Garden Secrets Digital Food Dryer & Dehydrator – Fruit Dehydrater : What a great product, have used this to dry Bananas

Have used it loads since it was delivered. Does exactly what i wanted it for (mainly dog treats). Still learning about times etc but wouldn’t be without it now.

Only used it once but it turned out great tomato, courgette and apple chips.

I bought this to dry excess fruit from the allotment. I would say throw out the intruction booklet, which appears to have been translated from another language, and play with the timings. Things take longer to dry than advised but its worth waiting for.

Have been using it a lot brilliant.

  • It’s not always just about the product, it’s the service too.
  • Brilliant always drying some fruit or veg found that just
  • Not sure it is for me

Digital Food Dryer & Dehydrator – Fruit Dehydrater with Digital temperature control & Timer

  • Digital Fruit Dryer, Food Dryer, Herb Dryer (timer with automatic shut-off up to twelve hours) white
  • A High Quality Fruit and Food Dryer for gentle preservation by dehydration of fruits, herbs, fruits, mushrooms, meat, and much more
  • Retains Full flavour and nutrients.
  • Easy to use – Digital Timer and Adjustable Temperature
  • 2 Year Warranty – 5 Trays

Amazing especially for the money . It makes brilliant vegetable crisps (beetroot parsnip and sweet potato) and plantain chips.

The shelves started cracking after there first use and the fan has started making a screeching noise. You get what you pay for i guess.

I bought it for my husband for christmas and we have used it almost every week since. You need to experiment and not everything turns out exactly as you think.

Not sure about the idea of dehydrating food. I really wanted to make vegetable crisps so i think it would have been better to buy an air fryer. I filled the whole thing with sliced vegetables (i bought a mandolin) and i was shocked by how much they shrunk. I think it will take a bit of getting used to and i am not in the mood at the moment so it is in the cupboard. It is pretty big and so i don’t want it on the counter.

Good product but could do with more explicit instructions on timing for various foods but still managed to work it out.

Dried a couple of trays of tomatoes, took longer than i expected but have excellent taste.

Weird instructions but working pretty self-explanatory. Trays fine, you can use any number from 1-5. More robust than i expected having read other reviews. With mine, the dial says 70 degrees but heats only to about 54 degrees which is fine for drying but if i set it at the 50 degrees point things would take forever to dry.

Wow, extremely good at the job it’s made for and i’m loving the various dried fruit. The taste is intense and i love it.

What a great product, have used this to dry bananas, strawberries, apples, pineapple, melon, leeks, carrots, and garlic. If you are in the market for a food dehydrator look no further than this one, easy to use and set up. It is also very easy to clean. Buy one and get dehydrating.

I bought this after loosing the best part of a kilo of boletus badius to an unexpected airing cupboard failure, while my wife was getting a little tired of sheets impregnated with the scent of exotic fungi. It worked perfectly, although our experiments with fruit were less successful.

It’s met my expectations and i really like this dryer. I’ve dried berries and apples and they are such a good snack whith my coffee replacing any biscuits)).

I dried some peppers and used it for cooking, that was some good stuff.

Most effective issue i have ever boughtexcellent price, use it all the time to dry household grown producecheap to operate.

Commonly happy with this item the only matter is it appears to be to just take for a longer period to dry then what the guidelines say which is no issue.

Best for producing your personal beef jerkey.

Excellent dimensions superb good quality.

I am genuinely happy i bought this dehydrator, does the career correctly. I generally use it for creating beef jerky which it does genuinely well. It has a timer which is a real asset, i just established it to 6 several hours alter the temperature to the the best possible environment and leave it to make best jerky. You can take my word for it, at the value it is really a serious bargain.

Good piece of kit quick to browse recommendations so far produced fruit leather-based and jerky dried fruit for my prolonged walks excellent shopper company.

