Tribest Sedona Express Review

Overall Rating
4.8/5
 
Tribest Sedona Express has an average rating of 4.75 out of 5 based on 4 user reviews.
Tribest Sedona Express

Dehydrating food at home saves money and offers healthy snacks for home or on the go. Using a dehydrator is the best way to make sure food comes out just right every time. There are many dehydrators on the market, but the Tribest Sedona Express food dehydrator is hoping to best them all by offering a streamlined design that makes dehydrating food easy and safe.

Features

  • Digital Controls and Displays The digital controls and displays make it easy to set the dehydrator to the right temperature. The digital display numbers are large and easy to read even from a distance.
  • Glass Door The transparent door on the Tribest Sedona Express makes it easy to monitor your food as it dehydrates. The door is hinged and simple to open and close.
  • Eleven Trays This dehydrator comes with eleven trays, so a large amount of food can be dehydrated at one time. This helps you be more efficient in the kitchen.
  • Non-Flammable and BPA Free Plastic It’s important for a product that will be hot for a long period of time to be non-flammable, and the Tribest Sedona Express is. The body of the dehydrator is also made of BPA free plastic, so you don’t have to worry about toxins from BPA leeching into your food.
  • Overheat Protection Users set the maximum temperature they want the dehydrator to get to instead of an average. This helps food cook properly without the threat of enzyme degradation.

Pros

  • The multitude of shelves allow users to dehydrate large portions of food at once.
  • This product has a ten year warranty, so even though the Tribest Sedona Express costs a little more, consumers can feel confident that the warranty they receive is long-lasting.
  • There are two dehydrating modes: fast and raw. This feature lets consumers determine the final outcome of the food they are dehydrating based on their personal preferences.
  • The mesh and drip trays are dishwasher safe.
  • The fan in the Tribest Sedona Express is centrally located. This leads to food cooking evenly and ensures a more consistent batch of dehydrated products. It also means there’s no need to turn trays in the middle of the dehydrating process.

Cons

  • Many users mentioned the cooking trays sagging after the first use. Though this didn’t cause any major problems, they were concerned about the trays possibly warping more over time.
  • Consumers almost universally agreed that the instruction manual was hard to understand. Most said they had to figure out how to work the dehydrator on their own before being able to make sense of the directions.
  • The Tribest Sedona Express is marketed as a compact dehydrator. However, many users felt that to be untrue. The dehydrator is the same size as two microwave ovens combined, so if you don’t have a ton of extra counter space, it may not feel compact.

Final Thoughts

Dehydrators are popular items, and there are plenty of choices for those looking to purchase one. The market is competitive, which is why the Tribest Sedona Express is built to be a reliable dehydrator that is efficient and safe. A large quantity of delicious food can be cooked using this product without the consumer worrying about turning trays. If you want a high quality dehydrator for your kitchen, the Tribest Sedona Express is for you.

User Reviews

Posted by Susan

  • 4/5
4

I bought the Sedona to make beef and chicken jerky in addition to drying a variety of fruits. It handles all the tasks well. I especially like the glass front door and controls. The trays are smaller compared to some models. But, I like the fact that the Tribest does not need that much space. It runs really quiet. I also appreciate the rear fan filter for keeping out dust or other debris. I did notice that the steel trays bow slightly and stay that way. The machine has plenty of power and adequate space between the trays. The Sedona heats fast and exceeds the temperature when set in “fast” mode. The temperature was also higher in “raw” mode. I don’t think I will have to worry about salmonella contamination. I am really pleased with my dehydrator. I like the looks of the unit. It’s easy to use and clean. I am also impressed by the 10-year warranty.

Posted by Tony G.

  • 5/5
5

Since my dehydrator arrived, I’ve been using it for a month and am really impressed. I have dried fruits, vegetables, meats and nuts, and the machine works well. The two-stage sequential timer quick-starts the unit so you spend less time creating raw recipes. While running, the noise level is pretty low. The steel trays fit in the machine well without sagging. It comes with 11 trays. Although the space between shelves is narrow, the interior is also deeper. The back of the Sedona has two handles that make moving the dehydrator relatively simple. The controls and read-out display are digital, and the glass hinged front door makes loading and unloading easy. It is also nice to be able to see the food. The manufacturer must stand by their product, as it comes with a 10-year warranty.

Posted by Rama Roa

  • 5/5
5

I bought this machine because my daughter got me interested in drying fruits, vegetables and meats. I think that the appliance functions amazingly well. It is much larger than I expected. I used a recipe from the booklet to make kale chips. The finished product was so much better than using a conventional oven. The chips stayed bright green, were flavorful and had just the right amount of crisp. The trays are easy to clean and very sturdy.

Posted by AK

  • 5/5
5

Since owning my Sedona, I’ve used the machine for drying flowers, fruit, vegetables and teas. I also get great results. The overall size of the unit is similar to that of an 1,100 watt microwave oven. When running, the dehydrator makes no more noise than an operating convection oven. One of the reasons I decided to by the Tribest was because of the airflow design and the temperature control module. The open trays enable air to flow evenly throughout the interior of the dehydrator, which makes everything on the trays dry at an even rate. I love the temperature control, as I prefer dehydrating at the lowest temperature possible. This eliminates the moisture while preserving the nutrients. The internal light also lets you see what’s going on during the process. Though the dehydrator may cost a little more compared to other brands and models, I feel it was well worth the price. It also comes with an extensive warranty. I would definitely recommend this appliance.

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