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Harvest Dehydrator

One of the questions that I get constantly is whether raw food recipes that involve a dehydrator can be made with an oven instead. Unless your oven can be set below 118 degrees, the answer is no – even convection ovens don’t have the airflow needed for effective dehydration, and the concentrated heat destroys key nutrients and enzymes.

I know many of my readers have not yet converted to an all raw diet, and are reluctant to invest in a multi-hundred dollar piece of equipment just to try some of these fantastic foods.

I have been looking for an inexpensive dehydrator that does a great job, to help sway those of you who are looking to explore raw food in more depth. When you have a dehydrator, a whole new world of raw food preparation opens up to you. Crackers, breads, tasty treats, and gourmet raw recipes are all at your fingertips!

I am happy to let you know that I have found such a dehydrator! I have been spending a lot of time in San Francisco lately, away from my beloved TSM Dehydrator. When I am away for weeks at a time, I need a dehydrator to keep my favorite foods on hand.


My friends over at TSM were gracious enough to send me the Harvest Dehydrator to test out. At a low cost of only 129.95, I was extremely pleased at how well this dehydrator works. With 10 shelves, there is plenty of room for whatever foods you desire. It is quiet and the counter top design doesn’t take up a whole lot of space. The handy temperature control lets you adjust the heat and it honestly just does a great job of dehydrating!

If you are interested in taking the next step with your raw food diet without investing hundreds of dollars, this dehydrator is the perfect answer.


Harvest Dehydrator 
• Motor – 110V, 60Hz, 600W
• Temperature Settings – 95°F – 155°F
• Outside Dimensions – 13″W x 18″D x  13-1/2″H
• Inside Dimensions – 12″W x 14-3/4″D x  13″H
10 square feet of dehydration space


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  1. Amy Dodd wrote on October 31, 2011

    Thanks for telling us about the dehydrator! Was there anything that you didn’t like about the dehydrator though…. ie…what could be improved? And how does it stack up to your beloved TSM, what are the main differences that set it apart?


    • Susan wrote on October 31, 2011

      Amy, for a dehydrator that costs 129.95, I thought it performed very well. It is a completely different dehydrator than the TSM. Trying to compare the two would be like comparing apples and oranges. (The TSM that I use is over 500.00. It is food grade stainless steel.) What I love about the harvest is that it is a great, inexpensive dehydrator and a great value for the money for people who don’t wish to or can’t afford the bigger, more expensive models.

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