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Cuisinart Adjustable Thermostat Food Dehydrator

Last updated: December 19, 2022


We looked at the top Dehydrators and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Dehydrator you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 88 expert reviews, the Cuisinart Adjustable Thermostat Food Dehydrator placed 15th when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Cuisinart Food Dehydrator makes it easy to create nutritious, delicious, dried snacks like meat jerky, fruit roll-ups, and veggie chips. It preserves foods naturally, without additives or preservatives. A powerful 620-watt motorized fan has a top vent that allows heat to circulate evenly and efficiently, for faster drying and excellent results. An adjustable thermostat allows for different temperatures, depending on the type of food that’s being dried. With ample space to accommodate large quantities of food, the dehydrator has five interlocking trays that stack on top of one another for easy placement. The options for this appliance are endless, including dried herbs, dried fish, potato crisps, yogurt, dog treats – even dried flowers for potpourri! Helps save money and prevents food waste.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Ample space; fits up to 9 stackable trays. Adjustable temperature, 620W motor, and top vent work together to produce even results.
With dimensions of 12 inches wide, 14 inches long and 10.5 inches high, and weighing 8.7 pounds, this food dehydrator is compact enough to easily store in a kitchen cabinet or on a shelf. Cleaning is a simple task since the trays, the fruit roll sheet and the lid are all dishwasher safe, and the rest of the machine can simply be wiped clean with a cloth.
The Cuisinart DHR-20 is a professional-good dehydrator. It is equipped with a powerful motorized fan with top vent, which favor the drying process. Moreover, the food will get a fast and even drying thanks to the top vent.
The Cuisinart DHR-20 features an adjustable temperature control, which can be set to low, medium or high. With 620 watts of power, the fan is powerful enough to deliver excellent air circulation, and you can use up to nine trays.
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This steel gray electric food dehydrator is among the powerful types and features a 620-watt motor. It works in conjunction with a versatile fan that distributes airflow from above reducing chances of it getting messed by drippings.
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The Cuisinart DHR-20 model dehydrator preserves food naturally without compromising taste and the nutrition value.
You will receive five racks and one fruit leather sheet. If you need more space, you can purchase extra racks; the unit will accommodate up to nine at one time.

What reviewers didn't like

It's loud, and you have to purchase extra trays separately if you need more than the 5 that come with it.
It produced uneven results for drying banana slices in our tests.
Some areas are hard to clean.Spaces may be too shallow.
No timer is included in the food dehydrator.
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The trays are too shallow and the holes in the trays are too large. There is no accompanying mesh liner, so if you want to dry smaller items, you may have to line them to stop food falling through.
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