Ronco Food Dehydrator
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The Ronco Food Dehydrator is advertised as a good 'starter' unit and is very well known, however individuals who have some experience in dehydrating foods may shy away from the very long drying times and the fact there is no fan, thermostat or timer.
It has been reported in reviews that foods can take up to three days to completely dry.
With there being no thermostat or timer, it is imperative to monitor the unit closely as the trays have been known to melt if the temperature is too high. Eeeek! Melting trays, so far not so good.
There are 5 trays included with the standard Ronco dehydrator and additional space can be found by adding more trays which are available separately or you can purchase the 7-tray dehydrator.
The dehydrator comes with complete instructions and a recipe book.
The Ronco food dehydrator comes with electrical heating coils that produce a convection air flow for evenly dried food (and apparently well done trays) and the internal operating temperature will reach up to 133 degrees.
But wait!...... there's more!
Apparently Ronco became well known from those TV infomercials.
On the back side of things, the company does not have a good history when it comes to customer service. They are known for poor response times, “passing the buck” when it comes to faulty products.
They offer a 10-year warranty, but customers have said that they have a difficult time getting the company to honor it.
The trays in the unit are notorious for melting when being used for more than a few hours, and the only remedy would be to let the system “cool down” periodically, which makes the process even that much longer and can drastically change the quality of the food you are dehydrating.
I'd have to say just from reading the reviews that you should stay away from this dehydrator.
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