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LEM 10 tray dehydrator 1010

LEM 10 tray dehydrator 1010

The LEM 10-tray food dehydrator is a full size shelf type dehydrator, with a design that’s similar to the 9-tray Excalibur 3900.  It has a competitive price, a good feature set, and good reviews.

The LEM 1010 is billed as a countertop dehydrator with features you would find in a commercial dehydrator. It comes with 10 square trays that slide into the main housing like shelves. Because the shelves are square, they can slide into the unit in any orientation, which is a nice touch. The LEM 1010 also includes a 30 hour digital LED timer, which is unique for a food dehydrator in this price range. The fan and heater are located at the rear of the machine, and the front door lifts off completely.

Airflow system

Like most other shelf-type dehydrators, the LEM 1010 features a fan and heating element mounted at the rear of the main housing. The heating element provides 800 watts of drying power. The fan blows heated air horizontally across the shelves from the back to the front. This arrangement provides even drying. In most cases you should not need to rotate trays during drying.

Capacity

The LEM 1010 is a large dehydrator. It ships with ten 15” x 15”  square trays, each providing about 1.6 sq. ft. of drying area. This gives the 10-tray LEM a total drying area of over 15 sq. ft. Like other shelf-type dehydrators, you can remove some of the shelves when needed to dry bulkier items.

Materials

The trays that come with the LEM 1010 are food grade, shatter proof ABS plastic. The housing is a gray plastic reinforced with steel.

Controls

The controls for the LEM 10-tray food dehydrator are located on the top of the machine, at the rear right-hand side. A control knob allows the drying temperature to be set in a range from 85 to 155 degrees F. Printed next to the temperature control knob are recommended temperature settings and times for jerky, vegetables, fruits, and herbs & flowers. The LEM 1010 also includes a power switch, and a built-in digital LED shutdown timer that can run the machine continuously up to 30 hours before automatic shut-off. The timer and power switch are located next to the temperature control knob.

Cleanup and maintenance

Because the fan is mounted at the rear, the food being dried will not drip on the fan or heating element. The trays for the LEM 1010 can be completely removed, and are dishwasher safe as long as the dishwasher is set to “air-dry”, or trays are removed from the dishwasher before drying begins.  If you have a big enough sink, soaking the trays for a few hours will make cleaning them up by hand a lot easier.

Consumer feedback: 

The LEM 1010 has a limited number of reviews on Amazon, but they are almost all positive. Currently, the review rating is 4.4 out of 5 stars. Positive feedback includes the following comments:

It's huge! There’s a ton of room & gets the job done quickly and efficiently. easy to clean as well.
Nice even drying distribution means no more rotating trays. Electronic timer and auto-shutoff means you can walk away if necessary and you don't have to babysit it.
I had worried a bit about the quality of the trays, especially considering the price of this unit. I worried it would be the cheap plastic that would break right away. Didn't have to worry. They are solid and I haven't had a single one show even the slightest of wear after a year of use.
Very quiet operation, good level drying.
It's huge! You better have somewhere roomy to store it. I love this thing.
This works perfectly! It's bulky if that's an issue for you but otherwise I would recommend to anyone. so far we've done beef jerky and fruits. It's wonderful.
Though a little noisy, it works just fine and, with free shipping, the price was great
I have now owned this dehydrator for over a year. I make and sell about 10 lbs of jerky a week with this... every week. Needless to say mine hardly ever gets a break.
Bottom line: 

The LEM 1010 is a large capacity dehydrator with a good feature set at a competitive price. Similar in design to the Excalibur 2900 and 3900 dehydrators, the LEM has a little more capacity (10 shelves vs. 9) and includes a digital LED countdown timer and a power switch. It does not however include any mesh tray liners. If you need a larger shelf type dehydrator, we think the LEM 1010 is definitely worthy of your consideration.

Pricing
Retail price: 
$ 209.99
Current price: 
$ 199.99
Savings: 
$10.00
Savings %: 
5%
Rating
Rating: 
4.2
Review ct: 
77
Key Features
Key features: 
  • Large capacity 10-tray dehydrator
  • Digital LED shutdown timer - up to 30 hours
  • Power switch
  • Food grade, ABS plastic trays
  • 800-watt heater element with fan
Pros and Cons
Pros: 
  • Large capacity - over 15 sq. ft. of drying area
  • Built-in digital timer
  • Power switch and a long power cord
  • Competitive price
Cons: 
  • Does not include mesh inserts or fruit leather sheets
Product details
Name: 
LEM 10-tray food dehydrator
Name short: 
LEM 1010
Brand: 
Model: 
1010
Type: 
Shelf
Tray size: 
15” x 15”
Tray area: 
1.6 sq ft
Trays (base): 
10
Trays (max): 
10
Dry area (base): 
16.0 sq ft
Dry area (max): 
16.0 sq ft
Timer: 
Yes, 30 hours
Power button: 
Yes
Wattage: 
800 Watts
Fan: 
Yes, rear mounted
Air flow: 
Horizontal, back to front
Warranty: 
1 Year
Material: 
ABS plastic
Colors: 
Gray
Dimensions: 
16.5(W) x 19(D) x15(H)
Temp range: 
85-155 F
Weight: 
26.4 lbs.

Comments

Submitted by Earl Lucas (not verified) on
no mention of fruit trays and fine mesh screens?

Submitted by lisa on
Thanks Earl for pointing this out! The LEM has basically the same form factor has the Excalibur 3900/2900, so can use the same accessories. We've now added a few resources now.

Submitted by Mike (not verified) on
I am missing a tray. Is it possible to purchase just a single tray? Thanks

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