sahara dehydrator

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Sahara Folding Dehydrator

Quickly folds to 1/3 its size.

Sahara, folded

Over 1m2 of drying area (11ft2)

Sahara Drying Vegetables

Quiet efficient radial fan. Fresh filtered air.

Optimized air circulation is provided by a quiet, highly efficient radial fan that balances a mixture of fresh and recirculated air to enhance food drying and energy efficiency. A washable and re-useable air filter ensures that dirt and contaminants are not drawn into the dehydrator.

Dual heating system.
Automatic switch high to low.

At 700W, the heating system has plenty of power for the largest loads of fresh fruit or the high temperatures needed for drying meat. The dual-heater system automatically switches to low power for more efficient operation when food is partially dry or for lower temperatures when drying raw food.

Dual time/temperature.
Set up to 99 hours each.

Simple-to-use dual time/temperature controls allows users to easily program two times and two temperatures for better control of food drying. Each time can be set for up to 99  hours for a total of 198 hours of continuous automated operation.

Stainless steel or Polypropylene shelves.

Sahara is available with high-quality 304 stainless steel or poly plastic shelving. All components are BPA and PTFE free. A convenient zippered storage case for shelves is standard. Drying mats of food-grade silicone are available for drying fruit leathers or small items.

Stainless steel or Polypropylene shelves.


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Temperature Range:

85-165°F / 30-74°C (Also Operates Fan Only / No Heat)

Running Time:

15 min – 99 hours (Time 1) / 15 min – 99 hours (Time 2)


Closed: 22″W x 12 1/4″D x 3 3/4″H (56cm W x 31 D x 9.5 H)
Open: 22″W x 14 3/8″D x 11″H (56cm W x 36.5 D x 28 H)


Dehydrator Only: 12.8 lbs / 5.8 kg

Shelves (sets of 7):

Stainless Steel: 4.9 lbs / 2.2 kg (DR-710/20 S)
Polypropylene Plastic: 4.1 lbs / 1.9 kg (DR-710/20 P)


DR-710: 120VAC, 50-60Hz (700W)
DR-720: 220-240VAC, 50Hz (690-820W)


3-year Limited Warranty (with registration). See Details

Instruction Manual


“I recently received the new Brød & Taylor Sahara Food Dehydrator, a superbly designed dehydrator that eliminates the reason why I’ve not bought one previously: this one folds up into a compact little package for storage.”

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Maurizio Leo, The Perfect Loaf

“…..I strolled past the Brod and Taylor booth at this year’s International Home & Housewares Show, and saw their new Sahara Folding Dehydrator. It stopped me in my tracks because… it folds. To a third of its size. Which makes it incredibly easy to store, yet doesn’t impact how sturdy and well-designed it is.”

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“The first ever folding dehydrator! I love my Sahara Dehydrator because not only is it one of the most powerful dehydrators, but it’s also the first ever to be folding. Most dehydrators are very big and bulky. This design is a game changer and ….”

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Colleen Jeffers

“The dehydrator I used is the collapsible model from Brod & Taylor.  I’m living in/renovating a very small cottage right now, which means I’m desperately lacking in storage, particularly in the “kitchen” area…….”  Read More.

Joshua Weissman

“The Brod & Taylor  SAHARA Folding Dehydrator and the Folding Proofer and Slow Cooker are essential to what I do.  I’ve used these tools nearly every day since I got them.  If you’re at all interested in doing bread, fermentation, dehydrating, or just about anything interesting in your cooking, then you need to have these in your kitchen.”

Joshua Weissman, Slim Palate


“The Sahara is a great machine. Well built, cool design and so functional. I love that it folds down for storage when I’m not using it as well. Where I live in the Okanagan Valley in BC, Canada, we have an abundance of orchards and vineyards and the Sahara makes quick work of dehydration.”

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Shannon Peckford, Sourdough School House

A Cook Named Matt

“Not only does it look good, but it’s hella fast and powerful. It even folds down so it’s portable which is a plus in my book.”

Norm Matt Broussard, A Cook Named Matt

More Reviews

Worth the money, quiet, easy to use

five starsMatthew Dickey
January 10, 2020

This is an amazing dehydrator, I had it running at 135° for 8 hours, making miso salmon jerky, made my house smell like a fish market 😅 worth it! I want to persevere the shelves for as long as possible, so I put the fish on 1/4 sheet trays. Worked amazing. Really intuitive to open and unfold, thought I would need an engineering degree but it was really simple. The time and temp are easy to set. Not to loud, honestly not any louder than a running fridge, you get used to the noise and it’s really clear when it shuts off, you notice the silence. Beeps 3 times when it’s done. I’ve only had it for 3 days, if I think of it in a year I’ll leave another review. Worth the money.

Fruit, Jerky, and Chili Powder

five starsd’Neif
January 6, 2020

Dried out veggies to make powder for homemade pasta, chili’s for chili powder, flank steak into jerky. This thing is the bomb.

Try coring 30 apples and place the wedges peel-down on three of the sheets. Sprinkle with cinnamon and dry for 14h on 140F. Makes for an amazing and healthy snack.

Surprisingly good

five starsKienan
December 9, 2019

Honestly a surprise, I spent the kind of money this costs because I use a dehydrator a LOT, and I travel pretty regularly so the folding was appealing to me, but honestly I’m surprised it has a number of features that are well thought out and designed. As well as working excellently. I have owned other high ended dehydrators before as well as cheap so far this is the best one. I will update after some time to tell you how it holds up to a lot of time and at least 90 uses a year.

I love it!

five starsDarcy A.
November 15, 2019

There is so much room to dehydrate so many things. The easy to read and use controls makes it a breeze. The hardest part is now just the waiting. The fact that we can fold it up when we’re not using it makes it even better as we don’t have a ton of counter space.

We’ve already done beef jerky, salmon jerky, and raisins. Our next project is to try pineapple.

For those who love to dehydrate food, this is an amazing product!

Compact & Quality

five starsjete crosby
September 14, 2019
This dehydrator is a game-changer. I recently downsized into an apartment and feared that I would not have the storage space for a dehydrator. However, the unique design allows the entire unit to fold up and fit easily within a kitchen drawer… how cool! I am 10 uses in, and the quality of the appliance is evident. Thick, high-temperature plastics, sturdy glass doors, and stainless-steel components make the product feel like no corners were cut. I have pulled jerky, veggie crisps, and fruit roll-ups out of this thing (for a fraction of the store-bought cost), and I have had 0 complaints whatsoever. I feel obligated to share! The Brod and Taylor Folding Food Dehydrator is SWEET!

I like it!

five starsCathy Carruthers
September 11, 2019
It works. It is small when folded up.

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