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Food Dehydrator Market - By Technology (Vertical Airflow, Horizontal Airflow), By End-use (Commercial Usage, Domestic/Residential Usage), By Energy Source (Electric, Biofuel, Solar, Other) & Forecast, 2022-2030

  • Report ID: GMI5332
  • Published Date: Aug 2022
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Food Dehydrator Market Size

Food Dehydrator Market size exceeded USD 2 billion in 2021 and is expected to record more than 6% CAGR between the forecast years 2022 and 2030. Rising awareness about food wastage will augment the global industry share.

Food Dehydrator Market

Food dehydrators are used across commercial end-users as more customers are experimenting with their culinary tastes by trying dried foods. These machines help in removing moisture from the food to increase their lifespan. They are also used to preserve fruits, herbs, and meat. A major difference between the traditional food dehydration process and food dehydrators is that the latter can dry out and preserve foods without the need to use any additional preservatives, such as sugar, salt, and oil. This can make the end-product healthier for consumption.

Processed foods are gaining notable traction among the younger population, as they can directly consume these products, thereby saving on time and effort. Generally, food processing is done to extend the shelf life of the product without compromising on its nutritional value. This factor will boost the deployment of food dehydrators. The growing food processing sector in many regions is driving the product adoption.

However, the high calorie content of many dehydrated foods will impede the global food dehydrator market growth. Dehydrated food has the same nutritional value as fresh food, but sometimes, as the dried food loses its moisture, it increases its calorie content. For example, one half of a fresh apricot has 70 calories, whereas the dried version has 212 calories, which will hamper the product consumption among fitness enthusiasts.

Food Dehydrator Market Analysis

Food Dehydrator Market By Technology

Based on technology, the global food dehydrator market is divided into vertical and horizontal airflow technologies. In vertical airflow food dehydrators or stackable dehydrators, the source of heat is located at either the base or top of the appliance. This type of food dehydrator is more economical than the horizontal airflow one.

It is compact, making it ideal for drying herbs, fruits, and other food items domestically. These dehydrators can be easily moved around the house and are ideal for people that do not have a large kitchen space. Since more residents are preferring to dehydrate different types of food at home, the equipment demand will rise. The global vertical airflow food dehydrator industry share is projected to go beyond USD 1.3 billion by 2030.

Food Dehydrator Market By End-use 2021

In terms of the end-use, the global food dehydrator market is segmented into commercial and domestic usage. Among the commercial end-users, the food & beverage sector was estimated to hold over 40% share of the industry during 2021. In the F&B sector, food dehydrators are largely used to dry fruits, vegetables, and meats, which increases their longevity while keeping their nutrition value intact.

Also, as dehydrators reduce the overall weight and size of food items, it becomes more convenient to package and ship them. The demand for delicacies, such as beef jerky, is growing steadily each year across the developed economies. Around 160 million American citizens consume beef jerky on a regular basis, which will boost the demand for food dehydrators.

Food Dehydrator Market By Energy Source

With respect to energy source, the market is divided into electricity, biofuel, solar, and others. The electricity segment will account for over 37% share of the global food dehydrator industry by 2030. Electricity is considered one of the most convenient sources of energy for a food dehydrator. Urbanization has been instrumental in surging the use of state-of-the-art home appliances that enhance the convenience of the residents. The low cost of setup and easy availability of electric food dehydrators are some of the features driving the business trends.

Food Dehydrator Resin Market By Region

North America food dehydrator industry size is predicted to showcase more than 6% CAGR through 2022-2030. The food processing sector in the region is one of the most well-established, as there is a vast presence of reputed food manufacturers. The average disposable income of the regional population is also rising at a healthy rate every year. Furthermore, there is a strong demand for food products that have a longer shelf life as the regional working population is looking for on-the-go food options.

Food wastage is one of the major concerns for the regional governments. According to statistics published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), nearly 30-40% of the total food supply in the U.S. goes to waste. Consumers are also becoming aware of the scale of food wastage taking place across the region, thereby fueling the adoption of food dehydrators to put unconsumed food to good use.

Food Dehydrator Market Share

  • The Metal Ware (Nesco)
  • National Presto Industries
  • Hamilton Beach Brands
  • Koolatron
  • Kerone Engineering Solutions
  • Guangdong IKE Industrial
  • NutriChef Kitchen
  • Ronco Kitchen Acessories
  • Salton
  • Aroma Houseware
  • Ekotec Energy Heat Pumps
  • Foshan Mel-Tech Electrical Appliances Company
  • Waring Commercial
  • Vitality 4 Life

are the leading companies in the global food dehydrator market. These organizations are using tactics such as strategic partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, and others to help them expand their global footprint.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 had a diverse influence on the global market development, as the demand for long-lasting foods witnessed a notable spike while overall food production activities decreased. Since people were stocking up on essential food items, the consumption of dried foods also shot up during this period. These foods have a longer shelf life and can be stored easily. This scenario played a key role in accelerating the use of food dehydrators across the commercial sector. However, due to the lack of travel during lockdown restrictions, the application of these products in hotels and restaurants declined, as there was reduced need for preserving unconsumed food & avoid food wastage.

The food dehydrator market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD million from 2018 to 2030 for the following segments:

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By Technology

  • Vertical Airflow
  • Horizontal Airflow

By End - Use

  • Commercial Usage
    • Food & Beverage Industry
    • Nutraceutical Industry
    • Herbal products industry
  • Domestic / Residential Usage

By Energy Source

  • Electricity
  • Biofuel
  • Solar
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Netherlands
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Hiralkumar Patel

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global food dehydrator market share was over USD 2 billion in 2021 and is expected to record more than 6% CAGR through 2022-2030.

The global vertical airflow food dehydrator industry size will be more than USD 1.3 billion by 2030, as the products are more economical than the horizontal airflow technology and have a compact size, making it ideal for drying herbs, fruits, and other food items domestically.

North America food dehydrator industry value is predicted to showcase more than 6% CAGR through 2022-2030, as the region has a robust food processing sector, with a vast presence of reputed food manufacturers.

A few of the major companies in global food dehydrator industry include National Presto Industries, Hamilton Beach Brands, Guangdong IKE Industrial, NutriChef Kitchen, Salton, Aroma Houseware, Foshan Mel-Tech Electrical Appliances Company, Waring Commercial, and Vitality 4 Life, among many others.

Food Dehydrator Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2021
  • Companies covered: 14
  • Tables & Figures: 270
  • Countries covered: 18
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