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.
When you decide to compare the brands of different food dehydrators, you need to compare it using the same price per square foot of the whole total drying area before you can decide in choosing the additional extra costs that you want to add up.
Food dehydrators serve different functions, one of which is it removes the moisture from the food through heat and flow of air. It has been known that food dehydrators has air flow which are designed in a vertical or horizontal manner. Horizontal air flow food dehydrators have their heating element and fan located on one side of the dehydrator. The drying trays that hold the food are arranged like drawers inside the food dehydrator. Typically, horizontal air flow dehydrators are better at dehydrating different types of food at the same time as the horizontal air current mixes the food flavors less than 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. If you happen to find the heating element and the fan of the dehydrator on its base, then basically, it is a vertical air flow dehydrator. The drying trays that hold the food are stacked on top of the base. Considering that both of the food and the drying trays are positioned right at the top of the heating element, then you should expect that the variation of temperature is only between the top and bottom food drying trays.
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 food dehydrators are also required so that it won’t have an increase in temperature inside knowing that it without the thermostat, it can cause dehydration inside. Due to dehydration inside, food can become hard which is basically tough on the outside, yet the inside is full of moist and bacteria.