D-5 Food Dehydrator with Stainless Steel Shelves

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The Sausage Maker’s D-5 Food Dehydrator with Stainless Steel Shelves is our compact version but still maintains all the power and reliability of our larger models. The dehydrator comes with 5 shelves made with 304 Series, 22-gauge stainless steel construction. Shelves are food grade and won’t rust.

D-5 Food Dehydrator is a great way of enjoying preserved foods for the entire family. Use it to make jerky, dry fruit, vegetables, or fruit leathers.

This dehydrator features a rear-mounted fan and louvred door to maximize air circulation and moisture removal. A temperature control and timer take the guess work out of drying out food.

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.

Custom Buit
Our dehydrators are custom-made at our Buffalo, New York location. 


  • Outside dimensions: 18 ¾” D x 16 ½” W x 11 ½” H
  • Inside dimensions: 16 ¾” D x 16 ¾” W x 8 ¼” H


  • Dehydrator comes with 5 stainless steel shelves
  • Color coded temperature control
  • 800 watts
  • 110V heating element
  • Temperature range: 90° – 165° F
  • 27 hour timer
  • Fan motor: 7″ Dia., 0.55A, 3000RPM
  • Fan material – Aluminum
  • 304 Series, 22-gauge Stainless Steel construction – food grade, won’t rust

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Please note – in the rare instance the unit is damaged upon delivery, please refuse the package and contact Customer Service at 716-824-5814.

Additional information

Weight 41 lbs
Dimensions 21 × 21.5 × 15 in

11 reviews for D-5 Food Dehydrator with Stainless Steel Shelves

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I have only used the dehydrator once so far but it is clearly of high quality. It works well. I am very pleased. The product also arrived very quickly. It is a little pricey but nice to have an all stainless design.

  2. Donna Bergamin (verified owner)

    So far it has been great. Not too happy with my jerky skills though. Very easy to clean even without drip pan.
    Thank you.

  3. jp (verified owner)

    Works as described. No issues. No complaints. Time to make some serious jerky.

  4. John D. (verified owner)

    Heavy steel construction, and simple controls that even a geezer like me can use. I’ve used for jerkies mostly. When done, I spray the trays down with degreaser or soap, allow to soak then throw them in the dishwasher.

  5. N. Grole (verified owner)

    Use this for jerky only. Happy with all the stainless steel. Easy to clean and maintain. I would recommend it.

  6. Ruth (verified owner)

    This is an excellent machine. We make alot of jerky in our household. The kids love using the dehydrator (and eating jerky) although they are high school age. Overall easy to clean and easy to use.

  7. BOB (verified owner)

    Unit was delivered quickly and in good condition and is working well. The unit is very quiet when running with only a small fan noise, and no rattles, the fan seems to run a low speed to keep it quiet.
    One annoying thing is that the temperature knob has no numbers – only five marks with LOW at one end and HIGH at the other. There is a colorful guide next to the timer knob of temperatures for different foods – but that is worthless with no numbers on the control knob. There is no color code on the knob, just some white to gray shading. You just guess where to set the knob. Then you wait around for the temperature to stabilize , check your thermometer, and twiddle the knob til you get in the zone.
    They need to update the D5 description to state you need buy a separate thermometer if you do not already have a suitable one. Also a nice addition to the unit would be a hole in the top and the sides near the front as an optional place to stick your thermometer.

  8. John Kramer (verified owner)

    I loaded this dehydrator with “13lbs” of thick cut venison, rotated the trays at 3hrs and it was finished in another 3hrs; 6 hours for 13lbs, I couldn’t believe it! Now, why the 4 Star: It dose not have a temperature gauge, but it does have a hole to insert one (you will wont a long shafted one). The temp dial was installed maybe 10 degrees off (I’m being picky) and there is no accurate way to adjust the temp, without the optional a gauge. This being said, I would still “highly recommend this unit”. It disassembles easy, the trays don’t get dirty and I place aluminum foil at the bottom to catch any drips. It’s looks so slick, I don’t wont to get it dirty, oh, and the guys are jealous! Made in the USA!!!

  9. Kaitlyn (verified owner)

    I love that it has a timer so I can set it and forget it. The temperature knob doesn’t have actual temperatures but the 5 sections somewhat correspond with the 5 grouping temperatures in the color coded guide on the left side of the panel. Buying a thermometer to monitor the temp more accurately may be helpful, though. It seems to dry evenly (I’ve only dehydrated carrots, celery, mushrooms and strawberries so far though) across all 5 shelves. The fan did blow some of the carrots/celery off the shelves but they were easy to fetch from the bottom of the dehydrator. Easy to clean and relatively lightweight. Pretty quiet too! It does have an occasional louder hum at higher temps but not disruptive. My main use for this is to dehydrate various fruits/veggies for backpacking meals. I’m really happy with my purchase and would recommend it to others!

  10. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I’m happy with the product, but I wish the temperature dial had the different degrees on it instead of low, medium and high. Hard to know temperature.

    Also, they had to call or email 4 times to ask if we received our product yet.

    Overall though happy with the product and I’ve already made one batch of jerky with it.

  11. Jane

    I’m wondering why only the food dehydrators are both out of stock when they’re offering a 20% discount . Prior to the offered discounts, they were in stock. What’s up with this?

    • Debra Jenkins

      Hi Jane,
      If you hit f5 to refresh the page, you’ll see that both D5 and D10 food dehydrators are in stock.

      Thank you,
      Debra Jenkins
      Marketing Coordinator
      The Sausage Maker

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Questions and answers of the customers

    How many pounds of jerky meat can hold in the beginning?
  1. 0 votes
    Q How many pounds of jerky meat can hold in the beginning? answer now

    Maybe 5 lbs