Design and Material
The sheets are made from food-grade silicone, ensuring safety and non-toxicity in food preparation. Their standout feature is the raised lip design, which effectively contains liquid and keeps ingredients in place – a useful attribute for making fruit rolls or dehydrating wetter foods. While these sheets are flexible, they require a hard tray for support due to their soft nature.
Heat Resistance and Size
These dehydrator sheets are capable of withstanding a broad temperature range (-40 °F to 446 °F), making them suitable not only for dehydrators but also for ovens. Measuring 13.7” × 13.7”, they fit snugly in 14” × 14” metal trays, including those of the Excalibur dehydrator.
Ease of Use and Cleaning
Users find these sheets easy to use, particularly for tasks like making fruit leather. The non-stick surface allows for easy food removal, and they are simple to clean by hand washing. However, they are not dishwasher safe, so manual cleaning is necessary.
Value for Money
At $34.99 for a set of six, customers perceive these sheets as offering good value, especially given their durability and ease of cleaning. The versatility in applications, from fruit leathers to jerky, enhances their worth.
Positive reviews highlight the ease of removing dried food, the sheets’ suitability for various food items, and their perfect fit for specific dehydrator models. The edge design is appreciated for its functionality in containing liquids. Some users note the flexibility of the sheets requires careful handling when moving, particularly when laden with wet mixtures.
Aulock’s Silicone Dehydrator Sheets offer an efficient, safe, and versatile solution for a variety of dehydration needs. Their design, material quality, and temperature resistance make them an excellent accessory for users of 14″ x 14″ tray dehydrators. While they require some care in handling due to their flexibility, the overall user experience is overwhelmingly positive, making them a recommendable purchase for those engaged in regular food dehydration.