STX International Stainless Steel Dehydrator, STX-DEH-600W-SST-CB
STX International STX-DEH-600W-SST-CB is a solid food and jerky dehydrator with a 600-watt motor for a great drying power and a modern design. It has a sturdy stainless steel construction, a 40-hour timer and 10 trays in a 1055 cubic inches of drying area.
In the box you’ll get the stainless steel dehydrator, ten stainless steel trays, two silicone mats, user manual and a complimentary CD Recipe Book “Dehydrating Made Easy” with 270 recipes, food prep, and tips. The easy access front door helps retain the interior heat very well. The trays are also made of stainless steel (not plastic) and have a fine mesh of quarter of inch openings, so you do not need to use poly screen tray liners. They are safe to be cleaned in a dishwasher.
The motor and the fan are located at the rear section and with the horizontal air flow system it will dry your foods evenly. You can control the temperature between 85 and 155 degrees Fahrenheit and set the time up to 40 hours. This is a great unit to have for making healthy snacks cheaply, so you don’t have to pay for dried foods that are full of preservatives and chemicals. You may set it to a certain temperature and it may fluctuate + and – 5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit so as to keep it all in balance and not to burn your ingredients.
The lid is not supposed to fit tightly so don’t worry if it doesn’t, as it is designed this way to help with the proper even air circulation. Customers reported getting some great results with fruit dehydration and making beef jerky. STX International STX-DEH-600W-SST-CB weighs 22.5 pounds and measures 19 x 12.5 x 13.8 inches.
So it is not very large and will fit on your kitchen counter easily but is not small inside either. The trays are 11.5 x 14 inches and rectangular. This is a high-end food dehydrator built with all stainless steel which also makes it easy to clean. 600W is great for even drying power for a decent size batch on ten trays. It has a very sturdy construction and the warranty is quite generous.
It is manufactured for use in US and Canada with 110/120V of voltage. The instructions on the user manual are quite clear and you will find the optimal temperatures on the display panel- herbs, yogurt, veggies, raising bread, fruit rolls, meats, fish, and jerky. It is a rather impressive food dehydrator that is easy to operate and we do not hesitate to recommend it. STX International has some great quality products is offered with a three-year warranty that is valid in 48 US states and that includes hundred percent replacement or money back guarantee within 30 days and decent customer and tech support. You get free repairs guarantee within three years as well.