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.
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.
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.
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?
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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answered 6 months ago
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Question on precooking ground meat jerky in oven --
For jerky made from ground meat - how do you tell when it's heated to 160 degrees in the oven (can't really stick a meat thermometer in it)?
You could use an "instant-read" stick thermometer.
You don't "heat to 160F" in the dehydrator. When you are dehydrating, you are essentially drying out the meat, not trying to raise the temperature of the meat.
You should pre-cook ground beef strips in a 325F oven until they reach an internal temperature of 160F (by placing the pre-shaped strips on baking sheets), then place in the dehydrator. After pre-cooking, mine took about 5.5 hours at 155F in the dehydrator to dry out.
Note: this day and age requires us to essentially use pre-cook or post-cooking to kill the harmful bacteria in foods. Google for more info.
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answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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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?
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.
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?
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.
What is the best way to dry fruit (Cherries apples )
I seen they have a plastic sheets they sell and another post said you could use parchment paper (Just make sure you cut the hole out in the middle. Using the plastic or paper is that just to help catch some of the juices? I have done jerky in the machine already with just the grates works good.
Also if I can use both what would be the benefit of using the plastic sheets compared to the parchment paper.
In regards to the Cabela's Commercial Food Dehydrators, item # IK-515819, you can dry fruit right on the rack. Usually the plastic sheets are used when making the fruit into a thick liquid and it allows you to make fruit roll strips.
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