Buying your first food dehydrator should be easy and fun. After all a good food dehydrator can help you make some of the best natural foods around, so why should you stress about how to pick one out? You'll know how to shop for a food dehydrator when all is said and done and we'll not only show you where but how.
The first thing to keep in mind is that watts power food dehydrators. The amount of wattage only comes into play when your food dehydrator is large otherwise most food dehydrators come packed with enough wattage to get what you need done. Watch buying units that have a low wattage and over 12 trays. For instance keep your wattage high enough to power the unit. Consider using about 1000 watts for every 10-15 trays installed into the food dehydrator. If food dehydrated in your unit does not get enough dehydration while in the unit it will not fully dry in the middle which can cause bacteria or even poor taste.
When buying a food dehydrator stick to the names brands that have already done well in the industry like Nesco and Deni. You can not go wrong with big companies that will be able to get your money back if you accidentally make the wrong purchase. Also these companies pack your food dehydrator with great and easy to use instructions to make your life much simpler when you get your unit home.
Consider buying a food dehydrator recipes guide as well. You can usually find a recipe book for food dehydrators for under $ 20 and you'll have it forever. The reason I suggest having preset recipes is because they have already time and time again been tested so you can just make and enjoy them. As you get more efficient with your food dehydrator you can simply branch out and experiment more on your own. Your own experimentation with a food dehydrator will lead to coming up with some very unique and great recipes to share with you and your family for generations to come. Do not forget to fully clean and dry your food dehydrator when done using the unit as this will preserve it for a longer extended period of time and you'll have to buy dehydrator trays left often.