L'Equip 6-Tray Food Dehydrator
This is the tried and true L'Equip Dehydrator. Many users prefer the rectangle shape to the circular dehydrators based on the better utilization of counter space. It leverages a computer controlled sensor to check the temperature 60 times per second to ensure a stable drying environment. One point to note, there are many different references to the warranty on this machine. Based on the manufacturer website, the standard warranty is 2 years (not 12, as mentioned on some sites).
This unit comes with 6 full-size trays with mesh screen and 2 fruit leather trays.
The L'Equip Product Line
L'Equip produces health oriented appliances and is known for their innovative designs. The key features of the L'Equip dehydrators are:
- Rectangular, stackable tray design versus circular, stackable design. This allows for the units to have additional trays added. However, since each tray has a hole in the middle to accommodate for airflow it can make it difficult to dry large items such as bread or tall items since the trays range from 1 to 1.5 inches in height.
- Vertical airflow versus horizontal airflow - The L'Equip models have the fan and drying element in the bottom of the unit and they force air upward. No need for tray rotation unless you expand the number of trays to the maximum of 20, then it is suggested to rotate trays once during a normal cycle.
- Trays need to be hand washed