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  • Great for dehydrating fruits, herbs, beef, jerky, fruit leathers, and more
  • Includes (10) 14 1/2" x 16" removable chrome-plated racks for high capacity & easy cleaning
  • Adjustable temperature range: 85-160 degrees Fahrenheit and 12 hour timer for precision
  • Attractive, durable stainless steel construction is perfect for commercial kitchens
  • Removable door makes it easy to add and remove trays
UPC Code:400010858057
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This Avantco CFD10 10 rack stainless steel dehydrator allows you to offer freshly made, healthy options.

Perfect for butcher shops, specialty stores, and health food stores, this unit allows you to dry your most popular jerky, granola, fruits, vegetables, and more! What better way to show that you care than by providing your guests with healthy sweet or salty snack and side dish options rather than the standard potato chips?

  • CE Listed

    CE Listed

    This item complies with the standards imposed by the Conformance European (CE), a division of the Intertek group.

  • 5-15P


    This unit comes with a NEMA 5-15P plug.

  • ETL Sanitation

    ETL Sanitation

    This item meets the sanitation standards imposed by the ETL, a division of the Intertek Group.

10 Chrome Racks

Designed to make clean-up easy in between batches, the 10 chrome-plated racks are easy to remove and wash. They each measure 14 1/2" x 16"!

Removable Door

The vented stainless steel door lifts completely off for access to the inside of the cabinet. This lift-off design means that there won't be any hinges in the way when you need to add or remove trays.

Stainless Steel Construction

Attractive and durable, the stainless steel construction of this food dehydrator is meant to help it withstand use in a commercial kitchen or shop environment. Plus, it will help this dehydrator fit right in with your other commercial equipment.

Simple On / Off Operation

With a simple rocker switch for the power, anyone can use this dehydrator.

12 Hour Timer

The convenient 12 hour timer ensures that each batch has the perfect amount of drying time.

Adjustable Temperature

The temperature range of 85 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit means you'll be able to dry a wide variety of foods.

Shelf Dimensions:
  • Width:14 1/2 Inches
  • Depth:16 Inches
Overall Dimensions:
  • Width:17 Inches
  • Depth:20 Inches
  • Height:17 Inches

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4.4 stars from 49 reviews


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5 out of 5 found this review helpful

I ordered this unit after researching other brands of "commercial" dehydrators. I had visited to webstrauantstore.com to look at dehydrators and the site 'suggested' this model as an alternative to the one I was looking at. It was significantly more affordable, so I ordered the Avantco CFD10 dehydrator and have used it almost non-stop since it arrived. In short - a great dehydrator. The unit arrived on-time and in perfect condition. There was minimal assembly required - basically unpacking the unit, positioning the shelf supports and then sliding on the front door. Nice features - the door removes completely from the unit by sliding it up and pulling out - this allows it to be placed out of the way for loading, unloading and cleaning. The shelves are stainless wire racks with about 1/2 inch grid - a good size for all but the smallest Read More

Bradley L. on 10/18/2016
3 out of 4 found this review helpful

I love this product! I have many, many friends who dehydrate. They all boast on their Excaliber dehydrators. I tell them that they missed the boat. Excaliber is so expensive and this Avantco dehydrator is so affordable and yet has 10 racks, a very simple door that is easy to open and close and temperature control high enough to dehydrate meats! Once I fell in love with this product, I bought a stainless cart for it and the combination is perfect for my in-home use. I have dehydrated tomato skins for making tomato powder, bananas, bananas ,bananas, herbs, celery, and peppers. I also use it as a proofing box, and have used it to set my ferments on and around to keep them at a warm and constant temp. All worked well. It is easy to clean. The racks are easily removable. The fan is quiet and the unit doesn't get too hot. I recommend this dehydrating unit to many people. It is comparable to Excaliber in function, and much less expensive.

Cherri H. from Cherri Hankins on 12/09/2016
2 out of 2 found this review helpful

I ordered this unit about a month ago. I have already ran 135lbs of jerky through it and it has performed flawlessly. It dries at an almost perfect even rate. You might have to take a tray out and rotate it, but that is no problem at all. It is the best dehydrator i have ever used and the price places it at second to none for its size. The only thing wish could be changed is--- it was twice the size, even if it was twice the price. It would still be hands down best.

Waylon D. from Dugans Bar B Que on 02/17/2019
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

I purchased 2 of these 1 of them works great but the other one not so great it don't get as hot as the other one and takes it twice as long to finish product. happy with 1 of them not with the other one.

Leslie G. on 05/06/2021

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1 out of 1 found this review helpful

The best low cost option to dehydrate food. It's so silent and easy to use. The food gets a perfect finish, so delicious Recommended 100%

Alan from Cocinas Palm on 01/29/2021
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

We do a lot of organic preserving and found this to be a good piece of equipment for making fruit leathers and jerky. Would buy another in near future.

Patricia A. from Twisted Sisterz on 01/28/2021
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

These dehydrators are fabulous! They are much quieter than my old Excalibur, and there is a lot of space in between each shelf for anything large (like bunches of herbs). Because the wires on the shelves are fairly far apart, I simply purchased some window screen at my local hardware store and cut it to size for each shelf (14"x16"). I ordered two for the busy apple season and am looking forward to using them for the rest of the year.

