Pros & Cons:
Fast dehydration, adequate temperature control, and stackable trays of the device offer easy operation and convenient storage. Works quickly and effectively with adjustable thermostat and optimum air flow throughout the drying cycle. Breeze cleaning features with drying trays being dishwasher safe. The fan of the dehydrator is a bit noisy, but the noise is comparatively lesser than your dishwasher or a cloth dryer. The other hitch is that it doesn’t have an on/off switch, you have to unplug or plug in the device to stop or start the operation.
The water content of raw fruits and vegetables is about 80 to 95% and that of various sorts of meats is about 50 to 70%. Extracting moisture from food reduces the water content of the food thereby making it least perishable by bacteria and other microorganisms and also reduces its bulk for storage needs. Food dehydrators work on the priniciple of removing moisture of the food with the aid of a heat source and a fan. An efficient dehydrator is the one which maintains an optimum constant temperature throughout the drying process with adequate air flow for optimum drying.
If you are an amateur in using a food dehydrator and want to test the waters, Presto 06302 Dehydro Electric Food Dehydrator would be an ideal choice for you. The Presto 06302 Dehydro Electric Food Dehydrator with Adjustable Thermostat gives you all the advantages of an advanced food dehydrator at a reasonable price. The machine is simple and easy to be used by a first time user. The device requires just 3 basic steps to operate upon: load, set, and plug in. Being equipped with 6 stackable trays, the dehydrator has a pretty decent drying capacity. The unique adjustable thermostat control of the device helps maintaining adequate temperature throughout the drying cycle. With drying temperature for various foods being written on the lid of the dehydrator, it is easy to set the device for trouble-free operations. The heat coming from the heating element of the device circulated evenly throughout the device with the help of a bottom-mounted fan capturing the moisture from the food. The warm-moist air was then blown out of the unit through the air vents resulting in drier produce.
Additionally, the 6 stackable trays of the device can be expanded to 12 for added drying capacity. The device is compact with stackable trays nest together when not in use. The electric cord stores easily at the base of the device for neat and compact storage. The device offers easy well-kept storage as well as safe countertop operation.
The white plastic finish of the Presto 06302 Dehydro Electric Food Dehydrator with Adjustable Thermostat makes it a lightweight, neat-looking portable dehydrator. The product has the dimensions of 14.5 x 15 x 7.2 inches and weight of not more than 8.5 pounds and can be easily accommodated on the countertop . Interestingly, the main unit comes with two nonstick mesh screens for drying small foods and sticky fruits. Not only this, the product comes with a 1-year-limited warranty to cover for damages under certain specified conditions.
Quick, simple, works great and doesn’t break your bank. So, if you don’t want to shell your hard-earned dollars simply on a dehydrator but still want one for basic purposes, Presto 06302 Dehydro Electric Food Dehydrator with Adjustable Thermostat is made for you. It doesn’t have a self-timer but gradually you will get the knack of doing things the right way and learn what things are best to dehydrate at night and what are best during the day.
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