Dehydrators can help you in quick drying of food items right at home before you pack them away for preservation. The advanced technologies used in the making of these dehydrators ensure that there is an even drying and balanced air flow from the top to the bottom of the dryer. When you have dehydrator for jerky right at home, you can stock up with as much amount as you want. Given below are the reviews for 3 dehydrators that can be used for drying a number of food items ranging from fruits and vegetables to herbs and flowers.
1. Nesco FD – 75A Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator
This is one of the most recently launched dehydrators and has been integrated with the newest technologies. To start with, it comes in a very sleek and attractive design with gray or marble coloring. It can be used for dehydrating fruits, vegetables as well as beef and venison jerky. Unlike other dehydrators that can take days, this dehydrator is powerful enough to dry the food in just a few hours. The dehydrator has a top mounted fan and runs at 600 watts. The thermostat built within the dehydrator can be adjusted between temperatures of 95 to 160 degrees.
The dehydrator has several trays that can be used to hold several different items during the drying process. These trays need not be rotated in order to assist in the drying process. You will also notice that the flavors of these different food items do not mix with each other. There is an unending list of what you can prepare using this dehydrator. You could make fish jerky, dried tomatoes, fruits, herbs and spices, flowers, etc. at a minimum cost and store it for later use.
- Comes with 5 drying trays
- Includes a recipe book as well as additional accessories like mesh sheets, solid sheets, and jerky packets
- The exterior is built with UV protection
2. Nesco FD – 61WHC Snackmaster Express Food Dehydrator All-In-One Kit with Jerky Gun
This unit has a drying power of 500 watts. The machine is quite powerful and capable of generating enough speed to dry the food items in just a span of a few hours. This dehydrator is very convenient in drying fruits, vegetables and jerky. Unlike the ordinary models, this one has a top mounted fan which prevents the dripping of liquids into the heating chamber. The dehydrator can fit min 5 trays, thus providing enough space to dry a large amount of food items at the same time.
Additional accessories that come with the dehydrator include jerky packets, jerky gun, spices and cures for the different food items, roll sheets, clear A screens and an instruction/recipe book.
- The temperature on the thermostat can be adjusted
- The components are dishwasher safe
3. Presto 06300 Dehydro Electric Food Dehydrator
This machine has a very quick drying time and can be used to dry fruits, vegetables and meats at a very low cost. These foods can be preserved without any additives, thus retaining their nutritional value. It also offers a lot of space and can fit in 8 separate trays. It is very easy to operate and monitor. Since all of the components are dishwasher safe, cleaning is not an issue.
- Offers a compact nest storage
- During the time of storage, the cord can be winded and stuffed into a compartment at the base
- Offers a good drying temperature