LEM Products 1153 10-Tray Food Dehydrator
LEM Products 1153 is a large capacity food dehydrator with an 800-watt heating element, 10 square trays, an electronic timer and a translucent door. It allows you to set the temperature with the digital timer and temp dial and has the auto shut-off feature so you do not have to wait around or worry about forgetting the unit on and offers a maximum operation time up to 30 hours and 55 minutes. It comes with a see-through door that is reported to lock the heat inside successfully so it will dry the ingredients quicker and more efficiently by also making you not open the door as you can already see what’s happening inside the dehydrator. You can easily turn the trays four ways as they are square and measure 15 x 15 inches. The door has removable hinges and the big drip tray underneath prevents the mess and ensures easier cleaning than if without and the trays are safe for being put in the dishwasher. Large capacity and 10 trays mean you can do the big jobs- quite a bit of dehydrating at once.
The shipping weight for the LEM Dehydrator is 26.2 pounds and it has a 60-inch long cord that can be plugged into almost all regular outlets. The timer is nice to have especially for those with busy schedules, as with some of the other dehydrator models that don’t have it you have to keep an eye on the clock to find out how much time is left to finish the task. You have the freedom to set the right temperature with the adjustable thermostat for the type of ingredients you have in there, herbs and spices needing less and meats needing higher temperature so there will not be over-drying of foods and you will be more in control. The purpose of owning a food dehydrator like this one is not just the taste and long shelf-life factors but also the way it will make you eat healthier as you will not be buying dried foods or other unhealthy snacks that are full of chemicals and preservatives from the supermarket. You do not really need to rotate the trays but you may certainly get better results if you do rotate them half way through the drying process. Customer reviews on the internet are mostly positive and it averages 4.8 out 5 stars on the day of this review. The price is fair for a 10-tray large capacity dehydrating unit that seems to work very well and make some healthy and tasty dried foods and snacks, judging by the reviews online.