A few years ago, in an effort to save space, I chose to add dehydrator trays to my large toaster/convection oven. It worked ok, but it took forever, and the moisture would collect during the process and run all over the counter. This year I decided I really wanted a good-quality dehydrator, and to my surprise, the Saraha collapsible dehydrator popped in my search. I was so pleased to find something that would be a bit easier to store, and it had great reviews, so I went for it. I got the metal model, plus the sheets and drying mats, and I got the cover.
I've used it only a few times so far (drying berries, herbs, and making zucchini chips) but I.am.in.love. It works sooo much faster than my previous setup, it's quieter, and there's no condensation making a mess and slowing down the process. Setting up was easy, breaking it down is equally so, and getting dried fruit bits off the mat only takes a little soaking in the sink.
I don't know how the price compares to other quality dehydrators, but this is absolutely worth it, and I highly recommend the Sahara!
This is actually my second dehydrator. I wanted something large to complement the smaller dehydrator. I've been using the folding dehydrator for about a month, and it is excellent. I love the two temperature option and the glass doors. Everybody wants to see what's going on, without constantly opening the door. I also love how easily it folds up and stores. I store it in it's case, under a bed. I'm very very pleased.
I'm very pleased with this dehydrator. It set up quickly, and, when not in use, resides in a small space with the fabulous Brod and Taylor Proofer/slow cooker I purchased awhile back. I'm looking forward to dehydrating a lot of my garden produce, have used it for fruit so far. Thank you for another great product for my tiny kitchen.
I'm new to food dehydrating but decided not to skimp on my first dehydrator. I also have limited storage space, which drew me to search for the most compact one on the market. The Brod & Taylor folding dehydrator is exceptionally well-engineered and easy to use. In my first month of use I have used it several times and am impressed by how quiet and effective it is. It packs up easily and fits in a relatively small space in my garage. No other dehydrator with this much capacity would fit anywhere in my garage for storage.
I've owned the dehydrator for about a month and I've had it running nearly every day. Living in the deep South it can take an extra long time for things to get completely dry but I am very happy with the results thus far.
Professional quality that fits your home.
The world's first folding dehydrator. Folds in seconds to 1/3 its size. Enjoy healthy and delicious benefits of food dehydration without a bulky and hard-to-store appliance.
Quiet efficient fan. Fresh filtered air. Optimized air circulation is provided by a quiet, highly efficient radial fan that balances a mixture of fresh and recirculated air to enhance food drying and energy efficiency. A washable and re-useable air filter ensures that dirt and contaminants are not drawn into the dehydrator.
Dual time/temperature controls. Run at higher temperature for fast initial drying then automatically switch to lower temperature to maintain nutrients and taste.
Patented dual sensors and dual heaters. At 750W, the heating system has plenty of power for the largest loads of fresh fruit or the high temperatures needed for drying meat. The smart heating system can automatically switch to low power for efficiency and precision.
Stainless steel or poly plastic shelves. Choose either polished stainless steel or molded polypropelene shelving. Both options come in a durable and zippered nylon cloth storage case.
Environmentally sustainable packaging. We have a Zero Styrofoam policy and are continuously working to reduce or eliminate non-recyclables from our packaging, while still ensuring our products arrive in pristine condition. The Sahara Dehydrator uses 100% recyclable molded fiber to secure and protect it while shipping.
“The Brod & Taylor SAHARA Folding Dehydrator and the Folding Proofer and Slow Cooker are essential to what I do. I’ve used these tools nearly every day since I got them. If you’re at all interested in doing bread, fermentation, dehydrating, or just about anything interesting in your cooking, then you need to have these in your kitchen.”
The Slim Palate
“I recently received the new Brød & Taylor Sahara Food Dehydrator, a superbly designed dehydrator that eliminates the reason why I’ve not bought one previously: this one folds up into a compact little package for storage."
The Perfect Loaf
“The first ever folding dehydrator! I love my Sahara Dehydrator because not only is it one of the most powerful dehydrators, but it’s also the first ever to be folding. Most dehydrators are very big and bulky. This design is a game changer and makes it so anyone can enjoy dehydrating at home without worrying about kitchen space.”
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