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One Comment on “Garden Secrets Digital Food Dryer & Dehydrator – Fruit Dehydrater : What a great product, have used this to dry Bananas”

  1. Described as a ‘digital’ dehydrator with digital temperature control and timer, this is incorrect. The temperature control is a simple dial. The instructions are utterly useless, very basic, but the best bit is in the recipe section where it says to refer to the dehydrator instructions for correct times and temperaturesanyway, switched it on and soon found out for myself how to set the timer and i’m now up and running. Time will tell how durable this will be, but i’m not planning on using it every day and intend to keep the box it came in for storage.
  2. This review is from : Digital Food Dryer & Dehydrator – Fruit Dehydrater with Digital temperature control & Timer

    Described as a ‘digital’ dehydrator with digital temperature control and timer, this is incorrect. The temperature control is a simple dial. The instructions are utterly useless, very basic, but the best bit is in the recipe section where it says to refer to the dehydrator instructions for correct times and temperaturesanyway, switched it on and soon found out for myself how to set the timer and i’m now up and running. Time will tell how durable this will be, but i’m not planning on using it every day and intend to keep the box it came in for storage.
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    Great for drying different fungi and home grown herbs, + fruit.
  4. This review is from : Digital Food Dryer & Dehydrator – Fruit Dehydrater with Digital temperature control & Timer

    Great for drying different fungi and home grown herbs, + fruit.
  5. This review is from : Digital Food Dryer & Dehydrator – Fruit Dehydrater with Digital temperature control & Timer

    Delivered on time, very competitive price, as described of good quality.
      1. Bought this to deal with our excess fruit and veg. Unfortunately 2 shelves were damaged. Very fast response from the seller and i received 2 replacement shelves very quickly. Really impressed with the service. I’ve done 2 batches now and it seems easy enough to use. Only done apples so far but they’ve turned out fine and they’re really tasty. Really pleased i bought this.
  6. This review is from : Digital Food Dryer & Dehydrator – Fruit Dehydrater with Digital temperature control & Timer

    Bought this to deal with our excess fruit and veg. Unfortunately 2 shelves were damaged. Very fast response from the seller and i received 2 replacement shelves very quickly. Really impressed with the service. I’ve done 2 batches now and it seems easy enough to use. Only done apples so far but they’ve turned out fine and they’re really tasty. Really pleased i bought this.
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    Get gluts of food, so thought i’d try a different approach to storingeasy to set up, easy to use, easy to clean. It’s quiet as i read that dehydrator can be quite noisy. The after sales from the seller have also been first class.
  8. This review is from : Digital Food Dryer & Dehydrator – Fruit Dehydrater with Digital temperature control & Timer

    Get gluts of food, so thought i’d try a different approach to storingeasy to set up, easy to use, easy to clean. It’s quiet as i read that dehydrator can be quite noisy. The after sales from the seller have also been first class.
    1. Great capacity, easy to use and quiet. I would say you need to experiment a bit to get foods dried how you want them. Once you have worked out what works for you, it’s a great piece of kit. Dried tomatoes are just amazing.
      1. Great capacity, easy to use and quiet. I would say you need to experiment a bit to get foods dried how you want them. Once you have worked out what works for you, it’s a great piece of kit. Dried tomatoes are just amazing.
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    Perfect for shrinking down all my garden produce. Storing apples/courgettes/ tomatoes etc takes up too much freezer space, spending hours preserving when i wish i could be outside is also frustrating. Drying food is not labour intensive and it’s amazing how all that veg etc shrinks down. I then store in mason type jars in a cupboard, so no fears if there’s a power cut if loosing food. I am a novice but have found things take longer than i thought, maybe i need to cut tings up a little thinner.
    1. Perfect for shrinking down all my garden produce. Storing apples/courgettes/ tomatoes etc takes up too much freezer space, spending hours preserving when i wish i could be outside is also frustrating. Drying food is not labour intensive and it’s amazing how all that veg etc shrinks down. I then store in mason type jars in a cupboard, so no fears if there’s a power cut if loosing food. I am a novice but have found things take longer than i thought, maybe i need to cut tings up a little thinner.
      1. Great piece of kit easy to read instructions so far made fruit leather and jerky dried fruit for my long walks excellent customer service.
  10. Great piece of kit easy to read instructions so far made fruit leather and jerky dried fruit for my long walks excellent customer service.
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    So if you’re looking for a food dryer to adapt to dry 3d printing filament this is a good choice. I’ve been using this for awhile more than a year now it still works, the fan as started to make a bit more noise and i expect that will be the part that will fail. I’ve used this to dry nylon mostly, at the highest setting (70c). Works well never had a problem with wet nylon always perfect prints, even with nylon that has been opened a few months (i do keep it in a dry box and start the dryer 1hr before printing). Works well for abs(70c) as well, and pla if you reduce the temperature to around 40c. Had to cut the interior partitions to fit the filament and printed a custom part with a sk8 bearing to make it smooth. It has survived not being used for the purpose for which it was created and most of my sessions would be great than the original purpose (40hr print sessions). All in all i’m happy with my purchase i do think the fans will fail at some point, but i might be able to just swap that, for the price it has already fulfilled what i expected and it’s still going.
  12. This review is from : Digital Food Dryer & Dehydrator – Fruit Dehydrater with Digital temperature control & Timer

