The Sahara™ Folding Dehydrator

The Sahara Folding Dehydrator delivers the ultimate combination of performance and convenience to dry and preserve your favorite foods. Blending the rich history of food dehydrating with a fully foldable body, optimized heating and airflow, and stylish modern design, this tabletop appliance is the best way to dehydrate your favorite foods.

Award Winning Design

Quickly folds to 1/3 its size.

Over 1m2 of drying area (11ft2)

The perfect solution

The Brod & Taylor Folding Dehydrator provides a solution to the biggest problems facing premium dehydrators.


World’s first full-size folding dehydrator provides a massive 1 m2 of tray space, but quickly folds to 1/3 the size for storage.

Time, Temp & Power

Dual-heater design delivers high power to quickly dry wet food, then automatically switches to low power as food drys for optimum performance. Automated Dual Time – Temperature setting provides easy-to-optimize controls.


High-efficiency circulating airflow system yields even drying and quiet operation.

Toughened Glass Doors

Real glass doors with stainless steel hinges make the dehydrator resistant to acids and gives it a premium finish.

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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

Technical Specifications


Closed (LxWxH): 56 x 31 x 9.5cm
Open (LxWxH): 56 x 36.5 x 28cm
Weight: 5.8kg (without shelves)
Weight of plastic shelves: 1.9 kg
Weight of stainless steel shelves: 2.2 kg

EU Version: 220-240V~ 50Hz (690-820W)

Timer & Temperature

The dehydrator has 2 sequential timers that can be configured to run for the following lengths:
– 15 min – 99 hours (Time 1)
– 15 min – 99 hours (Time 2)
You can select ‘fan’ mode or heat to a temperature between 30-74º C.

What is in the box:

1 Dehydrator
1 Power Cord
1 Drip Tray
1 Zippered Shelf Case
7 Shelves (stainless steel)
2 spare air filters
1 Instruction Manual (English, French, German)
1 Setup Guide


Create your own dried meats such as droewors or biltong.

Apple Chips

Slice up those apples, pop them into the dehydrator and you’ll get delicious & healthy apple chips – the perfect snack.

So many options

Expand your horizon. Why not try kiwi, pineapple or banana chips?

“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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Carly Knobloch, Tech Expert at HGTV and The Today Show

“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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Mario Fabbri, Trying Vegan with Mario

“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…….” 
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Colleen Jeffers, and Contributor to The Inspired Home

“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

“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