BRAND NEW 2020 Mod el! LATEST FIRMWARE AND DESIGN! Largest Residential Freeze Dryer available. INCLUDES: LARGE Freeze Dryer, JB PLATINUM Vacuum Pump with Fittings and Vacuum Hose, Vacuum Pump Oil, STAINLESS STEEL TRAYS (set of 5) , Guide to Freeze Drying, Mylar Bags (50 ct), Oxygen Absorbers (50 ct) , NOTE: I’m not including a heat strip sealer. The Vacuum Pump included is the top of the line Model from JB Industries and is used in the HVAC industry. This Pump sells for 496.00 New and is much better then the oil less pump that Harvest Right sells as an option. They also are extremely difficult to service! Unit is BRAND NEW and not a refurbished unit or Scratch and Dent. I bought two of these units directly from HARVEST RIGHT and have all the paperwork. These units have almost a THREE MONTH production time if you order them from Harvest Right or any other company. People have been GETTING PREPARED! INCLUDES: the highest quality 7 MIL Mylar bags and Oxygen assorbers on the market. Freeze dry 2,500 pounds of fresh food per year (12-16 pounds per batch). In a year’s time, you can freeze dry 546 gallons of food. Overall product dimensions: 20.25 W x 23.75 D x 30.75 H. Perfect for counter top, cart, or table. 5 trays (9 W x 20.5 x 0.75 H). There is also a detachable vacuum pump that sits outside the freeze dryer. Oil Pump: 35 lbs. 110 volt (NEMA 5-20) outlet. A dedicated 20 amp circuit is required. The large freeze dryer ships in one package with a total weight of 253 lbs (274 lbs for Stainless Steel). Item will be delivered to physical addresses, no PO boxes, they just dont fit. One Freeze Dryer Package: 29W x 38D x 48H. Simply filter and replace oil. It just takes a couple of minutes. Do you want to prepare meals in advance? Believe it or not, freeze-dried fare can last up to 25 years. So, those of you who like to have emergency foodstuff stored for unforeseen disasters will love it. Are you a backpacker or a trekker? Freeze-dried food is lighter, fresher, and more nutritious. There’s almost no difference to the taste and texture. This is perfect for lightweight backpackers and trekkers. You can even freeze-dry whole meals for a long trek or camping trip. Are you a serious gardener? Once you pick your fruits and veggies, it starts to lose its nutrients. With the freeze dryer, you don’t have to worry about your precious yield rotting. You can freeze-dry them and retain the nutrients and freshness just like the time it was picked. Are you a busy person? Most people nowadays are so busy that they don’t have time to prepare meals in advance. Let’s make a difference. You can freeze-dry full meals, desserts, and any food you can think of. Less effort, less time spent on preparations but the quality of the food taste remains the same compared to instant microwavable foods. If you are one of these people, then freeze dryer food is perfect for you. The food tends to retain 97% of its nutritional quality. No changes in its taste, shape, and size. But with your own food freeze dryer, you can be 100% sure that it is free from contamination and harsh chemicals. How does this Freeze Dryer work? The use of freeze dryer for food is a new process which is way better to store food, than the old-fashioned way of canning and dehydrating. The process is also known as lyophilization. During the freeze-drying, food is quickly frozen, and then the ice is turned into water vapor and removed by placing the frozen meal in a vacuum, resulting in a dehydrated product. Step 1: Fresh or cooked foods are placed on the shelves where they are frozen to -40 ° F or colder. Step 2: Once the fare is frozen, the appliance creates a powerful vacuum around the food. As the freeze-dried foodstuff is slightly warmed, the ice in the foodstuff sublimates and changes directly from a solid to a gas. That water vapor is then discharged. Step 3: When completely dry, the fare is removed from the freeze food dryer unit and sealed in moisture and oxygen-proof packaging to ensure freshness until opened. Step 4: When you are ready to eat the food, simply add water. It will regain its original fresh flavor, aroma, texture, and appearance. How much electricity does a Freeze Dryer from Harvest Right use? These kinds of freeze dryers for food can only be affordable when they draw as little electricity as possible with maximum efficiency. Every effort has been taken to make this appliance run as affordably as possible. The small and standard freeze dryer uses a standard 110-volt outlet. Is a Home Freeze Dryer worth it? While the idea of people being able to create nutritious and shelf-stable foods at home seems to be a lucrative one, but a cost-benefit analysis needs to be done for freeze dryer meal storage as the cost is pretty substantial for the average person. At the moment standard dehydrators combined with mylar bags and oxygen and moisture absorber packets is going to be more economical in the short term for the average prepper. If only makes sense if you are going to use the freeze dryer a lot. Unless you are very serious about putting back a lot of your own foods and doing all the prep work that is necessary and remember to take out batches regularly so you can keep processing, then you may want to wait as well for freeze-drying of your food. Again if you have a group and can share the cost and the use of the machine, this can change things a bit. This type of freeze dryer is a wonderful machine to store foodstuff in but you need to make sure that you will use it enough to justify the cost of freeze-drying. If you plan on putting back a lot of freeze-dried foods then they are probably worth it even now. A Freeze Dryer is useful in Long Term Emergencies or Medical crisis or Political Turmoil. Also, you have to ask yourself if you really need foods to stay freeze-dry for 25 years anyway. Lets be honest about some SHTF scenarios. If the nuclear power plants cant stay up and cooling all that waste then a lot of us are going to be in major trouble anyway, long before we have a chance to eat a 20-year meal supply. That is a doom and gloom way to look