Harvest Right LARGE Home Freeze Dryer Stainless Steel with Premier Pump Made in USA IN STOCK IN AUSTRALIA
Frequently Asked Questions for Harvest Right Freeze Dryers
Please create an account on our store and include your residential address. Freeze dryers are delivered to the nearest freight depot unless your delivery address is a business in an area zoned commercial (where there are generally other businesses). Our courier does not deem home based or rural properties as businesses for delivery purposes (the rationale being that a special service is required to deliver pallets to areas where such deliveries are not normally made). We will amend the delivery address on the invoice if your address is residential.
Freeze dryers must be paid by bank transfer. Unfortunately we currently do not offer credit card, Paypal or layby options for these high value items.
If you are pre-ordering you do not need to pay in full to hold a unit. We ask for a holding deposit only which is generally non refundable. Once we confirm that units are in our warehouse and ready to ship we will need the balance of payment made within 3 days.
Once we issue your invoice, we are unable to show any payments on this invoice. We can issue a final paid in full receipt if required on request.
Shipping in Australia is via TNT. Freeze dryers are shipped on small pallets and if you have a residential delivery address the units are delivered to the nearest depot. You will need a van, open backed ute or trailer for collection.
Note that home based businesses or rural based businesses are not eligible for business delivery. A business address for our courier is in an area zoned commercial and generally with forklift unloading facilities.
Pick up from our warehouse in South Kempsey can be arranged on request. You may be able to find your own courier that will deliver to a residential address. Please email us all paperwork required for such collections at least 24 hours in advance.
We ship freeze dryers internationally. Generally this is done via airfreight. Airfreight rates are only valid for 30 days so for preorders we can provide indicative quotes only with the rate to be confirmed closer to the product ETA. For quotes please provide us with the delivery address. Note that airfreight terms are DAP so you are responsible for local GST/taxes/duties etc.
We recommend a 5000-watt capacity for 40 hours (this is overkill but necessary to ensure trouble free operation) Most solar systems don't have that capacity, and it is very expensive to set up, therefore not practical. Our unit doesn't use that much power per hour (on the high side about 2500 watts at peak) but that is a recommended capacity to ensure trouble free operation. When a system or an inverter is rated for 3000 watts it most likely will overheat and shut down mid-batch as batch time ranges from 24 to 60 hours, Most systems do not have the battery storage capacity to run the unit all night.
If the unit is powered down in the middle of the batch, it would normally start where it left off when power is reapplied. If the duration of the outage is greater than one hour, the unit will assume the product has defrosted and go back to a freeze cycle to protect the pump. The firmware can be advanced to where it left off after power up, but the probability of poor results and pump contamination is extremely high. Users that wish to operate in this manner do so at their own risk, and the resulting damage to the pump is not covered under warranty.
- Model: SS Dryer Large
Ozfarmer is now the official Australian distributor for Harvest Right USA. Stock is imported directly from the Harvest Right factory and supported by their international warranty (full details at the bottom of the description).
A Harvest Right Large-Sized Freeze Dryer will allow you to freeze-dry over 1,100 kg of food over a year (5.5 – 7 kg per batch). Why pay thousands for pre-packaged long life food when you can make your own using healthy ingredients
Overall product dimensions: 51cm W x 60cm D x 78cm H
Perfect for countertop, cart, or table.
5 trays (23cm W x 51cm L x 2cm H)
73kg for stainless version
This version is the stainless one. The powder coated version is available in a separate listing.
There is also a detachable vacuum pump that sits outside the freeze dryer.
Premier Oil Pump: 16kg or upgrade to the oil free pump which replaces the oil pump.
240-volt outlet fitted with Australian compatible plug. Note that a dedicated circuit is recommended. The large units now run on an updated electrical specification and come with a 10 amp plug that can be used in standard plug sockets (the older versions needed a 15 amp socket)
The Harvest Right Freeze Dryer is designed to work in a wide variety of environmental temperatures, but extreme heat and cold will affect performance.
The recommended temperature range for operation is 2 – 32 °C. The most efficient temperature range is between 7-24°C. Although safe, operating your freeze dryer in temperatures above 32˚C will increase batch times and may have an adverse effect on the condensing unit (freezer). As the temperature rises where your freeze dryer operates, so does the length of time it takes to finish. This happens because with hotter operating temperatures, it is harder to reach the extreme cold required for freeze drying. When running your freeze dryer in temperatures higher than 32˚C, place a small fan in a location where it can blow air on the vacuum pump. This will help the pump run more efficiently and may increase the life of the vacuum pump. Better yet, operate the unit in an air-conditioned room.
The large freeze dryer ships in one package with a total weight of 115kg (125kg for the stainless steel model) and on a small pallet. Item will be delivered to physical addresses, no PO boxes, they just don't fit.
