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TSM D-20 Stainless NSF Commercial Dehydrator

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SKU: QX757, Part Number: 24-1023, Shop more The Sausage Maker items


  • NSF certified
  • Stainless steel construction
  • LCD display of temperature, fan speed, remaining time & more
  • Fully insulated for faster drying and lower energy cost
  • Air flows from back to front, prevents flavor-sharing
  • Adjust temperature in 1-degree increments
  • 20 large rectangular wire drying racks
  • Commercial warranty
  • Made in USA


TSM D-20 Stainless NSF Commercial Dehydrator

Supply note: The D-20 dehydrator is drop shipped from the manufactuer, but the manufacturer is currently out of stock. They expect to have more in stock in late November.

The NSF-certified stainless steel TSM D-20 dehydrator is manufactured in the USA to meet the needs of small commercial food drying operations. Its programmable solid state control system allows you to create up to six custom drying programs, with each program consisting of as many as three separate temperature, time and fan-speed steps.

Custom programs let you tailor settings to the exact needs of the food or other material you're drying, and to process repeat batches without having to re-enter settings. A large touch screen control and LCD digital display with easy to follow prompts makes it easy to select settings, and settings can be edited on-the-fly at any time.

The D-20 commercial dehydrator features 1" thick insulation on top, bottom and sides to increase operating efficiency, reducing your operating cost. It will achieve a temperature of 150° F in 3 hours or less for fast, efficient jerky drying. Air flow is from back to front for even results. The front door is a removable 2-piece unit, making it easier to clean. The inner portion of the front door channels moisture through the perforations, while the outer section creates a barrier which makes moisture collection possible. A hygrometer is included for monitoring humidity levels.

  • “The TSM D-20 dehydrator has eliminated our past concerns about being able to keep up with customer demand. I can’t think of anything I don’t like about the machine, it's wonderful.”

    – Margaret B., WA

The unit has 52 square feet of drying area on 20 large rectangular wire dehydrating racks. Fully electric operation. Smooth electronic control panel wipes clean with damp cloth. Dehydrator's internal temperature range is 84° to 180°F for safe & efficient drying of all types of food. Temperature is adjustable in 1° increments and is maintained to +/- 1° of the setting.

Spacing between racks is 1.25". Any number of racks can be removed to create a drying cavity with fewer racks but more space between racks.

New touch-screen controller: This new innovation provides productivity-boosting control options and ease of use.

Features include:

  • Quick Start: Ideal for drying projects that need one consistent temperature for a predetermined amount of time at an optimal fan speed.
  • My Recipes: Allows you to create your own customized drying projects. You can set temperature and/or fan speed adjustment profile.
  • Run Fans Only: Useful as cooling sequence and for cooling dehydrator after a long heat cycle.
  • Run Last Program: Runs the last program that was selected from your My Recipes list.

TSM D-20 commercial dehydrator features:

  • NSF certification
  • 220/240 volt, 1-phase, 50/60 Hz (a dedicated 30A circuit is called for)
  • 3200 watt heating elements (4 x 800W each)
  • 1" thick insulation for thermal efficiency
  • 52 square feet of drying area
  • Four large 7" fans for strong air flow
  • Quick-detach fan/heater section
  • LED display
  • Displays temp setting 84°F-180°F (200°F intermittent),
  • Displays accurate temperature
  • Fan speed readout
  • Displays elapsed time & remaining time
  • Fast 3-4 hour start to finish for jerky
  • 20 wire racks each 20.75” x 18” (2.6 sq. ft. per rack)
  • Space between racks: 1.25"
  • Space between wires within rack 3/8"
  • Outside dimensions: 24”W × 26.5"D x 33.5"H (+6" leg height)
  • Inside dimensions: 21.5"W x 20"D x 27"H
  • Timer can be set up to 72 hours

For more details, please see the specs tab above.

Compare Commercial Dehydrators

Click to see our commercial dehydrators comparison table.

Also see the TSM D-14 stainless commercial dehydrator, the Excalibur EXC10EL commercial dehydrator, and the large CDS R5 commercial food dehydrator.

Pleasant Hill Grain has extensive experience with commercial dehydrating equipment. If you have questions, please email or call us. We're here as your resource, and we look forward to serving you.

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Manufacturer Part Number 24-1023
Brand The Sausage Maker
Width 24"
Depth 26.5"
Height Includes 6" Legs - 39.5"
Product Weight (lbs.) 170 lb.
Number of Fans 4
Nominal Fan Diameter 7"
Trays, Standard 20
Trays, Maximum 20
Drying Area, Standard 52 sq. ft.
Drying Area, Maximum 52 sq. ft.
Housing Material Stainless steel
Temperature Range 84°F-180°F
Power Electric (AC)
Volts AC 220/240
Watts 3200
Amps 30
Hz 50/60
Phase 1
Certifications NSF
Cord Length 66"
Cord-End Plug 20 Amp (L6-20P)
UPC 015913327502
Origin USA
Commercial Warranty Yes
Warranty Length 1 year


This item is stocked in our supplier's warehouse and it typically ships out by freight within 1-3 business days. You should receive your order within 3-8 business days of its shipment.



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  • Dries fast, easy to use, extremely pleased!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    We dry a lot of deer meat during the season, October through January, and I'm extremely pleased with the TSM D-20 dehydrator for my small commercial business. It's built to last, and well worth the money.

    It’s easy to use, easy to clean, hassle-free. I simply remove and soak the racks in soapy hot water then scrub them. Prior to placing the meat into the dehydrator, I spray Pam on the racks which helps keep the racks clean. I don’t have to do anything between cooking sessions. I just clean it and it is then ready to go. It's simple to load and unload the racks. I like that it's movable, and has a compact footprint.

    I had a larger Cabela’s dehydrator which was slow it took 10-12 hours to complete a cycle this machine dehydrates the same quantity of meat in much less time, 3-4 hours.

    I've learned not to overfill the machine. If you load too much into it the meat doesn't dry evenly and you have to rotate and redistribute the jerky every 2-3 hours. I had a problem with some wires burning out in a small wire box. I called and received a part which corrected the issue.

    This dehydrator has been great for my deer meat processing business. Key thing is, it dries very fast. Greatly reducing the turnaround time for jerky has grown my customer base!
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Wonderful machine, and quiet
    By on - Verified Buyer
    We have an orchard and dehydrate large volumes of pears, blueberries and strawberries. The TSM dries them with ease.

    It has plenty of volume, and the fans are reliable and provide a consistent flow of warm air. It has good-sized racks, plenty of room to place large piece of fruit. It runs quietly, too. We operate it for months at a time, so that's nice.

    It's easy to program, fast and efficient to use, and very easy to clean. Just remove the racks, spray and wipe down side walls base etc., soak the racks, reinsert them and you're done.

    The TSM D-20 dehydrator has eliminated our past concerns about being able to keep up with customer demand. I can’t think of anything I don’t like about the machine, it's wonderful.
    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.  Did you?

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