1. Place food on trays. The trays can hold up to 1.1 lb (0.5 kg) of food. Place food on the bottom tray first, and use the top tray last. Be careful not to overload the trays

2. Plug in. The dehydrator will beep, and the display will show “88:88”. The dehydrator will
switch to standby mode after 3 seconds, and the display will show “--:--”.
3. Press TEMP/TIME to choose temperature. The temperature will blink on the display, and
the + and buttons will light up. Use + or to change the temperature (95°—165°F).

4. Press TEMP/TIME again to choose time. The time will blink on the display, and the + and –
buttons will light up. Use + or to change the time (0:30–48:00).

5. Press START/STOP to start dehydrating. The dehydrator will start heating. START/STOP
will stay lit, and the other buttons will turn off. Temperature and time will cycle on the
display every 3 seconds.

6. Optionally, you can change the time and temperature at any time by pressing TEMP/TIME.
7. When the timer finishes, the display will show “End” and heat will turn off. The dehydrator
will beep 5 times, and the fan will continue running for 5 seconds before stopping.

 

Note:

  • The trays can be rotated to provide more spacing between each tray.
  • Temperature changes in 1°F increments. Press and hold + or to change the temperature rapidly.
  • Time changes in 30 minute increments. Press and hold + or to change the time rapidly.
  • If you press START/STOP again to stop dehydration, the timer countdown will reset and the dehydrator will go into standby mode.
  • The dehydrator will always remember your previous temperature and time settings.

Tips:

  • Fruit and vegetables dried in your food dehydrator will look different from those sold in stores. This is because homemade dried foods do not use preservatives, artificial coloring, or artificial additives.
  • Check out the Recipe Book for many more tips on dehydrating foods.

Pioneer 5-Tray Food Dehydrator

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