Looking for Answers about CABELA'S Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators?

Customer questions and answers for
CABELA'S Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators

Available in an extra-spacious 160-liter model or a large 80-liter model, these dehydrators will tackle all your dehydrating needs in one shot. The 80-liter model has 12 (21-1⁄2" x 16") nonstick drying racks for a total of 28 sq. ft. of drying space, and puts out a full 1,600 watts of drying power. Its larger counterpart, the 160-liter model has 24 (21-1⁄2" x 16") racks for a total of 56 sq. ft. of drying space and produces 1,600 watts. 160-liter model features improved airflow diffuser for the largest drying jobs. Both have a fully insulated housing that maintains a maximum drying temperature of 160°F for a drying time of 12 hours. A built-in drain reservoir catches drippings, making cleanup quick and easy. And the glass-front doors and cabinet lights let you see your progress without having to open the unit and release the heat. With fully digital controls, these units let you set the exact temperature and time needed to reach your desired results. The thermostat maintains the temperature and shuts the unit off at the end of the set time cycle. 110 volt, 60Hz. Models: 80 Liter, 160 Liter. Exterior measurements: 80 liter – 21-1/8"H x 17-3/8"D x 23-1/2"W. 160 liter – 35"H x 17-3/8"D x 23-1/2"W. Weight: 80 liter – 67 lbs. 160 liter – 104 lbs. Color: Black. Item note: The manual may state that both the 80-liter and 160-liter dehydrators come with three notched racks — this is incorrect. The 160-liter model includes just one notched rack. The 80-liter models comes with three. This is a factory error in the manual. Only one notched rack is required for either size.
Customer questions and answers:
53 Questions
 | 
113 Answers
Overall rating:
4.505 out of 5
4.5
out of
5

Customer questions and answers for CABELA'S Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators

Question

I have mis-place my manual for this dehydrator can I download one?

Country: United States
State: California
Age: 46-55
Gender: Female
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
Customer avatar
by
mgmkdm
on Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Answer this question
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
To acquire the Owner's Manual for a Cabela's product, please contact us directly via Phone, Email, or Live Chat and we can have it mailed, faxed, or emailed to you. At this time, there is not a way to download manuals from our website.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Customer avatar
by
CabelasExpert4
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
answer 2
Call Cabela's customer service and ask them to mail or email you one.
Country: United States
State: Nevada
Age: 46-55
Gender: Female
answered 1 year ago
Customer avatar
by
defaultCharacter
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Question

Warranty

Does this item come with any warranty?
Country: United States
State: California
Age: Under 25
Gender: Male
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
Customer avatar
by
pilot17
on Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Answer this question
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators, item # IK-515819, will have a one year warranty through Cabela's.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Customer avatar
by
CabelasExpert7
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
answer 2
Yes, One year, (Limited)
Defects in workmanship and materials from date of purchase.
Country: United States
State: California
Age: 56-65
Gender: Male
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Customer avatar
by
TTFMgr
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Question

Energy Efficient?

Is the 80L dehydrator unit energy efficient? Im concerned with running the unit frequently and for long periods of time that will significantly increase our electricity bill.
Country: United States
State: Connecticut
Age: 26-35
Gender: Male
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
Customer avatar
by
mikegags
on Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Answer this question
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators, item IK-515819, will draw approximately 10Amps/hour.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Customer avatar
by
CabelasExpert29
-1point
0out of 1found this answer helpful.
answer 2
I use mine for 15 lbs. of meat and it takes about 6.5-7 hours, it is like running hair dryer for that time frame. It is nice to eat something that you make for yourself, that is the reason for doing it. I have been making jerky for 30 years now and I like the ground beef style with jerky blaster and high mountain kit. It is easy and faster than muscle meat processing.
Country: United States
State: Illinois
Age: 46-55
Gender: Male
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
Customer avatar
by
MillerTymeLLC
-1point
0out of 1found this answer helpful.
Question

How long should I heat chicken Breast?

