Sedona RawFood Dehydrator - SD-9000
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Sedona RawFood Dehydrator - SD-9000
- Manufucturer: Tribest Corporation
- Net Weight: 23.4 lbs (10.6 kg)
- Dimensions: 433(W)x 500(D) x 370 mm (H)
- Tray size: 15.25in. (L) x 13in. (W) x 1in. (H)
- Drying area: 14(L) x 11.5 Inch(W) x 9 = 1449 sq Inch
1 year warranty
- 9 BPA-free plastic dehydrating trays
- 9 BPA-free plastic mesh screens
- 1 BPA-free plastic full tray (Compartment Divider)
- Detachable power cord
- Operation manual
- On/Off switch : No need to pull the plug to turn off unit every time
- Built-in Timer up to 99 hours
- Temperature mode selection for °F / °C
- Overheat Protection Mechanism - keeps RawFood from being overheated!
- Clear, natural-colored BPA-free trays & mesh screens
- Front Control Panel for use and placement under kitchen cupboards
- Digital Display and setting for Easy Control
- LED Light Display for Dark Environment
- Elegant and esthetic design
- Clear Glass Door to see results without opening unit
- Automatic pause & resume function when the door opens & closes
- Convenient front-mounted pull-down glass door
- Debris catching tray for easy cleaning
- Convenient, detachable power cord
- Eco-Friendly and energy efficiency with Dual Fan Technology
- Closed tray that divides drying chamber into half
- Double quiet DC motors for Lower Noise Pollution
- Night-mode function for even quieter performance
- Non-Styrofoam corrupad paper packaging material used
Sedona Rawfood Dehydrator - Professional Review
Sedona SD-9000 Rawfood Dehydrator
Price: 495$ Warranty: 5 years
Ease of use
The Tribest company has taken the world of food dehydrators a step forwards. So far, the food dehydrator has usually been a simple rectangular or round box with shelves to place the food on. In most food dehydrators, the air distribution is uneven, and ease of use is always an issue with these appliances. The Sedona SD-9000 Rawfood Dehydrator takes the food dehydrator up a notch and places it on the same level as older, more familiar kitchen appliances, both in terms of design and in terms of ease of use. The food dehydrator now becomes an appliance you can place in the kitchen, whether you put it in a corner niche or on the counter underneath the cupboard. A digital display on the front provides top-class ease of use, so that the food dehydrator can really become a central tool in your daily food preparation routine.
Dehydrating foods more evenly, at a more precise temperature
When it comes to food dehydration, precision is the name of the game. When you dry food and want to keep it raw, that is, to maintain the enzymes living in it, temperature control is central, even paramount. Food dehydrators sometimes go over the target temperature in order to ultimately stabilize at that point. With the Sedona Dehydrator, you can be sure the temperature will never go higher than required. The dehydrator has two fans in the back, with an output of 600 watts, horizontally distributing the hot air evenly between the trays. With bottom-fan dehydrators, for example, the air distribution is uneven – the hot air flows bottom-up, vertically, so that the higher a tray is, the less air reaches it, and you have to rearrange the trays several times during dehydration for the food on them to reach an even level of dryness.
Easy to use design
The display includes the choice of activating one fan or both, top or bottom, to save power. When you want to dehydrate only a small amount you can use the divider tray instead of the middle tray, fill the 4-5 top/bottom trays, and use the desired fan. (See details under Additional Properties).
The display includes the choice between Day Mode and Night Mode. Night Mode allows especially silent operation, which extends the time needed for dehydration. When you are interested in keeping dehydration time down to a minimum, you use Day Mode. Because dehydration using the Sedona food dehydrator is quiet anyway, you probably will not be able to hear it from a few meters away even when operating on Day Mode. This is one of the Sedona’s clearest advantages over other dehydrators. Because food dehydration takes 8 to 12 hours on average, you will likely need to use it overnight, when Night Mode can come in handy.
The safety rods on the rear ensure that you can place it in a niche while still giving it the space needed for the vents in the back. The rods ensure there is enough space from the wall behind to allow airflow out of the dehydrator. Additional vents are located on the sides of the device, responsible for removing moisture during dehydration. The use of vents is one of the central differences between a food dehydrator and a baking oven, as ovens do not have vents and you have to open the oven door to ventilate; not only is this an inconvenience, you also cannot know the temperature for dehydration, and you waste a great deal of electricity.
The rear rods ensure enough space for ventilation
The glass door allows you to see the food during dehydration and opening the door will trigger a warning sound and automatically pause the dehydration. The Sedona is the first and only dehydrator in the world with a glass door, a significant improvement over previous food dehydrators, both aesthetically and in terms of convenience.
vents on both sides of the dehydrator
Components included on purchasing a Sedona dehydrator
Trays and mesh screens – The dehydrator’s nine open trays are made of BPA-free plastic. They contain large holes, and there is a mesh screen to place on each tray. The trays and screens are designed so that the hot air that flows through the dehydrator can pass through them and evenly dry the food within the device. Closed trays would have blocked the airflow and prevented it from reaching different parts of the dehydrator. You can use the open trays without the screens when you want to dry larger things, such as kale leaves, and use the screens when drying fruits and vegetables.
Dividing tray – In case you want to prepare a small amount and you do not need to use all nine trays, there is an option of using the dividing tray to separate between the top and bottom parts of the dehydrator. The device’s display allows the choice of operating with both fans or just one – top or bottom. When you use just one fan, the dehydrator’s electricity consumption goes down significantly, so that you can cut costs when drying a small amount or trying out a new recipe. The divider is included in the dehydrator kit and does not need to be purchased separately.
The dehydrator trays including the mesh screens
Dehydrating the bottom area alone using the divider tray
Additional components and products, purchased separately
Drying sheets – Special drying sheets can be purchased separately, for dehydrating fluid or sticky food. When dehydrating fruits and vegetables there is no need to use the sheets, but when you want to dehydrate crackers, fruit leather, or foods that might drip from tray to tray, you can use the sheets for the first few hours. After 4-5 hours, when the food hardens, you should remove the sheets and continue with the dehydration, so that the hot air can dehydrate the bottom of the food as well. The sheets are reuseable and easily cleaned using dish soap and water. You can choose between silicone and Teflon sheets. Both are produced by Tribest and intended for use in the Sedona SD-9000 only. Both are highly resistant, flexible, and easy to use. There is no health risk involved in using them, and the Teflon sheets are safe to use as well, since the temperature at which the dehydrator operates is too low to possibly cause the material to disintegrate. The Teflon sheets are slightly more flexible and easier to use.
Teflon dehydration sheet on the right,
compared to silicone dehydration sheet on the left
Dehydrating food is a process that takes several hours. The duration changes depending on the type of fruit or vegetable, the thickness of slices, and the air’s humidity – which depends on the climate where you live. You can recognize good dehydration by crispiness and even dryness in all parts of the dehydrator, with no need to swap or rotate trays during operation to get them close to the fans. In all of these categories, we found this dehydrator to have a high drying quality and relatively short drying duration.
When considering this product compared to competing products on the market, you can tell straight away why Sedona is one of the leading brands in rawfood dehydration. It can only be purchased in one, nine-tray size, and its price, compared to other brands, is not cheap. Good planning, taking into account the user’s experience, have added new possibilities that are not available with other dehydrators and certainly give it a significant edge over the competition. For those interested in eating raw foods on a daily basis, there is no doubt that purchasing a Sedona dehydrator could come in handy and make it a lot easier. For families interested in preparing less-processed foods and storing foods for a long time, for trips, hikes, or just for healthy snacks, this is certainly a great investment.