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A leading producer of freeze dryers, Harvest Right provides a variety of goods for home, pharmaceutical, scientific, and commercial applications. With the help of their unique Smart Freeze technology, freeze-drying fruits and vegetables are as simple as pressing a button. However, it can also aid in the production of bubble hash for rosin while keeping the cannabinoid and terpene content of your cannabis intact.

Introducing the Latest Revamped Harvest Right Pro-Series Home Freeze Dryer Models

New & Upgraded Features, Same Great Price

The Harvest Right Home Freeze Dryer models you've come to know and love are getting an upgrade, all while keeping the same great price.

What's new?

  • Increased tray capacity by one additional tray
  • Faster processing times
  • Better software and user interface
  • Increased energy efficiency
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Pump Options For Your Harvest Right Freeze Dryer: Premiere Pump vs. Oil-Free Pump Upgrade

Freeze drying hinges on the presence of a complete vacuum, necessitating the inclusion of a vacuum pump in all freeze dryers. Harvest Right offers two vacuum pump options, each catering to different preferences and maintenance needs: the (included) Premier Pump or the Oil-Free Pump. Your choice depends on maintenance preferences, noise considerations, and budget constraints.


Here's what customers have to say:

 

Premiere Pump

  • Simple, robust, and easy to fix with available parts
  • Vacuum pump oil is cheap and readily available
  • Quieter operation compared to oil-free pumps (52dB vs 62dB)
  • Durability and ease of repair

Oil-Free Pump

  • Super easy to use
  • No need for oil changes
  • Some prefer them for their simplicity
  • Once oil-less pumps break, they are often expensive to replace or repair
  • Oil-free pumps can be loud and may have a high-pitched squeal

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What Can You Freeze Dry with Your Harvest Right Freeze Dryer?

The Harvest Right Freeze Dryer is a versatile appliance that can freeze dry a wide range of items, including pharmaceuticals, homeopathic remedies, camping food, pet food, coffee, mushrooms, guacamole/salsa, herbs, fruits, veggies, meats, fish, ice cream, eggs, baby food, easy-to-make meals, soups, and cannabis products (where legal). It preserves flavors, nutrients, and textures while extending shelf life, making it a valuable tool for various purposes.

Harvest Right Freeze Dryer Questions and Answers

While a quick wipe should be enough after use, a deep-down cleansing is ordered once every other week. We go in-depth on cleaning, maintenance & troubleshooting tips for Harvest Right freeze dryers.

Typically, it takes anywhere from 20 to 40 hours to finish the freeze-drying process. Several factors, including the kind and quantity of food, impact how long it takes. For example, meat, peas, and corn tend to dry quickly, while squash and watermelon might take longer. Furthermore, the thickness of the food slices also affects the time it takes to complete the cycle.

Small and Medium

The small and medium freeze dryers can be connected to a standard 110-volt outlet.

You'll need a dedicated 20-amp circuit for these models.

Large

For the large freeze dryer, a 110-volt outlet with a NEMA 5-20 configuration is required.

A dedicated 20-amp circuit is also necessary for the large unit.

X-Large

The extra-large freeze dryer, like the large model, requires a 110-volt outlet with a NEMA 5-20 configuration.

Just like the large unit, the extra-large model needs a dedicated 20-amp circuit for proper operation.

Small and Medium

  • They typically draw about 15 amps at peak usage but average around 9 to 11 amps per hour.

Large

  • It draws about 15 amps at peak usage but averages around 10 amps per hour.

X-Large

  • It draws about 17 amps at peak usage but averages around 13 amps per hour.

3-Year Limited Warranty
Covers the second and third years from the initial shipping date.

During this time, Harvest Right takes care of: Fixing or, if we prefer, replacing any part of the sealed refrigeration system (like the compressor, condenser, evaporator, or tubing) if it fails due to problems with how it was made or the materials used.

Customer responsibility includes: Paying for diagnostic assessments to identify defects and covering any expenses related to transporting or delivering the appliance needed for service.

We offer financing for Harvest Right freeze dryers through our financing partners on approved credit. Please check out our financing page for more information.

Oil-Free Pump can be used with any size freeze dryer and does not require oil changes or regular maintenance, whereas the Premier Pump still uses oil but rarely needs to have the oil changed or filtered.

Harvest Right Freeze Dryer is noisy and generates a lot of heat. Oil must be filtered after every batch and the vacuum pump must be drained, disassembled, and cleaned after 20 batches.

Harvest Right Freeze Dryer preserves cannabinoids and terpenes by protecting them from the degradation that heat causes, even in a controlled environment.