I am going to make chicken jerky, how long and what thickness?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
Customer avatar
by
triptrey
on Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Answer this question
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
At least 12 hours at a higher temperature.
Slice 1/8 or thinner
I wouldn't make it without cure (tenderquick, instacure, etc).
To be fully safe and protected from salmonella, the meat should be heated to 160 in the oven before dehydrating as the instructions say (I don't, but I also don't make that much chicken jerky)
Country: United States
State: Washington
Age: 26-35
Gender: Male
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Customer avatar
by
Nauer
0points
1out of 2found this answer helpful.
answer 2
I did turkey breast the same as my Beef Jerky. I hand cut at probably about 4-5mm thick and put temperature at 155 degrees. Fullload of Beef takes about 4.5 hours. Turkey took less because It wasn't a full load.
Hope that helps!
Country: United States
State: Alaska
Age: 36-45
Gender: Male
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Customer avatar
by
Derby6
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Question

I know very little about dehydrators, but so far this is the one i am leaning towards. Does it comes with stainless steel racks?

what is the warranty? besides the dehydrator itself, what are any other accessories that i will need?

If something does go wrong with it, where do i take it for repair? I am in Atlanta, GA.

Thank you
Country: United States
asked 1 year ago
Customer avatar
by
Mylord
on Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Answer this question
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
The racks are very good and have Teflon coat on them, the jerky just slides off after done. Just be careful at cleaning time, I soak mine for 1 hour in hot, hot water with dish soap and food service cleaner with Libman dishes brush.
Country: United States
State: Illinois
Age: 46-55
Gender: Male
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
Customer avatar
by
MillerTymeLLC
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
answer 2
The racks are metal with a very slippery non-stick coating. Nice to clean up but I don't know about long-term yet.
answered 9 months ago
Customer avatar
by
bowhuntcamper
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Question

Approx. how long does it take to dehydrate a full batch of beef jerky 1/4" thick X 1/2" wide?

asked 8 months ago
Customer avatar
by
napoleondynamite
on Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Answer this question
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
At 140 to 160 degrees the Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators, Item: IK-515819, will take 7 -12 hours to dehydrate a full batch of jerky.
answered 8 months ago
Customer avatar
by
CabelasExpert3
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
answer 2
I would say 6-8 hours with the heat at 160 depending on how dry you want it.
Country: United States
State: North Dakota
Age: 46-55
Gender: Male
answered 6 months ago
Customer avatar
by
rackharvester
+2points
2out of 2found this answer helpful.
Question

Is the 160 Model either ETL or UL certified? I need to know if it meets the standards of either of these agencies

Country: United States
State: Illinois
Age: Under 25
Gender: Male
asked 8 months ago
Customer avatar
by
allenmip
on Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Answer this question
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators, item number IK-515819, is not ETL or UL certified.
answered 8 months ago
Customer avatar
by
CabelasExpert8
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
answer 2
UL
Country: United States
State: Washington
Age: 46-55
Gender: Female
answered 6 months ago
Customer avatar
by
gspgirl
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Question

Can you stick the racks in the dishwasher?

Country: United States
State: Michigan
Age: 36-45
Gender: Female
asked 8 months ago
Customer avatar
by
dmcalgaro
on Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Answer this question
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
The racks in the Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators, item # IK-515819, are not dishwasher safe.
answered 8 months ago
Customer avatar
by
CabelasExpert7
+3points
3out of 3found this answer helpful.
answer 2
YES
Country: United States
State: Washington
Age: 46-55
Gender: Female
answered 6 months ago
Customer avatar
by
gspgirl
-1point
0out of 1found this answer helpful.
Question

does the 80 Liter model come equipped with a fan ?

Country: United States
State: Montana
asked 7 months ago
Customer avatar
by
funinmontana
on Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Answer this question
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
The model 80L model in the Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators, item # IK-515819, does come with a fan.
answered 7 months ago
Customer avatar
by
CabelasExpert3
+2points
2out of 2found this answer helpful.
answer 2
Yes it does have a fan.
Country: United States
State: Nebraska
Age: 46-55
Gender: Male
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Customer avatar
by
dukhunter272002
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Question

Dehydrator seasoning??

what kind of seasoning works well with this dehydrator?
Country: United States
State: California
Age: Under 25
Gender: Male
asked 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Customer avatar
by
pilot17
on Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Answer this question
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Marinating is key... Use any seasoning you like, I just use pepper.
Country: United States
State: North Carolina
Age: 26-35
Gender: Male
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
Customer avatar
by
chalupacabra
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
answer 2
Any seasoning you want really will work fine. I have used the prepackaged High Mountain seasonings for jerky as well as my own concoctions. I recommend choosing a flavor combo you like in the prepackaged and following the instructions for the first time. You want to marinade the meat overnight to let the cure soak in.
Country: United States
State: Texas
Age: 36-45
Gender: Male
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
Customer avatar
by
JoeWicked
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Question

Do you need to attach the feet?

