Pro-Power™ 12-Rack Dehydrator

Pro-Power™ 12-Rack Dehydrator
Use and Care Instructions
Pro-Power™ 12-Rack Dehydrator
Powerful • Large Capacity • Professional
1.Non-stick trays make clean-up easy
2.Digital temperature control for
dehydrating a wide variety of foods
3.Handles are built-in for easy
transport
4.LED interior lights and tempered
glass window let you see the
progress without opening the door
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
WARNING:
When using any electrical appliance basic safety precautions should always be
observed including the following:
• READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
•
To protect against risk of electrical shock, do not put appliance in
water or other liquid.
•
Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles, knobs or oven mitts.
• Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near
children. This appliance is not recommended for use by children.
• Unplug from outlet when not in use, before putting on or taking off
parts, and before cleaning.
• Allow to cool before putting on or taking off parts.
• Avoid contact with moving parts.
• Do not place on or near hot gas, electric burner or in a heated oven.
• Do not operate the appliance or any other electrical equipment with a
damaged cord or plug or after the appliance malfunctions, is dropped
or damaged in any manner. Return unit to the nearest authorized service
center for examination, repair, or adjustment.
• Do not use outdoors.
• Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
• Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter, contact sharp edges,
or touch hot surfaces.
• Do not pull on the power cord to disconnect.
• Never plug in the appliance where water may flood the area.
• Place the appliance on a firm and stable surface.
• Ensure that the appliance is not placed close to the edge of the table,
worktop, etc. where it can be pushed off or fall.
• The use of attachments not recommended or sold by the manufacturer
may cause fire, electric shock or injury.
• Never use abrasive cleaning agents or abrasive cloths when cleaning the
unit.
• Only use the unit when completely assembled.
• Do not leave the appliance unattended while it is running.
• Before using for the first time, remove all packaging and wash parts.
• To disconnect, turn control to “off”, then remove plug from wall outlet.
• CAUTION: Turn unit on and off using timer or On/Off button only.
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OVERVIEW OF COMPONENTS
1. Plastic Feet
2. Washer
3. Short Screw
4. Long Screws
5. Internal LED Lights
6. Tempered Glass Door
7. Rear Notched Trays
8. Center Hole Trays
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NOTE: Top three racks should be
Rear Notched trays. The notched part
lets more air around the sensor so the
internal temperature is more accurate.
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4
8
5
NOTE: Door will still close even
though Center Hole trays are
longer than Rear Notched trays.
NOTE: Before beginning assembly of product, make sure all parts are present. Compare
parts with package contents list and hardware cpntents above. If any part is missing or
damaged, DO NOT attempt to assemble the product. Contact Customer Service at
888-815-4252 for replace parts.
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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION: BEFORE ASSEMBLING OR CLEANING THE DEHYDRATOR MAKE SURE
POWER SWITCH IS TURNED OFF AND UNIT IS UNPLUGGED FROM ANY POWER
SOURCE.
#1 = PLASTIC FEET (QTY: 4)
#2 = WASHER (QTY: 1)
#3 = SHORT SCREW (QTY: 1)
#4 = LONG SCREW (QTY: 3)
Assembly is a simple process.
This unit features feet that need to be attached.
1. Remove the drying racks and any loose items from the unit, then close the door.
2. Carefully place the dehydrator on its LEFT SIDE, on top of a soft cloth or surface
to prevent any scratches. NOTE: DO NOT PLACE ON THE RIGHT SIDE
WHICH MAY CAUSE THE DOOR TO OPEN AND BECOME DAMAGED. DO
NOT PLACE THE UNIT ON ITS FRONT OR BACK SIDE TO AVOID DAMAGING
COMPONENTS.
3. Using the diagram for reference, work on the front feet first. Locate the short
screw (#3) and insert it through the foot (#1). This is for the foot under the door
hinge. Tighten the foot onto the dehydrator with a screwdriver.
4. Use a long screw (#4) and the washer (#2) to secure the foot (#1) on the side
on which the door opens.
5. Use the long screws (#4) to attach the back feet (#1) to the dehydrator.
6. Carefully stand the unit to its proper upright position, making sure to hold the
door closed to avoid damaging it.
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HOW TO USE YOUR NEW DEHYDRATOR
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS:
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2.
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4.
Make sure to remove all packaging.
Wash and dry all parts prior to use.
Plug in unit. Exercise caution if using an extension cord.
Turn the power on by pushing the touch screen button located furthest right at
the top panel.
5. Remove racks and place food items to be dried onto the racks.
6. Load the racks into the dehydrator. NOTE: The top three racks have a notch
on the back to prevent the racks from touching the temperature sensor.
