5 Food Dehydrators That Cost Below $100

5 food dehydrators below $100

You might be the person who would like to try food dehydration at home but seem skeptical to invest on an expensive machine. We have here 5 food dehydrators that cost less than $100 USD. Go take a look at our comparison and see if it suits your kitchen fine.

Comparison Table





Hamilton Beach®

Nesco FD-60 Food Dehydrator
Cuisinart DHR-20 Food Dehydrator
Presto 06301 Dehydro Digital Electric Food Dehydrator
NutriChef PKFD06
Hamilton Beach 32100A
Product DescriptionNESCO® FD-60 Snackmaster Food DehydratorCuisinart® DHR-20 Food DehydratorPresto® 06301 Dehydro™ Digital Electric Food DehydratorNutriChef™ Food Dehydrator Machine – Professional Electric Multi-Tier Food PreserverHamilton Beach® 32100A Digital Food Dehydrator Machine
Manufacturer/SellerMetal Ware CorporationCuisinart®Presto®Pyle USAHamilton Beach
ColorWhiteSteel GrayWhiteBlack/ ChromeGray
Size/Dimension13.6” high  x 9.8” wide x 13.5” deep13.38″ high, 15.62″ wide, and 12″ deep14.5” high x 15” wide x 7.25” deep11″ high x 11″ wide x 10.2″ deep10.5” high x 13” wide x 11” deep
Weight6.85 pounds7.8 pounds8.5 pounds6.05 pounds8 pounds
MaterialNot specified, probably plasticPlasticPlasticPlasticPlastic
Number of Trays4, expandable to 125, expandable to 96, expandable to 1255
Wattage500 watts620 watts750 wattsNot specified500 watts
Fan/Heating ElementTop mounted fanBase fanbottom-mounted fanbottom-mounted fanBottom-mounted fan
Temperature range95◦F to 155◦FNot specified90◦F to 165◦FNot specified, maximum temperature of 180°F100◦F to 160° F
ThermostatYes4 presets: fan, low, medium, and highYes, digitalNoneYes, digital
TimerNoNoYes, digitalNoneYes
CoverDetachable, not see-throughDetachable, see-throughDetachable, see-throughDetachable, see-throughDetachable, see-through
Purchase includes1 fruit roll sheet and 2 original flavor jerky spice and cure packetsDoesn’t come with accessories2 fruit roll sheets, 2 nonstick mesh screens traysDoesn’t come with accessories1 fine-mesh sheet and 1 solid sheet
Dishwasher safeYesYesYesNoYes
WarrantyLimited 1-year warrantyLimited 3-year warrantyLimited warranty, no time specifiedLimited 1-year warrantyUS: Limited 1-year warranty
Canada: Limited 5-year warranty
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Final Thoughts

There you have it, 5 of the popular brands of food dehydrators that cost less than $100 USD. We hope that we were able to help you decide which one suits your need.

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