and gardens. This dehydrator provides 9 dehydrating trays and 15 square feet of drying space. Just one single device, you’re free to preserve great amount of foods for whole week. Though, it is quiet noisy but still less than the dishwater. The fan and the heating element are on the back wall of this unit versus on the bottom as in the case with other machines in your house. For this reason, the moisture stays out of the mechanical workings and does NOT affect their durability thanks to the qualified material. Besides, it dehydrates spare foods so you don’t have to buy them, therefore, saves your money. However, it is big and quiet bulky. You need to prepare a large space to put it on and be careful with its slim trays. Because they are easily broken when meet great impact. It isn’t a great option for small kitchen counter. The Excalibur is easy to clean and easy to use. You will have a satisfying experience of using it.
Despite major dehydrator market, these dehydrator reviews were summarized the highlight products in 2014 – 2015. But of course, many other choices out there are available for you to choose. If you still hesitate and consider your truly demand, you should pay attention to some important information like power, adjustable thermostat, number of trays, fan location, other features, etc. If your kitchen is not too large, you should get a circular dehydrator. Or if your family does not have many people, you should buy a small dehydrator with 4-5 trays but still extensible to more trays in case you need. Finally, the clever decision is purchasing a best food dehydrator which is mainly base on your budget. So do not forget to compare their price alongside other utilities and good luck with your choice!