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Trays: 3-5
Fresh: 4-16 lbs
Freeze Dried: 1.5-2.5 GAL
Warranty: 3 Year Limited

Harvest Right Freeze Dryer

harvest right freezr dryerDo you want to save more money? Home Freeze dryer from Harvest Right is a perfect investment nowadays when you decide to freeze and store meals which could prove to be really economical. You don't have to throw away fruits and vegetables after a few days in a fridge. Imagine the savings you can have in the near future when you decide to store preserve food, not just moneywise but also trash-wise.

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 Harvest Right home 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. No more waste of time, money, and energy. The food tends to retain 97% of its nutritional quality. No changes in its taste, shape, and size. Most foods that we buy outside have additives which can be harmful to our body in the long run. But with your own food freeze dryer, you can be 100% sure that it is free from contamination and harsh chemicals.

harvest right freeze dryer food comparison

How does this Home Freeze Dryer work?

The use of home 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

Freeze-dried foods are commonly used by astronauts, campers, backpackers, meal manufacturers, and the military. The shelf life of freeze-dried foods is long and a possible option for emergency food stores.

Let's compare freeze-drying with other ways of preservation

  • Freeze Dried Foodstuff can last up to 25 years
  • Dehydrated Foodstuff can last up to 4 years
  • Canned Foodstuff can last up to 3 years
  • Frozen Foodstuff can last up to 2 years

It's worry-free and easy to use.

Just press the start button and wait for it to beep when done. The maintenance will only take you a couple of minutes to filter and replace the oil.

How much electricity does a Home 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 home freeze dryer uses a standard 110-volt outlet. At peak, the freeze-drying units draw about 16 amps, but on average about 9 to 11 amps (990-1210 watts) of power per hour per batch.

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 home 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 home 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. Let’s be honest about some SHTF scenarios. If the nuclear power plants can’t 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. If you live in an apartment or other small space and want to store meals then a freeze-drying makes a lot of sense and can save you a lot of time and money while not taking up all your living and storage 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 don’t 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 can’t 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.

Weight

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. We don’t think weight is something to worry about but you need to realize the size of what you are buying. If you are using it a lot then setting it up in a permanent place might be best.

Which size of freeze dryer to choose?

Buying the right size for your freeze dryer is essential. Given below are details on what amount a typical freeze dryer can be expected to process based on its size, plus the capacity. This should help you pick the right choice for your freeze dryer.

Harvest Right Small Freeze Dryer:

- The capacity of about 1 gallon (4 to 6 lbs.) fresh foodstuff per batch

- In a year, one can easily process 200 batches (200 gallons or 900 lbs. of fare) in a small-sized freeze dryer

Harvest Right Medium Freeze Dryer

- The capacity of each batch is 2 gallons (7 to 10 lbs.) fresh foodstuff per batch

- In a year, one can easily process 200 batches (400 gallons or 1500 lbs. of fare) in a medium-sized freeze dryer

Harvest Right Large Freeze Dryer

- The capacity of each batch is about 3.5 gallons (12 to 16 lbs.) fresh foodstuff per batch.

- In a year, one can easily freeze dry 200 batches (700 gallons or 2500 lbs. of fare) in a large-sized freeze dryer

