Avantco CFD10 Ten Tray Stainless Steel Food Dehydrator with Removable Door - 120V, 1000W

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Item #: 177CFD10

  • Great for dehydrating fruits, herbs, beef, jerky, fruit leathers, and more
  • Includes (10) 14 1/2" x 16" removable chrome-plated racks for high capacity & easy cleaning
  • Adjustable temperature range: 85-160 degrees Fahrenheit and 12 hour timer for precision
  • Attractive, durable stainless steel construction is perfect for commercial kitchens
  • Removable door makes it easy to add and remove trays

Satisfy the versatile appetites of your hungry customers with this Avantco CFD10 10 tray stainless steel food dehydrator with a removable door! Perfect for butcher shops, specialty stores, and health food stores, this unit allows you to dry out your most popular jerky, granola, fruits, vegetables and more! What better way to show that you care than by providing guests with sweet and salty snacks that are exceedingly healthier than potato chips?

Featuring a temperature range of 85 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit. With a 12 hour timer, you'll be able to multitask with confidence, knowing that your savory snacks are being prepared perfectly.

Boasting an attractive stainless steel interior and exterior, the durable CFD10 dehydrator features 10 chrome-plated 17" x 20" removable racks, which makes cleanup a breeze. The dehydrator is also equipped with removable guide rails and a door with an easy lift-off design, providing you and your employees with a simple machine that takes minimal effort to maintain. This machine requires a 120V electrical connection.

Overall Dimensions:
Left to Right: 17"
Front to Back: 20"
Height: 17"

Customer Reviews

This is an excellent dehydrator. I have used this for a variety of meats, produce and herbs. Every time I use this I am greatly pleased with the results. Small enough to fit underneath a worktable yet spacious enough inside to fit a large amount of food.

Eric Manganello from Barnaby's Of Aston
Posted on 9/26/2018 12:00:00 AM

I love the avantco stainless steel dehydrators (#177CFD10) . WORKS AWESOME. and easy to clean I use it for jerky mainly but have dehydrated hot peppers too. No complaints. Very impressed.

Thomas Fisher from
Posted on 9/19/2018 12:00:00 AM

I am happy to have finally received this dehydrator. I have not used it as yet but it looks great and heavy duty as use for a commercial use.

Robertina Thomas Rene from
Posted on 8/31/2017 12:00:00 AM

Works well for dehydrating my dog treats. The automatic shut-off timer is really a life-saver, too. I can fit about 1000 dog treats in here (15 sq ft). Good product!

Sam Holt from Salty Paws Treats
Posted on 8/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

I ordered this for my chocolate store since I wanted to dehydrate my own fruits.I love the fact that I can pack a whole lot of fruits in it.But some of the stuff I like Mexican mangoes,took almost 3 days to fully dry which I felt was ridiculous!But the other small fruit like strawberries dried in the required time.Not fully impressed with how fast it dries stuff but it’s a decent machine. It’s very easy to clean,sturdy and very easy to assemble.

Yvonne Kasimbi from
Posted on 8/22/2019 12:00:00 AM

Love this product so much! So easy to use and very even heat distribution! I used it for dehydrating fruits and they were fantastic! Next up: herbs and garlic! This is going to be fun!

Jeanette Mckee from Rising Simplicty
Posted on 8/11/2017 12:00:00 AM

Great product. Large enough to keep up with demand for our operations. Easy to access to put in and remove product. Easy to clean. Very happy

Nick Leahy from Aix
Posted on 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AM

Top quality product!!! After shopping for a while this dehydrator took top spot on my list maily because of it's design and quality. Upon receipt I was impressed with the workmanship in the construction. Using it impressed me even more. It is quiet! So quiet that I had to open it up to verify it was operating. The capacity is more than enough. I will do bigger batches in the future. The only thing that surprised me was the absence of an indicator that the timer was done. I didn't hear a tone if there was one. I highly recommend this product to anyone who loves jerky. You will never buy prepackaged jerky ever again.

Clare Convery from
Posted on 7/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

I love this dehydrator. Easy to use, Easy to clean. I made great jerky in it. I have also dried , peas, corn, mushrooms, green beans, shallots, hominy, and broccoli. They all turned out good.

John Crow from Crow's
Posted on 6/23/2017 12:00:00 AM

WHOA NELLY, this is one fabulous dehydrator. It's high strawberry season, and this baby is cranking out dried strawberry "candy" like nobody's business. My kids can't get enough!

