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Tell me what yours is like?

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by princess, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. princess

    princess Smoking Fanatic

    I am considering a purchase of a dehydrator before venison season fires up. :)

    I can't imagine me using it more than once or twice a month.  It would need to dry most food items within 2 days. I'd rather not spend more than $100 (incl tax/shipping/etc)

    I am morally opposed to using ANYTHING that requires proprietary usuable items. (MUST buy our liners... MUST buy our spray etc)  If possible, I'd like to be able to do different kind of foods at the same time?

    What should I look for or look out for? What features do you love or hate? What's worth paying for and where should I erfuse to spend my hard earned dollar?

    Thanks in advance!!

  2. tori42

    tori42 Newbie

    I have an American Harvest Snackmaster Dehydrator.  Mine came with 4 trays, a screen,  and a solid plastic for for making roll-ups. Has a nice recipe book. I've had mine for years and love it.Couldn't tell you what it costs I got mine as a gift. My mom has a different brand and hers takes longer to do the same things as mine.

    I have made jerky in mine and it turns out great. . It has a dial for the food you are doing and has the temp above it.

    Hope this helps

  3. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    I had a American Harvester that pooped out on me recently. I had it for I think 10 years. It had a temp dial on it 95*-155*. I'm using the UDS now.