The Magic Mill is a new food dehydrator that works wonderfully, offers 6 trays for bulk dehydrating and even includes bonus oven mitts that can be used to protect your hands when taking the trays out of the unit (they can get hot).
And the enhanced horizontal airflow allows for even better dehydration of difficult-to-dehydrate foods, such as banana chips, which often require a delicate approach to the dehydration process.
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- Each tray can hold 1 pound of food
- Digital thermostat and timer
- See-through covers for easy drying monitoring
- The unit has a strong plastic smell
I’m not sure why, but the unit and trays had a very strong plastic smell to them. What I did was clean the trays and run the unit without any food for a few hours to get rid of the smell.
Magic Mill 6 Tray Food Dehydrator Review
The moment you unbox the unit, you’ll notice that the Magic Mill is quite large. You’ll need ample counter space to accommodate the unit. But this is something that happens with every food dehydrator.
Once unpacked, you’ll find that there are six trays that are clear in color and can hold up to one pound of food on each tray.
The abundance of trays allows you to quickly dehydrate grapes, tomatoes, kiwi, kale, meat and oranges all at one time. And since the juices never leave the tray, you won’t have to worry about your meat tasting like tomatoes.
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Obviously, you can choose your own foods to dehydrate.
When you remove all of the trays, you’ll find that in the back of the unit there is a large fan that can be slightly noisy. This fan pushes air throughout all of the trays from the back of the unit where air is pushed forward, back up to the top, and leaves the back of the unit at the top.
This precise airflow allows for all trays to enjoy even heating.
The door to the trays is also clear so that you can see your food at all times to monitor the dehydration process.
Digitally controlled, the Magic Mill offers:
- Digital Temperatures: Choose between 95F and 158F for dehydrating foods of all types from meat to fish and oranges.
- Digital Timer: A built-in timer allows for effortless dehydration thanks to the unit taking the timing into account, so you don’t accidently forget your banana chips in the tray for days.
Simply set the timer and temperature, and that’s it: you don’t need to keep checking the unit to make sure you shut it off at just the right time.
And with precise temperature and timing controls, you’ll find that you dehydrate food more precisely for better-tasting food each and every time.
The Magic Mill is a great food dehydrator that comes at such an affordable price, under $100 at most retailers, that also includes advanced temperature and timing features. With an innovative horizontal heating process, this is one of the most advanced food dehydrators on the market.