Stainless Steel Food Dehydrator

Stainless Steel Food Dehydrator

As with any electrically heated kitchen appliance, the materials that a food dehydrator is made from of paramount importance. Standard plastics will melt when in contact or even near a heating element, and so you need reinforced, durable plastic, or even better: stainless steel.

Steel food dehydrators are readily available online and in shops, from a variety of well known brands. The reasons for this are as above, and also because many people worry about the safety of plastic with regards to their food. Even though the majority of durable plastics are FDA approved, many people are worried that when these plastics are heated to the degree that they are in a food dehydrator, that chemicals, toxins and poisons leak from the material and into the food being dried. This is a particular worry for parents with small children, who will not want to take the risk, even though this theory is as yet unproven.

Best Selling Stainless Steel Food Dehydrators

Excalibur 3926TB Food Dehydrator, Black Excalibur 3926TB Food Dehydrator, Black
List Price: $350.00
Sale Price: $210.00
 
STX INTERNATIONAL STX-DEH-1200W-XLS Dehydra 1200-watt 10-Tray Stainless Steel Digital Food Dehydrator with 15-Hour Timer, Drip Tray and 2 Silicone Mats for Fruit Roll-Ups STX INTERNATIONAL STX-DEH-1200W-XLS Dehydra 1200-watt 10-Tray Stainless Steel Digital Food Dehydrator with 15-Hour Timer, Drip Tray and 2 Silicone Mats for Fruit Roll-Ups
List Price: $529.90
Sale Price: $338.18
 
Excalibur Dehydrator 5-Tray Clear Door Stainless Steel w/Stainless Steel Trays Excalibur Dehydrator 5-Tray Clear Door Stainless Steel w/Stainless Steel Trays
Sale Price: $388.98
 
Pack of 9 Premium 14 Pack of 9 Premium 14" x 14" Non-Stick Dehydrator Sheets- For Excalibur 2500, 3500, 2900 or 3900
List Price: $64.95
Sale Price: $7.50
 
Excalibur 9-Tray Clear Door Stainless Steel Dehydrator w/Stainless Steel Trays, Model D900CDSHD Excalibur 9-Tray Clear Door Stainless Steel Dehydrator w/Stainless Steel Trays, Model D900CDSHD
Sale Price: $441.40
 
Cooks Club Stainless Steel Metal Food Dehydrator Variable Heat Levels with Analog Control Panel Cooks Club Stainless Steel Metal Food Dehydrator Variable Heat Levels with Analog Control Panel
Sale Price: $175.75
 
Excalibur 10 Tray Digital Stainless Steel Dehydrator with Glass Doors Excalibur 10 Tray Digital Stainless Steel Dehydrator with Glass Doors
Sale Price: $975.00
 
TSM Products Stainless Steel Food Dehydrator with 5 Stainless Steel Shelves TSM Products Stainless Steel Food Dehydrator with 5 Stainless Steel Shelves
Sale Price: $475.07
 
Excalibur 5 Tray Dehydrator SS/Blk with Stainless Steel Trays Excalibur 5 Tray Dehydrator SS/Blk with Stainless Steel Trays
List Price: $500.00
Sale Price: $395.00
 
Swissmar Borner V-1001 V-Slicer Plus Mandoline Swissmar Borner V-1001 V-Slicer Plus Mandoline
List Price: $50.00
Sale Price: $39.95
 


Stainless steel food dehydrators eradicate this problem entirely, as they’re made of metal and do not contain toxins. The main drawback with this material is that it gets hot quickly, and as a result poses a problem if you accidentally touch it while it’s on. However, the heat used in dehydrators is not as high as in, say, a waffle maker or toasted sandwich maker, and so you’re very unlikely to burn yourself - the metal just gets hot.

Steel food dehydrators tend to come in the popular shelf-style, where shelves can be pulled in and out of the appliance like drawers, as opposed to stacked on top of each other. This greatly improves accessibility, and means you can remove foods that might dry more quickly than others, as soon as they are ready.

If you’re at all concerned about the safety of plastics when they’re heated, then we recommend that you invest a bit more in a stainless steel food dehydrator. This material is one of the most durable that can be used in the kitchen, and it is resistant to warping due to heat exposure, or tarnishing of the metal. It looks great with all kinds of decor, especially if you choose brushed steel, which is also resistant to scratching.

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