at it but we think it is worth mentioning that there are plenty of instances where you might never get a chance to use such a large meal supply. Freeze-dried foods can be a good trade item and offer the lightest load for bugging out. On the other hand, having a large supply of freeze-drying foodstuff that has a long shelf life is worth a lot as a trade item to others. If you are planning on bugging out then freeze-dried foods are going to offer you the most for the amount of weight you are carrying. At the same time, freeze-dried foods retain their nutrients and keep them for several decades which is not the case with foods preserved in other ways. If you have found that canning and freezing are too time-consuming then freeze-drying might be the way to go for you. A Freeze Dryer Provides a Space Efficient Way To Preserve and Store Foodstuff. Think about how much water and fluids you are storing when your deep freeze or can foods! 100-quart jars take up a lot of space whereas foods that are processed by a freeze dryer can store under more trying conditions and take up a lot less space. Having Your Own Freeze Dryer Can Inspire You To Be Creative With Foods Or Follow A Diet During A Crisis. There are some great freeze-dried foods out there but they dont necessarily follow some of the dietary guidelines that you might have to go by for your best health. Diabetes and other conditions are much more manageable if you have the right foods for example. A freeze dryer allows you to plan out a nutritious diet that you are in control of. You can also have a lot of fun designing your own freeze-dried creations. For example, you might want to mix some dried mushrooms in with your freeze-dried beef slices and add some freeze-dried sour cream for a quick stroganoff style entree. How about a freeze-dried fruit pouch that has blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and apples? The options are pretty limitless. Great For Small Businesses and Farmers or Homesteaders That Produce A Surplus. We have tried to weigh the positives and negatives of home freeze dryers as things are now. We do think that the freeze dryer is a wonderful innovation and even with the higher price tag that it currently bears, it has a lot of potential for small businesses like farms. Say you raise blueberries but find yourself freezing them or worse, some going to waste because you cant sell them fast enough. With a freeze dryer, you can create a very high dollar product that will make up for what you spent and then start making you a profit. You can also take advantage of seasonal fruits and vegetables and preserve them without heating up your house with canning or cooking down fruits and sauces. All those things taste really good and I love to can but as a small farmer myself, I welcome the idea of freeze-drying. Freeze Drying Produces Better Quality. If you are a fan of freeze-dried foodstuff for prepping, camping, or backpacking then you are probably well aware of the high cost of purchasing any meal that is freeze-dried, especially if it came from organic sources. The meal storage method looks a lot more appetizing and you can use the best quality fare if you want to. Power Issues During A Long Term Emergency. The large freeze dryer takes a 220-volt service so you have to have an outlet that can handle that. In a grid-down situation, most people will not be able to find a way to use a freeze dryer. This is a tool that is to be used before an emergency but is probably not that practical for a longer one if there is a lack of power. The small and standard size freeze dryer would be better for the store during a crisis because they use a standard 110-volt plugin like that found in any home or business. Technically, you could use a solar panel and battery system with an inverter to run the small and standard ones but you will probably want to use your power for something else unless you have a larger setup. Freeze dryers are not lightweight. The smallest is still 85 lbs so you will want to keep it either in a place where you never really have to move it much or keep it on a movable cart for easy versatility. The standard size freeze dryer is 105 lbs and the large is 147 lbs. If you opt for the stainless steel version, you can add 20% to the weights listed above. If you are using it a lot then setting it up in a permanent place might be best. A whole new way of preserving food that maintains taste, aroma, appearance, and nutrition with your new Harvest Right Small Size Home Freeze Dryer! Preserve food for up to 25 years with all of its flavor and nutrition with this easy-to-use home freeze dryer. Simply press the start button and let the smart technology calculate the necessary dry time while it automatically monitors the freeze dry process of whichever food items you placed inside to completion. The freeze dryer will beep when finished so you really can set and forget, taking all of the hassles out of preserving food at home. Benefits of Freeze Drying. Freeze drying causes no damage to the nutrition of the food. Canning & Dehydrating can destroy more than half the food value. Freeze drying does not shrink or toughen the food. Food retains its aroma, flavor, color, and shape. Freeze-dry large pieces of food & complete meals! Cuts down on food waste. Without water & oxygen to spoil the food, it can last up to 25 years. Finally accessible to the general public to use in their own homes! The item “Harvest Right Large Stainless Steel 2020MODEL Freeze Dryer NEW! FREE SHIPPING” is in sale since Thursday, November 5, 2020. This item is in the category “Home & Garden\Kitchen, Dining & Bar\Kitchen Storage & Organization\Food Storage Bags”. The seller is “deldeal” and is located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Custom Bundle: Yes
- Type: Freeze Drier
- Color: Stainless Steel
- Brand: Harvest Right
- Bundle Description: Includes JB PLATINUM Vacuum Pump with Vacuum Hose and Fittings and Oil Sealed in it’s own retail Box. STAINLESS STEEL TRAYS (set of 5) Mylar Bags (50 ct), Oxygen Absorbers (50 ct) USER manuals 1Pallet