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Food dehydrators should always be reviewed and evaluated before intake and this article contains features and functionality that needs to be considered in order to compare 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.

You can evaluate different brands of food dehydrators, which have different product features, using the same price per square foot of total drying area and then personally decide if additional features are worth the extra cost per square foot.

Dehydrators remove moisture from food via heat and air flows. It has been known that food dehydrators has air flow which are designed in a vertical or horizontal manner. 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 food dehydrators also contain drying trays inside which are arranged in a drawer type manner that functions as storage of food. 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. If you also want to keep everything clean and make the cleaning much more convenient for you, then you should resort to a horizontal air flow dehydrators since it helps stop the food juices from dripping down so that it won’t cause any dirt and mess. Vertical air flow dehydrators have their heating element and fan located at the base of the dehydrator. If you find the drying trays at the top of the base, then it is considered as vertical air flow dehydrator. Considering that both of the food and the drying trays are positioned right at the top of the heating element, then you should expect that the variation of temperature is only between the top and bottom food drying trays.

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.

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