Norma W. on 10/27/2020
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

This dehydrator has a lot of room inside, is very quiet and very easy to clean, but does not dehydrate food very fast. I have been doing apples for over a week and the Avantco takes twice as lone as my excalibur 600 watt dehydrator 9 tray. The fan seems to produce very little air movement and the 1000 watt heating element seems to cycle very often. It does ok on very small loads but when full loaded it is very slow. I love many of its features but it just does not dehydrate the food very fast.

Gerald P. on 10/05/2018
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

I love the avantco stainless steel dehydrators (#177CFD10) . WORKS AWESOME. and easy to clean I use it for jerky mainly but have dehydrated hot peppers too. No complaints. Very impressed.

Thomas F. on 09/19/2018
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

This stainless steel food dehydrator is everything we were looking for. It heats up fast and is easy to clean. The ten racks allows us to dehydrate multiple items at once. This dehydrator is a must have!

Jason L. on 11/10/2016

It looks professional but it's very VERY slow in dehydration compared to much cheaper consumer models (It's two hours slower to do the same job than a consumer model I also own). It's also UNEVEN in dehydrating- the bottom taking a 25% longer than the top to dry the same thing which causes major consistency issues. The front cover aka "door" is awkward and not particularly well thought out. A lot of heat probably escapes using this design which likely contributes to the slow dehydration. I thought it would be much better than it is but if you're not in a hurry and not using it to produce fast repeatable product then it's probably fine.

Alex S. from Swains Jerky on 12/09/2021

Thank you for your review, Alex! We are sorry this Avantco CFD10 Ten Tray Stainless Steel Food Dehydrator with Removable Door - 120V, 1000W has not worked well for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!

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This unit does an ok job dehydrating jerky in our small shop. It's easy to use and cleaning is straightforward. The problem we ran into is that there is no drip tray included with the unit. If it is placed on a level surface, jerky marinade runs out of the front and creates a mess on the table or floor. I've contacted customer service and their solution was to dab the jerky with a paper towel or otherwise dry the meat. I thought that's what the dehydrator was for. Anyway, at this price point we will probably keep it as a back up, but I would not buy it again.

Jason I. from Noble Meats on 09/03/2021

We appreciate your review, Jason Isbanioly. We wish this Avantco CFD10 Ten Tray Stainless Steel Food Dehydrator with Removable Door - 120V, 1000W would have worked out for you. Our Customer Solutions team will remain in contact with you about this.

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Great tool for the price. Does take days and days to dehydrate something and you have to keep your on the switch daily to make sure it is on, it does time out.

Suzana S. from Sweet Ludres LLC on 04/27/2021
0 out of 1 found this review helpful

It doesnt last long! First of all it didnt come with a fan blade so i needed to order one ya would think webstaurant would send for free but no i needed to pay for blade and shipping. Used it a couple dozen times and the timer switch broke. You would think it would be easy to repalce but unfortunalty the cover plate is riveted in from the top. there are 2 screws on the back i think just for show the do nothing to help remove cover plate. the dials are also glued on. AVANTCO is a cheap brand ya get what you pay for.

Dave Z. from Bonez Bbq on 02/15/2021

We appreciate your review, Dave. We wish this Avantco CFD10 Ten Tray Stainless Steel Food Dehydrator with Removable Door - 120V, 1000W would have worked out for you. Our Customer Solutions team will remain in contact with you about this.

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0 out of 1 found this review helpful

This "commercial" unit worked great for 18 months. It no longer heats up. These machines shouldn't be disposable. BE SURE TO GET THE EXTENDED WARRANTY.

Christopher P. from Marbled Meat Shop on 01/21/2021

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This unit gets the work done. Very quiet, lots of shelf space. Does a beautiful ob on jerky and the stainless grates are easy to clean.

Neal G. on 05/23/2020

This dehydrator is pretty heavy duty for the price, works efficiently and maintains a steady temperature throughout use time. We've used to dehydrate fruits and herbs.

Sarah H. from Farmhouse Table on 05/22/2020

We purchased this dehydrator to take the place of 3 non-commercial units. We're constantly dehydrating fruits & veggies for storage on a year-round basis. This unit is incredibly quiet with tons of space and very easy to clean. Another unexpected bonus: It actually puts out far less ambient heat than other dehydrators we've had in the past. While it is very warm to the touch, it is not so hot as to burn. Having feet keeps it off the countertop as well. We were also specifically looking for 'non-digital' controls, as they tend to wear out much too fast. The temp and timer dials on this model were perfect. The grid size in the racks themselves proved to be too large for many of our needs... we dry a lot of herbs, berries and smaller diced veggies. We made screens for our trays using stainless window screen found at a hardware store. Read More

Christi A. on 04/26/2020

Good value. Basic dehydrator. Easy set up. Slow operation. Does the job. It is price discordantly. The trays are not ideal for flat results but works.

Daniel G. from Hot Lime Kitchen on 02/01/2020

This is a great value and the perfect first for my jerky making needs after hunting season ends. It is nice that this dehydrator will heat to 160, so it is safer on the ground meat jerky I like to make. With a quick initial setup, I had the machine ready to use within an hour of unpacking. The only recommendation I have is to buy some sheets or screens if you plan to make ground meat jerky as the racks have wide spacing on them. Otherwise, I have no complaints about this and expect to get a long life out of it!

Doug W. on 01/03/2020

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