7. Make sure door is firmly closed.
8. NOTE: THE BUTTON AT THE FURTHEST LEFT IS AN INTERNAL LIGHT FOR
YOUR CONVENIENCE. Begin programming the unit by pressing the clock
button located second from the furthest left of the panel. Use the UP “^” and
DOWN “v” buttons on the right side of the panel to set hours of operation (24
Hour Maximum). Press the clock button a second time to set minutes if desired
(1 minute increments).
9. To set the temperature, press the button located to the right of the clock
button. Use the UP and DOWN buttons to set the temperature (160 degree
max, 50 degree min, 5 degree increments).
10. The dehydrator will automatically start after a short delay. You will hear a beep
at startup.
11. If you have to pause during programming, the unit may start after a delay. This is
normal, just continue finishing your programming as soon as possible.
12. The unit automatically stops when time set has been reached, but the power to
the unit remains on.
13. Push the on/off button to turn unit off and unplug when not in use.
EXTENSION CORD INSTRUCTIONS:
A short power supply cord should be used to reduce the risk of becoming entangled
in or tripping over a longer cord. Extension cords are available and may be used if care is
exercised in their use.
If an extension cord is used:
1. The marked electrical rating of the cord set or extension cord should be at least
as great as the electrical rating of the appliance.
2. The cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or
tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over.
3. The extension cord should be a grounding type 3 wire cord.
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HOW TO USE YOUR NEW DEHYDRATOR
OTHER FUNCTIONS:
This unit will automatically cycle through a display on the panel showing SET TIME, then TIME
REMAINING for your drying, followed by the PRESET TEMPERATURE and then the ACTUAL
TEMPERATURE inside the unit.
BEFORE YOUR FIRST USE:
Dehydrating is the process of removing moisture from food to create a food with increased
longevity and stability.
HOW TO USE:
1. It is important to dry at the correct temperature for the item you are dehydrating
because vitamins within food can react negatively to high temperatures. Thus, pay
careful attention to your temperature settings when drying fruits, vegetables and meats.
2. To ensure consistent results always dry similar thickness items.
3. Use food that is ripe, but not over ripe.
4. Drying times will vary based on type and thickness of food being dried as well as the
relative humidity of the environment you are drying in.
5. Your dehydrator has a clear front for easy observation of drying progress so avoid
opening the dehydrator excessively during use. Doing so will add time to the drying
process.
6. Once your food is dried to the desired level, store it in a sealed container in a cool, dry
place so that it does not reabsorb moisture. The dehydrated food will naturally have less
moisture in it than the air around it and will absorb moisture if left out for an extended
period. NOTE: storing dried food in a freezer is acceptable and will prolong the life of
the food.
NOTE: This unit operates most effectively when it is at least 2/3 full.
DRYING FRUIT:
1. You can dehydrate any fruit that you enjoy. Let your own taste buds determine what you
choose to dry.
2. It is important to wash fruits thoroughly to make sure all dirt is removed.
3. You can halve, chop or slice your fruit. It is up to you whether you want to peel your
fruit.
4. You may want to pretreat your fruit before drying it. Doing so will help prevent it from
discoloring due to natural oxidation. To pretreat, simply use lemon or pineapple juice and
mix with water at a 1:1 ratio. Let fruit sit in mixture for a minimum of 15 minutes. Then
remove the fruit and let dry for at least one hour prior to drying. There are commercial
products also available for pretreating.
5. Place fruit on the dehydrator trays in a single layer making sure that the fruit is not
touching or overlapping.
6. Set temperature to 135˚ F .
7. Please reference the fruit drying guidelines chart on page 8 for recommended drying
times.
8. Once the fruit is dried to your liking, let sit for at least 30 minutes to cool. Store in a
covered or sealed container in a cool, dry place away from direct light.
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HOW TO USE YOUR NEW DEHYDRATOR
DRYING JERKY:
Jerky is the most popular food to make in dehydrators. Making it yourself can save you
money and allow you to create your own recipes. Use any lean meat you prefer such as
beef, venison or fish.
SAFETY INFORMATION:
1. Sanitation and a clean working area are essential. Wash hands thoroughly with warm
soapy water prior to making jerky.
2. Meat should be frozen or refrigerated up until it’s ready to be used.
3. Do not allow raw meat to come in contact with the finished product.
4. Use a sanitizing solution or diluted bleach to clean work surfaces only,
when done.
5. DO NOT USE diluted bleach for cleaning the dehydrator. For information on how to
clean your dehydrator, please see Page 10.
6. If marinating meat for whole meat jerky, always marinate in the refrigerator.
7. We recommend that you purchase a pre-packaged jerky spice and cure kit. Follow
the instructions for proper seasoning and curing.
PREPARING NATURAL JERKY:
1. Natural jerky is sliced from bigger pieces of meat. Make sure meat is in the freezer
until it is slightly hard to the touch but NOT frozen. This will help it slice more evenly.
