Our Simple 4-Step Process

Fresh or cooked foods are placed in the dryer where they are frozen to -40 degrees Fahrenheit or colder.

Once the food is frozen, the freeze dryer creates a powerful vacuum around the food. Then, as the food is slightly warmed, the ice transitions into vapor and evaporates.

The freeze-dried food is then sealed in moisture and oxygen-proof packaging (Mylar bags, mason jars, or cans) along with an oxygen absorber to ensure freshness until opened.

When water is added to the food it regains its original fresh flavor, aroma, and appearance!

This image shows both the freeze dryer and the vacuum pump together. This is part of the complete solution that everyone receives when they purchase a freeze dryer.
The following description illustrates how the components shown here (freeze dryer and vacuum pump) work to freeze dry food:
  • The process is simple. The food freezes to an ultra cold temperature. The chamber the food is in becomes a vacuum and the water evaporates out of the food.
  • The process is automatic. The person using the freeze dryer simply presses “Start” and the process runs to completion.
  • It doesn’t matter what one puts in the freeze dryer. There can be pineapple on one shelf, turkey on another, yogurt on a third, and a leftover meal (like chili or stroganoff) on the last shelf.


When we say Home Freeze Dryer™, we truly mean home. It provides the convenience, simplicity, and electrical power requirements of other major kitchen appliances.

The only choice you had prior to Harvest Right™ was to purchase a commercial grade freeze dryer. With this outrageously expensive purchase ($30,000) came a learning curve of scientific methods, mechanical maintenance, and a need for 220 power. The cumbersome activity of calculating water content within specific food types to ensure proper freezing and drying procedures created frustration and wasted the users time. Additional time for monitoring the food during the process, and making corrective adjustments were also needed.

Along with only being able to freeze dry the same type of food in a batch, you had to understand the mechanical needs to properly use and maintain this commercial grade freeze dryer. In addition to being expensive to purchase, it was very expensive to run. Simply put, a commercial freeze dryer was not built for in-home use.

Harvest Right™ has built the only Home Freeze Dryer™ that is truly a home appliance. It is easy to use, small in size, and has a large capacity. The smart technology allows one to simultaneously place various types of food in the chamber, press start, and walk away. By itself, the freeze dryer calculates the necessary dry time and automatically monitors the freeze dry process to completion. This makes it easy to use, as well as convenient — saving you time, money, and energy.

You don’t have to be an expert to own it. Nor do you need to be a large company to buy it.

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You might be surprised by how easy storing freeze dried food really is. Three simple steps are all it takes.

Place the freeze dried food in your container of choice.

  • Mylar Bags: The simplest and best option for keep food for an up to 25-year shelf life.
  • Canning Jars: Perfect for long-term storage when stored out of the light in a dark, cool location (pantry, basement, etc.).
  • #10 Cans: Requires an investment in a can sealer, but a really great option for long-term food storage.
  • Vacuum Sealed Plastic Bags: Not as good as other storage methods, but the food should last a few years.

Add an oxygen absorber.

  • By far the best way to keep oxygen out of food. These nifty little gadgets cost only pennies each, and they do wonders to remove the oxygen out of your container choice.
  • Keep all of your freeze-dried food tasting and looking fresh longer.
  • If you like, you can purchase them at our online store.

Close the container and put it on the shelf.

  • Mylar Bags: When using space-saving mylar bags, an inexpensive impulse sealer or a hot iron is all you need. Impulse sealers are available in our online store.
  • Canning Jars: If you used an oxygen absorber, there’s no need to vacuum seal your jars, simply twist the jar shut.
  • #10 Cans: Include an oxygen absorber and seal them using a can sealer.


If you haven’t seen it for yourself already, you’ll be amazed by how well freeze dried food rehydrates. Full meals can be rehydrated in just minutes, renewed to their original textures and tastes. Below are some common rehydrating tips.

  1. Place the meat (raw or cooked) inside a bowl of warm or hot water. Let the meat absorb water until tender (takes just a few minutes). Meat will only accept the amount of water it needs to be rehydrated.
  2. Remove from the water.
  3. If the meat was cooked prior to freeze drying, it may be eaten or used in cooking. If it was freeze dried while raw, you may cook and eat as you would any fresh meat.
  1. Delicious as a snack, even without rehydrating.
  2. Place vegetables in a bowl or pan of water, allow to rehydrate. Then prepare your vegetables like you would something that came out of your garden or freezer.
  3. Spritz leafy veggies back to life with a spray bottle. Or, crush them into a powder to add to smoothies or spaghetti sauce.
  1. Slowly add water to your meal until it reaches the proper consistency.
  2. Warm the meal further in the microwave, on a stovetop or in the oven, if desired.
  3. Steam foods such as lasagna or spaghetti to keep them looking pretty.

Patented Technology

Our Home Freeze Dryer™ is an amazing appliance. It uses a refrigeration condenser that freezes to a very low temperature (-40 degrees Fahrenheit); then, in combination with a vacuum pump that creates a vacuum inside the drying chamber, it makes freeze drying at home possible for everyone.

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