Dana Kuttler from Dane
Posted on 6/14/2018 12:00:00 AM

I purchased 2 of these 1 of them works great but the other one not so great it don't get as hot as the other one and takes it twice as long to finish product. happy with 1 of them not with the other one.

Leslie Greenwood from
Posted on 5/6/2021 12:00:00 AM

This unit gets the work done. Very quiet, lots of shelf space. Does a beautiful ob on jerky and the stainless grates are easy to clean.

Neal Goncalo from
Posted on 5/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

This dehydrator is pretty heavy duty for the price, works efficiently and maintains a steady temperature throughout use time. We've used to dehydrate fruits and herbs.

Sarah Hasenauer from Farmhouse Table
Posted on 5/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

Excellent product! We like to use this for our dog cookies and it works like a charm. Would love to use it to dehydrate banana chips, too!

Lauren Holt from
Posted on 5/22/2018 12:00:00 AM

We have had the Avantco Dehydrator for over a week now and it works impressively well for our function. The heating element is very large so it manages to dehydrate all but the very top and very bottom rack very evenly. We load right at ten pounds of jerky in it at a time and about and hour and a half in rotate them front to back a single time and this had worked excellent so far. Compared to our others this one is the best. We plan on ordering about three more of them in the near future

Nathan Lipe from Natural State Jerky
Posted on 5/14/2019 12:00:00 AM

Great tool for the price. Does take days and days to dehydrate something and you have to keep your on the switch daily to make sure it is on, it does time out.

Suzana Silvestre from Sweet Ludres LLC
Posted on 4/27/2021 12:00:00 AM

We purchased this dehydrator to take the place of 3 non-commercial units. We're constantly dehydrating fruits & veggies for storage on a year-round basis. This unit is incredibly quiet with tons of space and very easy to clean. Another unexpected bonus: It actually puts out far less ambient heat than other dehydrators we've had in the past. While it is very warm to the touch, it is not so hot as to burn. Having feet keeps it off the countertop as well. We were also specifically looking for 'non-digital' controls, as they tend to wear out much too fast. The temp and timer dials on this model were perfect. The grid size in the racks themselves proved to be too large for many of our needs... we dry a lot of herbs, berries and smaller diced veggies. We made screens for our trays using stainless window screen found at a hardware store. These give the added benefit of being able to 'roll them up' and slide the dried ingredients directly into a mason jar - similar to a funnel. The only change/upgrade I would hope for: a small 'rim' or curved edge to the trays themselves would help to prevent 'round' fruits and veggies (berries, peas, etc.) from rolling off the trays. If not for this - I'd give it 6 (yes, six!) stars. Excellent purchase - we will probably end up ordering a second unit. Hope this helps.

Christi Armstrong from
Posted on 4/26/2020 12:00:00 AM

The reviews on this dehydrator were excellent and rightfully so - it's amazing! So far I've made beef jerky and dehydrated some fruit and vegetables. The product works as expected and does the job very well. The price is excellent, especially compared to competition.

Victor Shcherban from Ifoodblogger.Com
Posted on 4/25/2018 12:00:00 AM

I cannot stress enough how wonderful this little gem is, especially how quiet the motor runs, even for a home kitchen. Would highly recommend this steal of a deal!!!

Jason Myers from
Posted on 4/2/2017 12:00:00 AM

This Food Dehydrator is perfect for dehydrating meringue, fruit garnishes, and anything else that you may need to dehydrate. The stainless steel finish makes it easy to clean and looks great in any commercial kitchen!

Adam Shoemaker from
Posted on 4/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

This dehydrator has more than paid for itself in one season. We have dried everything from corn and blueberries to zucchini and pears, and it was running the entire time our garden was producing. Combined with a vacuum sealer from Webstaurant, lots of extra bags, and oxygen absorbing packs, it allowed us to enjoy our garden all winter long.

Angela Burwick from Old Mill Inn, LLC
Posted on 3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

The Avantco CFD10 Ten Rack Stainless Steel Food Dehydrator with Removable Door - 1000W is a great option for drying mushrooms, herbs and fruits for storage and selling at farmer's markets.

Matthew Raiford from
Posted on 3/18/2019 12:00:00 AM

Love this dehydrator, i use it to make my own jerky, started out using it for mostly beef products but then graduated to fruit and even salmon.