    So if you’re looking for a food dryer to adapt to dry 3d printing filament this is a good choice. I’ve been using this for awhile more than a year now it still works, the fan as started to make a bit more noise and i expect that will be the part that will fail. I’ve used this to dry nylon mostly, at the highest setting (70c). Works well never had a problem with wet nylon always perfect prints, even with nylon that has been opened a few months (i do keep it in a dry box and start the dryer 1hr before printing). Works well for abs(70c) as well, and pla if you reduce the temperature to around 40c. Had to cut the interior partitions to fit the filament and printed a custom part with a sk8 bearing to make it smooth. It has survived not being used for the purpose for which it was created and most of my sessions would be great than the original purpose (40hr print sessions). All in all i’m happy with my purchase i do think the fans will fail at some point, but i might be able to just swap that, for the price it has already fulfilled what i expected and it’s still going.
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    I bought this expressly to make dehydrated meat treats for my 2 small dogs. I’ve had great success and suspect that i’ve saved the cost of this machine several times over ( dehydrated meat treats bought commercially can be v expensive). At first it was a real pain to clean the meat residue off the plastic trays as took ages to soak and then get out of the tiny gaps in the plastic. Then i read somewhere to line with baking paper so i did and it works really well no more mess just a quick rinse. I leave a few gaps between the paper i line it with. After dehydrating the meat for about 12 hours at 70c i put the treats in fan oven on baking tray 140c about 7 to 10 mins to get rid of any pathogens ( i read this on a doggy treat website). I freeze the treats and give them to the dogs straight from freezer.
    1. I bought this expressly to make dehydrated meat treats for my 2 small dogs. I’ve had great success and suspect that i’ve saved the cost of this machine several times over ( dehydrated meat treats bought commercially can be v expensive). At first it was a real pain to clean the meat residue off the plastic trays as took ages to soak and then get out of the tiny gaps in the plastic. Then i read somewhere to line with baking paper so i did and it works really well no more mess just a quick rinse. I leave a few gaps between the paper i line it with. After dehydrating the meat for about 12 hours at 70c i put the treats in fan oven on baking tray 140c about 7 to 10 mins to get rid of any pathogens ( i read this on a doggy treat website). I freeze the treats and give them to the dogs straight from freezer.
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    Garden secrets were great to deal with; fixed a problem super quickly.
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    Garden secrets were great to deal with; fixed a problem super quickly.
    1. It works fine but one tray was cracked when i opened the box. It does the job and is still usable but could be stronger, the lid is difficult to grip.
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    It works fine but one tray was cracked when i opened the box. It does the job and is still usable but could be stronger, the lid is difficult to grip.
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    Very pleased with it although it does take a few hours longer than it says in the instruction leaflet,.
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    Very pleased with it although it does take a few hours longer than it says in the instruction leaflet,.
    1. Incredibly disappointed after 4 moths of use all the trays are very brittle and unuseable, and not covered under the guarantee. I have always been careful when washing them and they have not been put in the dishwasher. I’ve searched the internet for replacement trays but to no avail, so have been forced to purchase a new dehydrator – this time with stainless steel trays. Otherwise the dehydrator works well.
  19. This review is from : Digital Food Dryer & Dehydrator – Fruit Dehydrater with Digital temperature control & Timer

