In food dehydrators, food is evenly heated, guaranteeing that its nutritional value will not be affected. When stored in a cool, dry place, food dried in a dehydrator will remain nutritious and healthy for weeks or months.
Although dehydrated foods are made by removing the water content from food, they can still be delicious. Also, they’re easier to digest than fresh fruits and vegetables.
What To Consider Before Purchasing A Dehydrator
- The Power
How long will your snacks take to make? If like me, you’re prone to getting hungry rather quickly, it’s something important to consider.
- Number Of Trays
The number of trays varies depending on the size of the dehydrator. If you’re looking for a dehydrator you can use occasionally, a few trays will suffice. However, one with several trays might be better if you will be using it more often.
- Noise Levels
Noise can vary greatly depending on the dehydrator you choose; some models are noisier than others. If noise is an issue for you and your household, you may want to take this into account when shopping for a dehydrator.
The material it is made from is also important. Most are either stainless steel or plastic, and stainless steel is better. Plastic is becoming increasingly problematic for the planet. Whether you’re consuming a beverage or buying a household item, if it can be made without plastic, you should probably do so.
What size is the dehydrator? Is it large enough to accommodate you and your family’s food needs? Additionally, can it fit in your kitchen perfectly?
Which Raw Food Dehydrators To Buy
There are many options when it comes to choosing a food dehydrator. Fortunately, by looking at user reviews, the features of each appliance, and the included warranty, if any, it is fairly simple to determine the cream of the crop.
All of these appliances are terrific buys, but which you choose will depend on the size, price and power that you’re looking for.
1. TSM Products Stainless Steel Food Dehydrator with 10 Stainless Steel Shelves
This TSM 100% Stainless Steel Dehydrator- while a bit utilitarian in looks to some—will help you make healthy snacks and meals for the entire family. With 10 stainless steel racks, it’s a reliable appliance for any kitchen.
In addition, these dehydrators are made from anti-rust steel, can maintain even dehydrating temperatures, come with an adjustable thermostat and a removable back panel for easy cleaning and maintenance (and airflow). It’s the perfect tool for any vegan-based kitchen.
It is made of all-metal materials which feature a balanced fan for quiet dehydration and horizontal airflow for even drying.
|Completely Made Of Steel||Non-Stylish|
|Easy To Use|
|Comes With 1 Year Warranty|
|Plenty Of Interior Space|
2. STX International STX-DEH-1200W-XLS Dehydra
The STX DEH XLS Dehydra 100% stainless steel appliance is a great purchase for raw vegan diets.
This commercial-quality dehydrator with a 1,200-watt motor and 16 square feet of drying space will have you making a lot of dehydrated treats with a minimum of effort.
The machine also includes a 15-hour timer, so you can go about your day and return to delicious, organic raw vegan snacks.
|1 Year Warranty||Bad Design|
|Made From Completely Stainless Steel|
|It Has A Variable Thermostat|
|It Is Easy To Clean|
3. COSORI Premium Food Dehydrator
Cosori has created a set of machines that are great for the home food dehydrators. This is one of their smaller models but is still powerful enough to get the job done. With 6 trays, mesh screens, a fruit roll sheet, it will suit your vegan kitchen perfectly.
The 48dB noise level of this dishwasher makes it one of the quietest models on the market, approximately equal to that of a library. The liners are completely BPA-free, and the trays are dishwasher-safe.
Adding to this, it has a digital control panel that allows the user to set the timer for up to 48 hours in 30-minute increments.
|Very Quiet||Not Plastic Free 100%|
|2 Year Warranty||A Bit Smaller In Size|
|It Is Very Affordable|
|Easy To Use|
4. Tribest Sedona Classic SD-S9000-B Digital Food Dehydrator
Tribest Sedona Classic Dehydrators have a control overheating mechanism, mesh screens, and a digital display. You can choose between the plastic trays or the stainless steel ones.
The stainless steel tray versions are more expensive, but they’ll last you longer than the plastic versions.
It has plenty of room for all of your dehydration needs, and—not that it’s bragging—it does look pretty stylish.
|Super Stylish||Very Costly In Comparison To Other Brands|
|Comes With Overheat Protection||Some Parts Are Made Of Plastic|
|Led Display For Night-Time|
|Easy To Use|
|Saves More Energy|
With so many food dehydrators, made from different materials, available, you’re sure to find one that suits your budget and kitchen size.
One thing to keep in mind when creating dehydrated foods is how much your family will love them all.
In my case, I need to put a dehydrator in every kitchen in my home if I want to satisfy demand!