Mellerware 'Biltong King' Food Dehydrator
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Mellerware 'Biltong King' Food Dehydrator
The biltong king and food dehydrator from mellerware allows you to enjoy great-tasting, home-made biltong and droe wors and now with the drying shelves you can make your own dried fruit. Simply prepare and enjoy your biltong according to your taste and preference, using your favourite recipes and choice cuts.
- Dimensions: 42cm x 31cm x 46cm
- Multi-purpose: Biltong, droewors, dried fruit and herbs
- Hanging rods for biltong and droewors
- Drying shelves for fruit and vegetables
- Light fitting to reduce moisture
- Continuous airflow to speed up drying
- New easy to assemble design
- Uses halogen incandescent lamp, B22D 40w (NB: Do Not use an energy saving bulb)
- 16 - 116 Wattage
- Weight: 2.70kg
- South Africa
- Mellerware BK002 Biltong King
Francois, South Africa. 12 October 2014
Works perfectly! Best price from TakeAlot!
Hilton, South Africa. 30 September 2014
It's fair to say that it's not a super-dupa high quality product. But what it does, it does well. We're well pleased with the tasty biltong goodness it creates. Oooh what spices to choose next ?!
Sharyn, South Africa. 6 April 2015
Feels flimsy which makes me treat it very gently - but it's working like dream.
After 4 days - which includes a nearly day and night long Eskom breakdown - my biltong looks and tastes like.... real biltong! Next I shall drying chilis and herbs - pimentos and basil to be precise. Then bananas! Thank you Takelot - this is a treasure of a buy.
Rob, South Africa. 1 July 2015
it is a little fragile but seriously cool! worth the buy!
Mohamed Salim, South Africa. 12 January 2016
It starts to warp and fall apart after about 5 or 6 uses. Great tasting Biltong though
Hilary, South Africa. 26 November 2014
Nice, neat unit. Light to hold. Delivered within 2 days. As yet unused as it is a Christmas gift. Very happy with it.
Charmain, South Africa. 31 October 2014
Thank you for your excellent prices and great service. Keep up the good work.
Danie, South Africa. 4 April 2014
Thank you TAKEALOT you made my birthday with this beauty. Delivery in perfect condition. Assembled in seconds. My first batch of silverside is almost ready to taste - so excited.
Krige, South Africa. 27 January 2014
Once the Biltong King adorns your kitchen counter in all its lighty, beefy dehydrated prowess – you’ll notice the aroma of subtle, fragranced a-grade drying beef wafting through your living room and wonder how you have ever survived without it
In fact, when the guys at Mellerware sat together one night with sharp pencils, sheets of paper, and strong coffee; they did more than just design a device of glory. They named it appropriately too.
It’s called King, because it is. And while some may criticize the overall build quality of the epic enclosure, just remember that it’s purposefully built to be affordable, yet robust enough to sustain your own scientific Biltong adventures for many years to come.
It’s lightweight, easy to assemble, easy to clean, runs very quietly, dries your biltong beautifully and if you look at it for long enough, you’ll even feel more manly and grow a beard.
Throw in a price that’s bound to make every Biltong retailer in the country swoon with envy, and you have every reason to hit that “Add to cart” button right now.
Peter, South Africa. 11 May 2015
The construction seems quite adequate and it is reasonably sturdy once assembled. If it is carefully assembled I don't see why any of the clips should break.
However - good luck finding the required 40w clear bayonet mount candle style bulb. Nowadays 90% of the bulbs in stores are energy savers which I seriously doubt will get the job done. After 6 stores I eventually found some frosted versions which should be OK, but be prepared for a treasure hunt!
Kevin, South Africa. 19 February 2015
Works like a bomb! Very impressive.
Dean, South Africa. 20 April 2015
Works very well the family very impressed
Francois, South Africa. 4 December 2014
Donavon, South Africa. 6 March 2015
As everyone else has stated 'it is flimsy'. I broke one clip putting it together.
Makes biltong and that's the NB thing. Get the correct globe or you'll melt the drying rods.
Johan, South Africa. 3 August 2014
Very nice. Especially when packing away. Folds up small so you don't need large storage space.