Harvest Right Freeze Dryer Features & Benefits

  • Easy to use
  • Patented automated technology with just a press of the button
  • Preserve food that is healthier, fresher, and more delicious (compared to canning and dehydration)
    • Retain 97% of foods’ nutritional quality and preserve the flavor
    • Long shelf life while being free from contamination and harsh chemicals
    • Minimize food waste
    • Freeze-dried food will last up to 25 years
  • See the return on investment in just a few months
  • How much fresh food you can use per batch:
    • Small unit: 4-7 lbs (840 lbs annually)
    • Medium unit: 7-10 lbs (1450 lbs annually)
    • Large unit: 12-16 lbs (2500 lbs annually)
  • Freeze Dryer includes:
    • Owner’s manual and guide to freeze-drying
    • 50 pcs. mylar bags
    • 50 pcs. oxygen absorbers
    • Oil vacuum pump, filter and oil (unless you choose the oil-free pump)
    • Impulse sealer
    • Large Freeze Dryer: 5 Trays (9in wide x 20.5in long x 0.75in high)
    • Medium Freeze Dryer: 4 Trays (7.5in wide x 18in long x 0.75in high)
    • Small Freeze Dryer: 3 Trays (7.75in wide x 14in long x 0.75in high)
    • Power Cord
  • Vacuum pump is detachable and sits outside the freeze dryer
  • Choose your vacuum oil pump:
    • Oil Pump: The standard oil pump requires regular filter and oil changes (every 4-5 batches – only takes 2-3 minutes). Noise level: 64 db.
    • Premier Oil Pump (industrial grade): Much quieter than the standard oil pump (52 db – just as loud as a dishwasher). Works efficiently in all temperatures. Still needs regular filter and oil changes (every 20-25 batches – only takes 2-3 minutes).
    • Oil-free Pump: Quiet, fast, and easy to use. Requires no oil changes and no regular maintenance. Noise level: 62 db.
  • Power: 110 volt outlet
  • Weight: 
    • Small units: 85 lbs
    • Medium units: 110 lbs
    • Large units: 140 lbs
  • Dimensions:
    • Small units: 16.5in wide x 18.5in long x 25in high
    • Medium units: 20in wide x 25in long x 30in high
    • Large units: 22.5in wide x 25.5in long x 32.5in high
  • 3-Year Warranty (continental USA): 1 year full (except for oil vacuum pump that has 6 months), 2nd & 3rd year have limited warranty
  • Made in the USA

What's Included:

  • Owner's manual and guide to freeze-drying
  • 50 pcs. mylar bags
  • 50 pcs. oxygen absorbers
  • Door pad
  • 12-inch sealer
  • Vacuum pump
  • Vacuum pump hose
  • Vacuum pump oil
  • Oil filter
  • Power cord
  • Large Freeze Dryer - 5 Trays
  • Medium Freeze Dryer - 4 Trays
  • Small Freeze Dryer - 3 Trays

What all you can Freeze Dry with Harvest Right Freeze Dryer?

  • Meats: steak, pork, seafood/fish, chicken, Hamburger patties, ground turkey, roast beef, and more!
  • Fruits: apple slices, raspberries, grapes, strawberries, pineapple chunks, banana slices, oranges, and more!
  • Dairy: eggs (raw and cooked), yogurt, cheese slices, shredded cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, cottage cheese, and more!
  • Vegetables: tomatoes, leafy greens, corn, peas, asparagus, avocados, and many more!
  • Desserts: ice cream, ice cream sandwiches, Jell-O and puddings, pie fillings, cheesecake, yogurts and custards, and many more!
  • Full Meals: Stir fry, soups, stews and chilis, casseroles, lasagna, pasta dishes, rice dishes, and more!

But we don't stop there. Did you know that you can also freeze-dry your photographs, artwork, sentimental flowers, and pharmaceuticals? Yes, you can definitely do it!

Summer note: Running your freeze dryer in a location where there is extreme heat will affect performance. The recommended temperature range for operating this Freeze Dryer is 35-90 Fahrenheit. The most efficient temperature range is between 45-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Although it's safe to operate your freeze dryer in temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, it will affect batch times and reduce the life of the condensing unit (freezer).

Harvest Right's Manual for this Freeze Dryer

We want you to proudly say that your meals are Freeze-Dried by Harvest Right :)

✔ Free Vacuum Pump Included With Your Purchase

✔ Free Mylar Starter Kit Included With Your Purchase 

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        Description

        Trays: 3-5
        Fresh: 4-16 lbs
        Freeze Dried: 1.5-2.5 GAL
        Warranty: 3 Year Limited

        Harvest Right Freeze Dryer

        harvest right freezr dryerDo you want to save more money? Home Freeze dryer from Harvest Right is a perfect investment nowadays when you decide to freeze and store meals which could prove to be really economical. You don't have to throw away fruits and vegetables after a few days in a fridge. Imagine the savings you can have in the near future when you decide to store preserve food, not just moneywise but also trash-wise.

        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 Harvest Right home 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. No more waste of time, money, and energy. The food tends to retain 97% of its nutritional quality. No changes in its taste, shape, and size. Most foods that we buy outside have additives which can be harmful to our body in the long run. But with your own food freeze dryer, you can be 100% sure that it is free from contamination and harsh chemicals.

        harvest right freeze dryer food comparison

        How does this Home Freeze Dryer work?

