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Presto 06302 Food Dehydrator Review

Presto is one of our favorite brands of dehydrators, mainly because they’re so easy to use and the trays stack beautifully when it comes time to store them away. We’ve had the pleasure of reviewing several models from this brand, but the 06302 was still sitting on our list. We were so excited to get our hands on this model because it offers an adjustable thermostat and six trays.

List Price:$89.99
Sale Price:$56.79
You Save:$33.20 (37%)

Before we get into our detailed review, let’s take a quick look at what we liked and didn’t like about this unit.

Pros

  • Six trays offer plenty of drying space
  • Can expand to 12 trays
  • Trays nest and there’s cord storage in the base to save 40% on storage space
  • Two nonstick mesh screens included
  • Adjustable thermostat with temperatures ranging from 95° to 160°F
  • Weight: 8.5 pounds
  • Dimensions: 14.5” x 15” x 7.2”

Cons

  • A little noisy

The fan is a little noisy, but this is a common issue with dehydrators. It wasn’t terribly loud, but if possible, we recommend placing this machine in a back or spare room, so noise won’t be an issue. This was the only complaint we had, and it’s just a minor one. The dehydrator itself works wonderfully.

Presto 06302 Food Dehydrator Review

The 06302 is very similar to other Presto dehydrator models. It features the same nesting tray design and drying technology, so you save on storage space and your foods are always dried evenly.

There are six trays included, but you can expand up to 12 – a great option for large families, or preserving a garden harvest.

List Price:$89.99
Sale Price:$56.79
You Save:$33.20 (37%)

An adjustable thermostat is located on the front piece of the machine, and you have a few different temperatures available:

  • Low
  • 95°
  • 105°
  • 125°
  • 135°
  • 160°

We had great success drying herbs on the low and 95° setting. When making jerky, we recommend the 160° setting for quick, even results.

If you enjoy making fruit leather, Presto includes two fruit roll sheets, so you can dehydrate pureed, frozen, canned or fresh fruits right in your own kitchen. Two mesh screens also included, which allows you to dry smaller foods and herbs with ease.

We really love the nesting trays included with this unit. Flip every other tray, and they nest together nicely. The company claims that its design saves 43% on storage space, and we’d have to agree. It fits nicely in our cabinets without taking up too much space.

Features and Specs

  • 6 trays included; expands to 12
  • 2 Nonstick mesh screens and 2 fruit roll sheets included
  • Cord storage in dehydrator base
  • Adjustable thermostat ranging from 95° to 160°F
  • Bottom-mounted fan
  • Weight: 8.5 pounds
  • Dimensions: 14.5” x 15” x 7.2”

We loved everything about this dehydrator from the generous drying space to the nesting trays and adjustable thermostat. The fan is a bit noisy, but this happens with most units. Foods dry quickly and evenly, so you can enjoy fresh, healthy snacks made right at home. This is a great unit for both beginners and experienced users, and it’s priced just right, too.

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Presto is one of our favorite brands of dehydrators, mainly because they’re so easy to use and the trays stack beautifully when it comes time to store them away. We’ve had the pleasure of reviewing several models from this brand, but the 06302 was still sitting on our list. We were so excited to get our hands on this model because it offers an adjustable thermostat and six trays. Before we get into our detailed review, let’s take a quick look at…

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