Using special infrared technology, the IR D5 food dehydrator is the next smart kitchen device you need in your home. Produce quality healthy snacks for you and your family, like dried fruits and beef jerky but without the added sugar.
This exceptional machine has won design awards and offers several advantages over standard food dehydrators. The infrared heating stimulates osmotic pressure from the inside of the ingredients to assist drying, alongside warm air circulating around the food, further drying it out. This means shorter drying times, better energy consumption and improved flavours all within a sophisticated design. The Counter Intelligence IR D5 has two modes of drying which are Solar and Shade modes.
The Solar mode is similar to drying your food out in the sun, due to the near infra-red technology helping to preserve your foods vitamin D. This mode is perfect for foods such as fruits, meat and fish and by drying your foods using this method you are able to prevent decomposition. You will find that the flavours are much more intense like sun-dried produce from this type of drying process. It’s also claimed that by heating the inside of the food simultaneously, drying times are reduced by about 20% making a saving on costs, while nutrient preservation is believed to be significantly improved.
This mode brings convenience right to your home as the infrared dryer will automatically switch off when the humidity inside drops to 3%. This mode gives you the reassurance that your food will be in good hands when you're away. But if your wanting to know when your dehydrated food is ready, there's also a countdown hour timer for timed shut-off.
This mode is ideal for making raw food recipes such as kale chips, fruit chips and leathers. This mode allows the user to control the temperature and keep it even throughout the drying process, thus making it ideal for delicate ingredients.
The IR D5 offers a large amount of space with 5 stainless steel drying trays whilst also being relatively kitchen friendly. It’s really easy to clean too, and the air filter can be removed and washed to keep your dehydrator in top condition. At 45db, the Counter Intelligence IR D5 is quiet during operation and won’t be a nuisance in the background.