Winegrowers Supplies - Fruit dehydrators - for preserving fruit and vegetables
High quality 'home' models:-
with 2 large perforated plastic drying trays, each can hold 0.3 - 0.4 kilos, 105 Euros
or the same model with built-in timer, 180 Euros
extra trays, 8 Euros each
or a square model with 6 stainless steel trays, 140 Euros
- Temperature adjustable from 35 to 70°C (up to 19 hours)
solid plastic trays
or perforated plastic trays
Trays in perforated food grade plastic material; stainless steel trays are available but fruit sticks more on these then on plastic.
All models have the same ventilation/heating unit with 480 Watt, 230 volt.
Product drying times depend on various factors and cannot be accurately calculated.
The main factor is the thickness of the product being dried: every millimetre of thickness takes an average of about 3 to 4 hours for perfect drying. As thickness increases, so does drying time per millimetre, so the thicker the product the longer the drying process.
Other factors that affect drying times are relative humidity of the air, external temperature and the water content of the fruit or vegetables; tomatoes take a very long time to dry because they have a particularly high water content.
The 10 tray version with vinyl frame is recommended as best value:-
with 5 laying out trays, 270 mm x 270 mm x 450 mm, 175 Euros
with 10 laying out trays, 270 mm x 270 mm x 820 mm, 225 Euros
stainless steel model, with 10 laying out trays, 345 Euros
Fruit Dryer Model 25: 7000 EurosLoad surface: 10 to 50 kilos – 5.9 m²
Large Commercial models:- IMF 100: 27,000 Euros
Bucket 30 litre polypropylene with lid, for dried fruit, 10.00 Euros
Fruit Dryer cellophane bag, for dried fruit, 50g 80 x 50 cm x 25 pack, 17.00 Euros
Food grade mat, 600 x 600 mm, 9.50 Euros
Prices shown are exclusive of Vat.
Delivery usually will need to be charged at cost.