Choosing a Food Dehydrator

David Cavagnaro provides a guide to choosing a food dehydrator, including test results for four dehydrator models, the differences between stackable dehydrators and box-and-shelf dehydrators and dehydrator buying tips.



When choosing a food dehydrator you'll find they come in many shapes and sizes. (Left to right: L 'Equip Model 528, Nesco/American Harvest's Gardenmaster and Excalibur's Large Garden dehydrator.)
When choosing a food dehydrator you'll find they come in many shapes and sizes. (Left to right: L 'Equip Model 528, Nesco/American Harvest's Gardenmaster and Excalibur's Large Garden dehydrator.)
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The Excalibur Large Garden dehydrator, with its rear mounted fan, performed exceptionally well in our trials.
The Excalibur Large Garden dehydrator, with its rear mounted fan, performed exceptionally well in our trials.
DAVID CAVAGNARO
Box-and-shelf dehydrators, like the Living Foods' Jumbo dehydrator pictured here, accommodate a bountiful variety of garden goodies.
Box-and-shelf dehydrators, like the Living Foods' Jumbo dehydrator pictured here, accommodate a bountiful variety of garden goodies.
DAVID CAVAGNARO
Cost comparison of a variety of dehydrators.
Cost comparison of a variety of dehydrators.
DAVID CAVAGNARO











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