An industrial dehydrator is a machine that removes moisture from food and other materials, prolonging their shelf life and reducing weight. It works a bit like drying clothes in the sun, but on a much larger scale and with various materials including fruit, vegetables, meats, herbs, grains and plastics. Dehydration also enhances preservation, concentrates flavor and helps to inhibit the growth of microorganisms that spoil products.
Choosing a commercial dehydrator for your professional kitchen will help you create a wide variety of foods and drinks with unique flavors and textures. You can also use a dehydrator to make jerky and other types of meat treats, as well as preserve fruits, vegetables, herbs and teas.
When purchasing an industrial dehydrator for your restaurant, cafe or pub, look for a model that is easy to clean and maintain. It is a good idea to read the instruction manual carefully before using it for the first time, familiarising yourself with all care and maintenance recommendations.
At Mitchell & Cooper, we stock dehydrators from industry-leading brands such as Excalibur and HotmixPRO Dry that feature stainless steel constructions, which are easy to wipe down with warm water and dish soap. We also offer models with timers which are ideal for busy professional kitchens as chefs won’t forget to switch them off, saving energy and electricity costs. You can also opt for a dehydrator with an adjustable temperature range that allows you to set the exact heat required for different ingredients, ensuring your food is properly preserved every time. industrial dehydrator