Top 10 Digital Food Dryer & Dehydrators
for October 2022

Drying food has become easier than ever thanks to digital food dryers and dehydrators. These handy appliances, also known as food dehydrators and food dryers, work by pulling moisture out of food, leaving more moisture in your food than when you started. They're perfect for drying and preserving foods like fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, and dairy.

Food dehydrators, also known as food dryers, are appliances that dry food by forcing air through it, removing moisture. Food dryers work by forcing air through food, removing moisture.

Our food dryer and dehydrator testing takes place in our Lab. We evaluate performance, including how fast they dry food, how evenly they dry food, how efficiently they dry food, and how easy they are to clean. We also evaluate ease of use, such as how easy it is to set up, use, and clean.

Our food dryer and dehydrator picks are based on our Lab tests and popular reviews. Here are the top 10 food dryers and dehydrators of 2022, according to Different Guide Reviews and top consumer reviews:

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Food Dehydrator Machine, CUSIMAX Electric Dryer Dehydrators for Food with Digital Timer & LED Temperature Control for Beef Jerky Fruits Meat Herbs Vegetables Maker, 5 BPA-Free Trays (Red)

CUSIMAX Food Dehydrator Machine

What We like

After just 3 hours of drying, the beef jerky was as tender as day-old beef. The jerky dehydrated at the lowest possible temperature - 150°F (65°C) - for 18 hours. The jerky was crisp and chewy, with some good chewiness and a good deep-red color. Most jerky has a purple color; some is red, but only this one was red.

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Homewell Food Dehydrator Machine Dryer for Fruits & Vegetables, Adjustable Timer, Digital Temperature Control, 5 Trays Stacking, 400 Watt

Homewell Food Dehydrator Machine Dryer for Fruits & Vegetables

What We like

Binder clip is flexible, so you can adjust it to your liking. The bins consist of 5 separate 4.9 cubic foot trays, so you can dry 5 pounds of food at a time. UL-certified, good power supply.

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Ivation 10 Tray Commercial Food Dehydrator Machine | 1000w, Digital Adjustable Timer and Temperature Control | Dryer for Jerky, Herb, Meat, Beef, Fruit and To Dry Vegetables | Stainless Steel

Ivation 10 Tray Commercial Food Dehydrator Machine

by Ivation
What We like

The Ivation dehydrating machine turned out some high-quality jerky. However, we had a hard time adjusting the temperature, and we found the lids to be heavy and difficult to open.

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Food Dehydrator, Elechomes 6-Tray Dryer for Beef Jerky Meat Fruit Dog Treats Herbs Vegetable Digital Time & Temperature Control Overheat Protection Fruit Roll Sheet Included BPA Free

Elechomes Food Dehydrator

by Elechomes
What We like

This dehydrator is quite easy to use once you get used to the dials and speed selectors. It dries all kinds of things, and takes less time than an oven.

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Magic Mill Food Dehydrator Machine (10 Stainless Steel Trays) Digital Adjustable Timer | Temperature Control | Keep Warm Function | Dryer for Jerky, Herb, Meat, Beef, Fruit and To Dry Vegetables

Magic Mill Food Dehydrator Machine (10 Stainless Steel Trays) Digital Adjustable Timer

by magic mill
What We like

The Magic Mill is the only food dehydrator that also uses a smoking rack as one of its many trays. The SMOKING RACK: This knob adjusts to how much smoke you want to come in from the smokestack, this knob has 3 settings: High, Medium, Low. HIGH: (default) More smoke and more moisture. MEDIUM: (for jerky) Less smoke and less moisture.

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Magic Mill Food Dehydrator Machine | 7 Stainless Steel Trays | Dryer for Jerky, Dog Treats, Herb, Meat, Beef, Fruit | Keep Warm Function, Digital Timer and Temperature Control, Equipped Safety Over-Heat Protection, ETL Approved - (MFD-7070, 7 Stainless St

Magic Mill Food Dehydrator Machine

by Magic mill
What We like

Most slow-cookers aren't dishwasher safe, and the Magic Mill dehydrator is. And it also has the drying fan found in more expensive dehydrators, ensuring that you get even drying without multiple processes.

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Food Dehydrator Machine - Digital Adjustable Timer and Temperature Control Dryer Dehydrators for Food and Jerky, Herbs, Meat, Fruit, Veggies, with 4 Stainless Steel Trays and 2 Anti-stick Mat

VERESIX Food Dehydrator Machine

by VERESIX
What We like

This food dehydrator is designed for drying meat, fruit, jerky, vegetables, and baking nuts. The product features an easy to view digital timer that ensures that your food is dried to perfection. You can store up to 12 trays of food at a time.

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COSORI Food Dehydrator (50 Recipes) for Jerky, Meat, Herbs, Fruit, Dryer Machine with digital temperature,5 Trays, Overheat Protection, ETL Listed

COSORI Food Dehydrator (50 Recipes) for Jerky

by COSORI
What We like

COSORI has over 500 positive reviews on Amazon, which means it can be depended on. This food dehydrator does a great job retaining moisture and fit nicely in our kitchen.

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Chefman Food Dehydrator Machine, Touch Screen Electric Multi-Tier Preserver, Meat or Beef Jerky Maker, Fruit Leather, Vegetable Dryer w/ 6 Slide Out Drying Rack Trays & Transparent Door, Black

Chefman Food Dehydrator Machine

by Chefman
What We like

This dehydrator makes a tasty snack, and it costs less than a coffeemaker. It also has a timer, adjustable temperature control, and adjustable trays.

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Magic Mill Food Dehydrator Machine - Easy Setup, Digital Adjustable Timer, Temperature Control | Keep Warm Function | Dryer for Jerky, Herb, Meat, Beef, Fruit and To Dry Vegetables | Over Heat Protection | 7 Stainless Steel trays

Magic Mill Food Dehydrator Machine - Easy Setup, Digital Adjustable Timer, Temperature Control

by magic mill
What We like

Magic Mill did the best job of dehydrating food. Its clear drying chamber lets you know when food is done so you can savor its flavor. And because it doesn't rely on heat, its easy to keep food warm for up to a week if you accidentally overdry.

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