Harvest Right sells theirown branded oil. Alternatively, you can also use VacOil's ECO Grade Vacuum Pump Oil.

Yes. In fact, an oil free vacuum pump can be used with any size freeze dryer and is quiet, fast, and easy to use.

The Harvest Right Freeze Dryer trays are made of stainless steel, which is resistant to corrosion, heat, chemicals and other substances.

The manufacturing facility in Salt Lake City, Utah, is where all Harvest Right freeze dryers are designed, engineered, and tested.

Harvest Right Freeze Dryers are available in three sizes:small,medium, andlarge. The small weighs about 61 pounds, the medium 112 pounds, and the large 138 pounds.

Step 1: Select a spot for your freeze-dryer.

Place your freeze-dryer on a level surface, and make sure that its vents are not blocked by anything. Dryers can be placed in kitchens or other small spaces, but if you have more room, it may be better to put it somewhere with more space.

Step 2: Examine at your freezer-dryer's door.

Checking the door and the gasket is an important part of keeping your dryer running smoothly. The gasket is a rubber seal between the inside of the dryer and the door, and it needs to be clean and free of gaps. You should also check the inside of your door for any dirt or grime. This just needs to be a quick check so that you can make sure that everything is in good shape.

Step 3: Set up the vacuum pump.

Note: Skip this step if you have an oil-free pump.

The vacuum pump is the most important part of your freeze-dryer. It sucks out all the moisture from your food and helps it to freeze faster. To set up your pump, first you'll need to remove the red cap that covers the glass display. Pour in oil until it reaches the center of the glass display, then replace the cap. 

Step 4: Attach the hose to the freeze drier.

To connect the hose to the freeze drier, first screw in the hose in the connection on the dryer and pump. Hand tightening is enough and using tools to tighten further risks damage to the dryer. Also, Harvest Right doesn’t recommend using any tape on the connections—it can cause problems for the O-ring seal.

Step 5: Plug the dryer in and turn it on.

Interface will light up when you turn it on. Take note that I means on and O means off. You can click the button on the back of the pump to turn it on and off.

Step 6: Install the insulator pad in the door.

This pad is placed between the door and the shelves. It should fit nicely between the gasket and the shelves (but take careful not to get it trapped in the door).

Step 7: Shut the door

This one is really simple. Just shut the door and make sure you close it tightly, and don't force it or you'll break it.

Step 8: After closing the drain valve, place the hose in a bucket or drain.

Close the drain valve on your freeze dryer. This will prevent any water from leaking out of your machine and making a mess. Next, place the open end of your freeze dryer in a bucket or directly into the drain so that all of the water can be collected and disposed of easily.

Step 9: Check the door seal with the pump running.

The pump creates a vacuum within the dryer, which should help the door seal nicely and snugly. If there are any parts of the gasket that don’t seal properly have a quick check why, as it may be that something small is obstructing it.

Step #10: Turn on the dryer for a test run.

Make sure the dryer is completely dry inside. Then select ‘functional test’ and press ‘on’ to begin. Leave it working for 30 minutes, after which the pressure should be below 500 mTorr.

In addition, consider freeze-drying a batch of moist bread during your initial test run, and spritz vinegar around the tray to eliminate the mild odor of a newly manufactured freeze dryer.

If your first run doesn't work, make sure the door seals well, the hose connections are tight, and the drain valve is shut. Any difficulties in forming a vacuum are most probably related to minor gaps in the seals.

Freeze-dried food can be reconstituted back to their original taste and texture, so even with a busy schedule, you can still enjoy delicious meals.

Yes. Add water gradually and stir until the mixture returns to its original state.

Yes, it has lower power consumption and is maintenance-free! But if you freeze-dry twice or even once a month, it is not worth the cost unless you're willing to spend extra money.

Harvest Right Freeze-dryers come equipped with four basic components: a drying chamber, a vacuum pump, a heat source, and a condenser.

To rehydrate freeze-dried vegetables, place the desired amount of dried vegetables in a bowl and add enough hot water to cover. Let stand for a minute or two, until the ingredients are softened.

Freeze dried apple pie apples can be sliced less than 1″ thick and placed in single layers on the trays.

The price for the Harvest Right Freeze Dryer varies according to size. A small Harvest Right Freeze Dryer unit costs $3599, a medium unit costs $4249, and a large unit costs $5299.

Harvest Right freeze dryer prices are standard across the board for all resellers & distributors. As such, discounts or promo codes for Harvest Right freeze dryers are not allowed to be advertised publicly. However, we will be happy to assist you with your freeze dryer purchase by reaching out to us should we be able to offer any assistance.  .

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