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AFD-815B
Food Dehydrator
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Congratulations on your purchase of the Aroma® Professional™ Food Dehydrator!
In no time at all, you’ll be making fantastic, healthy dried foods with ease! Dehydration is the
perfect way to preserve fruit, snacks, vegetables, bread, flowers and more. Dried foods are a
great treat to snack on because they hold almost all of their nutritional value and flavor.
This unit features an automatic fan, which circulates warm air producing a nice and evenly
dried product! It comes with six easily cleaned 13x12 inch racks that can support up to 1lb of
food on each level. The racks can easily be removed to accommodate thicker ingredients. The
unit also includes a drip tray to collect any residue from the drying process.
An adjustable thermostat from 95°F – 155°F allows for precise food dehydration at ideal
temperatures. This manual contains instructions for using your food dehydrator as well as all of
the accessories included.
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Published By:
Aroma Housewares Co.
6469 Flanders Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
U.S.A.
1-800-276-6286
www.AromaCo.com
©2014 Aroma Housewares Company
All rights reserved.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
WARNING: Serious personal injuries can occur with any blender if it is
not used properly. To avoid such risks, always follow the following basic
safety precautions:
1.
Read all instructions, safeguards, and
warnings before operating.
10. Do not place on or near a hot burner or in
a heated oven.
2.
Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles
or knobs.
11. Do not use the appliance for other than its
intended use.
3.
To protect against electrical shock, do not
immerse cord, plug or the appliance itself
in water or any other liquid.
4.
Close supervision is necessary when the
appliance is used near children.
12. Do not clean with metal scouring pads.
Pieces can break off the pad and touch
electrical parts, creating a risk of electric
shock. Metal-scouring pads may also
damage the finish.
5.
Unplug from outlet when not in use and
before cleaning. Allow unit to cool before
putting on or taking off parts, and before
cleaning the appliance.
6.
Do not operate any appliance with
a damaged cord or plug or after the
appliance malfunctions or has been
damaged in any manner. Return appliance
to the nearest authorized service facility
for examination, repair or adjustment.
7.
Do not use attachments or accessories
other than those supplied or
recommended by the manufacturer.
Incompatible parts may create a hazard.
8.
Do not use outdoors.
9.
Do not let cord hang over edge of table or
counter, or touch hot surfaces.
13. To disconnect, switch this appliance off
before unplugging from the electrical
outlet.
14. Always unplug by grasping the plug itself.
Never pull on the cord.
15. Extreme caution should be exercised
when using or moving an appliance
containing hot oil or other hot liquids.
16. Store in a cool, dry place.
17. Place the food dehydrator on a flat and
heat-resistant surface, and use it in a wellventilated area.
18. Do not place too close to the edge of the
table or countertop as it may be knocked
off.
S AV E T H E S E I N S T R U C T I O N S
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
CAUTION
•
Use this product with rated voltage AC outlets only. Make sure to unplug the
Power Cord when the blender is not being used.
Short Cord Instructions
1. A short power-supply cord is provided
to reduce the risks resulting from
becoming entangled in or tripping
over a longer cord.
DO NOT DRAPE CORD!
2. Longer extension cords are available
and may be used if care is exercised
in their use.
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3. If a longer extension cord is used:
a. The marked electrical rating
of the extension cord should
be at least as great as
the electrical rating of the
appliance.
b. The longer cord should be
arranged so that it will not
drape over the counter top
or tabletop where it can be
pulled by children or tripped
over unintentionally.
KEEP AWAY
FROM CHILDREN!
Polarized Plug
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other); follow the instructions
below:
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended to fit into a polarized outlet only one
way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a
qualified electrician. Do not attempt to modify the plug in any way.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent or a
similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.
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THIS APPLIANCE IS FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
PARTS AND FEATURES
Front Cover
Power Switch
Temperature
Knob
Drying
Trays
Side
Panel
Mesh
Insert
Base
Drip Tray
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BEFORE FIRST USE
1.
Read all instructions and important safeguards.
2.
Remove all packaging materials and check that all items have been received in good
condition.
3.
Tear up all plastic bags as they can pose a risk to children.
4.
Wash removable Front Cover, Drying Trays, Mesh Rack, and Drip Tray in warm, soapy
water. Rinse and dry thoroughly. Wipe the surface of the body with a wet cloth. Do not
wash the fan or heating element at the back of the unit.
5.
After cleaning, the unit must be broken in by running for 30 minutes without any food
inside. Any smoke or smells produced during this timeframe are normal. Please ensure
sufficient ventilation of the room and at least an inch of clearance on all sides of the food
dehydrator. After the breaking in period, rinse and dry all removable parts. This action is
only necessary once before using for the first time.
•
•
NOTE
4
Do not use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads.
Do not immerse the food dehydrator base, cord or plug in water at any time.
TO DEHYDRATE FOODS
1.
Place pre-treated ingredients onto the drying trays. Do not overload the trays and or
overlap ingredients.
•
For smaller ingredients, fit the mesh insert onto a drying tray to prevent pieces from falling through the holes.
NOTE
2.
Slide the loaded trays into the food dehydrator. Ensure that the Drip Tray is loaded at the
bottom of the unit.
3.
Slide on the Front Cover.
4.
Ensure at least an inch of clearance on all sides of the food dehydrator for ventilation.
5.
Plug the power cord into a wall outlet.
6.
A adjust the Temperature Knob according to the recommended temperature
settings chart.
