Vertical VS Horizontal Air Flow Dehydrators

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When evaluating and reviewing food dehydrators, the below product features and functionality should be considered and compared across 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.

 The first thing you need to do in comparing brands of food dehydrators like Dehydrated Foodz is by comparing the price per square foot of the whole drying area, after that, you can already decide whether you will add additional features and whether these features are worth the extra cost.

 Food dehydrators serve different functions, one of which is it removes the moisture from the food through heat and flow of air.  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.  You can visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_drying for an idea about drying 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. Also, horizontal air flow dehydrators better prevent food juices from dripping down onto the heating element, thus making cleaning easier.  If you happen to find the heating element and the fan of the dehydrator on its base, then basically, it is a vertical air flow dehydrator. The drying trays that hold the food are stacked on top of the base.  In the vertical air flow dehydrators, the drying temperatures vary between the top and the bottom food drying trays since the drying trays and food are both stacked on the top of the heating element.

Vertical air flow dehydrators may require a swapping of top and bottom drying trays, during the dehydrating process, so that an even drying effect is achieved across all the food and drying trays.

 The thermostat of the food dehydrator is also important since without it, there will be dehydration and unchanging heat inside.  Everyone should avoid dehydration and constant unchanging heat inside since it can cause food hardening which may result to bacteria inside the food. Refer here!

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