L'EQUIP Dehydrator Tech Specs
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L'Equip is truly the most advanced dehydrator in the world today. It's the only one designed in the 21st century! It's free of the problems we see in the older dehydrators designed decades ago.
On this page I describe Model #528. A newer better model is the slightly more expensive L'Equip FilterPro which has these additional features:
- Unique filtered air intake
- LED Temperature Display —
- giving precise temperature control
- Cord storage
- Accessory Yogurt Cups
- Digital Timer, auto-shut off
- ETL Certified
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|L'EQUIP MODEL 528 SPECIFICATIONS|
|Model||No. 528, UL listed and CSA certified|
|Color||Choice of Gray or White|
|Weight||10 lbs. — Shipping 12.3 lbs|
|Unit Dimensions||17 x 11 x 10-1/2 inches or 43 x 28 x 27 cm|
|Power Voltage||120v / AC / 60Hz. It does not work well at 220v. I tried using a 600w voltage converter because South Africa (like UK, Europe) is 220v, but L'Equip repeatedly broke and the manufacturers told me it's not designed to work with a converter. If your country is 220v, rather get a 220v Excalibur.|
|Power Consumption||550 w (watts)|
|Solid-state Thermostat with Heat Sensor||Heat sensor checks temperature from top to bottom 60 times a second, and adjusts thermostat to maintain desired temperature. It's controlled electronically, not with a mechanical device as with other dehydrators — the result is a much more precise control of temperature|
|Temperature Range||Wide range from lowest temp. 92°F (33°C) — perfect for making yogurt — to highest 158°F (70°C) in 3 degree increments|
|Total Drying area||Each tray approx. one sqare feet, making 6 sq.ft for six trays — add trays to a maximum of 20, but then you must rotate them|
|Space between Trays||3/4-inch, which is perfect for drying fruits, vegetables and crackers, but not for a pie dish — Excalibur 2900 with its removable trays is best for this|
|Durable On-off switch and separate Temperature Dial Knob||For optimal temperature control|
|Replacement Parts||Available from USA|
|Returns||Repair or replacement for manufacturing flaws or defects|
|Warranty||Full TWELVE Years Manufacturer's Warranty — L'Equip is committed to manufacturing the highest quality, most user-friendly health appliances that perform well, and have a unique design to complement any kitchen|
|FEATURES / ADVANTAGES|
|Uniform, consistent drying||Superbly captures the good taste and nutrition of fresh fruits and vegetables (and meats) because it dries food uniformly and consistently, even in the corners and on every tray|
|Superior air-flow||Unique airflow design allows air to naturally rise and pass around and through food to gently absorb moisture, and with uniform drying, there's never a need to move trays (if you stick to 6)|
|Powerful, quiet-running, motorized Fan||Centrally placed to ensure all air circulates uniformly; air-flow does not depend on convection as with cheaper dehydrators, so your drying time is less|
|Stable food-drying environment||Heat sensor analyzes temperature 60 times per second — your food is never over- or under-cooked, and you get the exact texture you want|
|Solid heating element||No flimsy heating coil — L'Equip's heating element will not warp or stretch out of shape|
|Protected heating unit||No spills, or light grains like sprouted quinoa, can ever fall into the electric components, instead they hit the easily-cleaned base tray|
|High capacity||Expand trays to 20 (12 square feet of drying area) as your needs grow, but then trays need to be rotated — Excalibur 2900 is best for high-capacity|
|Almost unbreakable trays||Food-grade ABS polymer will not crack|
|Low-cost, efficient operation||Costs only pennies per hour — heat sensor minimizes usage of heating element|
|High-performance drying||Reliable 24-hour operation|
|Opaque exterior||Blocks light to preserve nutrition|
|Quality Construction||ABS polymer cabinet is high-grade, high-impact, lightweight and easy to lift, easy to clean|
|Compact space-saving design||Rectangular design stores compactly, takes up very little space|
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|6 Trays||Each with grid-like bottom for good air-flow|
|6 Mesh Liners, flexible||Non-stick removable liners covering base of each tray make it easy for cleaning|
|2 Solid (fruit-leather) Sheets||Best to buy pack of 10 extra — for fruit leathers, sprouted grain crackers, and all blended snacks such as cashew yogurt|
|1 Mesh Bag||For potpourris|
|1 Owner's Manual||With recipes and charts describing preparation, drying times, storage, etc.|
|Owner's manual comes with order form at the back to order these optional extras direct from L'Equip in USA, as your needs grow|
|Tray Set — includes 2 trays, 2 mesh liners, 2 fruit-leather sheets||See Amazon for price|
|Mesh Liner — available in singles||See Amazon for price|
|Fruit-leather Sheets — pack of 10||See Amazon for price|
Best pages to learn more:
- Benefits of L'Equip Dehydrator
- Benefits of Excalibur Dehydrator
- Dehydrating Links — see all info on Dehydrating.
- Site Map — see the whole feast :)
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