Put up my first 2.5kg of meat same day. 5 days later had very nice biltong. Now busy with my next batch of 4.5kg meat. After that might give fruit a chance. But works very well.
Ameerah, South Africa. 6 August 2014
A bit flimsy but made perfect biltong in no time.Small batches dry quicker than bigger batches. Didn't have much luck with dried fruit so will try again. Decent product decent price.
Jaen, South Africa. 7 November 2014
Great Product. Just a little flimsy.
Benny, South Africa. 16 February 2015
Liesl-Mari, South Africa. 9 February 2015
Excellent product and makes fabulous biltong and Droe Wors!!
Natasha, South Africa. 5 August 2014
Must say works very well. Will definitely use it as often as i can.
Biltong came out very nice.
Mandy, South Africa. 8 September 2015
Brought this to dry fruit, so far so good, could do with more than two shelves
Johan, South Africa. 7 August 2014
The construction is a little bit flimsy, but it works great!
Richela, South Africa. 16 February 2015
Marche, South Africa. 25 June 2015
Service and delivery outstanding. Product works well.
Bradley, South Africa. 11 May 2015
nice machine..easy to use...
Jaco, South Africa. 18 May 2015
Got this on special for R200, quite happy with the product, makes awesome biltong and droewors (I use it without a light bulb because it is in a weird place so I imagine that certain areas of the meat will get very crispy). As some have said, the plastic side panels are quite flimsy and one panel got a small crack while washing it so you have to be careful with the panels. The fan makes a terrible noise at times and then I have to tap it a few times to get it better (other times I just give up and leave it with the annoying noise). If I paid R300 or R450 like the current price I probably would've given it 2 stars or even 1.
Dirk Albert, South Africa. 30 September 2015
First one I got as a present, and then the fan motor burned out in less than a day. Got a second one and fan motor is still running. Think I'm going to build myself one rather if this one fails.
dean, South Africa. 5 March 2015
Good product, works great, just a bit flimsy, the first clip of one of the hanging rods already broke after the 2nd time I used it. But overall im very happy and already ordered another one!
Julio, South Africa. 16 March 2015
Great machine. Home made biltong better than the local shops.
R, South Africa. 12 March 2015
I'm so excited to start using this product, but it is damaged!
Charles, South Africa. 15 January 2016
Works great, very flimsy and fragile and the 220v fan is rubbish that lasted a few months and then seized.
My biltong dryer is now pretty old and well used.
Now has a 12v fan inside with a power supply and the frame is held together with a ratchet strap.
But I'm not complaining, it never fails to do what it was made to do - make biltong !
Kyle, South Africa. 21 June 2015
Make biltong like a king
Andre, South Africa. 16 October 2015
Took 3 days to dry my biltong. Love this product.
Just costing me a ton on silverside at the moment :P
FIY, do not use the bulb in summertime, as it is hot outside and the bulb will cause the meat to go off.
Caroline, South Africa. 11 March 2015
I love it - biltong on tap, what more can a girl want?! I've bought one to send to a friend in the UK - I think he's going to be verrrrrry happy!
Michelle, South Africa. 13 August 2014
Great product at a reasonable price!
trish, South Africa. 4 February 2016
Absolutely brilliant! I assembled it myself and it worked like a dream. In 4 days my hubby had biltong.
carmelo, South Africa. 9 March 2015
jason, South Africa. 29 October 2015
First use: 2 x 400g rump steaks(whole). Dehydrated for 4 days according to another commentators advice and the meat was completely dry. No pink in the centre at all. Fruit takes little longer than a day. As a result I am very happy with this purchase and agree that it is a steal for the current price.
NB: Plastic used is cheap and will break before it bends, does not include the bulb.
Stefan, South Africa. 5 March 2015
Just had my first batch come out of the Biltong King. Works amazingly. Easy to assemble. Looking forward to many more homemade biltong batches
Aamina, South Africa. 20 May 2015
Happy! happy! Happy!
Niel, South Africa. 17 February 2014
It does what is says. Very happy.