For best results slice meat ¼” thick.
2. While there are many recipes for making your own jerky, we recommend using a
pre-packaged jerky spice and cure kit. Follow the directions provided with the kit.
3. Place the meat on the drying racks making sure that they are not touching or
overlapping.
4. Set temperature to 160˚ F.
5. Jerky typically takes 4-8 hours to dry properly.
6. When done drying, remove jerky from the trays and let cool for at least 30 minutes.
7. Use paper towels to remove any excess oil and fat that may be on the jerky.
8. Store in a covered or sealed container in a cool, dry place away from direct light.
9. If you would like to store your jerky for more than 1 month it is recommended that
you store in a refrigerator or freezer.
PREPARING QUICK JERKY:
1. Quick jerky is made from ground meat. Use pre-packaged jerky spice and
cure kit prior to drying and follow their instructions.
2. Once the mix is ready, place meat into jerky gun and carefully extrude the
formed jerky strips making sure that the meat is not touching or overlapping.
Jerky typically takes 4-8 hours to dry properly.
3. Set temperature to 160˚ F.
4. When the jerky is removed from the trays pat any excess oil or fat from the
meat. Allow to cool for 30 minutes.
5. Store in a covered or sealed container in a cool, dry place away from direct
light.
6. If you would like to store your jerky for more than 1 month it is
recommended that you store in a refrigerator or freezer.
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HOW TO USE YOUR NEW DEHYDRATOR
DRYING VEGETABLES:
Unlike other food, vegetables lose a lot of moisture towards the end of the process.
Therefore, they must be checked constantly near the end of the drying process.
PREPARING VEGETABLES:
1. Thoroughly wash your vegetables to remove any dirt. Peel the vegetable and
slice it into even sizes so that they dry at the same rate.
2. Pretreatment is necessary for all vegetables in order to neutralize their
natural enzymes. Specifically, steam blanching is the preferred method. (See
instructions on Page 10)
3. When you are done blanching, place the vegetables in cold water to cool them
off.
4. Remove the vegetables from the water and dry them.
5. Place them in a single layer on the dehydrator trays making sure that they are
neither touching or overlapping.
6. For Vegetables: Set temperature to 130˚ F .
7. For Leafy Greens: Set temperature to 105˚ F .
8. To determine if your vegetables are done drying, take out a few pieces from
different racks in the dehydrator. If you cannot break the vegetable in half with
little effort, place them back on the dehydrator for more time. Repeat the
process until finished.
9. Once the vegetables are dried to your liking allow to cool for 30 minutes.
10. Store in a covered or sealed container in a cool, dry place away from direct
light.
DRYING HERBS:
1. Drying your own herbs is an excellent way to save money and ensure you have
a plentiful supply year round.
2. Once you select which herbs you want to dry, wash them in cool water to
remove any dirt.
3. Lightly dry them off and place them on the dehydrator trays.
4. Set temperature to 105˚ F.
5. Drying time for herbs is 30-90 minutes. Therefore, make sure to constantly
check herbs for dryness every fifteen minutes at a minimum. They are
considered dry when you can easily crumble them in your fingers.
6. Once herbs are dried to your liking allow to cool for 30 minutes.
7. Store in a covered or sealed container in a cool, dry place away from direct
light.
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FRUIT DRYING GUIDE
Fruit
Preparation
*Pretreatment
Necessary
Average Drying time
Kiwi
Peel and cut into 1/4" to
1/2" thick slices
No
2-6 hours
Pears
Peel, core and slice 1/8"
Yes
5-13 hours
Pineapple
Peel, core and slice 3/8"
No
4-12 hours
Strawberries
Remove top. Slice 3/8"
thick
No
4-12 hours
Apples
Peel, if needed. Core, cut
into slices, 1/8" to 1/4"
thick
Yes
2-9 hours
Rhubarb
Trim and throw away
leaves. Cut into 1/8" slices
No
4-9 hours
Peaches
Peel if needed. Cut and remove pit. Quarter or 3/8"
Yes
4-10 hours (slices)
8-16 hours (halves or
quarters)
Cherries
Remove pit and stem. Cut,
chop or leave whole
No
15-23 hours
Grapes
Cut in half or leave whole.
