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Harvest Right Freeze Dryers

How does a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer work?

  1. You place your raw or cooked foods in your home freeze dryer where they are frozen between -30 and -50 degrees Fahrenheit. Simply place the food on your stainless steel trays, place them inside, close the door and press start.
  2. Once the food is frozen, the freeze dryer will create a vacuum in the food chamber.
  3. The food is gradually warmed and the water then turns to vapour and evaporates out of the food (this is called sublimation).
  4. When it has reached the necessary dry time and completed the freeze-dry cycle the freeze dryer will sound an audible beep to let you know the process is complete.
  5. You can then remove your freeze-dried food from the dryer and place it in a vacuum-sealed container that is oxygen and moisture proof which will ensure freshness until it is opened. Mylar Bags work best for this. It's also recommended to place oxygen absorbers into the bag with your freeze dried food.
  6. Then you can re-hydrate the food by adding water to it when you're ready to eat it. This regains the foods original fresh flavour, texture, aroma and appearance! You can also eat many foods in their freeze dried form. Freeze-drying fruits are especially delicious, it's crunchy and maintains it's delicious original flavour. 

Small Harvest Right Freeze Dryer Pro

Small Harvest Right Freeze Dryer Pro

Fits 6-10 pounds of fresh food 

Freeze dry 1800 lbs. of fresh food in one year. 

Includes 4 Trays

434 Sq Inches of Tray Space

16.5" W x 18.5" D x 25" H 

Weighs 91lbs

Uses a 110V Outlet

Dedicated 20AMP Circuit is recommended.

Medium Harvest Right Freeze Dryer Pro

Medium Harvest Right Freeze Dryer Pro

Fits 10-15 pounds of food 

 Freeze dry 3000 lbs. of fresh food in one year.

Includes 5 Trays

675 sq Inches of Tray Space

19″ W x 25″ D x 29″ H. 

Weighs 119lbs

Uses a 110V Outlet 

Dedicated 20AMP Circut Recommended

Large Harvest Right Freeze Dryer Pro

Large Harvest Right Freeze Dryer Pro

Fits 18-27 pounds of food 

Freeze dry 5000 lbs. of fresh food in one year.

Includes 6 Trays

1107 sq. Inches of Tray Space

21.3″ W x 27.5″ D x 31.3

Weighs 143lbs

Uses 110 volt (NEMA 5-20) outlet.

A dedicated 20 amp circuit is required.

XL Harvest Right Freeze Dryer

XL Harvest Right Freeze Dryer Pro

Fits 40-50 pounds of food

Freeze dry 10,000 lbs. of fresh food in one year.

Includes 7 Trays

2251 sq. Inches of Tray Space

24.3″ W x 37.4″ D x 35.6

Weighs 258lbs

Uses 110 volt (NEMA 5-20) outlet.

A dedicated 20 amp circuit is required.

Harvest Right Freeze Dryer Questions and Answers

What types of food can be Freeze Dried? 

All kinds of fruits, vegetables and meats taste amazing when freeze fried, but you don't have to stop there. You can also freeze dry your favorite meals like rice dishes, lasagna, dairy products (even ice cream!), cheese macaroni, beef stew, you can freeze-dry almost all types of foods.

Feel free to experiment and have fun with your favorite home-cooked meals, favorite candy etc. It's a whole new way to cook and prepare your food at home. Freeze-drying with the Harvest Right freeze dryer is fabulous for long-term food storage and building an emergency food supply for great peace of mind.

Freeze Dried Food with Harvest Right

What kind of maintenance is required for my Harvest Right Freeze Dryer?

Your Harvest Right Freeze Dryer will come with a free vacuum pump (included in the unit price) which requires a small amount of maintenance, mainly adding and draining oil (oil changes) which is a very simple and quick process. The freeze dryer itself needs little to no maintenance.

The commercial grade vacuum pump comes equipped with an initial supply of oil. There are 3 cups of oil in the premier vacuum pump that need to be changed regularly for best results to keep your freeze dryer running efficiently. This process is very simple and requires very little effort.

You'll also receive a stand-alone oil filter with your freeze dryer purchase. The filter will clean the oil and allow you to reuse the oil as if it were new. Using filtered oil is a great way to save money, be eco-friendly and ensure your vacuum pump performs as efficiently as possible.

