Hanging Raw Food Dehydrator Review – Solar Powered
This is certainly good news for all those folks who frequently face power issue or are keen to reduce their electricity bill without compromising on the quality of their dried food and spending unnecessarily on expensive store-bought food items.
“Hanging Raw Food Dehydrator - Solar Powered” does not require electricity to dehydrate your food rather it utilizes solar energy for dehydration.
In the era of renewable energy, it is an innovative product to dehydrate food which is entirely different from conventional electric food dehydrators available in the market.
The concept of dehydrating food under the sun is not a new one. Earlier our ancestors used to dehydrate food with the help of sun when there was no or very less electricity. In the present time too, people who lack sufficient resources are dehydrating their food on the top of their roofs.
“Hanging Raw Food Dehydrator - Solar Powered” can dehydrate fruits and vegetables which a regular dehydrator does. Dehydrator comes with a hook so you can easily hang the dehydrator in your garden, on your roof and inside your household in which sufficient amount of sunlight is available to dehydrate your food.
This dehydrator is portable and light weight. You can carry this dehydrator with you if you come across a requirement to dehydrate your food in any other place in addition to your household.
Hanging Raw Food Dehydrator - Solar Powered
15.1 x 14.8 x 3.3 inches
Seller has to be contacted
Key Features of Hanging Raw Food Dehydrator - Solar Powered:
- Solar Powered:
Dehydrator utilizes solar energy for dehydration. Heat from sun rays fall upon the surface of food and removes the water content present in it. Since it's solar powered, the dehydrator is considered to be environment-friendly.
- Noise Free:
This dehydrator doesn’t have fans like conventional electrical dehydrators. Hence, there is no such component present in it which can produce noise during the dehydration process. If you are really frustrated with the noise of electrical dehydrators, then this could be an ideal alternative for you.
Hanging Raw Food Dehydrator - Solar Powered is portable and light weight. You can carry this dehydrator with you if you want to dehydrate your food in any other place in addition to your household.
A hook is provided on the top of the dehydrator which makes it convenient to hang it on any suitable places in your household such as garden, roof and inside the home.
Best Things About Hanging Raw Food Dehydrator:
This dehydrator looks very simple but it can be a great choice for many people. Here are the best things about this dehydrator:
This dehydrator is easy on the pocket as compared to the electric food dehydrators available in the market as this is a simple dehydrator.
- Reduces Electricity Consumption Ideal for Regions Facing Power Issues:
If you are frustrated with frequent power cuts in your household or you have limited power supply, this dehydrator would be an ideal choice. You just have to keep the dehydrator under warm and sunny place in your home and your food will be dehydrated.
If you are keen on cost cutting and saving energy, this dehydrator is the best alternative for you. Since it doesn't require any electrical power to operate; you can save significant money if you are in a habit of dehydrating your food regularly.
- No Noise:
If you get irritated with the noise of electrical dehydrators, then this could be a great choice for you. Hanging Raw Food Dehydrator - Solar Powered doesn’t have any noise making component in it like we have fans in conventional electrical dehydrators
- Portable and Foldable:
This dehydrator is lightweight and you can move easily within your household. If you are planning for a long travel and need to dehydrate food, you can carry this dehydrator with you. It occupies almost no counter space in the kitchen when not being used.
This dehydrator is durable as there is no such electrical component which can fail during its long term operation or frequent use.
- BPA Free:
Plastic trays of the dehydrator are BPA free. So, you can dehydrate your food without any worry.
Bad Things About Solar Powered Hanging Raw Food Dehydrator:
Like every product, this product also has its share of drawbacks. The points which make this dehydrator-less desirable among customers are as follows:
- Restricted Usage
This dehydrator cannot be used to dry a variety of food items and is restricted to predominantly drying fruits and vegetables. Food items, for instance, thick meat slices or jerky cannot be made in this dehydrator. This reduces the choices offered to the user.
- Solar Dependency:
Food cannot be dehydrated during winters. People living in the regions, in which winters are long and summers are short, can face real difficulty in dehydrating the food. Sun rays and warm environment is necessary for this dehydrator to work. Also, if the sun rays intensity is less, it will take pretty long time to dehydrate your food.
- Dehydration at Night:
If you want to dehydrate your food during the night, then you cannot dehydrate it. You have to wait till morning or afternoon for the dehydration process to get started. If you are keen to dehydrate your food during night, then you have to go for conventional electrical dehydrators available in the market.
- Collapsing Trays:
Make sure that you don’t overload the dehydrator with food you want to dehydrate. Sometimes due to excess weight, trays of the dehydrator can collapse. You have to handle the dehydrator carefully while you are going to hang it under the sun.
- Ease of Usage:
Food spillage may happen if the weather is stormy or by a strong breeze. There is no drip tray in this dehydrator which collects the food at the bottom. You may end up staining your clothes if you don't handle it properly.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Q: Can Dehydrator Collapse?
Trays of the dehydrator can collapse if you don’t handle the dehydrator carefully while you are going to hang it under the sun.
Q: How Many Trays Does This Dehydrator Have?
This dehydrator has 5 trays.
Q: Is Dehydrator BPA Free?
Yes, the trays of the dehydrator are BPA free.
Q: Does This Dehydrator Make Noise?
No, the dehydrator doesn't make noise as it doesn't have a fan in it.
Q: What Is Dehydration Time?
As this varies with the type of food you are dehydrating, this dehydrator does take a long time to dry food. It typically takes days to dry thin slices of food items, depending on the climate as well.
Q: What Is the Warranty of This Dehydrator?
The seller has to be contacted for warranty information
Q: What Is the Quality of Dehydrated Food?
The consistency of food dehydrated varies. Thin pieces dry better as compared to thick slices.
Q: What Is the Dimension of This Product?
The product dimensions are 15.1 x 14.8 x 3.3 inches
This is a great eco-friendly dehydrator if you are tight on your pocket and are looking out for something economical as this is significantly cheaper than the electric food dehydrators. Also, as it does not consume electricity for operation purpose which makes it all the more attractive to lower your power consumption cost. This is a light weight and foldable dehydrator which does not occupy any counter space in the kitchen and could be easily hung in suitable warm place for dehydration.
However, there are a few challenges like it takes too long to dry fruits and vegetables which would not be desirable at all times. Ease of handling is another problem as it could be easily blown off and shaking of the product results in clumping of food pieces on top of the other. The basic problem is that this dehydrator cannot be used to dry a variety of food items, for instance, meat. So, in case you have enough time to dehydrate food or would want to begin experimenting with dehydrating without spending much money, this dehydrator would be a good option for you.