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 70C (up to 19 hours)
- Digital display, 460 Watt, 230 Volts.
- extra plastic trays @ 3.30 Euros each:-

  solid plastic trays  
these are necessary if you sprinkle sugar on the fruit.
You lay one tray on each of the stainless steel trays, then the fruit on top.

or perforated plastic trays  

Semi-professional models:-

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


  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.