Picture of Harvest Right Freeze Dryer Product & Features

How much Electricity will my Harvest Right Freeze Dryer use?

Small and Medium Harvest Right Freeze Dryers use a standard 110 volt outlet(a dedicated 20 amp circuit is recommended). When in use, at it's peak the freeze dryer draws about 15 amps, outside of it's peak while in use, the average is 9-11 amps (990-1210 watts) of power per hour. 

The Large Harvest Right Freeze Dryer requires a 110 volt (NEMA 5-20) outlet and need a dedicated 20 amp circuit. When in use, at it's peak the large Harvest Right Freeze Dryer will draw 15 amps, but on average it will draw about 10 amps (1500 watts) of power per hour.

Harvest Right freeze dryers will run very affordably. Using your own Harvest Right freeze dryer will allow you to save money and time by making your very own freeze-dried products and Harvest Right has taken every precaution to make sure your electricity costs remain low.

Is it Ok to put already frozen foods into the Freeze Dryer? 

Yes it is. The freeze dryer can handle that no problem and will cool it even further. 

How long does it take to Freeze Dry a batch?

It takes around 20-40 hours to finish freeze drying a batch of food. The amount and type of food will determine how long it will take. Freeze drying meat, corn and peas will be a lot quicker, whereas moisture dense foods like squash and watermelon will take a lot longer. The thickness of your foods will make a big difference as well. 

Your freeze dryer will sense when the food is ready and alert you with a beep.

Surprising Foods that can be Freeze Dried with your Harvest Right Freeze Dryer:

Freeze drying has become increasingly popular in recent years as a way to preserve food while retaining its nutritional value and flavor. And with the Harvest Right Freeze Dryer, anyone can now enjoy the benefits of this preservation method from the comfort of their own home.

While most people associate freeze drying with fruits and vegetables, the truth is that this method can be used on a wide variety of foods, including some surprising options that you might not have considered before. Here are some surprising foods that can be freeze dried using a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer.

Ice Cream & Greek Yogurt

Have you ever wished that you could enjoy your favourite ice cream or Greek yogurt long after it has expired? With a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer, you can. Because freeze drying preserves food by first freezing it to -30 and -50 degrees, then slowly sublimating (evaporating) out the liquid in a vacuum state, you can literally freeze dry a scoop of ice cream and save it for later. In fact, you can even turn your favourite yogurt into a flavour-packed powder to add to smoothies, pancakes, or other dishes.

Freeze Dried Icecream

Leafy Greens

Leafy greens like kale and spinach are notoriously difficult to preserve, but with a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer, you can turn them into delicious, healthy snacks that will last for months. Freeze-dried kale with a spritz of olive oil and some seasonings makes a perfect, healthy chip. Or, with just a spritz of water from a squirt bottle, they can be tossed with berries and nuts to make a perfect salad. And best of all, you'll be able to enjoy the taste and health benefits of garden-fresh greens all year long.

Freeze Dried Kale

Eggs (raw and cooked)

Eggs are a staple in many households, but they can be difficult to preserve. Luckily, a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer can help. Raw eggs can be whisked, freeze dried and kept in their powdered form to be used in all baking and cooking recipes (2 tablespoons of egg powder equals one egg). Or, eggs can be freeze dried in their scrambled state and easily re-hydrated with a little water in a hot skillet. With a freeze dryer, you'll never have to throw out old eggs again, and you'll always be prepared for an impromptu brunch or get-together.

Freeze Dried Eggs

Meats (raw and cooked)

Meat is another food that can be difficult to preserve, but with a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer, it's easy. It doesn't matter whether the meat has been cooked or is raw, just place thick or thinly sliced pieces on your trays and let the freeze dryer do the rest. When you re-hydrate the meat, it will look the same as it did before you freeze dried it and it will have all its nutritional value. If it has been cooked prior to drying, you can easily submerge the meat in water, pat it off with a paper towel and voila — it's ready to put on sandwiches, in soups, casseroles or by itself on a plate with freeze-dried mashed potatoes and gravy.

Freeze Dried  Meat

In conclusion, a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer is an investment that can pay off in many ways. Not only can you preserve your favorite fruits and vegetables, but you can also enjoy surprising foods like ice cream, yogurt, leafy greens, eggs, and meats for years to come. With a little creativity and experimentation, you'll be able to create your own unique, delicious freeze-dried foods that are sure to impress your family and friends.

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