Freeze Dryer with Industrial Pump
Ships in 6-8 weeks
- Patented smart freeze drying algorithm.
- Multiple drying methods for beginners and advanced users.
- Motorized ball valve for oil contamination prevention.
- RTD temperature sensors for drying assistance.
- Industrial grade glass-to-metal seal feed-through.
- Solid state relay for the heater. All replaceable relays.
- Stainless steel/aluminum construction for major parts.
- Independent vacuum valve for pressure normalization.
- Candy mode makes freeze-drying sweets easy and quick.
- Stainless steel drain line.
- Ice capacity 12lb.
- Process up to 18lb of food in one batch.
- Main drying time 16 - 30 hours for 8lb of food.
- Spacing between shelves 2 in.
- Include four trays as one set. Tray size 8 in. x 20 in. x 0.75 in.
- Shelf temperature setting range -50F to 150F.
- Freeze dryer weighs (vacuum pump excluded) 165lb.
- Freeze dryer dimension W 20 in. x D 26 in. x H 31 in.
- Freeze dryer cold trap (bottom of chamber) -40F.
- Vacuum pump weighs 60 lb.
- Vacuum pump dimension W 8.5 in. x D 20.5 in. x H 10 in.
- Oil mister filter dimension W 4 in. x D 4 in. x H 6 in.
- Vacuum pump flow rate 7.2CFM.
- A dedicated 15/20 Amp electrical outlet is recommended.
- An oil filter, an impulse sealer, and 50 mylar bags.
The freeze dryer is shipped in two boxes on a pallet: a 174lb freeze dryer box of size 25"x29"x36", a 60lb vacuum pump box, and a 10lb accessory box. The pallet size 40"x26"x41". The entire shipment weighs about 265lb.
Freeze Dryer (7 Shelf) with Industrial Pump
Playing with candy and this unit is so easy and the industrial pump is a MUST! Once i got through the initial learning curve with help of email support (which was very fast and good) this Machine has been Great! Jump in and try it Now!
Great customer service! Have done about 10 runs so far and everything is perfect and a lot less time than other people with different brands are experiencing.
I love my new freeze dryer. I have done 21 batches to date without any issues. Using the StayFresh is so much more simple than I imagined. I am so glad I went through with buying a freeze dryer and from this company. Customer service is great and so is the z StayFresh community.
I have had my Stay Fresh freeze dryer for about 2 months now and have only run about 6-7 batches so far. The first thing we tried were the Skittles using the pre programmed candy mode. They turned out great, make note not to over fill the trays, these things expand 2-3 times normal size and will clump together and deform, still edible but not sellable. The only other thing I have made so far is freeze dried vegetables using Costco frozen organic veggie mix of Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and yellow squash. For this I just use the frozen food no probe setting and let it go, it ran for about 26 hours total. I love eating this as a snack in between meals or along with my lunch or dinner. The consistency is like eating a cheese puff, but it tastes like veggies. I watched a video of a woman who tried to rehydrate with warm water, that apparently doesn’t work very well. A note about the veggies, you need to make sure the batch is completely dried especially if you are packing in Mylar bags for long term storage. The first batch I made I stopped the machine early, around 16 hours thinking it was done. Apparently some of the denser veggies were not dried all the way through and after a week or so in a sealed bag, all the vegetables lost the crunch, it was like they were stale. Obviously there is a learning curve to using these freeze driers.
I have a background in manufacturing, about 35 years to be exact, I can tell you the build quality of this machine is outstanding. I won’t go into too much detail, there are videos out there where people have removed the panels to expose the inner workings and electronics, those video reviews are worth watching.
This machine is heavy as a mofo, it takes two people to lift it for sure, the pump is a beast as well weighing in at 65 lbs. When running it makes a good bit of noise, the freeze dryer is not so bad, once the pump kicks on it’s pretty noisy. You do not want to place this unit in the living area of your home, it would be best suited in the garage, basement or back room of your home. Something else to consider, it puts off a considerable amount of heat, the pump gets extremely hot, almost too hot to touch. I have this unit in our walk in laundry room sitting on the granite counter top next to the sink, I have to leave the door open otherwise it would get extremely hot in the small room. This isn’t as much a problem given it’s winter and the additional heat is a bonus. However, in the middle of summer when it’s 95 degrees outside and the AC is working hard, you may want think twice before about where you locate the machine. The only real “weak” point I can find is with the wiring harness and how it is attached to the tray heater. The power wires and thermocouple wires feed into the upper back of the heater tray. The wire bundle is held together by shrink tubing except for the last inch or two where the wires enter, they are all exposed. These wire are very thin, you do not want to tug or pull on them at all. This tray stack has to be removed after every batch in order to clean the inside of the freeze chamber and clear the drain tube. My concern is that after enough bending back and forth on these fragile wires, they are going to fail. The other thing I noticed is the edges on the stainless steel trays are very sharp, At some point I’m going to take a fine file to mind to prevent possibly getting cut. I guess time will tell as to how well this unit will hold up, fingers crossed the wiring harness doesn’t fail me.