These remarkable scientific dryers from Harvest Right are the perfect addition to any home. You can completely customize these freeze dryers according to your preferred processes. Now, with the use of these inexpensive freeze dryers, you can preserve your garden produce, create the perfect emergency food supply, make camping meals and healthy snacks. Unlike other methods of food preservation, freeze-drying does not shrink or toughen the food. It is also much more effective in retaining flavor, color, and nutrition.
Features Freeze dry 1,450 pounds of fresh food per year (7-10 pounds per batch). In a year's time, you can freeze dry 312 gallons of food.
Dimensions Overall product dimensions: 18" W x 21.25" D x 28.5" H Perfect for countertop, cart, or table. 4 trays (7.5″ W x 18″ x 0.75″ H) 133 lbs. There is also a detachable vacuum pump that sits outside the freeze dryer. Oil Pump: 35 lbs
Shipping Info The medium freeze dryer ships in one package with a total weight of 212 lbs (274 lbs for Stainless Steel). Item will be delivered to physical addresses, no PO boxes. They just don’t fit. One Freeze Dryer Package: 26” W x 36” Dx 45” H.
Power 110 volt (NEMA 5-20) outlet.
Maintenance Simply filter and replace oil (unless you upgraded to an oil-free pump). It just takes a couple of minutes.
Warranty Three-yearlimited warranty.
Capacity The capacity of each batch is about 1 gallon (7 to 10 lbs. of fresh food). In a year, one can easily freeze dry 200 batches (312 gallons or 1450 lbs. of food)
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The entire process is automatic.
Raw or cooked foods are placed in the freeze dryer where they are frozen to between -30 degrees and -50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Once frozen, the freeze dryer creates a vacuum in the food chamber.
As the food is gradually warmed, the water turns to vapor and evaporates out of the food (sublimation).
When dry, the freeze dryer notifies the user that the process is complete by sounding an audible beep.
You can then remove thefreeze-driedfood from the dryer and place it in vacuum-sealed containers that are moisture and oxygen-proof (preferably a mylar pouch or a can) to ensure freshness until opened.
When water is added to the food, it regains its original fresh flavor, aroma, texture, and appearance!
A Harvest Right Freeze Dryer is a home freeze drying unit that can be used to preserve a wide range of food, including fruits, vegetables, meats, and even complete meals. It works by removing moisture from the food through a process called sublimation, resulting in shelf-stable food that can last for years.
2. How does a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer work?
A Harvest Right Freeze Dryer uses a combination of vacuum technology and low temperatures to remove moisture from food. The food is frozen and then placed in the drying chamber, where a vacuum pump removes the moisture from the food. The temperature is gradually increased to speed up the sublimation process, resulting in completely dry food that can be stored for long periods of time.
3. What types of food can be freeze-dried with a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer?
A Harvest Right Freeze Dryer can be used to freeze dry a wide range of foods, including fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy products, and even complete meals. Some popular freeze-dried items include strawberries, bananas, chicken, beef, and spaghetti.
4. How long does the freeze-drying process take?
The freeze-drying process can take anywhere from 20 to 40 hours, depending on the type of food and the amount being dried. Some larger items, such as whole fruits or meats, may take longer to freeze dry than smaller items.
5. What is the shelf life of freeze-dried food?
Freeze-dried food can last for years if stored properly. It should be kept in a cool, dry place in an airtight container to prevent moisture from re-entering the food.
6. Can I use my Harvest Right Freeze Dryer to make emergency food storage?
Yes, a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer is an excellent tool for creating emergency food storage. Freeze-dried food is lightweight, compact, and can last for years, making it an ideal choice for emergency situations.
7. What is the capacity of a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer?
Harvest Right Freeze Dryers come in several different sizes, ranging from a small unit that can hold 4-7 pounds of food to a large unit that can hold up to 16-20 pounds of food at a time. The size you choose will depend on your specific needs and how much food you want to freeze dry at once.
8. Is it difficult to operate a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer?
No, a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer is very user-friendly and easy to operate. It comes with detailed instructions, and most people find that it is straightforward to use after a little bit of practice.
9. Does a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer require any special maintenance?
A Harvest Right Freeze Dryer requires minimal maintenance. It should be cleaned after each use, and the oil in the vacuum pump should be changed every 25 hours of operation. Other than that, the unit should work smoothly with regular use.
10. Can I use my Harvest Right Freeze Dryer to make pet food?
Yes, a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer can be used to make freeze-dried pet food. Many pet owners appreciate the convenience of being able to make their own pet food, and freeze-drying can help preserve nutrients and flavors in the food.
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