Gourmia GFD1650 Food Dehydrator via Amazon
Gourmia GFD1650 is a budget but premium look and feel countertop food dehydrator with 400 watt power, Cuircusmart 360 Air Flow Circulation Technology for quiet and even drying without overheating, 6 convenient shelves, 8 preset temp settings and countdown timer, precise digital thermostat with drying temperatures between 95 degrees to 158 degrees Fahrenheit for crispy and crunchy snacks. It is designed for health conscious people and offers a low cost, simple and healthy option for drying herbs, veggies, fruits, poultry, nuts, berries, making potpourri, dried flowers, pet food, beef jerky, trail mix, granola, spices and even yogurt and lets you preserve foods for longer and without adding any nasty chemicals- preservatives or additives. It weighs 11.5 pounds (lightweight enough to be easily moved around) and measures 17.6 x 13.5 x 12 inches, is made of solid plastic and looks good in either white or black, front is see-through so you can view what’s going on inside and the front door lifts up for you to load and unload the trays. White Gourmia GFD1650 offers a total of 6.5 square feet on its 6 shelves of 13 x 12 inch size each to dry your ingredients of up to 1 pound weight on each so you can do lots of beef jerky at once or different types of fruits.
It is easy to just wipe clean the solid plastic exterior or interior and is easy to operate- you can just set it and forget it with the digital timer and thermostat with increments of 30 minutes up to 19.5 hours and you won’t need to rotate the trays as the heat will be distributed evenly throughout the trays with its advanced Air Flow Circulation but just make sure you slice the ingredients evenly for the best results. It is quite a powerful and efficient unit with its 400 watt motor for optimal dehydration despite its low price tag and anything that comes in contact with food is BPA free and all the interior and exterior is solid and great quality. You may not be familiar with the brand but those that own their products would know that Gourmia is pretty good. If you are into hunting, gardening or if you are just health conscious and want to make healthy snacks without additives and more economically, to replace candy bars, chips and other not so healthy snacks. In the package you will get the food dehydrator, a great user manual, a convenient drip tray, a solid sheet and a mesh sheet. You can also get it in black and it is exactly the same product but the brand is Ivation and the warranty included is limited one year by the manufacturer.