1. Nesco FD-80A
FD-80A is another choice for a dehydrator for your kitchen. Differing from the two models above, it comes with an innovative square-shaped design. This design can used maximum counter’s area so that you won’t have any dead area on counter. It’s not only a household appliance but also an ornament for your kitchen. The machine is expandable up to 8 trays to meet your need, with the square design offering 40 percent more drying area than the circle design does. You can remove it when you need a quick dehydrate or just for little foods. Moreover, trays are also easy to clean up. In working, the Nesco machine does its job very well: with 700 watts of power, 2400 RPM, it provides the food in just an hour. The food’s flavors will be preserved by the Converga-Flow airflow technology. The dehydrator also has a thermostat that lets you choose the most suitable temperature for each kind of food, which also means you can dehydrate many different kinds of foods. However, the issue of a missing timer is still not resolved in this model. Users need to keep an eye on the dehydrating process at all time. However, for some customers, this isn’t a big deal.
2. Nesco FD-1040
If you are living in a big family that has a big demand, a more powerful dehydrator should be considered. With circular shape, the unit saves lots of kitchen counter meanwhile drying great amount of food. In case of need Nesco FD-1040 with 1000-watt drying power can sustain a huge amount of food, and its ability to expand up to 20 trays will remove any bother. This model has improved on the timer issue: it comes with a digital timer, programmable up to 48-hours periods so now you don’t have worry about watching the device all the time. Like other Nesco dehydrator models, the machine also implements the Converga–Flow airflow technology. The air flow system improves its capacity, helps you to dry food faster and more evenly. Furthermore, the adjustable thermostat gives a control over the heat range, turning drying good into an easy chore and suitable for many different meals. With all these features, FD-1040 can be a good choice for you. The more powerful a dehydrator, the more money you need to spend. This machine costs more than the others, around 100$. The manufacturer says that up to 20 trays could be used, but more or less than 15 trays is the recommended number.
3. Excalibur 3900W
Nowadays, manufacturers supply many versions of their best food dehydrator in order to bring the satisfaction to their customers. Depending on the customer’s condition, a different product is advised. With large families or gardens, the Excalibur 3900W 9 Tray Deluxe Dehydrator is the best choice. The Excalibur Large Dehydrator provides 9 trays with 15 square feet of drying space each making this the biggest and best there is. Besides, it has a 7-Inch fan with quiet some noise but is also extremely effective: you can’t image how fast it dries you foods. The unit could dry great amount of foods in a very short time. Moreover, it includes flexible polyscreen tray, inserted to prevent foods from sticking to the trays, and a built-in on/off switch. Not all products of Excalibur have these features. It has an adjustable thermostat so your foods will be dried at a suitable temperature, depending on their types. However, it is very big, so you should consider rearranging your cabinet or some other places before installing it. The Excalibur 9-Tray Large Dehydrator is the pest product which can keep you healthy, is easy to use and provides an economical way to keep foods in good condition.
4. Excalibur 3926TB
If you are searching for a good food dryer for large families or gardens or sportsmen, this product is your answer. This one of most recommended products in market. It not only provides a large space for drying food, but also is really suitable for your pocket. Now, you can prepare safe and delicious dehydrated foods for your family for whole week with this machine. This dehydrator provides 9 trays and 15 square feet of drying space. Especially, this product has many extra features besides its basic features. Its convenient 26-hour timer lets you sleep of leave home in peace. There aren’t many horizontal dehydrator having this feature on it. Moreover, with an adjustable thermostat to control temperature, ranging from 105°F to 165°F, it is safe to dehydrate meat or fish. But you’re also able to use it with veggies, herbs and fruits. The fan and the thermostat are in the back of the tool. Cool air goes in to distribute heat and temperature evenly over each tray. Foods like vegetables, fruits, herbs…will be dried within a short time without noise and also evenly. It’s faster, healthier and easier to use. Generally, this unit has full of features and works efficiently but still at an affordable price.
5. Excalibur 3526TB
With small families or gardens, there are many options for dehydrators. They just need to care about its user-friendliness, the space it requires – whether it fits into their cabinets – its drying features and of course, its price. You will, no doubt, get many advices from the seller but there are some product like the Excalibur 3526TB 5 Tray Dehydrator with Timer that fits perfectly to your condition. This unit is totally a competitive with other basic vertical air flow dehydrator. The Excalibur 3526TB 5 Tray Dehydrator with Timer has 5 trays and provides 8 square feet of drying space. This makes the appliance smaller and can be put at kitchen cabinet. The fan is quieter than you thought it would be, due to its size, perhaps. This includes flexible poly-screen trays to keep the foods from sticking to the trays and easier to clean. Moreover, its 5-Inch fan can make dehydration process faster. It also has an on/off switch, adjustable thermostat which can change temperature depending on your foods and a convenient 26-hour timer that truly makes coming and leaving your home comfortable. However, you should be careful with the trays. They are slim thus easily broken. Just take care of it and you can save your money.