L’EQUIP Dehydrator Tech Specs

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

Here’s a diagram of L’Equip:

L'Equip diagram
1-Top lid with ventilation; 2-Base, with 3-Heating Element and Motor Fan; 4-On-off Switch; 5-Plug; 6-Trays; 7-Temperature Control Knob; 8-Center hole in Tray for even distribution of warm air; 9-Tray with mesh screen.

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ModelNo. 528, UL listed and CSA certified
ColorChoice of Gray or White
Weight10 lbs. — Shipping 12.3 lbs
Unit Dimensions17 x 11 x 10-1/2 inches or 43 x 28 x 27 cm
Power Voltage120v / 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 Consumption550 w (watts)
Solid-state Thermostat with Heat SensorHeat 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 RangeWide range from lowest temp. 92°F (33°C) –perfect for making yogurt — to highest 158°F (70°C) in 3 degree increments
Total Drying areaEach 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 Trays3/4-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 KnobFor optimal temperature control
Replacement PartsAvailable from USA
ReturnsRepair or replacement for manufacturing flaws or defects
WarrantyFull 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
Uniform, consistent dryingSuperbly 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-flowUnique 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 FanCentrally 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 environmentHeat 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 elementNo flimsy heating coil — L’Equip’s heating element will not warp or stretch out of shape
Protected heating unitNo spills, or light grains like sprouted quinoa, can ever fall into the electric components, instead they hit the easily-cleaned base tray
High capacityExpand 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 traysFood-grade ABS polymer will not crack
Low-cost, efficient operationCosts only pennies per hour — heat sensor minimizes usage of heating element
High-performance dryingReliable 24-hour operation
Opaque exteriorBlocks light to preserve nutrition
Quality ConstructionABS polymer cabinet is high-grade, high-impact, lightweight and easy to lift, easy to clean
Compact space-saving designRectangular design stores compactly, takes up very little space

Enjoy Tasty Home-Dried Snacks Anytime Anywhere

6 TraysEach with grid-like bottom for good air-flow
6 Mesh Liners, flexibleNon-stick removable liners covering base of each tray make it easy for cleaning
2 Solid (fruit-leather) SheetsBest to buy pack of 10 extra — for fruit leathers, sprouted grain crackers, and all blended snacks such as cashew yogurt
1 Mesh BagFor potpourris
1 Owner’s ManualWith 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 sheetsSee Amazon for price
Mesh Liner — available in singlesSee Amazon for price
Fruit-leather Sheets — pack of 10See Amazon for price

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