        The use of home 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

        Freeze-dried foods are commonly used by astronauts, campers, backpackers, meal manufacturers, and the military. The shelf life of freeze-dried foods is long and a possible option for emergency food stores.

        Let's compare freeze-drying with other ways of preservation

        • Freeze Dried Foodstuff can last up to 25 years
        • Dehydrated Foodstuff can last up to 4 years
        • Canned Foodstuff can last up to 3 years
        • Frozen Foodstuff can last up to 2 years

        It's worry-free and easy to use.

        Just press the start button and wait for it to beep when done. The maintenance will only take you a couple of minutes to filter and replace the oil.

        How much electricity does a Home 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 home freeze dryer uses a standard 110-volt outlet. At peak, the freeze-drying units draw about 16 amps, but on average about 9 to 11 amps (990-1210 watts) of power per hour per batch.

        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 home 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 home 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. Let’s be honest about some SHTF scenarios. If the nuclear power plants can’t 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. If you live in an apartment or other small space and want to store meals then a freeze-drying makes a lot of sense and can save you a lot of time and money while not taking up all your living and storage 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 don’t 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 can’t 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.

        Weight

        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. We don’t think weight is something to worry about but you need to realize the size of what you are buying. If you are using it a lot then setting it up in a permanent place might be best.

        Which size of freeze dryer to choose?

        Buying the right size for your freeze dryer is essential. Given below are details on what amount a typical freeze dryer can be expected to process based on its size, plus the capacity. This should help you pick the right choice for your freeze dryer.

        Harvest Right Small Freeze Dryer:

        - The capacity of about 1 gallon (4 to 6 lbs.) fresh foodstuff per batch

        - In a year, one can easily process 200 batches (200 gallons or 900 lbs. of fare) in a small-sized freeze dryer

        Harvest Right Medium Freeze Dryer

        - The capacity of each batch is 2 gallons (7 to 10 lbs.) fresh foodstuff per batch

        - In a year, one can easily process 200 batches (400 gallons or 1500 lbs. of fare) in a medium-sized freeze dryer

        Harvest Right Large Freeze Dryer

        - The capacity of each batch is about 3.5 gallons (12 to 16 lbs.) fresh foodstuff per batch.

        - In a year, one can easily freeze dry 200 batches (700 gallons or 2500 lbs. of fare) in a large-sized freeze dryer

        Harvest Right Freeze Dryer Features & Benefits

        • Easy to use
        • Patented automated technology with just a press of the button
        • Preserve food that is healthier, fresher, and more delicious (compared to canning and dehydration)
          • Retain 97% of foods’ nutritional quality and preserve the flavor
          • Long shelf life while being free from contamination and harsh chemicals
          • Minimize food waste
          • Freeze-dried food will last up to 25 years
        • See the return on investment in just a few months
        • How much fresh food you can use per batch:
          • Small unit: 4-7 lbs (840 lbs annually)
          • Medium unit: 7-10 lbs (1450 lbs annually)
          • Large unit: 12-16 lbs (2500 lbs annually)
        • Freeze Dryer includes:
          • Owner’s manual and guide to freeze-drying
          • 50 pcs. mylar bags
          • 50 pcs. oxygen absorbers
          • Oil vacuum pump, filter and oil (unless you choose the oil-free pump)
          • Impulse sealer
          • Large Freeze Dryer: 5 Trays (9in wide x 20.5in long x 0.75in high)
          • Medium Freeze Dryer: 4 Trays (7.5in wide x 18in long x 0.75in high)
          • Small Freeze Dryer: 3 Trays (7.75in wide x 14in long x 0.75in high)
          • Power Cord
        • Vacuum pump is detachable and sits outside the freeze dryer
        • Choose your vacuum oil pump:
          • Oil Pump: The standard oil pump requires regular filter and oil changes (every 4-5 batches – only takes 2-3 minutes). Noise level: 64 db.
          • Premier Oil Pump (industrial grade): Much quieter than the standard oil pump (52 db – just as loud as a dishwasher). Works efficiently in all temperatures. Still needs regular filter and oil changes (every 20-25 batches – only takes 2-3 minutes).
          • Oil-free Pump: Quiet, fast, and easy to use. Requires no oil changes and no regular maintenance. Noise level: 62 db.
        • Power: 110 volt outlet
        • Weight: 
          • Small units: 85 lbs
          • Medium units: 110 lbs
          • Large units: 140 lbs
        • Dimensions:
          • Small units: 16.5in wide x 18.5in long x 25in high
          • Medium units: 20in wide x 25in long x 30in high
          • Large units: 22.5in wide x 25.5in long x 32.5in high
        • 3-Year Warranty (continental USA): 1 year full (except for oil vacuum pump that has 6 months), 2nd & 3rd year have limited warranty
        • Made in the USA

