Thanks to the numerous health benefits that food dehydrators carry, they have been growing in popularity and it’s quite common to see food being dried and preserved at homes. Dried foods bought in the grocery stores are very expensive and with the right dehydrator, you can dry fruits and veggies for just a fraction of the cost.
The Waring Pro DHR30 Professional Food Dehydrator may not be one of the cheapest models but it does come at an affordable price. It’s a great buy for newbies that want to try their hand at produce drying and is ideal for those that don’t plan on using it every day. It’s light and portable and can be moved easily to anywhere you want. It looks rather attractive and lends a touch of class to your kitchen even if it’s just left on the counter. As it comes with a fruit-roll sheet, drying semi-solid stuff like fruit purees is a breeze.
Cleaning a dehydrator can be tiring, especially if you’ve used it to dry sticky products, but not to worry- the Waring Pro DHR30 Professional Food Dehydrator is dishwasher-safe, and that means you can wash your hands off that sticky task. The dehydrator can be used to even dry items such as clay, photo frames and the like.
Drying is more efficient as the Waring DHR30 has a top venting system that distributes air horizontally across the trays. As heat is uniformly distributed, it does away with the need to constantly open the machine to check on the food and keep rotating the trays. As a result the drying process is very smooth and even.
With five interlocked trays, stacked one on top of another, the Waring Pro DHR30 Professional Food Dehydrator is small and compact. It also has an expandable feature that allows you to add extra trays if so needed. With a 9 tray capacity, several batches of food can be dried in one go, saving you time and effort. A clear, tinted cover enables you to keep an eye on how the drying process is progressing.
The absence of a timer is compensated by a 3-settings thermostat that can be adjusted with fan only on low, high or medium. Although precise temperatures cannot be set, the Waring Pro DHR30 Professional Food Dehydrator can be adjusted between a range—100 to 175 degreesFahrenheit. When coupled with an appliance thermometer, the Waring Pro DHR30 can process different foods at the proper temperatures. But even without the thermometer, the limited temperature settings have been found to be adequate for a wide range of foods. With 620 watts, the dehydrator dries food pretty faster than the lower wattage units and also those that are not equipped with a fan.
Perhaps one disadvantage is that small foods like nuts or chopped up fruits and veggies tend to fall through the small tray openings, so you would need to use tray inserts to prevent that from happening.
On the whole, the Waring Pro DHR30 Professional Food Dehydrator is easy to operate, and not as noisy as some other machines. At any rate you can ensure that kids get their full quota of fruits and veggies and are able to enjoy seasonal fruits throughout the year.