Make deliciously healthy and natural snacks such as fruit roll-ups, beef jerky, and banana chips with the Andrew James Food Dehydrator. Using a food dehydrator machine allows the food to retain the full flavour and nutrients - making it an essential machine for your kitchen if you love naturally healthy snacks.
What Features are Included?
This 6-tier dehydrator machine features superior air circulation that generates and helps food to dry without any need to rotate the trays halfway through dehydrating. The handy adjustable thermostat range of 40-70°C allows different foods to dry at correct temperature while the adjustable digital timer lets you program the dehydrator for up to 48 hours.
A Versatile Machine
With 6 spacious drying layers, there is enough capacity to hold large quantities of food easily. This food dehydrator machine from Andrew James is ideal for meats, fish, vegetables, fruits, herbs, and bread. The variable tray stacking system lets you stack the layers at different heights, allowing the dehydrator to accommodate food of different size and thickness. You can also adjust the height of each shelf by just turning it around. This handy machine is also perfect for making a wide range of delicious treats for your dog.
How Much Does Using a Dehydrator Cost?
Using a dehydrator machine is a low energy consumption alternate for healthy snacks, operating at just 3p per hour for up to 48 hours. Some dehydrator users prefer to use dehydrator sheets, yet our model it features the stackable trays that are fully removable for easy cleaning and washing.
CE and ROHS approved. BPA-free plastics. Includes a manual with guidelines on dehydrating.
See the Extra info tab for tips on preparing different types of fruit and also setting up your machine.
|Product Dimensions||L44 x W29 x H21|
|Box Contains||Dehydrator, 6 Trays|
|Additional information||CE and ROHS approved. BPA Free Plastics. Includes a manual with guidelines on dehydrating.|
Boasting low energy consumption, this food dehydrator operates at just 3p per hour for up to 48 hours.
Made of non-stick PTFE-coated fibreglass, the Andrew James Flexible Food Dehydrator Sheets are designed for use in this drying machine.
Dried Chicken, Yoghurt, Fruit Slices, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Chillies, Peppers, Fermenting Tempeh, Dry Herbs, Gooseberries, Wet Food such as Stews, Pasta Sauce, Nuts, Vegetables, Clementines, Fruit Roll-Ups, Liver, Drying Seeds, Fruit Leather, Yoghurt, Biltong, Artichoke
No. The machine circulates the air, meaning the food is uniformly dried.
|Fruit||Preparation||Dryness Test||Approx Time|
|Apples||Pare, Core, and Cut into Slices||Pliable||5-6 Hours|
|Artichoke||Cut into ⅛ Inch Strips||Brittle||5-13 Hours|
|Apricots||Clean, Cut into Halves or in Slices||Pliable||12-38 Hours|
|Banana||Peel and Cut into ⅛ Inch Slices||Crisp||8-38 Hours|
|Berries||Cut Strawberries into ¼ Inch Slices||No Moisture||8-26 Hours|
|Cherries||Pitting is Optional (or Pit when 50%)||Leathery||8-34 Hours|
|Cranberries||Chop or Leave Whole||Pliable||6-26 Hours|
|Dates||Pit and Slice||Leathery||6-26 Hours|
|Grapes||Leave Whole||Pliable||8-38 Hours|
|Kiwi||Peel and Slice||Crisp||8-26 Hours|
|Mango||Peel, De-Stone, and Slice||Pliable||8-26 Hours|
|Nectarines||Cut in Half, Dry with Skin Side Down||Pliable||8-26 Hours|
|Vegetable||Preparation||Dryness Test||Approx Time|
|Aubergine/Squash||Trim and Slice ¼ Inch to ½ Inch Thick||Brittle||6-18 Hours|
|Artichokes||Cut into ⅓ Inch Strips and Boil for about 10 Minutes||Brittle||6-14 Hours|
|Asparagus||Cut into 1 Inch Pieces (Tips Yield Better Product)||Brittle||6-14 Hours|
|Beans||Cut and Steam until Translucent||Brittle||8-26 Hours|
|Beets||Blanch, Cool, Remove Tops and Roots, and Slice||Brittle||8-26 Hours|
|Brussel Sprouts||Cut Sprouts from Stalk and Cut in Half Lengthways||Crispy||8-30 Hours|
|Broccoli||Trim and Cut and Steam Tender for about 3-5 Minutes||Brittle||6-20 Hours|
|Cabbage||Trim and Cut into ⅛ Inch Strips, Cut Core into ¼ Inch Strips||Leathery||6-14 Hours|
|Carrots||Steam until Tender, Shred or Cut into Slices||Leathery||6-12 Hours|
|Cauliflower||Steam and Blanch until Tender, Trim and Cut||Leathery||6-16 Hours|
|Celery||Cut Stalks into ¼ Inch Slices||Brittle||6-14 Hours|
|Chillies||Dry Whole||Leathery||6-14 Hours|
|Courgette||Slice into ¼ Inch Pieces||Brittle||6-18 Hours|
|Cucumber||Cut into ½ Inch Slices||Leathery||6-18 Hours|
|Garlic||Remove Skin from Clove and Slice||Brittle||6-16 Hours|
|Mushrooms||Slice, Chop, or Dry Whole||Leathery||6-14 Hours|
|Onions||Slice Thinly or Chop||Brittle||8-14 Hours|
|Peas||Shell and Blanch for 3-5 Minutes||Brittle||8-14 Hours|
|Peppers||Cut into ¼ Inch Strips or Rings, Remove Seeds||Brittle||4-14 Hours|
|Potatoes||Slice, Dice, or Cut, Steam Blanched Potatoes 8-10 Minutes||Brittle||6-18 Hours|
|Rhubarb||Remove Outer Skin and Cut into ⅛ Inch Lengths||No Moisture||6-38 Hours|
|Spinach||Steam and Blanch until Wilted (Not Soggy)||Brittle||6-16 Hours|
|Tomatoes||Remove Skin - Cut into Halves or Slice||Leathery||6-24 Hours|
Setting Up Your Food Dehydrator
Stacking the Trays
Before loading the trays with food, it is a good idea to make sure they are all aligned correctly by stacking them up near the preparation area. The narrow side of the tray is always at the top.
Trays have alignment arrows cast into the handle. The arrows should be visible on top of the tray handles. Incorrectly stacked trays will hinder the drying process.
Once the trays are all the correct side up, you can stack them in 2 different ways. Depending on the thickness of the food, you can change the stacking height by simply rotating a tray 180oC to change it to either tall or short stacked.
Any combination of stacking can be used to accommodate the foods being dried. An example would be a short tray stack for banana chips and a tall tray stack of large strawberries.
Set the trays in place so that all the arrows on the handles are visible on the top of the handles.