COSORI Stainless Steel Food Dehydrator
COSORI CP267-FD is a modern stainless steel food dehydrator with a smart digital control panel and countdown timer for dehydrating fruits, veggies, herbs, beef, jerky, bread crumbs, flowers and more. You’ll get an original recipe book by Cosori chefs, a mesh screen and a fruit roll sheet in the box. The average score is 4.4 out of 5 stars by 15 customers and the reviews are mostly positive.
As an FDA and ETL listed food dehydrator it is quite safe to use. It is actually listed as Amazon’s Choice for “stainless steel food dehydrator”. You are also offered the BPA-free plastic version that is about hundred dollars cheaper, on the same product page. The stainless steel used on this FDA-approved dehydrator is food grade and safe for health. The integrated intuitive digital touch panel lets you set the timer for up to 48 hours and in half hour increments. You don’t need to set it every time as it includes a convenient memory function.
You can dehydrate foods efficiently with the precise temperatures between 95 and 165 degrees Fahrenheit via the adjustable thermostat by pressing the Temp/Time and holding the + and – button. The adjustment will be in 1 degree increments. When the preset time is up the unit shuts itself off automatically for energy conservation and security purposes. And there is the overheat protection in case this food dehydrator overheats. The accessories included in the package, tray liners and the 6 stainless steel trays can be cleaned in the dishwasher. But they can be a little big for some dishwashers. You can use a brush or sponge or a damp cloth to get the food or residues from the base of the dehydrator.
The 50 easy recipes on the recipe book are by Cosori’s chefs and you just need to follow the easy instructions. You can make a variety of tasty and healthy snacks without any added preservatives or chemicals. It will save you money over time, as you can dehydrate the unused fruit that you’d normally throw out and save it for later use or as snack. Homemade jerky, for instance, costs much less than what you’ll buy at the shops. The shelf life is much longer as it is harder for the food to get spoiled without moisture and all the healthy nutrients will be maintained in dried foods.
Cosori CP267 is easy on the eyes with a sleek and modern appearance and design, weighs 21.6 pounds and measures 13.4 x 17.8 x 12.4 inches. Each tray is 12 x 13 inches and they slide in and out very easily. It is not very heavy but will take up some counter space. You have about 1.08 sq feet for each shelf for a total capacity of 6.5 sq feet. In its price range it is one of the best and most durable dehydrators you can get on the market. The door at the front has the tempered glass and is robust and durable- it won’t break easily. The fan is located at the back of the food dehydrator.
Cosori Dehydrator is made in China like with most other home appliances and other products on the market. But you shouldn’t have any concerns over its quality. It functions as it should, is easy to operate, very sturdy in stainless steel with tempered glass that lets you see the dehydration process, has a bright and easy to read LCD display panel, and is priced very competitively. It is shipped in styrofoam and double boxing that will prevent any damage. You can open and close the door easily with the magnetic closure. It comes with a reasonable warranty of two years by Cosori along with one year buyer’s assurance that can be extended by another year. And you can contact Cosori Customer Service team in case of any problems. You will also get Amazon tech support free of charge.