Andrew Mcguire from La Gondola Chicago
Posted on 3/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

The Avantco CFD10 Ten Rack Stainless Steel Food Dehydrator with Removable Door is sturdy and is professionally built. Great product, arrived on time and works great in the food court

Herman Holly from In-Stock Supply Inc
Posted on 2/22/2018 12:00:00 AM

I have used this dehydrator once so far with a variety of different produce and it worked very well. After 24 hours without rotating the racks, the moisture was completely removed from everything with the exception of a few small pieces. The only complaint I have is that small items will fall through the racks when dehydrated. I was told that it is not recommend to use wax or parchment paper to eliminate this issue due to the need for more even heat distrubution. This makes sense, however, I believe even heat distribution can still be achieved considering the size of the dehydrator or through the use of racks that are not so porous. I originally wanted to sell my smaller dehydrator, however, because of this I may not be able to. I am looking forward to using this dehydrator more going forward.

Brian Casimano from
Posted on 2/19/2018 12:00:00 AM

I ordered this unit about a month ago. I have already ran 135lbs of jerky through it and it has performed flawlessly. It dries at an almost perfect even rate. You might have to take a tray out and rotate it, but that is no problem at all. It is the best dehydrator i have ever used and the price places it at second to none for its size. The only thing wish could be changed is--- it was twice the size, even if it was twice the price. It would still be hands down best.

WAYLON DAVIS from Dugans Bar B Que
Posted on 2/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Good value. Basic dehydrator. Easy set up. Slow operation. Does the job. It is price discordantly. The trays are not ideal for flat results but works.

Daniel Gonzalez from Hot Lime Kitchen
Posted on 2/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

I love this product! I have many, many friends who dehydrate. They all boast on their Excaliber dehydrators. I tell them that they missed the boat. Excaliber is so expensive and this Avantco dehydrator is so affordable and yet has 10 racks, a very simple door that is easy to open and close and temperature control high enough to dehydrate meats! Once I fell in love with this product, I bought a stainless cart for it and the combination is perfect for my in-home use. I have dehydrated tomato skins for making tomato powder, bananas, bananas ,bananas, herbs, celery, and peppers. I also use it as a proofing box, and have used it to set my ferments on and around to keep them at a warm and constant temp. All worked well. It is easy to clean. The racks are easily removable. The fan is quiet and the unit doesn't get too hot. I recommend this dehydrating unit to many people. It is comparable to Excaliber in function, and much less expensive.

Cherri Hankins from Cherri Hankins
Posted on 12/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

Very nice product! Easy to assemble/use/clean. Very quiet. Cool looking. The timer and the thermostat work well. Highly recommend it! The word of advice: do not load the fruits and the sauce (for the fruit leather) at the same time - it will take twice as much time to dry it because of the sauce high moisture level.

Oleg Brezhnev from O.B.
Posted on 12/7/2017 12:00:00 AM

I bought this instead of a Cabela brand I was looking at and have been very pleased. It is for home use. I use it for deer jerky and fruit snacks mostly and really appreciate not having to rotate the trays like I did with the round dehydrator I had before where all the heat came up from the bottom. Clean up is a lot easier too but I do use the drying sheets. They are a must for smaller items like berries and especially when making jerky from ground meat as it would fall through the wire racks. All in all I have been very pleased with the machine.

Mark Thomson from
Posted on 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AM

Really impressed with this dehydrator. I’ve had my eye on a widely popular name brand dehydrator for years, but the cost paired with the cheap materials, deterred me from purchasing. If it hadn’t been for all the reviews for this one, I’d have thought it a cheap joke. I’m pleased to say it’s not a joke, and it’s not cheaply made. I’m looking forward to many years of use, and the ability to cut our grocery costs by sprouting our own nuts and dehydrating our own herbs, among other things. I highly recommend this unit!

Tarra Parks from
Posted on 12/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

Real work horse in our restaurant. Use for drying vegetables, fruits and making jerky. Storage space is a premium in our tiny restaurant, but consider this a must.

Sheila Reese from Born2cookinspired
Posted on 11/14/2017 12:00:00 AM

This stainless steel food dehydrator is everything we were looking for. It heats up fast and is easy to clean. The ten racks allows us to dehydrate multiple items at once. This dehydrator is a must have!

Jason Lacks from
Posted on 11/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

This dehydrator has a lot of room inside, is very quiet and very easy to clean, but does not dehydrate food very fast. I have been doing apples for over a week and the Avantco takes twice as lone as my excalibur 600 watt dehydrator 9 tray. The fan seems to produce very little air movement and the 1000 watt heating element seems to cycle very often. It does ok on very small loads but when full loaded it is very slow. I love many of its features but it just does not dehydrate the food very fast.

