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.)
Photo by David Cavagnaro
The Excalibur Large Garden dehydrator, with its rear mounted fan, performed exceptionally well in our trials.
Box-and-shelf dehydrators, like the Living Foods' Jumbo dehydrator pictured here, accommodate a bountiful variety of garden goodies.