Lee, South Africa. 25 September 2014
For the price it is a great device. Little bit flimsy but does a great job!
Nadir, South Africa. 23 October 2015
Works as intended
Ryan, South Africa. 11 June 2013
The product is really flimsy and delicate. Wants to crack just looking at it. But handle with care and it does what it says it does....makes great biltong.
Dess, South Africa. 17 December 2015
Makes delicious Biltong!!
Ane, South Africa. 9 August 2015
This thing just works. And it comes apart completely for easy storage when not in use.
Jakes, South Africa. 15 November 2015
Bought 2 with no problems. If instructions is followed correctly, the product is great and works very nicely.
Cameron, South Africa. 26 October 2015
Made from flimsy materials that do not fit well together and stands skew on the surface you wish to use it on. To make it worse the fan stopped working after one and a half days.
A product designed to run for days on end with multiple batches made, that works for only a day and a half, should not even be sold. Do not buy this product.
Ibolya, South Africa. 4 August 2014
Plastic is very light and you have to work slowly and carefully when you put the item together.
Makes great bacon biltong in 24 hours!
PAUL, South Africa. 3 February 2016
It does a great job. I expected it to be more flimsy reading from the reviews however its not that flimsy. One negative is the location of the bulb, resulting in only being able to fit two rows instead of the design of 3.
Shiraz, South Africa. 10 January 2014
Telana, South Africa. 11 July 2014
Gr8 product. works very well.
Terri, South Africa. 9 April 2015
Really amazing Product! I've bought two!
Etienne, South Africa. 9 February 2015
Happy with my purchase. Delivery was really fast, well done! First batch of droewors came out perfect. Satisfied customer.
Chris, South Africa. 5 August 2014
Definitely a great buy here. Initial impressions are that the build quality is quite flimsy, but this is not the case once clipped together. I'm busy experimenting the different meats to dry as well as the different recipes of meat preparation. I'm finding less than 3 days to create 3kg of biltong. Try with our without the light bulb (but keep the fan on all the time), as the light bulb I find creates a "hardish crust" on the outside of the meat. Definitely a new fun hobby the whole family will enjoy.
Jackie, South Africa. 26 June 2015
Bit flimsy but makes does the job and looks good.
trevor, South Africa. 19 February 2015
I receiced it and some of the corners from the sides were broken and the clips were also broken still usable but not happy about the condition I received it in
Kathy, South Africa. 15 April 2015
I bought this for my son who lives in Australia. Carried it over there and for the first 2 weeks it worked exceptionally well. Then the fan stopped working. I was not able to carry it back to return it under guarantee. So very disappointed with it.
Craig, South Africa. 11 August 2014
Very flimsy design but it does what it says.
Nick, South Africa. 29 June 2015
Very flimsy and the fan stopped working within 2 weeks.
adriaan, South Africa. 25 February 2014
This product was delivered to my door in perfect order and perfect time.Will surely order from you again. Thank you for such prompt service.
Nita, South Africa. 3 September 2014
The rods for hanging are a bit short, so they tend to fall off if you are not very careful.
Samantha, South Africa. 9 September 2015
I'm really disappointed with this purchase. When I purchased it, I did not realise that it needed to run with 40W bulb for three days. I'm concerned about the electricity consumption. Also the sturdiness of the product leaves much to be desired.
nishan, South Africa. 9 May 2014
Jaclyn, South Africa. 11 July 2015
once it is all put together and running it is excellent, very efficient bit of equipment. HOWEVER it does require a light touch in using, as it is (as many people have mentioned) fairly flimsy, and fiddly to put together. go slowly and gently and you will be very pleased with your purchase
Tania, South Africa. 9 May 2014
As a birthday present for my significant other - I scored some serious brownie points!!
He couldn't wait to get started - 1st attempt biltong was done in about 5 days. It is easy to assemble, easy to use and works like a bomb!
Reeza, South Africa. 14 April 2015
I found this product to be a little flimsy. I had the previous version of this biltong maker and found the overall package and build quality to be much better. The plastic of this one seems to be of the easily breakable kind, but at this price I suppose you can't expect much better. Nonetheless, it does the job it is meant to do - and it does it well! I am happy with my Biltong King!