Simply filter and replace oil
Large Freeze Dryer
Vacuum Pump Oil
Stainless Steel Trays (set of 5)
Guide to Freeze Drying
Impulse Bag Sealer with 3 pin 10 amp plug
Mylar Bags (50 pack)
Oxygen Absorbers (50 pack)
Why a freeze dryer?
A Harvest Right freeze dryer allows you to keep your home-grown fruits and vegetables fresh for years and years. Freeze drying at home is the very best way to preserve your garden harvest. It truly is the gardener’s best friend.
BETTER THAN CANNING
Unlike canning, freeze drying causes very little damage to the nutritional value of your garden produce. Freeze-dried foods retain around 97% of the nutrients.
BETTER THAN DEHYDRATING
Heat can affect taste, color, and texture causing your garden produce to look and taste very different. Freeze-dried food, in contrast, looks and tastes just like the food did when fresh.
SAVE FOOD AND MONEY
Freeze drying the food you grow in your garden is the best way to preserve your harvest and helps you save money on your grocery costs.
PREVENT FOOD WASTE
The average American family wastes a lot of food. A recent study by the USDA found that the average American wastes about one pound of food per day, which can cost the average family up to $2,400 per year. Chances are that this average would apply to many Australian families too.
Preserve the healthy food you buy or grow with a home freeze dryer and save money by eliminating waste.
There is no better way to prepare for an emergency than with a home freeze dryer. Freeze-dried food is perfect for emergency food supplies, bug out bags, 72-hour kits, and other survival packs. With a home freeze dryer, you will be prepared for any kind of emergency.
Most people will be affected by some type of serious disaster in their lifetime. Home freeze drying puts you in control of your family’s survival, no matter the circumstances.
Man-made disasters such as war, explosions, chemical spills, and terrorism, cause human suffering, loss of life, and food shortages. Freeze drying gives you peace of mind in case any of these worst-case scenarios occur.
A home freeze dryer allows you to easily preserve large amounts of food and create a high-quality emergency food supply, so you can take care of yourself and loved ones in case of job loss or financial downturns.
Buying freeze-dried food from a store is expensive. The food is often full of salt and other preservatives and the limited choice means you buy meals you may not even like eating. Freeze drying your own meals and produce is a great way to save money when building your emergency food supply.
Camping and Hunting
Harvest Right lets you freeze dry your own food at home to be used on your next hike, backpacking adventure, hunting trip, or campout. It is lightweight, has less salt, and tastes better than anything else that will fit in your backpack. It’s perfect for every outdoor enthusiast.
HIKING & BACKPACKING
Freeze dry your favourite food and enjoy it on the trail during your next hike or backpacking adventure. It is lightweight and easy to prepare (just add hot water). Take your favourite homemade or restaurant meals.
HUNTING & FISHING
Avid hunters and fishermen can end up with too much meat or fish all at once. Now you can freeze dry any extra, whether cooked or raw. When you rehydrate the food, you won’t know the difference between fresh and freeze-dried.
There is no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy your favourite meals at your next campsite. You can freeze-dry lightweight, easy-to-prepare meals that will taste fantastic. In fact, you can eat as well in the wild as you do at home.
ON THE ROAD
Caravan and camper trailer food should be delicious, lightweight, easy-to-prepare, and not require refrigeration. Freeze drying at home allows you to easily create weeks’ worth of food for the next time you decide to hit the road.
With Harvest Right’s home freeze dryer, you can feed your pets the healthy, preservative-free, home-prepared food they deserve and crave. There are many reasons to feed your pet home freeze-dried food.
Feeding your pets freeze-dried food is a great way to keep them healthy. Many feel a raw diet of freeze-dried food is best for pets.
Freeze-dried pet food and snacks can be very expensive. Freeze drying at home lets you provide freeze-dried food for your pet at a fraction of the cost.
Some pets have very finicky tastes. Freeze drying at home lets you discover what freeze-dried food your pet loves most and, since you control the ingredients, you can fully trust the food you’re feeding to your pet.
A 1-year warranty applies (6 months on the vacuum pump). Warranty eligibility will be determined by Harvest Right and honoured by Ozfarmer Australia where the claim is deemed to be caused by a manufacturing fault. User error is specifically excluded, and the freeze dryer comes with comprehensive instructions. Support videos are available online. Note that this is a very high quality item and warranty claims are minimal. Spare parts can be shipped to fix the vast majority of issues.
HR has a policy of “ALL questions, concerns and tickets are the responsibility of Harvest Right customer service. Harvest Right will make the determination on when a machine needs to be returned for service, repair or refund.” Most issues with the machines are user related and can be easily remedied via email to the Harvest Right technical team. In the event that the item needs to be returned, you will be responsible for getting the unit to a business address with forklift or TNT depot for collection.