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High-Capacity Industrial Dehydrators

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1 Trolley / 30 - 60 Tray / 8.8 - 17.7m² Total tray area
1 Trolley / 30 - 60 Tray / 8.8 - 17.7m² Total tray area
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1 Trolley / 30 - 60 Tray / 8.8 - 17.7m² Total tray area

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2 Trolley / 60 - 120 Tray / 17.7 - 35.3m² Total tray area
2 Trolley / 60 - 120 Tray / 17.7 - 35.3m² Total tray area
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4 Trolley / 120 - 240 Tray / 35.3 - 70.7m² Total tray area
4 Trolley / 120 - 240 Tray / 35.3 - 70.7m² Total tray area
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8 Trolley / 240 - 480 Tray / 70.7 - 141.3m² Total tray area
8 Trolley / 240 - 480 Tray / 70.7 - 141.3m² Total tray area
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8 Trolley / 240 - 480 Tray / 70.7 - 141.3m² Total tray area

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10 Trolley / 300 - 600 Tray / 88.3 - 176.6m² Total tray area
10 Trolley / 300 - 600 Tray / 88.3 - 176.6m² Total tray area
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10 Trolley / 300 - 600 Tray / 88.3 - 176.6m² Total tray area

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Industrial Trolley | Stainless Steel
Industrial Trolley | Stainless Steel
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Industrial Trolley | Stainless Steel

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46 x 64cm Industrial Mesh Tray
46 x 64cm Industrial Mesh Tray
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46 x 64cm Industrial Fine Mesh Tray
46 x 64cm Industrial Fine Mesh Tray
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46 x 64cm Industrial Perforated Pan Tray
46 x 64cm Industrial Perforated Pan Tray
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46 x 64cm Industrial Flat Pan Tray
46 x 64cm Industrial Flat Pan Tray
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46 x 64cm Industrial Mesh Non-Stick Mats
46 x 64cm Industrial Mesh Non-Stick Mats
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46 x 64cm Industrial Solid Non-Stick Dehydrator Mats
46 x 64cm Industrial Solid Non-Stick Dehydrator Mats
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46 x 64 x 2cm Industrial Non-Stick Dehydrator Silicon Tray Inserts
46 x 64 x 2cm Industrial Non-Stick Dehydrator Silicon Tray Inserts
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Why choose a benchfoods dehydrator?

Here are a few reasons why we can’t be compared with the rest

HORIZONTAL AIR FLOW
COMMERCIAL GRADE QUALITY
Our entire product line is commercial grade stainless steel inside and out. Built for the demand of ongoing commercial use. These units are easy to clean, maintain, and most important food safe.
TIME AND TEMP MEMORY
99 hour timer
Designed for all products and industries in mind, our 99-hour timer will cover anything you might need to dehydrate for a full day of drying time.
TEMPERED GLASS PANEL
30-90°C PRECISION THERMOSTATS
Get the quality outcome you're looking for with our precision thermostats.
Outstanding temperature control and temperature hold anywhere from 30-90°C.
AMBIENT AIR MODE
AMBIENT AIR MODE
If you desire to dry your product using fans only and no heat, simply set the temperature to 00 on the control panel. This can be great for drying products such as herbs, biltong and some seafoods.

Commercial Warranty

1. WHAT DOES THIS WARRANTY COVER?
It covers defects in material or workmanship under normal use. We will repair or replace products/parts that prove defective during the warranty period.

2. WHAT WILL WE DO TO CORRECT PROBLEMS?
We will action 1 of 3 scenarios based on the defect and the product purchased;
1. Send a brand-new replacement of the defective product.
*Does not apply for industrial orders

2. If the defective part of the product is already identified, we will ship the replacement part and have a service technician come onsite to replace and install once it has arrived.
3. Send out a service technician to investigate the defect. Once the issue has been identified, the technician will either fix the defect immediately or notify us of replacement parts needed. If the latter, we will ship the required replacement parts to the service address. The technician will then return onsite to service and fix the product.
*If there is no technician locally available, then a local appliance repair technician can be sourced by the customer and BenchFoods will pay the technician invoice or reimburse the customer if prepaid.

