Freeze Dryer Quickly Pays for Itself

a woman in a kitchen preparing food next to an aqua freeze dryer

A Home Freeze Dryer will quickly pay for itself in a number of ways:

  • Preserve food you normally waste and throw away.
  • Easily preserve produce from gardens and fruit trees.
  • Create your own long term, emergency food storage.

spaghetti being scraped into a garbage can A number of studies show that an average American family wastes 40% of their food purchases per year. A lot of food is thrown out because people either get tired of it (i.e. leftover meals) or it spoils when they don’t consume it soon enough.

With a home freeze dryer, families can save and preserve food that now gets put in the garbage. Leftover meals, fruits and vegetables, meats and other things that are left too long on the counter, in the refrigerator, or in the freezer can be freeze dried and saved for future use.

In one year alone, a family of four may be able to easily preserve 2 to 4 months worth of food they would normally waste.

Many people have great gardens and orchards but find that various foods on a counterwhen it is time to harvest their bounty they struggle to preserve and store it for later use.

Until now, canning and dehydrating were the best ways to preserve food for future consumption. However, both these methods have huge drawbacks. Canning is messy and takes a lot of time. Canning and dehydrating use heat, which greatly reduces the nutritional value of food. These food preservation methods also change the flavor, color, and texture. Worst of all, the shelf life of canned and dehydrated food is relatively short (generally 2 to 3 years).

Freeze drying solves these problems! Harvest Right’s Home Freeze Dryer is extremely easy to use. And, it preserves the taste and nutritional value of food for a long, long time when properly packaged (15 to 25 years).

Additionally, freeze-dried food (meals, fruits, and vegetables) rehydrate quickly and taste the same as they did when they were fresh.

freeze dried mashed potatoes, ham, and peas in jars. A plate of that same foodMany families are pruent and purchase freeze-dried, prepared food from reputable companies. These products can be full of chemicals that may not be good for us.

With a Home Freeze Dryer, a family can augment or totally replace those supplies by preserving their own meats, fruits, vegetables, desserts, and complete meals, and do so without adding potentially harmful preservatives.

The following compares the cost of purchasing prepared meals from a leading freeze-dried food company to that of freeze drying it yourself.

a chart showing the cost comparison per #10 can of food *Harvest Right home freeze-dried food includes the cost of the food, the food storage packaging, and the cost of running and maintaining the freeze dryer.

Freeze drying at home is far more cost effective than purchasing freeze-dried food from a retail establishment. You can save between $15 to $40 dollars on each #10 can of food you freeze dry yourself and the quality will be much better. With a home freeze dryer, you can make up to $10,000 worth of freeze-dried food in one year. Including the cost of your freeze dryer, it can more than pay for itself within 6 months of use.


I love my Harvest right, would love to buy another, but I just can’t this year. I used to run 6 freezers as I have a large garden and prefer field ripened food and save a lot on food. That cost a bundle, and a constant fear of one failing. If we are bombed or have nationwide calamity, I want to feed my loved ones, no fuel the generator would soon quit, food would rot. I also process my own meats. This saves a lot on processing costs and I don’t waste near as much as the lockers do. They hurry to process, not trimming closely, and all of the good broth you can cook from the bones is gone. I still can it, dry all of the little pieces that are saved by cooking the bones, they almost fall off. The large freeze drier would really help when a heavy crop comes all at once, or a beef or hog is processed. Now I must prepare the food to dry and freeze in old freezer till I catch up. Today, We really want a second one, the new large one, but we must save up till we can, If you are able, take advantage of the benefits you will gain from yours for you and yours.

Er, nobody buys freeze dried leftovers. If you want to show a graphic of savings show the difference between the cost of freeze drying and freezer storage. How long then till I get the money back?

Sorry, but just to clarify, this chart shows the difference between buying freeze dried food and making freeze dried food yourself. It doesn’t need to be leftovers. That’s just one of the many things that can be freeze dried with a freeze dryer. This comparison, though, is based off buying new food and freeze drying it.

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