Know More About Food Dehydrators.
When evaluating and reviewing food dehydrators, the below product features and functionality should be considered and compared across different units and brands. There are definitely so many way on how will you compare food dehydrators with different brands, however, one of the most advisable tip that needs to be done is to compare it using the price per square foot that it contains and also by considering the brand of food dehydrators, together with its reputation and product reviews given by a lot of customers.
When you decide to compare the brands of different food dehydrators, you need to compare it using the same price per square foot of the whole total drying area before you can decide in choosing the additional extra costs that you want to add up.
Food dehydrators serve different functions, one of which is it removes the moisture from the food through heat and flow of air. Food dehydrator air flows are designed either horizontally or vertically. The difference between the horizontal air flow and the vertical air flow is that, the horizontal air flow food dehydrators’ fan and heating elements are both located on one side of the dehydrator. The drying trays that hold the food are arranged like drawers inside the food dehydrator. Simply saying, compared to the vertical air flow dehydrators, the horizontal ones are much more better in dehydrating different types of food and it is also beneficial since it mixes the food flavors less than compared to the vertical air flow dehydrators. Also, horizontal air flow dehydrators better prevent food juices from dripping down onto the heating element, thus making cleaning easier. As for the vertical air flow dehydrators, the heating element and the fan are both located at its base. If you find the drying trays at the top of the base, then it is considered as vertical air flow dehydrator. In the vertical air flow dehydrators, the drying temperatures vary between the top and the bottom food drying trays since the drying trays and food are both stacked on the top of the heating element.
It has also been known that the bottom and top drying trays of the vertical air flow dehydrators are being swapped in order to give an even drying effect across all foods and drying trays.
A food dehydrator without a thermostat will dehydrate at a constant, unchanging heat, but at a potentially increasing temperature inside the dehydrator. This can cause case hardening; food with a dry outside but with moisture and potentially bacteria on the inside.