The NFD-815D dehydrator from Aroma is an affordable and effective way to make a variety of dried goods. The countertop appliance is large enough to fit 6 trays of different raw foods, yet small enough to remain out of the way during operation. Whether owners are making sweet treats from fruits, savory meat jerky, or aromatic potpourri, this dehydrator will dry anything to perfection.
The body of this dehydrator is made from high-quality plastic that stays cool to the touch, regardless of the heat settings. The surface is easy to clean and looks slick on any countertop. The entire unit measures roughly 19 by 15 inches with a height of 14 inches. It has a manageable weight of only 15 pounds. The front of the appliance has a clear removable panel. This panel is BPA-free for and gives users a good view of the food inside. The top of dehydrator has an LED display and button controls. Ventilation slots are also located on the top. A rear fan is positioned on the rear of the unit and contributes to the dehydrator’s effectiveness.
The inside of the unit contains all of the heating elements and the 6 trays to hold food. The trays are made from durable stainless steel, making them easy to clean a long-lasting for years of use. They measure 13 by 12 inches and can support up to a pound of food each. The tight grid pattern adds strength and promotes even drying throughout. Users wanting to dehydrate smaller foods, such as tiny berries and fruits, can use the included mesh sheets. These sheets will ensure that the food doesn’t fall through the tray and onto a lower level. The six trays can be arranged in the unit perfectly with the help of guides along the sides. A drip tray is also included on the bottom of the dehydrator. It collects any unwanted residue during the drying process for quick removal and cleanup.
One common issue with dehydrators is uneven heating. To properly dry foods, most dehydrators require constant repositioning of the food. Users may have to turn the trays and flip the raw foods to ensure proper drying. However, the Aroma NutriWare dehydrator eliminates this task. It uses horizontal flow technology. Air is moved through the unit with the rear fan. This evenly distributes heat above and below each and every rack. In fact, users don’t need to rotate racks at all, allowing them to save time. The heating element and rear fan work in tandem to heat every piece of food effectively. Because the unit uses this proficient technology, food is dried more accurately and with less energy and time.
Consistent and accurate temperature readings are crucial when drying foods. Foods require a very specific heat setting to dry out successfully. A high setting will only kill important enzymes and nutrients, resulting in tough and flavorless foods. A low setting can be dangerous, as it leads to bacterial growth. To savor all of a food’s nutritional value and taste, it’s important to have a dehydrator that is accurate. The Aroma NutriWare dehydrator has an accurate thermostat that can be set between 95 degrees Fahrenheit up to 158 degrees. This provides users with ultimate flexibility for drying a wide range of foods.
The NutriWare dehydrator from Aroma gives users ultimate precision and control. The settings are easy to manipulate with a touch of a button. Controls are located on the top of the unit. Temperature is set via a simple plus and minus button. There are 8 heat settings in total. The unit will begin heating and remain at the temperature steadily while the food dries out. A timer is also utilized for convenience and easy tracking. The timer can be set as for a short amount of time starting at 30 minutes all the way up to 19 hours and 30 minutes. The timer can be set in 30-minute increments. The digital LED display shows temperature and time left during the dehydration process.
All in all, the Aroma NutriWare dehydrator is great for a variety of uses. It can easily and effectively dry out a wide range of foods without losing any of its nutrients or flavors. Whether it’s tough meat or healthy vegetables, the unit will operate just as proficiently thanks to the horizontal flow technology. With it’s 6 spacious trays, there’s more than enough room to dehydrate any food an owner desires.