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The Best Food Dehydrators 

By  Sofia

The Best Food Dehydrators 2020

We review what we have found to be the best food dehydrators.

Dehydrators have become increasingly become popular lately as more people appreciate the goodness (and the cost saving) of homemade snacks.

What can you do with a food dehydrator?

We have some great articles where we review

How Does a Food Dehydrator Work

Modern food dehydrators are plastic or metal containers designed to dry foods by passing hot air through them. When you are dehydrating vegetables or fruit for snacks the hot air removes the moisture creating a crispy apple chip say. Without the moisture or water the micro organism that normally grow - can not[1].

This means your snacks can last longer if you store them in airtight ziplock bags.

Best Food Dehydrators for Sale:

Quite simply put - the best rated food dehydrator is the Nesco Snackmaster Pro:

Nesco Snackmaster Pro FD-75A Review

The Nesco Snackmaster Pro FD-75A is difficult to overlook.
Priced lower than competitors, the FD-75A is a high-quality item.
It is a great dehydrator with temperature control - it will pay for itself almost immediately.
It is the best bang for the buck of all the food dehydrators and is the best-selling dehydrator within its category on Amazon.


The dehydrator is very simple to use and easy to set up. With an adjustable temperature control the machine is equipped with has 5 trays for food drying! 
The design forces warm air down through the outside walls and then across the trays to converge in the center of the chamber. This means all the trays get an identical amount of air, evenly drying the food and you don't have to rotate the trays.
Also the fan, heater and electronics are on the top, you don't have to worry about juices dripping down into the electronics. 
The size of the machine is good and it is easy to store and clean.
The main drawback about the FD-75A  is there is no on off switch or timer. I just say “hey siri” and set an alarm on my iphone.
There are thousands of great reviews on Amazon.

Hamilton Beach 32100A

As a mid range food dehydrator this is our favourite. 

It has a square design that makes it easy to store. The Hamilton Beach 32100A has a mesh sheet for making homemade fruit rolls. This mesh sheet can also be used to dry garden herbs.

Being a digital model, the unit has its own timer (48 hr) and an automatic shut off.

It has an adjustable temperature range (100-160F)

It also comes with 5 stackable trays and a solid sheet for fruit leather

Excalibur 3926TCDB 9-Tray Electric Food Dehydrator 

 dehydrating vegetables or fruit for snacks

We found the Excalibur to be the best all-around dehydrator if you want a bit more size.  It is more expensive but the steep price is matched by the vast amount of tray space.

The 3926TB produces excellent results in terms of texture, evenness, and flavor.

For example, making fruit leathers in our Excalibur is easy, and allows me to preserve almost every type of fruit. The vast amount of tray space means food purchased in bulk, in season can be used to produce low priced healthy snacks.

 It can handle the widest range of food with beef jerky, vegetables, and fruit all being dried perfectly.

Excalibur 3926TCDB: Top Features
  • Horizontal Airflow for even drying

  • Powerful 600 watts power

  • Adjustable thermostat (95 to 165 degrees Fahrenheit)

  • 48-hour timer

  • 9 trays (15 square feet of drying space)

  • No need to rotate the trays

  • Tray height is adjustable- ideal for larger items

  • Made in the USA with a limited 10 year warranty

 

Other benefits - the nine trays slide easily into place inside the dehydrator, and are very easy to wash. This layout has several benefits. If food falls through the trays (or drips before dry), it falls on the bottom of the dehydrator, and not into the motor. Also, the trays don’t stack, but slide into their own tracks. This means you can remove some of the trays allowing for larger items to be placed into the machine, Great!

Sofia


I'm Sofia, one of the passionate voices behind Daily Detox Hacks. I’m a wife, a real mom. Dealing with real-life issues, whole food lover, and researcher. My mission with Dailydetoxhacks.com is to bring you the latest trends in healthy, non-toxic living, dieting tips, natural beauty, natural remedies and more!

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