    Incredibly disappointed after 4 moths of use all the trays are very brittle and unuseable, and not covered under the guarantee. I have always been careful when washing them and they have not been put in the dishwasher. I’ve searched the internet for replacement trays but to no avail, so have been forced to purchase a new dehydrator – this time with stainless steel trays. Otherwise the dehydrator works well.
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    Someone said its about the size of an old lp record, maybe my memory of those has faded. I have used it 3 or 4 times, takes some experimenting but does what it says on the tin. Beef jerky is brilliant, carrots dried up to matchsticks.
    1. Someone said its about the size of an old lp record, maybe my memory of those has faded. I have used it 3 or 4 times, takes some experimenting but does what it says on the tin. Beef jerky is brilliant, carrots dried up to matchsticks.
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    Very happy with this purchase, it also includes a manual with how to dehydrate all types of food, as long as you are there to rotate the trays throughout the day welcome to the world of delicious, often healthy and fulfilling snacks. I have been using it for several years now on generally two cycles per fortnight, the dehydrator has completely paid off it’s price aside from benefit of natural home made produce comes also cheaper to dry than buy dried foods/snacks at the supermarkets.
    1. Very happy with this purchase, it also includes a manual with how to dehydrate all types of food, as long as you are there to rotate the trays throughout the day welcome to the world of delicious, often healthy and fulfilling snacks. I have been using it for several years now on generally two cycles per fortnight, the dehydrator has completely paid off it’s price aside from benefit of natural home made produce comes also cheaper to dry than buy dried foods/snacks at the supermarkets.
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    I don’t know why companies rush to ask for revues. In a month i’ll have a much better idea how versatile and useful it is.
    1. I don’t know why companies rush to ask for revues. In a month i’ll have a much better idea how versatile and useful it is.
      1. So far so good, i can see the potential with this and have been amazed as to what i can put in it. I think this is going to be a great asset in my kitchen. I found the price very reasonable. The machine is fairly quiet when in use but not silent at all.
  23. This review is from : Digital Food Dryer & Dehydrator – Fruit Dehydrater with Digital temperature control & Timer

    So far so good, i can see the potential with this and have been amazed as to what i can put in it. I think this is going to be a great asset in my kitchen. I found the price very reasonable. The machine is fairly quiet when in use but not silent at all.
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    Purchased to dry 3d printable filament. Works a treat, stops stringing and blow holes when printing.
    1. Purchased to dry 3d printable filament. Works a treat, stops stringing and blow holes when printing.
      1. Works well for meats, not too noisy. A pain in the backside to clean – protip: remove any excess fluid with some kitchen towel before you place it into the appliance.
  25. This review is from : Digital Food Dryer & Dehydrator – Fruit Dehydrater with Digital temperature control & Timer

    Works well for meats, not too noisy. A pain in the backside to clean – protip: remove any excess fluid with some kitchen towel before you place it into the appliance.
  26. This review is from : Digital Food Dryer & Dehydrator – Fruit Dehydrater with Digital temperature control & Timer

    Mainly use it for making healthy treats for our dogs but have also used it for dehydrating fruit for me. As my experience grows, i’m sure it will get used for many more things.
    1. Mainly use it for making healthy treats for our dogs but have also used it for dehydrating fruit for me. As my experience grows, i’m sure it will get used for many more things.
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    Great product, used for drying fruit rather than shop bought bags. Delivery was on time by amazon and all works as i expected.
    1. Great product, used for drying fruit rather than shop bought bags. Delivery was on time by amazon and all works as i expected.
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    Initial base/motor was replaced by seller without any problems after it developed a fault within a few months of purchase. Highly recommended – fruit flavours are so enhanced when they’ve been in this gadget,.
  29. This review is from : Digital Food Dryer & Dehydrator – Fruit Dehydrater with Digital temperature control & Timer

    Initial base/motor was replaced by seller without any problems after it developed a fault within a few months of purchase. Highly recommended – fruit flavours are so enhanced when they’ve been in this gadget,.
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    The shelves began to crack after two uses – very poor quality.
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    Great for fruit but not much else, which is fine because that’s what it was bought for. Dehydrated fruit is chewy and much better for kids than sweeties.
    1. Great for fruit but not much else, which is fine because that’s what it was bought for. Dehydrated fruit is chewy and much better for kids than sweeties.

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