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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.
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My 80 liter runs for a nimute, then goes off.

I have run TONS of jerky through this thing - I have definitely gotten my money's worth. It has recently stopped working right. I set it up to run as usual, it runs for under a minute, then goes off. The lights remain lit, everything looks fine, but no fan or heat. I would ges a fuse of some sort by the behavior.
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can cabela;s 80 l dehydrator be used in europe? (different powergrid specfications)

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Why so much power for 80L?

This unit seems really solid and well made, but I can't bring myself to buy it when it uses 2x the power of the competition. Does it really use 10A? I can't find any video which has it attached to a kill-o-watt meter. The measurements on the excalibur are actually less than the 5A that one specs. I'd like to know people have measured on this one.
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who is the manufacturer of this unit?

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The Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators, item # IK-515819, is a "Cabela's" branded product. Since this item is exclusive to Cabela's, the vendors have simply requested we not release their information, therefore Cabela's is considered the manufacturer.
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Where is this made?

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The Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators, item # IK-515819, are made in China.
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Where is the fan/heating element located in the 160 model? Bottom or back?

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The fan and heating element for the Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators, Item IK-515819, is located on the bottom.
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where can i get stainless steel trays?

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At this time, Cabela's does not carry stainless steel trays for the Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators, item IK-515819.
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Can I put the racks in a smoker, or will that melt the coating?

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The Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators, item IK-515819, the trays should not be used in a smoker due to the coating on them.
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Chicken Jerky

How long should I leave it in and at what temp.?
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according to the book I have , 2lbs for 4 hrs at 155...flip strips (1/4 inch) after 2 or 3 hrs,,,,check after 4 hrs..if not done leave another 30 min...finish in oven for 10 min at 275
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Warranty?

I would like to know if this item has a manuf warranty or is it handled through Cabelas and how long is the warranty? Thanks in advance.
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Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators, Item: IK-515819, has a one year warranty through Cabela's.
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Can the 80L aance?nd 160L dehydrate soups into a powder subst

I want to dehydrate everything from meat and fruit/veggies as well as soups and things for food storage. I'm shopping around and came across this dehydrator and want to know if there are interchangeable trays so that it will catch the soup?
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The Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators, item # IK-515819, do not have a special tray for dehydrating liquids like soup.
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How does this compare to the Excalibur? I have narrowed it down to these two.

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I haven't used the Excalibur but, like you I had it narrowed down to these two. I am glad that I went with this one because of the extra space and the digital temp and time settings. I also like that the door is hinged instead of the way the excalibur is.
There are nice features of both units but, for me this one seemed more solid.
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I currently own the 160L model and have been using it for 2 years. Does the new 160L model have a stronger fan to improve drying time?

I need to decrease my electric usage in producing "raw" vege chips. To be classified as "raw" I cannot have the temperature go above 120 degrees. Drying time is reduced with more airflow.
Instead of buying a new dehydrator, is it possible to switch out the fan for a stronger fan in the one I have?
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The Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators, item # IK-515819, is the same model Cabela's has been selling since the end of 2009. Cabela's does not carry, nor do we recommend replacing a fan, or any other parts with any but the original parts.
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Product description says new improved airflow diffuser for the 160L model. What does this mean?

Product description online: 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.
Is a diffuser a fan? How much of an upgrade is it in terms of power?
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The Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrator, Item IK-515819, has an improved airflow diffuser that essentially distributes the air for more efficient and rapid dehydration. The unit does have a fan, but the diffuser simply re-directs the airflow for optimum drying.
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Is the Food Dehydrator #515819 NSF Listed?

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The Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators, Item # IK-515819, is not CSA or NSF approved for commercial use.
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How do you clean the reservoir/interior & are the racks machine washable?

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The interior of the Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators, Item # IK-515819, is to be cleaned by wiping the Cabinet Interior and clean Rack Supports with a moderately damp cloth and soap if necessary. Wash the Racks by hand with a soft brush in warm soapy water. Rinse and towel dry. Make sure the Racks are completely dry before returning them to the Dehydrator.
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Is this product manufactured in the USA?

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The Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators, item # IK-515819, is made in China.
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Cover for the 80L

I have an 80L unit and need a cover. Is there cover available ?
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Unfortunately, we currently do not offer fitted covers for either model of these dehydrators.
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use a blanket..or just keep it clean..its built to look nice you should be able to show it off.knowing a jerky guy is a must. be that guy
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Are parts readily available for both these units?

Are the heating elements and other parts readily available?
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Parts are readibly available for the heating elements and other parts. Call customer service for more information.
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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
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What is the shipping weight of this dehydrator?

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The CABELA'S COMMERCIAL FOOD DEHYDRATOR comes in two sizes, the 160L & 80L, here are the shipping weights for both sizes.

80L - 70 lbs.
160L - 112 lbs.
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70.00 lbs
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