        What's Included:

        • Owner's manual and guide to freeze-drying
        • 50 pcs. mylar bags
        • 50 pcs. oxygen absorbers
        • Door pad
        • 12-inch sealer
        • Vacuum pump
        • Vacuum pump hose
        • Vacuum pump oil
        • Oil filter
        • Power cord
        • Large Freeze Dryer - 5 Trays
        • Medium Freeze Dryer - 4 Trays
        • Small Freeze Dryer - 3 Trays

        What all you can Freeze Dry with Harvest Right Freeze Dryer?

        • Meats: steak, pork, seafood/fish, chicken, Hamburger patties, ground turkey, roast beef, and more!
        • Fruits: apple slices, raspberries, grapes, strawberries, pineapple chunks, banana slices, oranges, and more!
        • Dairy: eggs (raw and cooked), yogurt, cheese slices, shredded cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, cottage cheese, and more!
        • Vegetables: tomatoes, leafy greens, corn, peas, asparagus, avocados, and many more!
        • Desserts: ice cream, ice cream sandwiches, Jell-O and puddings, pie fillings, cheesecake, yogurts and custards, and many more!
        • Full Meals: Stir fry, soups, stews and chilis, casseroles, lasagna, pasta dishes, rice dishes, and more!

        But we don't stop there. Did you know that you can also freeze-dry your photographs, artwork, sentimental flowers, and pharmaceuticals? Yes, you can definitely do it!

        Summer note: Running your freeze dryer in a location where there is extreme heat will affect performance. The recommended temperature range for operating this Freeze Dryer is 35-90 Fahrenheit. The most efficient temperature range is between 45-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Although it's safe to operate your freeze dryer in temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, it will affect batch times and reduce the life of the condensing unit (freezer).

        Harvest Right's Manual for this Freeze Dryer

        We want you to proudly say that your meals are Freeze-Dried by Harvest Right :)

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              Harvest Right Premium Home Freeze Dryer

              Harvest Right Premium Home Freeze Dryer

              $2,195.00 $3,499.00

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              • Can you freeze dry milk, butter, eggs, sauces and gravy? Does it come with instructions for different foods?

                Dairy products do very well. The only item on this list that won't freeze dry is butter. Meals with butter in them do great, but butter itself is has too much concentrated fat. Sauces, gravy, milk, and eggs all freeze dry amazingly and reconstitute very very well. For example, the medium size freeze dryer will fit 60 raw eggs in a batch

              • What type of oil for the pump?

                Vacuum pump oil is an inexpensive clear mineral oil that is food grade. This is included with the freeze dryer. 

              • I\'ve read that the fd makes a lot of heat. If so, can it be placed out on my covered porch?

                The most common places for putting your freeze dryer are a garage, utility room, spare bedroom, basement, and sometimes a covered porch. 

              • What are the maintenance costs?

                The only maintenance cost is mineral oil. Most customers spend $10 - $15 a year on this. 

              • Can I freeze dry a turkey in this?

                Yes. Turkey is great to freeze dry. It will rehydrate very well. 

              • What is the wattage of the unit. It seems small, how large of a contaniner can it take?

                At peak, the freeze dryer draws about 16 amps, but on the average about 9 to 11 amps (990-1210 watts) of power per hour. 

                As for food capacity, depending on the type of food, it will dry between 4-7 pounds of food per batch. The unit uses trays, so you don't need to use any sort of container. Just place the food to be freeze dried onto the trays

              • How much heat is food exposed to ?

                During the dry process, moisture is removed starting at 20 degrees F and progresses to 100 degrees F. The upper temperature can be customized and lowered as low as 55 degrees F. 

              • How many volts, amps, and watts is this? Does it require a dedicated circuit?

                110 Volt 
                Runs at 7-10 amps on the average, peaking at 13 
                Watts are approximately 900 

              • How many hours average till a batch is done? Say using fresh blueberries.

