Freeze Dryer Size: 30" x 20" x 25" (about the size of a dishwasher)
Freeze Dryer Weight: Just over 100 pounds
Freeze Dryer Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty
Power: Standard 110 Volt outlet The freeze dryer is designed to be energy-efficient and only draws an average of 11 amps of power per hour to freeze dry food.
Refrigeration: The freeze dryer uses a refrigerator condenser like what is used in home refrigerators. These condenser work by filling copper coils with a coolant. It is efficient enough to bring food to -45 degrees Fahrenheit or colder. The system is closed, meaning that the coolant only needs replacing in rare cases of damage.
Vacuum Pump: The freeze dryer also uses a vacuum pump to decrease the pressure in its chamber. This vacuum pump meets refrigeration industry standards and is a proven design that provides years and years of reliable service.
Maintenance: The freeze dryer requires only one item of regular maintenance, in the vacuum pump. We chose a "wet" pump design for our machine (meaning that it uses oil) because they are much more reliable and long-lasting than dry pumps. The pump uses mineral oil, and the oil must be changed about every 10 cycles (uses). Changing the oil is extremely easy to do and can be accomplished in just minutes.
Freeze Dryer Capacity: Freeze dries approximately 2 gallons of food per batch, equivalent to two #10 cans or about 6-10 pounds (before drying). It can easily dry 300 to 400 gallons of food in a year.
Freeze Drying Cycle Time: One freeze drying cycle last 24 hours (on average). The process is completely automatic and only requires the push of one button.
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