Vertical VS Horizontal Air Flow Dehydrators.
When evaluating and reviewing food dehydrators, the below product features and functionality should be considered and compared across different units and brands. There are definitely so many way on how will you compare food dehydrators with different brands, however, one of the most advisable tip that needs to be done is to compare it using the price per square foot that it contains and also by considering the brand of food dehydrators, together with its reputation and product reviews given by a lot of customers.
The first thing you need to do in comparing brands of food dehydrators is by comparing the price per square foot of the whole drying area, after that, you can already decide whether you will add additional features and whether these features are worth the extra cost.
Food dehydrators serve different functions, one of which is it removes the moisture from the food through heat and flow of air. Food dehydrator air flows are designed either horizontally or vertically. The difference between the horizontal air flow and the vertical air flow is that, the horizontal air flow food dehydrators’ fan and heating elements are both located on one side of the dehydrator. The drying trays that hold the food are arranged like drawers inside the food dehydrator. Simply saying, compared to the vertical air flow dehydrators, the horizontal ones are much more better in dehydrating different types of food and it is also beneficial since it mixes the food flavors less than compared to the vertical air flow dehydrators. If you also want to keep everything clean and make the cleaning much more convenient for you, then you should resort to a horizontal air flow dehydrators since it helps stop the food juices from dripping down so that it won’t cause any dirt and mess. As for the vertical air flow dehydrators, the heating element and the fan are both located at its base. The drying trays that hold the food are stacked on top of the base. In the vertical air flow dehydrators, the drying temperatures vary between the top and the bottom food drying trays since the drying trays and food are both stacked on the top of the heating element.
In order to achieve an even drying effect across all the food and drying trays, the vertical air flow dehydrators has the ability to swap both of the bottom and top drying trays.
The thermostat of the food dehydrator is also important since without it, there will be dehydration and unchanging heat inside. This can cause case hardening; food with a dry outside but with moisture and potentially bacteria on the inside.