                Depends on food. 24-36 minimum for most. Blueberries are ver long and difficult. Could be upwards of 50 hrs 

              • What is origin of the machine?

                This product is assembled and made in the USA. 

              • how is food reconstituted?

                Simply add water to it. If you add hot water it will rehydrate faster. 

              • After the food is done how long can it be stored in the freeze dryer before packaging?

                The food can stay in the freeze dryer almost indefinitely after it is done because the freezer stays on and keeps it ultra cold until you take it out of the dryer. 

              • How long does it take to dry an apple and how many can you dry at a time? How long would it take to dry 2 cups of spaghetti?

                The medium size FD has 4 trays, each tray can hold up to 2.5 lbs of product. Product, like apple slices can be layered. 
                Most foods, fruit, pasta, shredded cheese, raw scrambled eggs, etc. take about 46 hours. Harvest Right has a new computer board that shortens the batch time. 

              • does the vacuum pump run the entire time if not how long usually?

                It runs for about 9 hours unless you add drying time. 

              • what is the difference between a dehydrator and a free dryer?

                Freeze Drying removes all of the water from any food product, but retains the cellular structure and nutrition. Dehydration kills 30-50% of the nutrition because heat is used to dry it. There are many foods that can be freeze dried but could never be dehydrated. For example we freeze dry our spaghetti, chicken noodle soup, milk, raw eggs (or cooked), turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, ice cream, all our fruits and vegetables. When we add water back to these foods they come back to fresh. The raw eggs will rehydrate and make a perfect omelette, scrambled eggs, or be used to bake a cake. Same thing with meals, dairy, and meat products. They rehydrate really well by adding a little water back. This would never be possible with dehydrating. 

              • How often should you clean the pump?

                If the pump is properly maintained with filtering the oil, we recommend not cleaning out the pump. There is not a need. 

              • What comes with this unit being sold?

                It comes with everything you need to freeze dry and package your food: Freeze Dryer, Vacuum Pump, 50 Mylar Bags, 50 Oxygen Absorbers, Mylar Bag Sealer. 

              • Using quart as an example, how many quarts would the freeze chamber shelf area?

                The total amount of finished product is 1.5 - 2.5 gallons of food. So, on the average it is around 8 quarts per batch. This starts to add up very quickly as many will run their freeze dryer 5 times or more per week. The Medium unit has 4 trays, and each tray should only be loaded with 2.5 lbs of food. Typically, that’s 1 to 1.5 quarts. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but it is. It adds up pretty fast. 

              • Is the freeze dryer too heavy for one person to lift?

                Depending on the model, the freeze dryers weigh between 60 lbs. and 190 lbs. It is best to have two people available help move your freeze dryer to the location where you want to keep it. You can place the freeze dryer on a rolling cart if you want the freedom to move your freeze dryer around. Otherwise a simple table or counter will suffice.

              • Do I need to drain the water from my freeze dryer?

                During the process of freeze drying, the water in the material being freeze dried sublimates (evaporates) and freezes in the drying chamber.  At the end of the process the freeze dryer has a defrost cycle that changes the frozen water (that was removed from the material you were drying) back into a liquid form. It then drains out of the chamber into a container of your choice. Simply pour the water into a sink or use it to water your plants.

              • Does my freeze dryer need a filter?

                The freeze dryer itself does not need a filter. However, if you would like to save money on oil, Harvest Right provides a simple oil filter with every freeze dryer. To recycle your oil, simply drain the oil directly from the pump into the filter container and let the filter do the rest. Once the oil has drained into the bottom plastic portion of the filter, you can pour the oil back into your freeze dryer’s vacuum pump and re-use it just as if it were new oil.

              • Do I have to drain my oil?

                To keep your freeze dryer running properly, simply drain the oil out of the vacuum pump at the end of each batch. It takes just a few seconds to unscrew the spout and allow the oil to drain into a filter that is provided with the freeze dryer. If you can clean the lint out of your clothes dryer, you can drain out the oil from a freeze dryer vacuum pump. The oil, used in the vacuum pumps, is food grade mineral oil. If you get a little oil spill it is easy to wipe up.

              • How hard is it to put oil in my freeze dryer?

                It’s simple. Just unscrew the cap on your vacuum pump and pour oil in until it reaches the fill line. If you’re used to filling your dishwasher and your washing machine with detergent, you’ll feel completely comfortable filling your vacuum pump.