I just got the 80L. Do you need to attach the feet? With the feet attached it is 1/2 inch too tall to fit under my cabinet.
asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Customer avatar
by
Anonymous
on Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Answer this question
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators, Item # IK-515819, will not have the proper airflow needed to function with the feet off when in use. It could cause the unit to overheat and not function the way it needs to especially in a confined area. When using this product it should have the best airflow possible to keep it functioning properly.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
Customer avatar
by
CabelasExpert52
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
answer 2
I would say you need to attach the feet for ventilation of the unit. The heater and the fan are located at the bottom of the machine and it has to have air flow on the bottom and the back to work properly.
Country: United States
State: Wyoming
Age: 36-45
Gender: Female
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
Customer avatar
by
WyomingHousewife
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Question

How well does this unit dry jerky?

I bought the Cabelas's 1K-518667 dehydrator the one with the blue plastic trays and found it to be terrible at drying. The unit does not provide adequate venting to evacuate moisture. The key to dehydrating is air flow exchange more than heat, the 1K-518667 does a pathetic job of air exchange. I had to keep all the shelves open and drill holes in the unit to allow the moist air out. If a dehydrator does not vent the moisture quickly and efficiently the meat just sits in a hot constantly wet sauna. While I am extremely disappointed in the 1K-518667 I am looking forward to trying the 160 commercial dehydrator. I realize that having to rotate trays is a must for most dehydrators including the 160 commercial model....but how efficient is its air exchange. Does it evacuate the warm moist air with numerous air exchanges per hour?
Age: 46-55
Gender: Male
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
Customer avatar
by
fairbanksh
Scotts Valley, Ca.
on Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Answer this question
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Cabela's Commercial Food uses a 5" diameter fan to circulate and remove air, while maintaining a heat sufficient to control the quality of the food being dehydrated. This unit has numerous customer reviews with average ratings of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
Customer avatar
by
CabelasExpert5
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
answer 2
I am pretty sure its a constant air exchange. If you put your hand on the bottom vent you can feel ambient outside air pulling in and the vent at the top is warm moist air. I really like mine, it does an awesome job on jerky. The only problem with mine is getting it to keep the highest temp setting constant. If its set at 160 it usually runs a little cooler, 155 or so. But its in my basement where the air is already 10-15 degrees cooler to start with. also if your meat is refrigerator cold it takes quite a while to get up to temp. Both of these issues are very minimal and all in all its a really nice machine.
answered 2 years ago
Customer avatar
by
HunterFarmer
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Question

Is the unit UL listed or NSF approved?

asked 2 years ago
Customer avatar
by
aapplepick
on Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Answer this question
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators are not rated or approved for commercial use by UL, NSF or CSA.
answered 2 years ago
Customer avatar
by
CabelasExpert5
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
answer 2
It is UL protected and has a breaker on back that can be reset if needed.
Country: United States
State: Illinois
Age: 46-55
Gender: Male
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Customer avatar
by
MillerTymeLLC
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Question

Non stick drying racks?

Are these rack made out of metal with a teflon coating?? Thanks!
asked 2 years ago
Customer avatar
by
bb3456
on Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Answer this question
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
The racks in the Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators are not teflon coated, but have an alternative material that yields a black non-stick coating on the metal racks.
answered 2 years ago
Customer avatar
by
CabelasExpert5
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
answer 2
The racks are great and very easy to clean. I use some nylon parts brushes with hot soapy bleach water. I use 5% bleach and this seams to work well. I use rubber sink pads to prevent damage to the coating also.
Country: United States
State: Illinois
Age: 46-55
Gender: Male
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Customer avatar
by
MillerTymeLLC
-1point
0out of 1found this answer helpful.
Question

What is the non stick material/coating made out of?

