Magic Mill MFD-6100 Review

Overall Rating
3/5
 
Magic Mill MFD-6100 has an average rating of 3 out of 5 based on 4 user reviews.
Magic Mill MFD-6100

The Magic Mill MFD-6100 is an advanced food dehydrator with an incredible functionality and features six trays for bulk dehydrating and also includes two bonus silicone mitts for the oven, suitable for the protection of your hands whenever you are taking the hot plates out of the unit. The enhanced horizontal airflow also allows for an even better dehydration of the difficult-to-dehydrate foods, including banana chips, which will often require a more delicate dehydration approach.

Pros

  • Each one of the featured trays can hold one pound of food
  • Digital thermostat and timer
  • The transparent door cover allows for monitoring of the drying process

Cons

  • As a result of plastic components, this unit emits a strong plastic smell. However, a thorough cleaning of the trays and running your unit while empty for a few hours effectively rids this unit of the plastic smell.

The Magic Mill MFD-6100 is quite a large appliance, meaning you need ample counter space to accommodate this unit readily. It features six see-through trays each capable of holding up to a pound of food and this abundance of trays allows users quickly to dehydrate foodstuffs such as tomatoes, grapes, kale, meat, kiwi, and oranges, all at the same time.

Since the extracted juices will never leave the respective trays, you will not have to worry about the different foods mixing; your meat is unlikely to taste like tomatoes.

Set at the back of the Magic Mill 6-Tray Food Dehydrator, accessible only after removal of all the trays, is a large fan, which can, unfortunately, be slightly noisy. Air is pushed forward from the back of the unit through all of the six trays by this fan, emanating from the unit through the top. This precise flow of air allows all plates to enjoy an even heating.
The door to the trays is also clear so that you can see your food at all times to monitor the dehydration process.

Because the Magic Mill 6-Tray Food Dehydrator is digitally controlled, it offers:
Digital Temperatures: Comprises of a choice between 95F and 158F, ideal for the dehydration of all types of foods, from oranges, to fish and even game meat.
Digital Timer: This unit consists of an integrated timer that allows users an easier dehydration process, and thanks to the units accountability of time, users will rarely accidently forget foodstuff such as banana chips on the trays for days.

Simply setting both the temperature and timer allow users to relax without the necessity of constantly checking your food dehydration unit to ensure that you turn it off at the right time. The Magic Mill is additionally available at relatively affordable prices and it is arguably one of the most advanced food dehydrators currently available on the market.

This food dehydrator has a powerful capacity of 400 watts plus an electronic display control panel with the On and Off button in the middle, temperature control on the right, and timer on the left, enabling for easy use, plus monitoring of operational times and temperatures. The MFD-6100 is presently available in black color and features stainless steel trays, as opposed to the solid plastic trays employed by most of the other dehydrators, but just as efficient.

Thanks to the transparent cover, users will not have to interrupt the food dehydration process and can also keep track of the progress. This unit weighs in at a total of 14.7 pounds, with dimensions measuring 17 inches in width, 19 inches in depth, and 12 inches in height, offering adequate space for the dehydration of different types of foods. It also has a total capacity of 6 pounds.

User Reviews

Posted by Valerie

  • 5/5
5

I love, love, love my Magic Mill! I never thought that using a kitchen appliance could be fun, but that is exactly how I would describe using this machine. It has a good capacity, but it is not overly bulky. In fact, it takes up about the same amount of room as my average-sized microwave. I chose the black dehydrator with the stainless steel racks. It has a sleek, modern appearance, and it coordinates well with the rest of my kitchen appliances. This is important to me since I normally leave it out on the counter since I use it so much.

My husband and kids absolutely love my homemade beef jerky, and I make them a huge batch to take on their weekend camping trips. The dehydrator handles this from start to finish in just about 5 hours.

We have a large garden, and I think we’ll make up the money from purchasing the Magic Mill in just one year thanks to the amount of food that we won’t be wasting. I’ve been dehydrating vegetables already for use during the winter months.

You might be surprised to find out how many fun things you can really do with this dehydrator. In adding to drying fruits, veggies, and meats, you can make your own croutons with leftover bread, create homemade fruit rollups for the kids, and even dehydrate marshmallows until they look just like the ones in the Lucky Charms box. The possibilities with this machine are really endless!

Posted by Brenda

  • 5/5
5

There are several reasons why I am very happy with my purchase. One of the best features of the Magic Mill dehydrator is the fact that its racks are made of stainless steel. All of the other models that I researched in this price range were made of plastic. I also love that the dehydrator came with everything that I needed to operate it effectively. I use the silicone pot holders constantly in my kitchen now.

Other positive features include:
-The ability to program up to 19 ½ hours
-The range of temperature differences
-The 6 liners with small holes that work well for dehydrating sprouted wheat
-The machine is very quiet—even quieter than my microwave

As you can tell, I’m thrilled with my new dehydrator. I’ve used it to dry wheat to grind into my own flour, dry my own herbs, and dry fruit for a healthy and delicious snack. I love experimenting with it, and I have a lot of other things that I want to try in the future.

Posted by Stan

  • 1/5
1

If I had to give one word that describes this product, it would be “disappointing.” My first issue with this dehydrator is the fact that it only reaches 140 degrees F instead of the promised 158 degrees F. This 18 degree difference might not seem like a lot, but it is very important when you are dehydrating beef. I make my own beef jerky, and dehydrating meat at 140 degrees bring a whole host of food safety problems. I checked on several thermometers to make sure, and they all gave me the same result.

Posted by Julian Park

  • 1/5
1

As I’m typing this review, my Magic Mill dehydrator has already been returned, and I only received it last week. I’ll admit that it dries food efficiently and effectively, but I don’t believe that this machine is safe. As soon as I took it out of the box, I smelled a strong plastic smell. Unfortunately, the smell didn’t go away when I used it, and my food even had a plastic smell. Everything on this machine except for the trays is made of plastic that is not BPA-free, so I don’t feel comfortable using this in my home because of potential toxins.

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