              • How loud is a freeze dryer?

                Technically, the freeze dryer runs at about 65 decibels which isn’t too bad. However, it is a little noisy for a kitchen. You should expect your freeze dryer to produce noise during the second half of the freeze-drying process when the vacuum pump is running. The beginning phase (during the freeze process) will not be noisy at all. Comparatively, dishwashers and washing machines have been noisy for years. They are finally getting a little quieter. Because of the noise from a washing machine, homebuilders adjusted and started building laundry rooms to minimize the noise. Harvest Right suggests the same for your freeze dryer. Keep it in your laundry room, a utility room, an extra kitchen/bedroom, or even in your garage.

              • How much food can the system freeze dry each time it is used?

                6-10 pounds of food will fit in your freeze dryer. That amount of food will typically fill one and one-half to two and one-half #10 cans of food–-an amount equivalent to 1.5 to 2.5 gallons.

              • What type of power does it use?

                Standard 110 Volt

              • HOW DOES THE FREEZE DRYER WORK?

                The entire process is automatic. 

                1. Raw or cooked foods are placed in the freeze dryer where they are frozen to between -30 degrees and -50 degrees Fahrenheit.

                2. Once frozen, the freeze dryer creates a vacuum in the food chamber.

                3. As the food is gradually warmed, the water turns to vapor and evaporates out of the food (sublimation).

                4. When dry, the freeze dryer notifies the user that the process is complete by sounding an audible beep.

                5. You can then remove the freeze dried food from the dryer and place it in vacuum-sealed containers that are moisture and oxygen proof (preferably a mylar pouch or a can) to ensure freshness until opened.

                6. When water is added to the food, it regains its original fresh flavor, aroma, texture, and appearance!

              • HOW DOES THE SCIENTIFIC FREEZE DRYER WORK?

                Harvest Right scientific freeze dryers are remarkable, and a perfect addition to any laboratory. Our scientific freeze dryer can be completely customized with your preferred processes. You can have multiple manageable profiles, each providing the ability to automatically power on and off the condensing unit and the vacuum pump in conjunction with ascending, controlled temperature and time settings.

              • WHAT TYPE OF POWER DO THE FREEZE DRYERS USE? HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO RUN?

                3-Year Limited Warranty 
                All sales of Harvest Right Freeze Dryers after February 1, 2019, are covered by this warranty.

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              • WHAT TYPE OF POWER DO THE FREEZE DRYERS USE? HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO RUN?

                Harvest Right has taken every precaution to make this appliance run as affordably as possible.

                Small and Medium

                Our small and standard freeze dryers use a standard 110 volt outlet.

                At peak, the freeze dryer draws about 16 amps, but on the average about 9 to 11 amps (990-1210 watts) of power per hour. A dedicated 20 amp circuit is recommended. Your freeze dryer will cost an estimated $1.25-$2.80 a day, depending on power costs in your area.

                Large

                Our large freeze dryer requires a 110 volt (NEMA 5-20) outlet 

                At peak, the large freeze dryer draws about 16 amps, but on the average about 10 amps (1500 watts) of power per hour. A dedicated 20 amp circuit is required. Your freeze dryer will cost an estimated $2.00-$3.00 a day, depending on power costs in your area.

              • WHAT MAINTENANCE IS REQUIRED FOR A FREEZE DRYER?

                The freeze dryer itself requires little to no maintenance. However, as shown below, all freeze dryers come with a high quality vacuum pump, which requires some maintenance, mainly adding and draining oil.

                The vacuum pump comes equipped with an initial supply of oil. There are 3 cups of oil in a vacuum pump that need to be changed regularly to keep a freeze dryer running efficiently. This is a simple process, and requires little effort.

                Each freeze dryer also includes a stand-alone oil filter. The filter cleans the oil and allows you to keep reusing your oil as if it were new. Using filtered oil in each batch is a great way to save money and be more eco-friendly, while also helping your vacuum pump perform as efficiently as possible

              • WHAT COMPONENTS MAKE UP A FREEZE DRYER?

                The freeze dryer unit itself as well as a high-quality vacuum pump that sits outside the freeze dryer.

              • IS IT OK TO FREEZE THINGS PRIOR TO PLACING IN THE FREEZE DRYER?

                Yes! It is a great idea to put frozen products into your freeze dryer. Your machine will accept pre-frozen foods and cool them even further, to around -40 degrees F.

              • HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FREEZE DRY EACH BATCH?

                It typically takes between 20 to 40 hours to complete the process. Food type and quantity will affect the freeze-dry cycle. Things like meat, peas and corn dry quickly, while squash and watermelon can take longer. The thickness of the food slices will affect the cycle time too.

                Most importantly, your machine senses when the food is ready (alerting you with a beep) so you don’t have to guess when to stop the freeze-dry cycle.

              • HOW MUCH FOOD CAN BE FREEZE DRIED WITH EACH BATCH?

                Small
                4-7 lbs. of fresh food will fit in our small freeze dryer. That amount of food will typically fill 1.0 to 1.5 gallons (1 to 1.5 #10 cans) of food per batch. It is not uncommon for customers to freeze dry 900 lbs. of fresh food in just 1 year.

                Medium
                7-10 pounds of fresh food will fit in our standard size freeze dryer. That amount of food will typically fill 1.5 to 2.5 gallons (1.5 to 2.5 #10 cans) of food per batch. It is not uncommon for customers to freeze dry 1,500 lbs. of fresh food in just 1 year.

                Large
                12-16 pounds of fresh food will fit in our large freeze dryer. That amount of food will typically fill 3.5 gallons (3.5 #10 cans) of food per batch. It is not uncommon for customers to freeze dry 2,200 lbs. of fresh food in just 1 year.

              • WHAT TYPE OF FOOD CAN BE FREEZE DRIED?

                You truly can freeze-dry almost anything. All kinds of fruits, vegetables and meats taste wonderful when freeze dried. That includes things like tomatoes, apples, bananas, strawberries, peaches, green beans, peppers, onions, potatoes, spinach, shrimp, pork, beef, turkey and even ice cream.

                Your favorite meals that include meat may be easily freeze dried. Foods like lasagna, rice dishes, cheese macaroni, chili, beef stew, chicken a la king, casseroles, shrimp, lobster, pulled pork, pasta sauces or scrambled eggs are perfect for this process.

                You will find that it is a delight to experiment with different foods and meals in your freeze dryer. A great way to start is by picking meals that are already favorites in your home.

              • WHAT SIZE ARE THE FREEZE DRYERS AND HOW MUCH DO THEY WEIGH?

                Small 16.5" W x 18.5" D x 25" H Color: 61 lbs. Stainless: 68 lbs. 

                Medium 18" W x 21.25" D x 28.5" H Color: 112 lbs. Stainless: 133 lbs. 

                Large 20.25 " W x 23.75" D x 30.75" H Color: 138 lbs. Stainless: 161 lbs.

              • Which Freezer Dryer is right for me?

                Small Freeze Dryer: 
                - Capacity of each batch is about 1 gallon (4 to 6 lbs. of fresh food)
                - In a year, one can easily freeze dry 200 batches (200 gallons or 900 lbs. of food)

                Medium Freeze Dryer:
                - Capacity of each batch is about 2 gallons (7 to 10 lbs. of fresh food)
                - In a year, one can easily freeze dry 200 batches (400 gallons or 1500 lbs. of food)

                Large Freeze Dryer:
                - Capacity of each batch is about 3.5 gallons (12 to 16 lbs. of fresh food)
                - In a year, one can easily freeze dry 200 batches (700 gallons or 2500 lbs. of food)

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              this is a great product was delivered fast, customer support super , save money freeze dry and store your emergency food supply, you will love these freeze dryers

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              Love my Harvest Right freeze dryer

              I love my Harvest Right freeze dryer very often because of its ability to create great fruit snacks for us. My freeze-dried veggies turn out really great and the promise of longer shelf life is really there. This is the absolutely best way to preserve produce and i have stopped canning my food. I am extremely surprised as well as to how easy it is to maintain the machine with the use of the oil-free pump. I am very happy to do the upgrade with my purchase thanks to the recommendations on chat made by shopgrowspaces. Definitely worth the wait.

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              M.f.d.
              Love the Freeze Dryer

              Been using my medium freeze dryer for about a month. Love it. Easy to set up and use. Just in time for apple harvest and to relieve some of the space from my garden products from the freezer to FD.

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              o.h.
              freeze dryer

              bought this for my sister she absolutely loves it what a great investment no more throwing out left overs no more wasting milk because it went out of date wait time was long but now very pleased

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