They sent it back, wish i had it for myself now but we ended up with a much cheaper one, oh well.
I got this dehydrator and it worked wonderful for about 3 weeks. There is a warrenty, but you still have to pay to ship this big heavy item to oh. Pay a 35 dollar and hour bench fee and pay to ship it back and hope none of the shipping caused other problems. It would be better to get it fixed near where i live. If i can find someone whom can actualy do it. I still have my old reliable nesco american harvest and an oven. I gave it three stars because it worked great when it was running. It just did not run long enough to be worth the money paid for it. Update: the company has been very responsive so far and said/wrote it was most likely the heating element.
This machine is high quality and met all my expectations. Highly recommend if you are looking for quality and speed in cooking time.
This is a great dehydrator and the price is right on, it functions very well and produces great results however it isn’t perfect. The edges are all a little sharp, and assembly of the rails for the racks is a little tough because of quality control. The timer unit stopped functioning within the first month of use and disassembly revealed that the module is defective due to a poor spring contact design, with use it will inevitably weaken arch and fail, it can be manually fixed and cleaned but it would have been nice not to have to mess with it. After three months of using it the blower motor burnt up which isn’t a surprise because it has a heating element directly surrounding it and is poorly ventilated i am surprised it lasted as long as it did because just using it cooks itself. I haven’t thrown it away though because i like it enough to fix it, with some improvements of course.
Very happy with this machine. I’ve dried fruit and fish so far. Looking forward to dehydrating chicken breasts for my dogs.
My family and i have long used smaller, ‘passive’ dehydrators (that is, the circular plastic ones with just a heating element). We switched for two reasons: first, i was tired of waiting 10-20 hours for some things to dehydrate. Second, and more importantly, the plastic dehydrators are all made out of polycarbonate. Terrific if you want bisphenol-a in your food. What’s more, because these devices all heat up, they’re even more likely to leach bpa into your food. So i went for a stainless steel dehydrator, which necessitates spending a good deal more money. What a difference this device makes. Even with all the racks filled to capacity, the food dehydrates completely in a few hours rather than half a day or more. The temperature’s adjustable, there’s a timer with automatic shutoff, and the interior and shelves are all very easy to clean.
- Fast, safer dehydrator with excellent capacity!
- I have to give it 4 stars because I like it, but
- Great machine at a great price
This dehydrator works well, but is very loud. The drying racks rattle and shake so much that i am thinking of putting in the basement–so i wont hear it as much. Another issue is that, as a raw foodist, you don’t want to heat food above 115 degrees (f). The label on the dial is way off with what the actual temp is (on mine. ) i used an oven thermometer to find where i need to actually set the temp control–for a temp range of around 110 degrees i have to set the knob to 130 degrees–so there is quite a bit of difference. Otherwise, i am amazed at how quickly it dehydrates fruits and veggies.
The door needs to have a tighter fit.
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- Tested for safety and health; Over 15 square feet of drying space from 10 large, removable trays
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- Each drying tray measures 16 ¼” x 13 ¾” (41.3 cm x 35 cm)
- 1000 watt heating element with a 6½” (16.5 cm) ultra quiet fan
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