Sam, South Africa. 29 June 2015
Use it to dry out fruit, veg and flour. Super fragile build quality, and feels slow to get the (dehydration) job done. The second level/tray is all but useless if you need to put wax paper down to dry out almond flour, for instance. It's basically just a thin plastic box with a computer fan and light bulb (not supplied).
That said; for the price it's great!
Especially if it's being used as a starter appliance if you're trying to properly get into dehydrating things. Once you've integrated into your life. You can then purchase a proper dehydrator unit.
yolanda, South Africa. 25 February 2015
First batch of Biltong came out great! took about 4 days.
product itself is a bit 'wobbly' though.
yolanda, South Africa. 6 August 2014
very good product
Jennifer, South Africa. 1 August 2014
At last a product that works well
Maria, South Africa. 25 June 2015
Didn't think the product was so "flimzee" but I suppose better than nothing.
Malcolm, South Africa. 4 August 2014
Great product, as good as I expected it to be. First batch of borewors will be ready to start eating this afternoon. Can't wait!
Ian, South Africa. 5 August 2014
Very pleased...do what it would do!!
Nicholas, South Africa. 18 August 2014
Fair value for money and makes great biltong. You need to pay special attention to the light bulb when opening the top of the unit. It can knock one of the rails holding you biltong out of it's supporting bracket, causing your biltong to fall to the bottom of the unit. But this can be managed with a little care when opening.
Ewald, South Africa. 13 April 2015
Rather disappointing product. The fan has just given out, and I was making my second batch of biltong. With the meat only partially dried, I will have to throw it away now. So, all in all, it's turned to be more expensive than just buying bilton.
Glen, South Africa. 25 August 2014
The product works well but the fan smelled like it was burning out on initial startup. Took a few days to get rid of the smell so had it exchanged. 2nd one smelled the same but this cleared up after a few hrs.
Almar, South Africa. 14 August 2014
Awesome thx. Now I dont have to spend R300, 00 per kg on biltong in the shops. :-)
Carin, South Africa. 8 April 2015
Flimsy but doing its job!
Micky, South Africa. 10 May 2015
Great little device! Bought one for my husband as a birthday gift for biltong. Liked it so much because I can dry herbs and fruit in it, that I got myself one. My cats avoid store bought, dried catnip, but I grew some at home, dried them and my cats are as fond of it as they are of the fresh leaves. Dried herbs actually smell and taste like herbs, not dried grass. Dried tomatoes as well and made my own spices. Next summer I will attempt to dry home grown coriander, anise and other spices.
Alan, South Africa. 16 February 2015
this product is awesome for making your own biltong. Didn't know there were so many recipes on the internet, we try a new recipe every time with different flavors
Gerard, South Africa. 13 January 2016
Good product. Does what it says. As mentioned by several other customers - It is very flimsy. Perhaps something that can be looked at who knows. Overall, its doing a good job. Biltong tastes gooood!
Paul, South Africa. 27 May 2015
Not the greatest construction. Bulb holder came loose causing the bulb to touch one of the plastic walls, melting it. Also bulb location means the meat dries faster on top creating an inconsistent end product. Ventilation holes on the bottom of the unit are big enough to allow small bugs and flies inside. Speaking to other users of this product, all these things seem to be common problems.
Tamara, South Africa. 13 July 2015
Only tried the fruit option (Bananas and apples) and didn't dry after two fulls days and light bulb on. Also the semi-dried fruit tasted like plastic. Poor product for fruit drying.
wenda, South Africa. 23 October 2015
not great. 2 weeks and fan not woking. flimsy construction
Hartman, South Africa. 25 November 2015
The case to bottom panel fit is very bad! One corner of the casing falls totally into the bottom part. I tried turning it to see if it fits, but it doesn't.
Carlos, South Africa. 7 March 2015
Works very well! My first batch was not good due to my error (let it sit in vinegar for too long). Easy to clean and assemble. Great price when you consider what Yuppiechef wants for it.
