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. This Freeze-drying process is fabulous for long-term food storage and building an emergency food supply for great peace of mind.
Small Freeze Dryer
4-7 pounds of fresh food will fit into the small freeze dryer. Once dried, this amount of food will usually fill 1-1.5 gallons (1 to 1.5 #10 cans) of food per batch. With this size of freeze dryer, you could easily freeze dry 900 lbs. of fresh food in one year.
Medium Freeze Dryer
7-10 pounds of food will fit into the standard size freeze dryer. You can typically fill 1.5 to 2.5 gallons (1.5 to 2.5 #10 cans) of food per batch. You can easily freeze dry 1500 lbs. of fresh food in one year.
Large Freeze Dryer
12-16 pounds fresh food capacity for the large freeze dryer. This amount of freeze dried food will usually fill 3.5 gallons of food (3.5 #10 cans) per batch. You could easily freeze dry 2200 lbs. of food in one year.
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). 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 perform as efficiently as possible.
Harvest Right home freeze dryers will run very affordably. Using your own 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.
Small and Medium Harvest Right Freeze Dryers use a standard 110 volt outlet. 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. It's recommended to have a dedicated 20 amp circuit.
The Large Harvest Right Freeze Dryer requires a 110 volt (NEMA 5-20) outlet. 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. A dedicated 20 amp circuit is required.
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