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Guide Series Stainless Steel Food Dehydrator

Item # 401208
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Key Features

  • Rheostat control

  • Adjustable thermostat

  • Stainless-steel structure and chrome-plated trays

  • Rear-mounted fan

  • 1 hp heating element


Our Price  $329.99
Sale Price  $249.96

Availability: In Stock

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Product Description
guide_series Dehydrate meats, fish, vegetables, and fruits. This food dehydrator features durable stainless-steel construction and five spacious chrome-plated trays that dry foods at the same rate. Rheostat control and an adjustable thermostat provide temperature control. A rear-mounted fan and 1 hp heating element keep the unit operating smoothly. Two-year warranty.

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Guide Series Stainless Steel Food Dehydrator
 
3.6

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well built / quality (7)
  • Large capacity (6)
  • Easy to adjust (5)
  • Simple controls (5)
  • Accurate (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jerky (6)
    • Dried fruit (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cook (4), Hunter / fisherman (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes (5), No (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works Great

    Worked great. Easy to use, easy to clean. With the large capacity, it is a little on the bulky side. Unlike other complaints, the machine was quiet.

    Worked great. Easy to use, easy to clean. With the large capacity, it is a little on the bulky side. Unlike other complaints, the machine was quiet.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Lamborghini with a lawnmower engine

    I am a heavy user of dehydrators and have owned a catering company. I only dehydrate plant based foods at low temperature to preserve nutrients. Maybe this machine is great for animal products but...Read complete review

    I am a heavy user of dehydrators and have owned a catering company. I only dehydrate plant based foods at low temperature to preserve nutrients. Maybe this machine is great for animal products but I dehydrated kale for over 18 hours (with a dressing so it was wet) and it was still not dry. Had to transfer it to my back up machine. So sad because I LOVE the ease of cleaning and the design all around. It needs a more powerful fan at the very least. Will return it and go to a more costly, less well designed model that dries things very quickly.

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    5.0

    Ultra High quality construction

    By Bigbadjohn

    from Humble Texas

    About Me Hunter

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Beautiful Workmanship
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jerky Fruit Veggies

      Comments about Guide Series Stainless Steel Food Dehydrator:

      If you need a dehydrator, that can do the job, and last, buy this.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Best Value and Exceptional Product

      By GrizzGirl

      from Erie, PA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Easy To Adjust
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Guide Series Stainless Steel Food Dehydrator:

          I purchased the Guide Series Dehydrator on sale after weeks of research and I am very pleased with it.

          I will tell you some of the specs since the box and internet sites are vague. This model can actually hold 10 trays but it only comes with 5. Additional trays can be purchased at Gander or the manufacture's(LEM's)web site and range from $4.95 to $9.99 each. Plastic webbed sheets can be purchased from LEM's web site too.

          The temp gauge is from 90-165 degrees. There is a simple on/off toggle switch and it is 800 Watt. The fan in the back and heating element are larger and it is 1 hp. However, to my surprise, this unit is whisper quiet (not even a slight rattle)!

          The unit is solid stainless steel including the door, racks, brackets, handles on the top of the unit ect. making this a great value that will last. Most of the others dehydrators are all plastic.

          This unit is on sale and being replaced by a new one that includes a timer and the additional racks but I couldn't justify the cost. I use a simple light timer on mine which works well and is inexpensive and to buy the racks and ship is approximately $32.00.

          We made apple chips in it last night which came out perfect in 4.5 hours.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Superior Product

          By Larry Moon

          from Potomac MD

          About Me Hunter

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • 5 pounds in 4 to 5 hours
          • Accurate
          • Consistent
          • Easy To Adjust
          • Easy to store
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Construction
          • Very easy to clean racks

          Cons

          • Makes some noise

          Best Uses

          • Producing long shelf food

          Comments about Guide Series Stainless Steel Food Dehydrator:

          I have had this product for almost two years and have not had one issue with it. It's robust, consistent and very easy to clean. At a minimum I do a jerky run every weekend (sometimes twice a week when demand is high from family and friends) The quality of jerky you can produce yourself will be so much better than any you can buy in a store because you'll eventually come up with a recipe and process that totally suites you. While I have my eyes on something much larger, I have still not used this dehydrator's full capacity. I commonly jerky 5 pounds of beef in a run and the oven can handle up to 10 pounds. Five pounds takes 4.5 hours in this oven. That's 5 to 8 times faster than element dehydrators. The rear mounted fan is an excellent design. You can't go wrong with this oven. It's awesome!!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellant Value!

          By The Hunt Master

          from North Carolina

          About Me Hunter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Easy To Adjust
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hunting

            Comments about Guide Series Stainless Steel Food Dehydrator:

            Product was exactly as described and works just as it should. Does make some noise, but well worth it for the product it delivers.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Looking to buy second one soon

            By Cookinghermit

            from College Station, TX

            About Me Avid Cook

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy Controls
            • Large Capacity
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Has only 5 racks

            Best Uses

            • Dried Fruit
            • Jerky
            • Vegtables for soups

            Comments about Guide Series Stainless Steel Food Dehydrator:

            I line the bottom with foil when doing jery or any thing that will drip, make's cleaning quick. I ordered extra racks, screens and fruit rollup sheet though [@] use the modle D10. Going to buy a second soon.

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            • Q:

              does it come with 220 volt power for europe use?
              Asked on 4/19/2010 by Anonymous

              1 answer

              • A:

                Mine did not come with the 220 volt power for Europe.

                Answered on 2/26/2012 by GrizzGirl from Erie, PA
            • Q:

              What the heck is 1 HP heater? Is this a dehydrator or a centrifuge?
              Asked on 2/8/2010 by Anonymous

              2 answers

              • A:

                2/15/10
                Was just in the Lake Mary FL. store, and asked them the same question, they just looked at me with a blank look. must have be writen in China.

                Answered on 2/15/2010 by fatdaddynoel from deland, florida
              • A:

                1 hp heater is = to 746 watts

                Answered on 3/6/2010 by spankey269 from verona,ny
            • Q:

              Do you sell extra stainlees still shelves for item #10544409?
              Asked on 1/11/2009 by Nan from York,Pennsylvania

              1 answer

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                A:

                We do NOT sell the extra shelves for this item online but you could contact our retail stores. They possibly have access to order the shelves.

                Answered on 1/27/2009 by Spencer from Gander Mtn
            • Q:

              Why would anyone buy a dehydrator online without knowing the dimensions, capacity in square feet, heater wattage, temperature range, timer(y/n?), fan size and so forth? Please supply this information!
              Asked on 12/25/2008 by Pete the Perturbed from MinneSNOWta, USA

              1 answer

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                A:

                For information on Gander Mountain Guide Series food preparation products, you can contact 866-493-0524 with any questions.

                Answered on 12/29/2008 by Bradley from Gander Mountain
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