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Digital Food Dryer & Dehydrator - Fruit Dehydrater with Digital temperature control & Timer

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  • Digital Fruit Dryer, Food Dryer, Herb Dryer (timer with automatic shut-off up to twelve hours) white
  • A High Quality Fruit and Food Dryer for gentle preservation by dehydration of fruits, herbs, fruits, mushrooms, meat, and much more
  • Retains Full flavour and nutrients.
  • Easy to use - Digital Timer and Adjustable Temperature
  • 2 Year Warranty - 5 Trays

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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand Garden Secrets
ColourWhite
Item Weight3.5 Kg
Product Dimensions36.6 x 36.4 x 30.6 cm
  
Additional Information
ASINB008MPBK8G
Best Sellers Rank 4,550 in Kitchen & Home (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.5 Kg
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Date First Available18 July 2012
  
 

Product Description

The Digital food dehydrator extends the fruit season for your family in the healthiest possible way. For centuries, dehydratation has been the most natural method for preserving food for a longer period of time. Now the latest technology has been applied to this time-tested concept to free it from its former dependence on weather conditions or country location! With this method, only the water is extracted, while all important nutrients are preserved and NO preservatives or chemicals are added. Unlike other Dryers - a three-stage heat fan and the forced ventilation of the separate dehydrator trays is used - this dehydrator can gently preserve fruit, mushrooms, vegetables and herbs. The food and Fruit dehydrator or Dryer can be operated with up to 6 dehydrator trays. An informative instruction manual with suggested recipes and dehydration times will assist you in your first dehydration experience. Operating principle - The food dehydrator works according to a very simple principle: hot air flows downwards through a central chimney and is distributed evenly in the individual dehydration trays, thereby extracting the moisture from fruit and other food. The device features a timer and turns off automatically when the dehydration process is finished. The dehydrated food is then wonderfully preserved and will keep for many months in sealable glass or plastic container. The right temperature is crucial - Level 1: approx 35°C above ambient temperature for herbs and mushrooms - Level 2: approx 50°C above ambient temperature for all vegetables and delicate fruits - Level 3: approx 65°C above ambient temperature for all types of fruit. 5 Trays and a lid - 32cm diameter. Full No Quibble Warranty is included.



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There are a lot of "posh" dehydrators out there for £200+, aimed at the "raw food" movement, which requires that food be dried at a pretty low temperature to preserve its enzymes; and there are quite a few for about £35. The ones at the £35 mark tend to either not have very adjustable temperature, or not have a timer - but this model has both, and enables me to dehydrate food at the low temperatures required by raw food standards.

It comes with a set of circular acrylic trays with a hole in the middle (the shape of an American doughnut), and you can load these trays up with pretty much anything, leaving the centre empty. This prevents anything from dripping into the main eletrical unit that houses the heating element and fan. The machine is pretty quiet - like a new computer cooling fan. When you first switch it on, it says "10" on the readout, but there's no indication of what this means. In fact it means it will run for 10 hours, and you can increase or decrease this with the very simple buttons.

It works brilliantly. Spread your slices out so they get good air circulation (won't work very well if you cram them in or they're overlapping). I've dried tomatoes, bananas, apples, raw food "cookies", oatcakes (top tip, dry some tomatoes and blend them to dust, then add to savoury biscuits or pastry: AMAZING. You don't need to prep most food: meats etc DO need to be prepared/salted (just google "home made biltong" for the info, but it's a very important safety step), and for some fruit like apples it's a good idea to give your slices a quick dunk in lemon juice before putting them in, so they don't go brown as they dry. You can choose to put a little sugar or salt, or herbs on things before you dry them to augment their flavour.
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New to this way of preserving I didn't want to spend to much on an initial dryer: but it was recommended I get all the features on this one. I have had it busy since it arrived and am very pleased with the results. The only drawback was a lack of a recipe book. I now have one and am going to get more adventurous. The preserved food takes up so little space, I can keep the freezer for long term meat. If you are thinking of taking up this method of food preservation I would say this is a good place to start.
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The product itself is okay and the trays are quite spacious. Seems to deliver a reasonably even heat, and it fulfils its mission of dehydrating food. There are, however, 2 quite disappointing flaws: first, the instruction manual is totally incomprehensible, so there's a bit of guesswork in figuring everything out, but it's not a complicated device so this isn't the end of the world. More limiting, however, is the fact that the holes in the trays (necessary for allowing the warm air to circulate properly) are enormous, so small nuts and pretty much any seeds fall through the gaps. The manufacturer could easily have made the trays with much smaller holes. We intend to get some small pieces of plastic gauze to fix this issue, but it shouldn't be an issue in the first place.
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I got this dryer because I am a raw food fan, and wanted to experiment with some of the many wonderful dehydrator recipes that abound on the net. I decided to go for a cheap dehydrator before investing in one of the more expensive 'Excalibur' style dehydrators that most raw foodies seem to use. I have used this dehydrator several times a week for 6 weeks now, and I have to say I can't see how a more expensive dryer could do the job any better. It is great for flax crackers, wraps and burgers and I made several batches of wonderful 'sundried' tomatoes when my greengrocer sold me some boxes of very ripe tomatoes at a knockdown price. When I make crackers I line the trays with baking parchment. It takes a minute to cut the parchment to fit the shape of the tray, but once you have done it a couple of times it is a doddle, and the papers can be reused several times. The size is about right for my little family - there are three of us. The unit is large, but it looks quite attractive on the work top. I can't wait for our apples to ripen so I can make apple rings!
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I just got my new appliance today ( ordered last tuesday ) it has not stopped drying and I've had 2 bowls of fruit...."instead a sandwich".... basic knowledge of cooking is needed and also common sense..... if it takes too long ( what is too long ?) just rise the temperature, or cut the fruit with a mandoline. check the fruit/veg regularly -of course tomatoes will take longer than sliced apples.- as I said use common sense.. I am very pleased with my dehydrator and I'm sure will be more as I practice and try mora and more . the instruction booklet is enough to understand the process ... but, I also bought a book of recipes ( simple but also useful ) I'm now searching for the parchment needed to make fruit leather.. I do not understand wingeing and putting the machine down. it is brilliant,reasonably priced -for an starting kit- and of low energy consuming. I am satisfied so far hence, my 5 stars.
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I have an apple tree which produces early apples and they don't keep so I thought that drying them would be a good solution. I saw this product and its spec and thought that for the price it was worth trying. I've now used it and found it to be very good value for money. The dried apple slices are full of flavour. The instructions are fine and the controls themselves are intuitive any way. There is a table included, specifying times and temperatures for various products. I look forward to experimenting with other dried foods as the harvest season progresses.
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