Aicook Food Dehydrator Review

Aicook food dehydrator is one of the new machines that launched in 2018.  It uses the most highly advanced and responsive vertical air flow system.

The bottom mounted fan works by complying with quality and therefore brings the best results for drying the food; a top-mounted would not be able to do this because it would struggle to shift heated air down to the lower trays and would need more rotation and attention. Therefore food on the lower trays would dehydrate slower than the food closer to the fan.

It has round designed trays, which lets air circulate the food from every direction; this produces the best results for your dried food.

Extensible Capacity and Fan

Aicook food dehydrator is measured at 14×11.7×9.4 inches with five stacked trays; this is an excellent balance of bulk and drying capacity. To dry foods in a larger capacity, all you need to do is line the arrow on the exterior up.

This dehydrator machine uses a quieter fan, which starts quicker, avoiding you waiting longer to dry your food, makes fainter noise, and can create a higher amount of air.

Temperature Range for Making Beef Jerky

Meat is more likely to get spoiled than vegetables; many dehydrators are not able to dry meat safely. If jerky is number one on your list of dehydrating food, Aicook food dehydrator can be the right choice with its broad temperature range (95-158°F), which is just the right setting to meet safety standards for drying meat and while low enough for preserving active enzymes in vegetables and fruits.

Proposed Temperature and Time

Meat

140 -158F°/60-70C°

20-24H

Fruit

130 -140F°/55-60C°

8-12H

Veggies

130 -140F°/55-60C°

8-12H

Herbs

130 -140F°/55-60C°

3-6H

As you know, many of the food dehydrators have different settings, and you should read the manual that comes with a dehydrator for information on drying times and temperature.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does drying food destroy its nutrients?

Drying food can cause minimal loss of the nutrients, but if prepared correctly the loss can be small. You will preserve about 90% of the minerals and vitamins. When using temperatures, foods will dry quicker, but this will result in more nutrients being lost.

How to store dried foods?

You should always store dehydrated foods in air-tight containers. The dried food containers should be stored in a cool, dry area. To keep your dry foods lasting longer you must not expose them to humidity, air, and light during storage.

Will flavors mix if I dehydrate various foods together?

If your thinking of dehydrating foods in a similar category, an example of vegetables with other vegetables and fruits with other fruits, the flavors should have no issues with mixing, however, I would not recommend dehydrating onions with any other foods.

Why don’t my banana chips taste or look like the ones in the stores?

The banana chips you get from the store are deep fried. Drying your banana chips at home taste better and are more nutritious than the ones you buy from the store.

The Aicook Food Dehydrator Can Cater to a Variety Needs

Hunting and Fishing Lovers

People who love venison know that freezer space fills up instantly when you have more than 100 pounds of it. Dehydrating some of the meat into shelf-stable jerky can save you much space, and it tastes delicious for a snack. This drying technique is also excellent for trout, tuna, and salmon.

Gardeners

An excellent growing season will produce a considerable amount of food at harvest time. Rather than frantically unloading an excess of food onto your friends and family, you can dry that harvest candy for stews, soups, or snacks. Root vegetables like parsnips, beets, and carrots dehydrate quickly and give more instant enjoyment than the soft watery foods like tomatoes. There are other options to preserve your harvested food such as freezing and canning, but when it comes to storing your food, dehydrated food takes less storage room.

Long Distance Campers and Hikers

Rather than paying for prepackaged freeze-dried meals, some hikers and ultra-light camping lovers enjoy making their trail snacks. Drying your meals for long hikes lets you customize your recipes to your exact likings. You have to remember that dry meals don’t have a long shelf life of freeze-dried meals; it is a good idea to learn more about the best way to handle foods.

Do-It-At-Home

The Aicook Food Dehydrator is a great kitchen appliance for the DIYer who likes to take their time creating snacks, like banana chips, fruit leather, or dog treats from the beginning. This kitchen appliance lets you make homemade versions of a large number of snacks and lets you decide the way you want to make your recipe. This is great for people who are sensitive to certain foods and ingredients and don’t want to buy from the store.

FEATURES

  • It has five Trays
  • It comes in white color.
  • Supply voltage: 120V
  • Temperature range: 104-158ºF
  • It comes with an extensible capacity and adjustable thermostat.
  • It is a multifunctional food dehydrator.
  • It has a powerful fan and opaque exterior surface.
  • The Aicook food dehydrator comes with a two-year warranty.
  • Dimension: Height: 8.6in, Diameter: 12.6in

PROS

  • It has five adjustable trays for an easy and quick dehydrating experience.
  • It can make delicious turkey jerky, beef jerky, fish jerky, homemade yogurt,  trail mix, banana chips, apple snacks, dried tomatoes, dried soup mixes, cantaloupe, watermelon, mangoes, papaya, honeydew and more at a portion of the cost.
  • It has a powerful fan that assures constant airflow, producing steady drying and consistent results.
  • It has an opaque exterior surface that blocks harmful light to help preserve more of the food’s vitamins and nutrients during the dehydrating process.
  • It works silently.
  • It is compact and easy to store in your kitchen only 8.6in in height and 12.6in diameter.
  • The removable trays are dishwasher safe, making clean up as easy as possible.
  • This appliance is ETL and FDA certified.
  • It is made of BPA-free PP plastic, a food-grade plastic.
  • They provide excellent customer service and technical advice.

CONS

  • Nothing to report yet.

SUMMARY

If you’re looking to purchase a food dehydrator that is compact and can quickly dry food, with a large capacity for drying at one time, then the Aicook food dehydrator is the ideal product for you. It is designed with ventilated cover, convenient handle, and anti-skid foot pads.

The device has a moderately small diameter; it can be stored in the kitchen quite easily. If you do decide to leave it on your countertop; however, rest assured that it will take up very little space. You will get great value for money, and your product will function very effectively and efficiently in dehydrating your food items. We recommend this product for new and seasoned customers who dry food.

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