NOTE
•
For best results, set a lower temperature for thinner/smaller pieces of food or for
smaller loads, and a higher temperature for thicker/larger pieces and larger loads.
The temperature knob can also be used to decrease the temperature as the food
nears the end of its drying cycle to allow more control over the final moisture level.
RECOMMENDED TEMPERATURE SETTINGS
FOOD
TEMPERATURE
Jerky
155°F
Fruits
145°F
Vegetables
135°F
Granola
125°F
Yogurt
115°F
Herbs
100°F
Potpourri
95°F
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TO DEHYDRATE FOODS (CONT.)
7.
Flip the power switch to the ‘I’ (ON) position – the red indicator light will light up.
8.
Allow the food dehydrator to operate for the desired amount of time.
•
Recipes with drying times for various different food items can be found on page
5 of this manual.
NOTE
9.
Check the status of the food periodically.
10. When finished, flip the Power Switch to the ‘0’ (OFF) position. Unplug the power cord.
11. Allow finished food items to cool and enjoy.
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TO CLEAN
1.
Wash removable Front Cover, Drying Trays, Mesh Rack, and Drip Tray in warm, soapy
water.
2.
Use a soft brush to remove food sticking on the trays.
3.
Wipe the surface of the body with a wet cloth.
4.
Do not wash the fan or heating element at the back of the unit.
5.
Dry all parts thoroughly. Reassemble for next use.
NOTE
• Do not wash parts in a dishwasher, as heat may cause the parts to warp or
deform.
• Do not use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads.
• Do not immerse the food dehydrator base, cord or plug in water or any other
liquids.
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TIPS
FOOD LABELING
Labeling each container helps to remind you of the contents, date of drying and original weight.
Keeping records of all of this information will be of great help towards improving your drying
techniques and obtaining better results.
STORAGE
Proper storage is essential to maintaining the quality of foods. Wait until the food is cool before
storing (Note: fruit leather must be stored in plastic bags while still warm). Foods can be kept
longer if stored in cool, dry and dark places. Ideally, storage temperatures should be below
60°F (the lower the better).
STORAGE CONTAINERS
Place dried food in plastic freezer bags before storing them in metal or glass containers. Avoid
those containers that “breathe” or have weak seals. Fill the container with as much as possible.
Remember, air can destroy food. Squeeze air out if using plastic bags or boiling pouches.
MOISTURE CHECK
Check the moisture of your dehydrated food on a regular basis. If you notice moisture inside,
dehydrate it for a longer time.
REHYDRATING
Dehydrated food can be rehydrated by soaking in water or by pouring hot water over them. Do
not add seasonings, especially salt or sugar during this process because they may change the
flavor of the foods. Usually one cup of water is appropriate for one cup of dehydrated food. For
stewed fruits, add 2 cups of water and simmer until tender. Rehydrated foods can be cooked
normally.
Dehydrated fruits and vegetables can be soaked in cold water for 2 to 6 hours in the
refrigerator (room temperature may create an environment for harmful bacteria to grow). They
can be soaked in hot water or immersed in boiling water for 5 to 10 minutes or until desired
consistency. Remember to always use enough water to rehydrate the food.
Consume the food as soon as possible once the container is opened. Always keep the
remaining portion in the refrigerator to avoid contamination.
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RECIPES
Mango Chili Fruit Leather
Ingredients
32 oz mango chunks
chili powder
Line 4 trays with parchment paper. Add mango to a blender
or food processor and blend until smooth.
Spread 1/4 of the puree onto each tray and spread into a thin
layer roughly 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle evenly with chili powder.
Dry at 135 degrees F for 6-8 hours until leather is no longer
sticky to the touch. Cut into strips or pieces and enjoy.
Cinnamon Apple Chips
Ingredients
3-4 apples
½ tblsp lemon juice
cinnamon
Slice apples 1/8-1/4 inch thick and place in a bowl of water
with the lemon juice to prevent browning.
Arrange evenly on each tray, sprinkle with cinnamon and dry
at 145 degrees F for 7-8 hours until apples are completely
dry to the touch.
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WARRANTY
LIMITED WARRANTY
Aroma Housewares Company warrants this product free from defects in material and
workmanship for five years from provable date of purchase in the United States.
Within this warranty period, Aroma Housewares Company will repair or replace, at its option,
defective parts at no charge, provided the product is returned, freight prepaid with proof of
purchase and U.S. $25.00 for shipping and handling charges payable to Aroma Housewares
Company. Before returning an item, please call the toll free number below for a return
authorization number. Allow 2-4 weeks for return shipping.
This warranty does not cover improper installation, misuse, abuse or neglect on the part of the
owner. Warranty is also invalid in any case that the product is taken apart or serviced by an
unauthorized service station.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, which may vary from state to state, and does not
cover areas outside the United States.
AROMA HOUSEWARES COMPANY
6469 Flanders Drive
San Diego, California 92121
1-800-276-6286
M-F, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Pacific Time
Website: www.AromaCo.com
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WARRANTY
SERVICE AND SUPPORT
In the event of a warranty claim, or if service is required for this product, please
contact Aroma® customer service toll-free at:
1-800-276-6286
M-F, 8:30AM-4:30PM, Pacific Time
Or we can be reached online at CustomerService@AromaCo.com.
For your records, we recommend stapling your sales receipt to this page along with
a written record of the following:
Date of Purchase:
Place of Purchase:
• Proof of purchase is required for all warranty claims.
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