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– The shut-off timer
– Trays are sizeable and dishwasher-safe
– The benefit of the accessories
– Temperature setting
– Heating of the dehydrator’s body
Features of Open Country Dehydrator FD1022-SK
Spacious dehydration area
Huge drying power
The Converga-Flow system
Adjustable thermostat controls
Precise digital controls
Opaque exterior panel
No noise while working
The additional products
Even though it’s pretty big, this dehydrator will easily fit into any kitchen. Its weight is 11,8 pounds.
The precise dimensions of the Gardenmaster are 16 x 16 x 11 inches, putting it into the category of compact dehydrators.
All the elements of this device that come into contact with food are BPA-free, and it is entirely safe to eat any food that was dried in it.
The number of trays
You will get four trays in the box, but this figure can be increased by buying additional trays. With 30 of them, you will be able to dry vast quantities of different meals.
The warranty period
The manufacturer of this dehydrator, Open Country, provides a 1-year limited warranty to purchasers.
The patented fan (that rotates at 2400 RPM) is very powerful and easily dries any food, like jerky or fish.
Things We Liked
The Open Country Gardenmaster 1000 Watt Dehydrator is a great device, and there a lot of things we like about it. These are the most notable ones:
It dries quickly
As we already said, this dehydrator dries food four times quicker than most of the other models, thanks to its powerful motor and the fan with a high RPM. In just a few hours, your jerky or banana chips will be ready for consumption.
The shut-off timer
This is one of the most important features when it comes to dehydrators – you do not have to keep an eye on it, as it will automatically turn off once the food is dry and ready for usage. No more over-dried strawberry slices!
Trays are sizeable and dishwasher-safe
Not only can one dry large quantities of food with this 1000 watt dehydrator, but he can also easily wash its trays in the regular dishwasher.
The benefit of the accessories
The book with the recipes and the instructions book will certainly help a novice to use the Gardenmaster dehydrator in a proper and comfortable way. The additional sheets and the jerky spice only make the whole package even better.
Things We Didn’t Like
Unfortunately, there are also some bad things about this model, even though there’s not many of them. But still, let us have a look at them:
You need to buy the additional trays
The whole “drying lots of food” statement about this model is valid only if you buy some additional trays, as you will get only four of them in the box. You can easily buy more online, but still – there could have been more in the package itself.
One can increase or decrease the temperature only by 5 degrees, and it is not possible to set it at, say, 113°F, as it is not an even number. This is not a big problem, but it might be to some users.
Heating of the dehydrator’s body
Once it’s turned on, the Gardenmaster’s plastic body heats up pretty quickly, which means that leaving it unattended for longer periods of time should be avoided.
Frequently Asked Questions
It comes at a relatively reasonable price (around $125 on Amazon), and it can even be easily used by a complete beginner, thanks to its instructions booklet and the recipe book. It is quiet, powerful, and dries the food in hours – what more could one want from a dehydrator?