The STX Dehydra Model 1200W-XLS is an Extra Large Stainless Steel Commercial Grade Food & Jerky Dehydrator with 10 Each 100% Stainless Steel Drying Racks that Measure 16 Inches Wide x 14.5 Inches Deep each. The 10 Drying Racks are manufactured from 304 Grade Stainless Steel (NOT Chrome Coated) and the Square Holes in the Racks are 3/8 Inch x 3/8 Inch which helps accommodate almost any Fruit, Vegetable or Jerky that you wish to dehydrate.
This Dehydrator also Features 1200 Watts of Dehydrating/Heating Power with 7 Preset Heat Temperatures that Range from 97 °F to 165 °F (36 °C to 74 °C). This unit is, what is commonly referred to, as a Horizontal Air-Flow Food Dehydrator as it is powered by a Rear Mounted Motor with a 7 Inch Fan Blade that Blows the Hot Air Forward towards all of the food you are drying on the racks. Also Included is a Stainless Steel Drip Tray that slides into the bottom of the Front Drying Section.
The Control Panel on the Top of this Unit is 100% Digital and has a 15 Hour Shut Off Timer. The Time Setting, which shows on an LCD Screen, can be programmed in 5 Minute Intervals, is controlled by Up & Down Buttons and Shuts Off Automatically when the Timer reaches “0”. There are 7 Pre-Set Temperatures on the Control Panel along with a Dehydrating Guide that shows what Suggested Temperatures you should use for different fruits, vegetables, foods, meats, etc.
The STX “Dehydrating Made Easy” Cookbook (CD/PDF Format) is also included with our STX Dehydra 1200W Dehydrator. This Cookbook is loaded with 126 Pages of over 270 Dehydrating Recipes. This Cookbook also Includes General Drying Temperatures, Shelf Life Comparisons, Fruit Drying Guide, Vegetable Drying Guide, List of What is In Season during the Year. This Cookbook Includes Recipes on How to Make/Dehydrate Fruit Leathers, Fruit Snacks, Granola & Trail Mix, Meat & Jerky, Vegetables and Much More.
The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) States, “Illnesses due to Salmonella and E.Coli O157:H7 from homemade jerky raise questions about the safety of traditional drying methods.” The USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline’s currently recommends heating meat to 160 °F and poultry to 165 °F. The Dehydra 1200W has a Temperature Range of 97 °F to 165 °F which makes this dehydrator as “JERKY SAFE” as possible for those of you who do not Preheat your Meat & Poultry to these suggested temperatures.