The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) States the Following. Illnesses due to Salmonella and E. Coli O157:H7 from homemade jerky raise questions about the safety of traditional drying methods for making beef and venison jerky. The USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline's current recommendation for making jerky safely is to heat meat to 160°F and poultry to 165°F before the drying (dehydrating) process.
This step makes sure that any bacteria present will be destroyed by wet heat. But most dehydrator instructions do not include this step and a dehydrator may not reach temperatures high enough to heat meat to 160°F or poultry 165°F. The danger in dehydrating meat and poultry without cooking it to a safe temperature first is that the appliance will not heat the meat to 160 °F and poultry to 165°F - temperatures at which bacteria will be destroyed. Our STX Dehydra 1200W Food Dehydrator has a Temperature Range from 97°F to 165°F which makes this dehydrator as "Jerky Safe" as possible for those of you who do not take the time to Preheat your Meat & Poultry to the USDA's suggested temperatures.
The STX Dehydra 1200W (1200 Watts of Dehydrating Power) Stainless Steel Multi Sectional Commercial Grade 10 Tray "Jerky Safe" Food Dehydrator. This Dehydrator comes in 2 Different Sections (Front & Back Sections) that you can Take Apart in about 10 Seconds and/or Lock Together in 10 Seconds.The Front (Dehydrating) Section measures 16.5" in Width x 14.5" High x 15.5 Deep. This is the part of the unit where the 10 Drying Trays fit in to dehydrate your foods.
The Back (Power, Heat & Control) Section measures 16.5" in Width x 14.5" High x 4.5 Deep. When assembled, the Total Unit (also mentioned above) measures 20" Front to Back, 16.5" in Width and 14.5 High. Due to this Feature, you can take both parts of the unit apart and it makes the whole dehydrator much easier to clean.
In fact, you could actually clean the front dehydrating section and stainless steel racks by using a pressure washer (on low) or your garden hose if you wanted. You could not do this to the back section as it has the electric motor (fan) and controls in it, but you could blow this section out with air.
A lot of dust accumulates around the motor & fan and you want to keep this clean so it does not get clogged with dust and overheat. This STX Dehydra 1200W is a Large Dehydrator and weighs 32 lbs.IMPORTANT: This Dehydrator should be At Least 12 Inches Away from any wall during operation to allow for proper air circulation. DO NOT Block the Air Vents on the front of the Dehydrator or the Air Intake Screen on the back of the Dehydrator. If you do this, the product may overheat and Blow the Fuse.
Lastly, this STX Dehydra 1200W Dehydrator is ETL Approved. UL and ETL are both Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTLs).UL Develops the Testing Standards and tests to them. ETL Tests to UL Standards. These two marks guarantee the Safety of the Product. 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. This equals 232 Square Inches (1.61 Square Feet) of Drying Area per Rack.
With 10 Racks Included with this unit, the Total Amount of Drying Area for dehydrating your Food or Jerky is 2320 Inches or 16.11 Square Feet. 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. Dehydrating Power & Air Flow.This Dehydrator also Features 1200 Watts of Dehydrating/Heating Power with 7 Preset Heat Temperatures that Range from 97°F to 165°F 36. 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 measures 16 Inches x 14.5 Inches that slides into the bottom of the Front Drying Section. You will Love this Drip Tray as it makes Clean Up a Snap!
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 following is the Temperatures of the 7 Preset Buttons. Note that there is No Real Exact Temperature Standard for Dehydrating Herbs, Vegetables, Fruits, etc. But we Highly Suggest that anytime you dehydrate Jerky to Set the Preset at. The amount of time it takes to dehydrate any type of food can be affected by room temperature, relative humidity, moisture levels in the food you are drying and the thickness you slice or cut the food.
To become proficient at dehydrating, it will be necessary to experiment with your drying techniques. Drying Trays & Drip Tray.
10 Each 100% Stainless Steel Drying Racks that Measure 16 Inches Wide x 14.5 Inches Deep each. Heat Resistant Silicone Mat and the "Dehydrating Made Easy" Cookbook.The STX "Dehydrating Made Easy" Cookbook is also included with our STX Dehydra 1200W Food 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, Herbs & Spices, Marinades & Dressings, Meat & Jerky, Vegetables and Much More. There is even a Section devoted to Pet Food & Treat Recipes. This Cookbook comes in a CD (PDF) Format, but if you don't have a CD Drive, it is also downloadable from our website and information on how to do this is included in the Instructions.
Whether you are an expert or a novice at dehydrating, we are certain you will find this Cookbook a Valuable Addition to this product. The Following are some Recipes found in this Cookbook.
Basil Garlic Cashew Cheese Spread. Kiwi Peach & Banana Fruit Leather. Spicy Orange Teriyaki Marinade (for Jerky). Herb & Garlic Hamburger Jerky. Fish Delight Treat (for Your Cat).
Plus Pages & Pages of How to Dehydrate ANY Type Fruit/Vegetable or Make Any Kind of Jerky! The STX Dehydra 1200W Package Includes.
Main Power Unit/Control Panel & Dehydrating Section - Stainless Steel (2 Parts) Detachable for Cleaning. 10 - Stainless Steel Drying Racks with 3/8 Square Holes (NOT Chrome Coated). 1 - Front Hanging Door with 16 Vents and See-Through Viewing Window.
2 - Heat Resistant 100% Silicone Mats. The STX "Dehydrating Made Easy" Cookbook with Over 270 Recipes & Tips (CD-PDF) or Downloadable from our Website.Complete Detailed Instructions with Illustrations. The STX Dehydra 1200W Specifications. Voltage: 110/120 Volts - 60 Hz (No 220 Volt Available). 15 Hour Shut Off Timer - Programmable in 5 Minute Increments.
Dehydrating Temperatures of 97°F to 165°F 36. 7 Preset Heat Temperature Settings. 10 Each Stainless Steel (NOT Chrome Coated) 16' Wide x 14.5" Deep Drying Racks with 3/8" Square Holes.
Total Drying Area on All 10 Trays: 2,302 Square Inches or 16 Square Feet. Spacing Between Drying Racks: 1 Inch between Racks when All 10 of them are Inserted in Dehydrator. Dimensions of Unit - Set Up and Ready to Use: 16.5" in Width and 14.5" High x 20 Deep.
Weight of Unit with All Trays Inserted: 38 Lbs. Dimensions of Packaged Unit: 23.00" Length x 20.00" Deep x 20.00 High. All STX International Products come with 3-Year Guarantee, valid only in the 48 Contiguous United States. The remainder of the 3 Years (after the first 30 days) is covered by a FREE REPAIR Guarantee (parts and labor included). This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Kitchen, Dining & Bar\Small Kitchen Appliances\Food Dehydrators".
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