The Ivation countertop food dehydrator is compact, easy to use and comes at a price that enthusiasts will love. It boasts some of the same features and design elements seen with high-end models that come in at nearly three times the price. With plenty of drying space, temperature control and an automatic shutoff feature, this dehydrator should be at the top of every serious user’s wishlist.
- 6 drying racks gives you plenty of space to dry a lot of food
- Rectangular shape maximizes space
- Temperature control ranges from 95-158F
- Comes with 1 mesh and 1 solid sheet for drying delicate foods and making fruit rolls
- Takes up a lot of counter space
The only complaint with this dehydrator is that it takes up quite a bit of counter space. Make sure that you have plenty of room for this unit, and you may want to consider storing it in a cabinet when it’s not in use.
Ivation Electric Countertop Food Dehydrator Review
Ivation is a brand that most people have never heard of, but their countertop food dehydrator looks and behaves like a certain popular unit that’s priced three times higher than this one.
The unit is easy to use, with a convenient control panel on the top of the unit, and a digital display that lets you know the current set temperature. Temperature adjustments can easily be made using the “+” and “-“ buttons. A separate timer button also allows you to adjust the timer, so you never have to worry about over-drying your foods. Just set the temperature and time, and forget it until it’s time to remove the trays.
Simple and easy to use, this dehydrator comes with six drying racks and allows you to adjust the temperature digitally for optimal drying results. Each rack is 13” x 12”, so you have plenty of room for all of your foods. The thermostat boasts a temperature range of 95-158F.
An automatic shutoff feature ensures that you never over-dry foods, and a rear-mounted fan allows for even drying. The overheating safety protection also prevents the dehydrator (and your foods) from overheating, which can become a fire hazard.
Ivation includes a fine mesh sheet as well as a solid sheet. The mesh sheet can be used for delicate foods and herbs, while the solid sheet is ideal for making fruit leather.
This dehydrator is surprisingly quiet, but don’t expect it to be completely silent. Compared to competing units, you’ll find that this one makes less noise.
- Rear-mounted fan promotes even drying
- Adjustable thermostat with a temperature range of 95-158F
- Automatic shutoff
- 6 adjustable drying racks
- 1 solid and 1 mesh sheet included
Whether you want to dry jerky, fruit, vegetables or herbs, this dehydrator can handle it all. Its low-end temperature is ideal for herbs and other delicate foods, while its high-end temperature allows you to make jerky with ease. With a convenient design, precision temperature control and a convenient timer, serious users will love this unit.