Thinking of investing in a food dehydrator but still have a few unanswered questions? We bust a few myths and clarify a few facts that will put your mind at ease - and a food dehydrator on your ‘must-buy’ list.
False: Dehydrators are just for fruit and veg
Dehydrators’ talents extend far beyond your average fruit and veg: meats, fish, nuts and grains dehydrate to a tasty crisp too.
False: Dehydrators are only good for fresh food
Dehydrators are brilliant for salvaging food which has seen better days. That overripe banana been languishing in the fruit bowl a little too long? Pop it in the dehydrator for crunchy banana chips.
False: Dehydrating strips food of its nutritional value
The dehydration process retains up to 100% of the nutritional value of food and remains so for months on end.
True: Dehydration enhances the flavour of food
Taste becomes unbelievably concentrated once water is removed. So if you thought food was flavourful before, you’re in for a sweet surprise.
True: Dehydrators could save you money
Pre-packaged dried food doesn’t come cheap; a dehydrator can slash the cost of dried delicacies and save you a round trip to the supermarket too. Double bonus!
True: Dehydrating can preserve food for decades
Unbelievable but true, dehydrated food can last up to 30 years! No more panicking to eat food before it goes off.
False: Dehydrators are cumbersome and bulky
Whilst you can buy larger dehydrators, our VonShef Food Dehydrators fit easily into kitchen cupboards and will take up a lot less room than you think.
Still not convinced? Here’s 5 reasons why you need a food dehydrator.