Dry. Put in boiling water for
40 to 60 seconds. Put in ice
water for skin to crack
No
13-21 hours
Prunes/Plums
Quarter or halve and
discard pit
No
8-15 hours
Nectarines
Cut and remove pit. Quarter or slice 3/8" thick
Yes
5-10 hours (slices)
8-16 hours (halves or
quarters)
Apricots
Slice in half, remove pit, and
cut in 3/8" slices
Yes
8-16 hours
Blueberries
Remove stem. Put in boiling
water for 40 to 60 seconds. Put in ice water for
skin to crack
No
9-17 hours
Cranberries
Remove stem. Put in boiling
water for 40 to 60 seconds. Put in ice water for
skin to crack
No
10-18 hours
Bananas
Peel and cut into 1/4" to
3/8" slices
Yes
6-8 hours
Figs
Remove stem. Halve or
quarter. Put whole figs in
boiling water for 40 to 60
seconds. Put in ice water
for skin to crack
No
8-15 hours
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VEGETABLE DRYING GUIDE
Preparation
Steam Blanching
Time
Average
Drying time
Beets
Cook until tender, peel, cut
into 1/4" thick strips
N/A
2-7 hours
Carrots
Peel and cut off each end,
dice into 1/4" slices
2-2½ minutes
2-8 hours
Celery
Trim edges. Cut in 3/8"
slices
3 minutes
3-5 hours
Onions
Peel outer skin. Cut off top
and ends. Cut into 3/8"
slices
N/A
3-7 hours
Tomatoes
Peel, if needed. Cut into
slices 1/2" wide
N/A
4-11 hours
Potatoes
Peel and cut into 1/8" slices
5-9 minutes
2-8 hours
Peas
Shell
4 minutes
3-9 hours
Corn
Cut corn from cob and
blanch
1-1½ minutes
5-11 hours
Broccoli
Cut in pieces
2-2½ minutes
2-8 hours
Mushrooms
Clean and slice 1/2" thick
N/A
3-7 hours
Peppers and
Pimientos
Remove core, stem, and
inner partitions cut into
1/8" strips
N/A
4-10 hours
Cauliflower
Cut in pieces
3-6 minutes
3-8 hours
Green/wax beans
Take off ends and strings.
Cut in 3/4" to 1" pieces
3-3½ minutes
4-11 hours
Summer squash
and zucchini
Cut ends. Cut into 3/8"
wide
3½-4 minutes
2-6 hours
Asparagus
Cut in 3/4" to 1" pieces
3-5 minutes
4-8 hours
Vegetable
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VEGETABLE DRYING GUIDE
STEAM BLANCHING ON THE STOVE:
Stainless steel or bamboo steaming baskets can be found at most department stores
or thrift stores. These are highly recommended. Steamer pans will also work.
1. Choose a sauce pan that comfortably fits your steaming basket with the lid on.
2. Place an inch or two of water in the bottom of the pan and bring to a full boil.
3. Add the steamer basket containing your prepared vegetables or fruit and cover
the pan tightly with the lid.
4. Carefully time your blanching per recipe so as not to over-cook your produce.
As a rule of thumb, this will be about half of the cooking time as you would
normally use to fully cook the vegetables.
5. As soon as the food has been steamed for the recommended time,
immediately remove it from the heat, and run cool water over it to stop it from
cooking any further.
STEAM BLANCHING IN THE MICROWAVE:
Steam blanching in the microwave is quick and easy. You will just need a microwavesafe dish with a lid (a bowl with a plate over the top will usually do the trick).
1. Wash, peel, and slice the vegetables or fruit as desired for drying.
2. Place the vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl and add a splash of water.
3. Cover the bowl with a microwave-safe lid or plate, and microwave on high for
half the time it would take to fully cook the vegetables in the microwave. Pause
the microwave once or twice to stir the vegetables or fruit to ensure even
cooking.
4. When cooking is finished, immediately rinse the vegetables or fruit under cool
running water to halt the cooking.
HOW TO CLEANING YOUR DEHYDRATOR
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE:
1. Before cleaning, dehydrator must be unplugged and cooled down.
2. Thoroughly wash trays with warm soapy water and dry completely.
DO NOT submerse base in water. DO NOT let water get in
fan.
3. Do not use metal brushes or abrasive cleaners when cleaning the dehydrator,
because it can damage the surface.
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Warranty
Your product is warrantied for one year from date of purchase against all defects
in material and workmanship. Should your product prove defective within one
year from date of purchase or receipt, return the unit, freight prepaid, along with
an explanation of the claim. Please package your product carefully in its original
box and packing material to avoid damage in transit. (We are not responsible for
any damage caused to the product in return shipment.) Under this warranty, we
undertake to repair or replace any parts found to be defective.
This warranty is only valid if the product is used solely in accordance with the
instructions. This warranty is invalid if the unit is connected to an unsuitable
electrical supply, or dismantled or interfered with in any way or damaged
through misuse.
We ask that you kindly fill in the details on your warranty card and return it within
one week from date of purchase. Send warranty card to:
CD80C / Pro-Power™ 12-Rack Dehydrator
C/O CI
PO Box 444
Two Rivers, WI 54241-0444
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