Hamilton Beach 32100A Stackable Clear Lid Dehydrator

Last updated: December 23, 2022


Thanks to its ease of use, this food dehydrator is a great choice for beginners. It has a powerful 500-watt motor and five trays for drying everything from strawberries to beef jerky. The digital thermostat is fully adjustable and the timer can be set for up to 48 hours.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: This food dehydrator has a budget-friendly price tag.

In our analysis of 88 expert reviews, the Hamilton Beach Stackable Clear Lid Dehydrator placed 2nd when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Looking for snack options that are high in nutrients but low in calories? Want to offer your family delicious food options to dress up morning oatmeal or replace that bag of potato chips at lunch? The Hamilton Beach Food Dehydrator helps accomplish these goals by taking food preparation to the next level. It opens the door to endless possibilities deemed too difficult to do in the past. With five stackable drying trays and 500 watts of power, it’s easy to dry a variety of fruits and vegetables and even make beef jerky. The continuous airflow feature provides even drying, eliminating the need to rotate trays. This dehydrator includes an adjustable thermometer for better performance and a timer with automatic shutoff. A food dehydrator lets you to make healthy foods at home like crunchy green beans or dried sweet potato sticks. Have a sweet tooth? Banana chips or dried apples with cinnamon are the perfect fix. And since the fruits are not bogged down with additives or preservatives, their natural sweetness shines. The Hamilton Beach Food Dehydrator comes with two specialty sheets for added versatility. Use the mesh sheet to dry garden herbs for year-round enjoyment, or puree summer fruits and spread on the solid sheet for homemade fruit rolls. Wholesome, home-made snacks for the entire family. Now that’s good thinking. Tip: Post treatment of meat after dehydrating may result in a more desirable jerky texture. Try each treatment to determine which jerky you like best.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Good airflow management, an adjustable thermostat and 48-hour timer come together in a professional-looking package.
One simply gets more for the dollar with this model than any other here reviewed.
Clear Lid for viewing
Versatile Trays

What reviewers didn't like

If you need to make large batches at a time, you’ll have to go with something else.
it's thermostat and timer are a little wanky
In use, the unit is about as loud as a box fan.
Noisy Fan
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