I would like to know if the non stick trays are a ceramic or teflon coated. Thanks much.
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
Customer avatar
by
bb3456
on Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Answer this question
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
The racks of the Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators, item # IK-515819, are coated with a non-stick synthetic coating that is neither ceramic nor teflon.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
Customer avatar
by
CabelasExpert5
-2points
0out of 2found this answer helpful.
answer 2
They are A nontoxic resin plyable very awesome we use ours for our all natural dog biscuts and they work great no sticking we have used them for 4 years without having to replace them and we us our two units 40 hours A week 52 weeks A year in our business no breakdowns at all
Country: United States
State: Washington
Age: 46-55
Gender: Female
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
Customer avatar
by
gspgirl
-2points
1out of 4found this answer helpful.
Question

CAN THEY WORK WITH 220V?

Country: Greece
Age: 36-45
Gender: Male
asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Customer avatar
by
MANISAL
on Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Answer this question
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators, item # IK-515819, can only operate on 110 volt electrical power. If 220 volt is the only option, it woud be necssary to use a voltage converter to convert the 220 volt, down to 110 volt.
Country: United States
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Customer avatar
by
CabelasExpert5
-1point
0out of 1found this answer helpful.
answer 2
No they are 110 volt.
Country: United States
State: Nebraska
Age: 46-55
Gender: Male
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Customer avatar
by
dukhunter272002
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Question

What is the direction of the air flow on the 80L? does the air flow from top to bottom or back to front?

Country: United States
State: Oklahoma
Age: 36-45
Gender: Female
asked 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Customer avatar
by
dumbchick
on Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Answer this question
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators, item # IK-515819, circulate air from the bottom in the back, through the unit and out the exhaust ports in back at the top of the unit.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Customer avatar
by
CabelasExpert3
-1point
1out of 3found this answer helpful.
answer 2
It blows air from the bottom of the unit to the top of the back plate on the housing. It has port holes to create draw, and it works well.
Country: United States
State: North Carolina
Age: 26-35
Gender: Male
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
Customer avatar
by
chalupacabra
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Question

Are parts readily available for both these units?

Are the heating elements and other parts readily available?
Age: 36-45
Gender: Male
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
Customer avatar
by
garron
on Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Answer this question
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Parts are readibly available for the heating elements and other parts. Call customer service for more information.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
Customer avatar
by
CabelasExpert19
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
answer 2
dont worry buddy these dryers are well built, plus cabelas has a 90 day warrenty and you could extend that for a year or two. if you do need parts there a click away..your hands will wear out befor your dryer
Age: 26-35
Gender: Male
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
Customer avatar
by
larrylegend
tolleson,az
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Question

Where can replacement dryer racks be purchased?

asked 11 months ago
Customer avatar
by
JerkyJoe
on Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Answer this question
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
In regards to the Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators, item # IK-515819, you can contact our special order department to try and order replacement racks by calling 800-237-8888 ext. 121.
Gender: Male
answered 11 months ago
Customer avatar
by
CabelasExpert2
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
answer 2
In the original paperwork it shows that the part number for the racks is 28-0313
Country: United States
State: Florida
Age: 46-55
Gender: Male
answered 9 months ago
Customer avatar
by
MKJohnson
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Question

Trays have no lip on them to stop food?

I have been trying to dehydrate peas and corn but, every time I get all the vegetables on the tray they roll off the sides and in the middle because there's nothing there to stop them. I would like to permanently attach something to the trays to keep this from happening. Anyone have any idea's?
Country: United States
State: Wyoming
Age: 36-45
Gender: Female
asked 3 months ago
Customer avatar
by
WyomingHousewife
on Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Answer this question
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have been having the same problem and i'am putting some strips of plexi glass around the sides and around the center hole.
Country: United States
State: Michigan
Age: 65 and over
Gender: Male
answered 2 weeks ago
Customer avatar
by
ammoman02
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
answer 2
Try attaching folded foil strips to the edges of the trays.
Country: United States
State: Nevada
Age: 46-55
Gender: Female
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Customer avatar
by
defaultCharacter
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
<<prev 1 2 3 next>>