Atacama is the driest desert on earth. We chose this name as it represents the philosophy of our new dehydrators - the best solution in their category.
Innovative, efficient and easy to use, the Atacama dehydrator allows you to conserve fruit, vegetables, mushrooms, herbs and many other foods while ensuring rich flavour and lasting results over time. Whether you’re a newcomer to the world of dehydration or already an expert, Atacama will captivate you with its durable, compact frame and streamlined design. Thanks to its horizontal air flow system and precise temperature control, it’s easier than ever to enjoy your favourite foods all year long, preserved both naturally and affordably, and to create new recipes and culinary delights.
What is Dehydration?
Loved and used by culinary cultures all over the world since antiquity, dehydration is a healthy and convenient practice that extends the life of the foods we love most without sacrificing their unique aromas and natural flavours. By removing the water present in all fresh foods, the process of dehydration slows the growth of bacteria, yeast and moulds, which typically require a moist environment to proliferate. The key ingredient for success is dry, circulating air. For high quality results, it’s important to control and moderate the air temperature and circulation speed. Once the food you wish to dry is laid out on trays, heated air is forced through the drying tunnel. Through osmosis, the hot air removes the water inside the food by drawing it to the surface.
Benefits of Dehydration
- Natural drying process: retains the natural flavour and nutritional value and no chemical or mechanical processes alter the integrity of the food.
- Easy & Creative: Dehydrating is simple, intuitive and accessible to everyone, requiring no special training or skills so you can easily create original flavours and develop new recipes.
- Sustainable: Dehydration allows you to conserve the food of your choice throughout the year, from seasonal favourites to excess from your home garden. It helps reduce food waste and uses only a minimal amount of energy.
- Economical: As the dehydration method is a one-time process, it does not require costly energy consumption to preserve your food, and food storage containers can be opened and closed without ruining the food inside.
What can be Dehydrated?
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