3. HOW LONG DOES THE COVERAGE LAST?
The Warranty Period is now 5 years from the original date of purchase for Industrial, Commercial, and Domestic Dehydrators. Replacement products or parts, provided through a warranty claim, assume the remaining warranty of the original product or 180 days from the replacement or repair date, whichever is longer. *Spare Parts purchased outside of a warranty claim are not eligible for warranty coverage.

Further information can be found on our warranty page.
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Shipping & Returns

Domestic: Items in local stock will ship next business day and will take somewhere between 7-10 business days for standard free shipping. Priority Shipping is available for an additional fee with a timeline of 3-5 business days for delivery.

International: Items in local stock will ship next business day and will take somewhere between 7-10 business days for standard free shipping. Priority Shipping is available for an additional fee with a timeline of 3-5 business days for delivery.

Industrial Units: Standard domestic shipping is included in your industrial unit price. These units are made to order and will take around 12-16 weeks to your door.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does shipping cost?

How long does shipping take?

Do you deliver internationally?

Does the unit include trays?

How much can I dehydrate in this unit?

Commercial warranty

1. WHAT DOES THIS WARRANTY COVER?
It covers defects in material or workmanship under normal use. We will repair or replace products/parts that prove defective during the warranty period.

2. WHAT WILL WE DO TO CORRECT PROBLEMS?
We will action 1 of 3 scenarios based on the defect and the product purchased;
1. Send a brand-new replacement of the defective product.
*Does not apply to industrial orders*
2. If the defective part of the product is already identified, we will ship the replacement part and have a service technician come onsite to replace and install once it has arrived.
3. Send out a service technician to investigate the defect. Once the issue has been identified, the technician will either fix the defect immediately or notify us of replacement parts needed. If the latter, we will ship the required replacement parts to the service address. The technician will then return onsite to service and fix the product.
*If there is no technician locally available, then a local appliance repair technician can be sourced by the customer and BenchFoods will pay the technician invoice or reimburse the customer if prepaid.

3. HOW LONG DOES THE COVERAGE LAST?
The Warranty Period is now 5 years from the original date of purchase for Industrial, Commercial, and Domestic Dehydrators. Replacement products or parts, provided through a warranty claim, assume the remaining warranty of the original product or 180 days from the replacement or repair date, whichever is longer. *Spare Parts purchased outside of a warranty claim are not eligible for warranty coverage.

Further information can be found on our warranty page.
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Shipping & Returns

Shipping: Items in local stock will ship next business day and will take somewhere between 7-10 business days for standard free shipping. Priority Shipping is available for an additional fee with a timeline of 3-5 business days for delivery.

Returns: Our global operation, with regional distribution warehouses, ensures efficient international shipping rates. Depending on the country, we can deliver directly to the end delivery address or ship to the customs entry point.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does shipping cost?

How long does shipping take?

Do you deliver internationally?

Does the unit include trays?

How much can I dehydrate in this unit?

we partner with a wide range of industries
From environmental solutions to pet treats, we are continually amazed with the diverse applications of our dehydrators.
Charity & Disaster Relief
Pre-prepared & Frozen Food
Automotive Textiles
Cruelty Free Cosmetics
Space & Exploration
Butcher
Biotechnology
Biltong
Organic Pet Food
Sustainable Waste Solutions
Food Production | Olives
Gourmet Foods
Liquor Distillery
Scientific Research
Food & Material Production
Food Production | Chocolate
Science & Research
5-star luxury Restaurant
Wine Production
Food Science | Beverage Production
Pet Treats
Charity & Disaster Relief
Pre-prepared & Frozen Food
Automotive Textiles
Cruelty Free Cosmetics
Space & Exploration
Butcher
Biotechnology
Biltong
Organic Pet Food
Sustainable Waste Solutions
Food Production | Olives
Gourmet Foods
Liquor Distillery
Scientific Research
Food & Material Production
Food Production | Chocolate
Science & Research
5-star luxury Restaurant
Wine Production
Food Science | Beverage Production
Pet Treats

When to choose an industrial dehydrator

Choosing the right dehydrator for your business

Deciding to buy an industrial dehydrator or commercial dehydrator is a big decision. It’s a significant capital expense, so you want to be sure that whatever you choose is right for your business, your product range and your future plans. 

If you’re weighing up an industrial dehydrator versus a commercial dehydrator, we’ve outlined some of the key differences to help you with your choice.


