All dehydrators are made to remove moisture from food. It is considered the best way of preserving food examples being meat, fruits and Vegetables. Either dried Apricots or beef jerky, many of us have enjoyed dehydrated foods either knowingly or unknowingly. The well-known modern food dehydrators are either metal boxes or plastics that can dry foods in generally of the Order of 50-90% of the food weight. Even though it’s not imaginable to consider food dehydrators as a viable kitchen equipment, with reasons being our parents, friends or even the past generation did not use it. Time goes on changing, and with insufficient storage space together with the increasing consumption, food dehydrators are becoming more popular and essential. We are hereby going to make your life more better easier and tastier by explaining to you the essentialist of having a good dehydrator and even make it easier by telling you how to get one here Most of the times food dehydrators are usually categorized in two main types:
1.The Stacked food dehydrator
This is a product that is usually made up of racks, Each Stack comprises of a tray for holding the food and the vents on the circumference and when the Stacks are placed on each other they can be sealed to avoid the loses of heat during the possess of dehydration in the instrument. The air circulates in a vertical direction through the fan which is usually place at the bottom of the dehydrator.
-Variable sizes according to volume of food
-Not large footprints
-Heating food in a closed element maker it dry faster and the periodic shuffling of the racks is mandatory.
2.The Shelf and box dehydrators
It’s made of a box which his also Known as an Outer shell and the shelves also known as outer trays. These dehydrators also works the same way as electric ovens. The trays are inserted in a predetermined fashion and the fan at the back of the box blows air through the food in the dehydrator perpendicularly on every tray.
-Evenly distribution of heat on each tray
Occupies the same space regardless of the amount of food it’s also bulky. There are things to consider while doing the food dehydrator reviews despite the above positives about the instrument. There is a wide range of functions and shapes that food dehydration machines comes in. We will list down some of them which will assist you in selecting which one in your reviews suit your preference.
SIZE AND SPACE
ls your counter top small, Or the space is enough to fit an oven If so chose the stack able counter top model As the footprint is minimal it also comprises of 13-20 racks which can be placed on each other to sum up vertically as your food needs increases. But if you have enough space then there is the need to read the boxes food dehydrator reviews.
HEAT AND PASSAGE OF AIR
There are models which have fans example being the Stack able model. The fans either at the top or bottom are made for an uneven heating when the racks level exceed 10-12 Thus calling for the need of rotating racks regularly to avoid over drying of food
For drying large food, you can remove the racks in the Boxes to create space for your large pieces and with no worries the food in the dehydrator will be dried evenly as that will not affect the performance of the dehydrator. For the stack able models this is not possible because it has been designed for the racks to fit closely on one another.
No matter what material is used in the making, food dehydrators made of plastics must have FDA this is a certified grade of plastic with no BFA. It should also pas a test where by no plastic fumes are expected at a high temperature. Similarly the metal should also pass the test of FDA. Despite the quality if you intend to run the plastic in a long period at a stretch the quality is likely to degrade quickly compared to that of metal thus the latter is considered the opinion in such circumstances.
If you are of a tight budget it is advisable to go for a stack able dehydrator but you can contact us and get the best advice on either a box or tray dehydrators feel free to follow the link to the food dehydrators review and select your preference.