Everyone loves dehydrating food. The process is smooth and the result delicious. Plus, drying foods has benefits aplenty. You get to save food from going to waste, eat healthy food that isn’t laden with sugars and preservatives, and save money while you’re at it! However, like anything in life, there are downsides. In particular, we all know how loud food dehydrators can be. How many times have you put in a fresh batch of banana chips or trail mix and then found yourself having to move to another floor of the house just to get some peace and quiet, or if you live in a small apartment, head to a coffee shop next door to work in peace. Far too often if you ask me. Thankfully, not all dehydrators are loud and obnoxious machines. Some are designed to not just save you money and time but also to save your ears the pain of loud noises. We’ll be reviewing one of those today—the Samson Silent Dehydrator!
The Near Silent Operation
The Samson Silent dehydrator offers a near silent dehydrating experience. Part of being mercifully quieter than the competitors means that this unit is small in size and weighs in at about 21 lbs. This makes the machine a perfect addition for any kitchen counter, which is a welcome surprise given how large and cumbersome these machines tend to be, especially the horizontal flow food dehydrators. This unit is equipped with a powerful fan in the back which allows for maximum heat distribution and an all around even airflow for a superior result. After all, no one likes foods that are hard over dried and half under dried. In addition to being compact and efficient, the Samson dehydrator is also BPA-free. So you don’t have to worry about chemicals harming your health while using this dehydrator.
You can use this dehydrator to create a variety of fresh and homemade items such as dried fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, berries, nuts, yogurt, and a variety of other tasty treats. This versatile machine is also ideal for making pet foods, potpourri, and other household needs. In fact, once you bring it home, it will quickly become a staple of your home. Something that won’t just feed your family, but help you maintain a more welcoming atmosphere in your house.
This unit comes with 6 removable trays that allow users to dehydrate up to six and a half square feet worth of food at one time. Sure, that’s not as large as some of the competitors, but it should be more than enough for a small family or a day-long trip in the forest. Each of the trays and the unit’s entire outer housing is made of high-grade plastic. That means that these durable trays can withstand high heat. The trays are 12 inches in length and 13 inches in width. The dehydrator has a bottom splash shield to prevent unnecessary messes on the kitchen counter and to make the cleaning process a little more pleasant. We know that no one wants to be slugging away cleaning their kitchen appliance for hours.
The Samson Silent dehydrator offers features that most other dehydrators do not have, including its super quiet internal mechanisms that allow for proper dehydrating without the overbearing noise. Another important feature that this dehydrator has are the 5 push button controls that have been conveniently placed on the top front of the dehydrator. These buttons are accompanied by a large LCD display, making it quick and easy to customize your dehydrating experience and achieve perfection no matter what you’re drying. The unit comes with a preparation chart that shows the exact cooking temperature and time that’s needed for over 40 different items. So, get ready, start prepping, and put those cinnamon apple chips and sweet kale crisps in the dehydrator.
The Samson Silent dehydrator has a timer that can be set in 30-minute increments. The time range starts at 30 minutes and goes up to a total of 19 hours and 30 minutes. It has a total of eight different temperature settings used to adjust the unit to the precise temperature users need for their items. These temperature settings start at 95° F and reach up to 158° F. This compact and small dehydrator is the perfect tool to use whether you are a beginner or a pro at dehydrating.
If you’ve been thinking about entering the exciting world of food dehydration, but have been concerned about the counter space one of these machines can occupy or the annoying sounds that they often make, you’ve officially found the right machine for your kitchen. This isn’t just an efficient and versatile dehydrator, it’s also one that’s designed to suit a small kitchen with minimal intrusion, because food dehydrating needn’t merely be a hobby of those with massive homes. It can be an inclusive method of food preparation that is available for anyone, provided that you find a machine that fits your needs, and we believe that the Samson Silent dehydrator is surely to do so!
If you’re in the mood to go a little overboard, then you’ll be excited to know that the Samson Silent Dehydrator also comes in a package with 6 quality, non-stick silicone sheets for all 6 trays in your dehydrator. These sheets ensure that nothing sticks to the trays, making it easy to clean them and to make sure your foods aren’t distorted while you’re picking them out for storage. If you ask us, this combo with silicone sheets is well worth the added price. Not to say you can’t buy them separately should you decide to go that path.
- Performance - 7.2/107.2/10
- Ease of Use - 6.8/106.8/10
- Design - 7.1/107.1/10
- Features - 6.2/106.2/10