Solar Dehydrators in Kenya

Grekkon Limited is the largest and best known commercial supplier of tailored fruits, vegetables, cereals, and meat solar dehydrators in Kenya. These galvanised steel updraft dehydrators are for food safety and have zero food contamination.

Types of solar dehydrators in Kenya

  1. Galvanised steel types. These are zinc galvanised steel pipe structures. Some call them ‘greenhouse dryers’ in Kenya
  2. Wooden types. These are from soft or hardwood timber
  3. Updraft dehydrators. The air moves upwards as it heats up and collects moisture from the drying food.
  4. Downdraft dehydrators. Hot air is blown from above to dry food below
  5. Portable solar dehydrator. This one is movable from one location to another
  6. Fixed solar dehydrator. This one is stationary and is for one location

These dehydrators for Kenyan farmers cater to the client’s needs during design and construction. Fruit drying in Kenya is a rapidly growing market as a result of urbanisation. This has raised the demand for solar dehydrators for fruits and vegetables in the country.

 

How do you make a solar dehydrator?

It is from steel or wood covered with a material that allows entry and build-up of heat in the structure.

Is it safe to leave a dehydrator overnight?

Yes it is. Every Grekkon Limited’s dehydrator has a polythene cover with anti-drip treatment which prevents the accumulation of dew on the paper. Dew causes molding in dried food.

Is it worth getting a dehydrator?

Yes it is if you have a ready market for your dried foods

What are the best foods to dehydrate?

As with market demand. In Kenya, fruits, vegetables, cereals, tubers, and meat are popular.

How long is dehydrated food good for?

Dehydrated food will last beyond 5 years if well preserved

Is it healthy to eat dehydrated food?

Grekkon Limited’s polythene has anti-UV treatment that blocks UV rays. UV rays cause color, taste, scent, and nutritional degradation. Food from our dryers has all its constituents intact except for moisture

 
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Comments (12)

  • I’m interested in solar dryers. What are the prices?

    Lucetta
    Reply
    • Dear Lucetta,

      Our solar dryers are priced on the target wet weight to dry per session by crop. To give you a quote, tell us;
      1. The target crop to dry
      2. Target wet weight per drying session.

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
      • Hi, how much for solar dryer for green bananas

        Betty
        Reply
        • Dear Betty,

          Thank you for your enquiry. How many kgs of banana will you dry per session?

          Best regards,

          Customer Service

          Reply
  • Quote for a solar dryer for drying mangoes , to be grown on a 4 acre plot. target weight per season 6 tons

    Crose Lester
    Reply
    • Dear Crose,

      Thanks again for your enquiry. How many kgs (wet weight) will you dry per session (every 2-3 hours)?

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • How much did the solar dryer for George Juma and his group which appears on your web page cost , and what is its seasonal capacity ?

    Crose Lester
    Reply
    • Dear Crose,

      Thank you for your enquiry. It cost Kes 68,500 and dries upto 100 kgs wet weight per session (2 hours of dryng).

      What do you want to dry and where are you located?

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Please provide me a quote, for a dehydrator. Am looking at using a cabinet dehydrator for meat fruits and vegetables.

    Contact number – 0707-304994

    Eddah
    Reply
    • Dear Eddah,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Liz will get back to you through a call.

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Urgently needs a dehydrating machine to dry pumpkins. I need one that shall take about 200 kgs to half a ton.
    I also need a slicing machine.
    You can contact me at 0724646800

    Moses Gitonga
    Reply
    • Dear Moses,

      Liz from our commercial team will contact you. Thank you for your inquiry.

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply

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