Gerald Potter from
Posted on 10/5/2018 12:00:00 AM

I love this Avantco ten rack stainless steel dehydrator with removable door! I use them for drying my home grown herbs like oregano, thyme , bay leaves and many more! it is easy to operate and very easy to clean! Highly recommend this specially to all farmers out there

Joyce Taladua from Sugary And Savory
Posted on 10/4/2017 12:00:00 AM

These dehydrators are fabulous! They are much quieter than my old Excalibur, and there is a lot of space in between each shelf for anything large (like bunches of herbs). Because the wires on the shelves are fairly far apart, I simply purchased some window screen at my local hardware store and cut it to size for each shelf (14"x16"). I ordered two for the busy apple season and am looking forward to using them for the rest of the year.

Norma Wheeler from
Posted on 10/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

Excellent product. I purchased this because of the mechanical timer and temperature knobs. My previous dryer was essentially the same with an electronic control pad which burned out after two years of use. This unit has easy to clean trays and works very well on all foods. Highly recommended. Also, replacement parts are available from Webstaurantstore.com.

Christina Williams from
Posted on 10/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

I ordered this unit after researching other brands of "commercial" dehydrators. I had visited to webstrauantstore.com to look at dehydrators and the site 'suggested' this model as an alternative to the one I was looking at. It was significantly more affordable, so I ordered the Avantco CFD10 dehydrator and have used it almost non-stop since it arrived. In short - a great dehydrator. The unit arrived on-time and in perfect condition. There was minimal assembly required - basically unpacking the unit, positioning the shelf supports and then sliding on the front door. Nice features - the door removes completely from the unit by sliding it up and pulling out - this allows it to be placed out of the way for loading, unloading and cleaning. The shelves are stainless wire racks with about 1/2 inch grid - a good size for all but the smallest items. The shelves slide in an rest on stainless rack supports that are easily removable and washed, along with the racks, in the dishwasher. When you remove the racks and the supports, the inside is very easy to clean. I've used the dehydrator for a variety of fruits, vegetables and jerky with excellent results. Temperature control is spot-on. The timer is a mechanical type timer, but is sufficient. Air flow through the unit appears to be excellent - while I normally attempt to rotate the racks during drying, I've missed a time or two without uneven drying. Operation is quiet. I've found the webstaurantstore.com also carries what appears to be all the parts for this model - should that ever be necessary. In short - I love it and may actually buy another...

Bradley Lee from
Posted on 10/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Why spend three times the amount for the excalibur dehydrators when you can get this at such a great price?! We love this dehydrator and have it in constant use and it still works very well!

Kevin Jamison from Commune
Posted on 10/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

Pretty quiet. Good size for use on a counter. There is rattle (it is a steel box with a fan spinner), but you can mitigate it by pulling on the feet to create a bit of tension in the unit. its not insulated, but the sides do not get very hot. You will want to use dryer mesh for smaller items as the racks have holes that are just under 1". All this and a great price. A perfect addition to our equipment inventory.

Kevin Keiller from Scorch Garden
Posted on 10/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

I received this unit last week, and I think I got a lot for the money, especially when comparable units can go for a lot more money. It was easy to assemble, ready to use from the box in about 10 minutes-- including recommended run-in time. The results I have obtained drying sliced tomatoes are very satisfying, and so with the peppers I've dried, with one caveat: the mesh size of the racks is about 3/4", so the CFD10 is simply incompatible with small foods like tabasco peppers out of the box. I have three small-mesh cooling racks that happen to fit inside, but you may not be so lucky. You WILL have to purchase small-mesh screens to overlay these racks to dry smaller foods, and that's why I gave it four out of five stars. Nowhere in the product listing is the rack mesh size mentioned. It should be.

Chris Cooper from
Posted on 10/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

This is a great value and the perfect first for my jerky making needs after hunting season ends. It is nice that this dehydrator will heat to 160, so it is safer on the ground meat jerky I like to make. With a quick initial setup, I had the machine ready to use within an hour of unpacking. The only recommendation I have is to buy some sheets or screens if you plan to make ground meat jerky as the racks have wide spacing on them. Otherwise, I have no complaints about this and expect to get a long life out of it!

Doug Wilsey from
Posted on 1/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

The best low cost option to dehydrate food. It's so silent and easy to use. The food gets a perfect finish, so delicious Recommended 100%

Alan from Cocinas Palm
Posted on 1/29/2021 12:00:00 AM

We do a lot of organic preserving and found this to be a good piece of equipment for making fruit leathers and jerky. Would buy another in near future.

Patricia And Joan Reed from Twisted Sisterz
Posted on 1/28/2021 12:00:00 AM