Experience a New World of Dehydrated Food

Sahara Dehydrator with fresh and dehydrated fruit

The Benefits of Dehydrated Food

Dehydrating your own food can benefit your health and your wallet. You can save money by reducing food waste, replacing expensive store-bought snacks with home-dried foods, and taking advantage of in-season produce to enjoy months later. A dehydrator also uses very little electricity compared to heating an entire oven for hours on end, and food dried with a dehydrator has a longer shelf life, also reducing waste of food and money.

Dried food is good for your health because it’s just made of delicious, real food. Those expensive, store-bought snacks? They’re often filled with sugar, additives, and preservatives to extend their shelf life. When you dehydrate your own food, you’re in control of the ingredients and preserving your food at its peak freshness. 

dehydrated orange slices in the Sahara with chocolate covered orange slices

Intense Flavor

Dehydrating food packs in powerful new experiences in flavor. Watermelon becomes magical. Mushrooms pure umami. Your taste buds will thank you forever.

Healthy Snacking

Create your own additive-free snacks, from fruit leathers filled with fiber to protein-rich jerky. Take it on the go or store it safely for months.

Simple to Use

Slice, set, and forget. Nothing could be easier. Enjoy the fresh goodness of a summer farmer’s market all year when you preserve your own produce.

How to Use a Food Dehydrator

While some produce requires blanching or “cracking,” most foods don’t need much prep: just a quick wash and uniform slicing. The time and temperature settings of your dehydrator will depend on what you are dehydrating. A simple-to-use dual time/temperature control also allows you to program two times and two temperatures, ensuring food is adequately dried without compromising the flavor and texture. Refer to our many dehydrating recipes, then get busy drying!

The Perfect Machine for a Home Kitchen

Apple slices drying in Sahara Folding Dehydrator
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The Sahara Folding Dehydrator - a patented collapsible construction makes it perfect for countertop use and easy kitchen storage. A quiet, highly efficient radial fan optimizes air circulation, enhances food drying, and ensures energy efficiency. Patented dual sensors and dual heaters provide plenty of power for the largest loads of fresh fruit or the high temperatures needed for drying meat.

The Ultimate Duo: Dehydration and Vacuum Sealing

Vacuum sealing dehydrated food is essential for long-term preservation. By removing air, vacuum sealing prevents oxidation – ensuring that the dehydrated fruits, vegetables, and meats retain their original flavors and nutritional value. This process significantly extends shelf life, reduces the risk of spoilage and food waste, and protects dehydrated items from external elements like freezer burn. Vacuum sealing is the key to extending the freshness of quality of dehydrated food.

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Cordless Vacuum Sealer and vacuum sealed dehydrated fruit and beans

Endless Foods

Dried foods are easy to make and great for recipes. You can eat dehydrated food on its own, create a custom soup mix, grind it into a powder for smoothies, and make your own herb and spice blends for cooking—to name a few uses. You can even make homemade dog treats and your own herbal teas. Dehydrated food is also incredibly portable and will keep for months or more. It is lightweight, not messy, and shelf stable for storage. That means whether you’re in your car or on a hike, you can count on eating healthy on the go without the bulk. Your options are endless. 

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Fresh Fruits

Drying your own fruit is a wonderful way to preserve food and avoid wasting produce before it goes bad. By removing excess moisture, dehydration also creates a concentrated flavor, unmatched by other snacks.

Dehydrating Fruits

Fresh Vegetables

Up your pantry game with delicious, dried veggies. Reconstitute for use in recipes or simply toss into soups, stews, sauces, or casseroles as you cook and enjoy farm fresh vegetables year round.

Dehydrating Vegetables
Dehydrated vegetable assortment
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Homemade Jerky

Packed with protein for on-the-go energy, homemade jerky is free from additives and preservatives. Try your hand at a classic like beef jerky or opt for meat free alternatives like tilapia jerky, salmon jerky, or mushroom bacon.

Meat & Fish Jerky

Healthy Snacks
Happy Dogs

Just because your furry friend will eat just about anything, doesn't mean it should. Make your own healthy treats that pets crave with quality ingredients you control.

Homemade Dog Treats
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Dehydrated herbs next to fresh herbs on stainless steel wire rack

Natural Herbs and Spices

Dehydrating herbs is fast and tastes significantly better than store-bought varieties. Store them in bulk or create your own seasoning and tea blends - either way you’ll capture the goodness of your garden to enjoy year round.

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How to Dehydrate Tea Blends

When you make your own tea at home you can save money, experiment with flavors, and ensure superior quality and affordability.

Homemade Teas
Herbal tea in a glass cup with dehydrated flowers and herbs

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Sahara Silicone Drying Mats on Stainless Steel Wire Rack for Dehydration

Silicone Drying Mats

Our reinforced silicone mats are great for holding liquids for fruit leathers, sticky foods, or small items that might fall through the dehydrator shelves. Oven- and dishwasher safe, these durable mats can also be used instead of parchment paper to line baking trays. PTFA and BPA free.

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Mesh Sheets

Non-stick mesh drying sheets for use with the Sahara Folding Dehydrator. Great for holding small items, herbs, and more.

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Sahara Silicone Drying Mats on Stainless Steel Wire Rack for Dehydration
Spice Grinder with freshly ground spices

Spice Grinder

From allspice, cinnamon, paprika, and clove to cumin, curry, ginger and chili powder, there are dozens of spices you can dehydrate at home. To easily use these in your recipes, turn the dehydrated spices into powders and enjoy.

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Watch "Making Beef Jerky" with Joshua Wiessman

“The Brod & Taylor SAHARA Folding Dehydrator and the Folding Proofer and Slow Cooker are essential to what I do. I’ve used these tools nearly every day since I got them. If you’re at all interested in doing bread, fermentation, dehydrating, or just about anything interesting in your cooking, then you need to have these in your kitchen.”

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Watch Mario's "Getting Started with the Sahara Folding Dehydrator"

“The first ever folding dehydrator! I love my Sahara Dehydrator because not only is it one of the most powerful dehydrators, but it’s also the first ever to be folding. Most dehydrators are very big and bulky. This design is a game changer and makes it so anyone can enjoy dehydrating at home without worrying about kitchen space.”

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