Although the Waring Pro DHR30 Professional Food Dehydrator costs more that basic models, it still comes at a reasonable price. If compared with the Presto Dehydro, the device has more useful features. Since the model doesn’t belong to the most professional ones on the market, it will suit an inexperienced user.
Equipped with 3-settings thermostat an easy-to-use device will let you enjoy all the benefits of the produce dehydrating process. Drying your food on your own, you will be able to avoid eating chemicals and toxins contained in convenience food.
The DHR30 draws the moisture from veggies and fruit carefully so you can enjoy healthy, vitamin-rich snacks in winter. It will also help you trick your children into eating their five or more portions of produce per day. Moreover, your little ones will be excited to dry their sweets on their own.
However, this particular device doesn’t include any professional features, like a built-in timer, for example. Only expensive appliances have timers. The Waring DHR30 comes in black. For the user’s convenience, the manufacturer covers the model with a 1-year warranty.
Waring Pro DHR30 Review
Distribution of Heat: 4/5
A top venting system forces hot air horizontally across each tray, ensuring even drying of food. Thus, you do not have to rotate trays once in a while. Actually, with a basic model, you would usually have to open the cover to monitor your food what may slow down the dehydrating process. Equipped with the even heat distribution system the Waring DHR30 has nothing to do with this.
The DHR30 stacks up five trays. Moreover, you can add nine more ones. Equipped with additional drawers the device allows for drying almost three as much produce at one go, meaning that you will save on time.
However, since the model is entirely expandable, some customers consider it to be compact enough for being placed on a limited counter space. If you need something more capacious, then check out the Nesco FD-61 and Nesco FD-1040.
Other Features: 4/5
Although the model lacks a timer, it comes equipped with a thermostat that features low, high and medium temperature levels, ranging between 110 and 175 °F. The thermostat allows for easy use until you need a precise temperature.
The 620-watt device can effectively dehydrate different types of produce including greens, paste, meat, herbs, milk powder, and others. To dry grapes and apples, you will need about two or three hours. Cooking banana and orange chips will take you something in between seven and eight hours. Although this model produces a little noise, you can barely hear it.
Except for edible food, the dehydrator can dry inedible items such as photo frames and flower petals. The device comes with a fruit roll sheet for using when drying semi-solid produce. In the packaging, you will also find an instruction booklet with various handy tips.
Overall Rating: 4/5
Still featuring some downsides, the model works well and suits those planning on drying produce on a regular basis. One can use a cost-effective device for various purposes. Since the trays are dishwasher-safe, you will have nothing to worry about when drying sticky food. With the weight of 9.6 pounds, the device is easy to move to any area of your kitchen.
Waring Pro DHR30 Professional
- Great capacity at a reasonable price
- Expandable – works with up to a total of 9 trays
- Adjustable Thermostat – even limited setting options are better than no temperature control at all
- Good Warranty – 5 Yr. Limited warranty on motor and 1 Yr. Limited warranty on appliance
- No automated timer
- Very limited temperature control
- Bottom mounted fan – requires tray rotation for even drying and makes cleanup job harder
- Includes only 1 fruit roll-up sheet, and extras are costly
- No mesh inserts available – you have to improvise