Temperature range

Our commercial dehydrators can be set at a temperature of up to 90°C (195°F). In contrast, the temperature in our standard industrial dehydrators can reach 150°C (300°F) and with customisation, industrial units can go even higher – up to 300°C (575°F). 

This means a greater flexibility in adjusting temperatures and drying times, depending on the products you are making and the final texture you want to achieve.


Timer options

All our dehydrator units, both commercial and industrial, come with flexible and programmable timer options unmatched by any domestic dehydrator available. In our commercial dehydrators, the timer can be set for up to 99 hours. Industrial dehydrators offer even more flexibility in the timer programming options, with the ability to set 5 separate steps all with 1000 hour timers.

Using a timer means you can automatically shut off units, eliminating manual processes for your team. With the ability to program your unit over many days, you can avoid unnecessary run-time and reduce your business’s overheads for electricity and other running costs.


Insulation

Insulation in dehydrators helps to ensure a more consistent drying temperature and reduced operating costs through heat retention. All our dehydrators offer superior insulation compared to domestic dehydrators – our commercial dehydrators are partially insulated, but our industrial dehydrators are fully insulated. This means they can offer better efficiency and heat retention, translating to approximately 10-15% faster drying times.


Airflow

Consistent airflow can make a huge difference to drying times and product consistency. Our commercial dehydrators offer superior airflow than domestic units, taking advantage of larger fans. This means there’s no need to rotate trays so that you can achieve consistent drying.

Our Industrial units also utilise DrySync™ technology. This advanced system allows you to precisely regulate the intake and exhaust valves for the airflow system. It starts by building up the humidity level in the drying chamber, and then cycles the exhaust system on and off throughout the drying program to evenly remove moisture from the center of your product. This ensures even and consistent drying, while preventing case hardening which leads to premature food spoilage due to internal mold and bacteria growth. With our DrySync™ technology, you can achieve optimal drying results every time, ensuring the highest quality end product.

Size & Customisation

Industrial units can come in a range of sizes with a comprehensive range of customisations available. For example, our industrial units can be supplied as a single trolley with 30 trays offering 8.8m2 of tray area up to an eight trolley, 240 tray unit providing 70.7m2 tray area. These can be shipped as one piece or in several pieces to fit through doors and then be easily assembled on site.

As well as size customisations to suit your business needs and available space, industrial units can be tailored to:

  • Insert hooks for hanging products as they dehydrate (great for biltong!)
  • Choose from four types of trays depending on your needs (in contrast, our commercial machines only have two tray options)
  • Run on single-phase power, if necessary (standard option is three-phase power). 


Is an industrial dehydrator the right choice for you?

While there are a lot of advantages to industrial dehydrators, for some businesses, multiple commercial units can sometimes be a more suitable choice.

Commercial dehydrators can be a more affordable option, with a lower price point. Buying multiple commercial units can sometimes offer more flexibility, based on your business needs. As smaller units, commercial dehydrators can provide more manoeuvrability, making them a great choice if your business is likely to relocate as you grow, or if you need to reconfigure your processing facility.

Multiple commercial units are also a good choice if your business is processing a range of products. Using several commercial dehydrators rather than a single large industrial unit means you can isolate different products and recipes in separate machines and avoid cross contamination.

Using several commercial dehydrators also means that you can stagger production. If you have a small team, multiple machines may help you to reduce labour costs with smaller batch sizes staggered throughout the day. Programming your dehydration cycles to finish at different times may be a smarter way to spread your team’s work out throughout the day.


Still not sure what dehydrator model will suit your business best?

When you are producing dehydrated food products for a business, the level of control and flexibility offered by commercial and industrial dehydrators really are unmatched by domestic units. The consistency of your products will be better, with more features to increase your productivity and efficiency. 

With a range of sizes available, from 16 tray commercial dehydrators through to 240 tray industrial dehydrators, we have models available to suit small businesses, growing businesses and big businesses. Our products offer excellent value for money, backed up by friendly support and a three-year warranty to give your business confidence and certainty for years to come. 

If you’re having a hard time choosing the right dehydrator for your business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly, responsive team can talk you through the options and help you to feel confident that you’re making the right product choice for your business, your product range and your future growth plans.

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