Craig, South Africa. 8 December 2014
Loving the product, biltong is ready in about 2 days, and with all the load shedding I can at least have a snack :)
Gert, South Africa. 13 October 2014
One of the drying racks were broken when we unpacked it. but looks like a great product.
Charlton, South Africa. 6 July 2015
Nice to use product
Harry, South Africa. 20 April 2015
worked in the first week however the little computer fan has since stopped working which is a worry after just one batch of biltong
John, South Africa. 18 November 2014
A bit cheap and nasty. Nothing holds the base in position, so if you move it the bottom falls off, I've glued mine. But basically it works.
Rina, South Africa. 2 December 2014
Best gift for my father, EVER!!!
Hugh, South Africa. 18 November 2014
This was ordered as a Christmas gift so it hasn't been used yet. Anyone know how to bring the 25th December closer? Can't wait to try this baby out
Kevin, South Africa. 30 June 2015
Happy with the quick self collect service. Thank you
murunwa, South Africa. 24 December 2015
is not real good product cheap material used, just revived it on the 23 dec 2015, got home assemble it, top and bottom not tight which makes it not easy to move it around,i used it with bulb the and left it run for the night following morning trey plastic was burn, and on the side a bulb hole. rather add up cash different and get something better
Carey-Anne, South Africa. 17 February 2015
works very well, dismantle carefully when cleaning and the clips can break if too rough. loved it so much bought another.
Nathan, South Africa. 6 July 2015
made amazing biltong the first week and then it just stopped working.
Mark, South Africa. 14 April 2015
It is awesome and super easy to use. Plus it makes really delicious biltong :)
riyaad, South Africa. 11 May 2015
Good product idea, product material a bit flimsy.
Vanja, South Africa. 7 March 2015
The Plastic sides were cracked and the shelving boards were also cracked.
Steven, South Africa. 2 February 2016
It does the job, but gets badly affected by the weather. Had to return the first one as it broke (bulb fitting and fan) within 4 hours of use. next two I bought were ok so far.
Lizell, South Africa. 9 April 2015
This small very effective biltong maker is a must have in a "banting" house.
I'm totally mechanical disadvantaged, but I managed to assemble without any hassle. used it the same day on wors, and was super impressed with outcome, since then I've made beef biltong- quick and to MY taste. I saved R280 per kg!!
Melvyn, South Africa. 19 October 2015
Absolutely love this product, well worth it and a wonderful price.
Cheap, efficient, easy to clean and makes tasty biltong, just like the butchery
Very simple to use, packs away nicely as well.
Alisa, South Africa. 17 December 2015
The product needs a 40W incandescent bulb to work, which is getting harder to come by with all the energy saving bulbs replacing them in the shops. I dried apples in it and it took longer than expected.
Retha, South Africa. 19 March 2015
I bought this product for somebody that lives in Germany and we arrived here yesterday and they are very happy with the product. I am very imprest with the service of Take a Lot and will definitely make use of your service again
Johan, South Africa. 26 August 2015
Regtig 'n briljante produk! Maklik om aanmekaar te sit en is ook baie stil as hy eers aan is. sal dit voorstel vir die prys. Ek sak dan ook vir Takealot 5/5 gee vir hul awesome diens. Soos altyd is ek 'n happy customer.
Sonet, South Africa. 7 April 2015
I bought this for my husband, he is having a good time experimenting with his spices and drying processes for biltong and dry wors.
Lydia, South Africa. 30 April 2015
Firstly, delivery was on point and received my goods in perfect condition. This was purchased as a gift and the recipient is extremely happy!
Eon, South Africa. 2 February 2016
very good buy. just be careful not to break it on assembly
Vivienne, South Africa. 27 April 2015
Quite the most useless waste of R300 ever. Maybe it makes biltong with the power of a pc fan but 5 days to sort of dry some soggy banana slices is not worth the electricity. Would love to get my money back.
Betsi, South Africa. 16 April 2015
Biltong dried to our liking in 5 days. Love this product
Mike, South Africa. 26 June 2015
It does what it says on the can!
Pine, South Africa. 16 November 2015
Pathetic product. Don't buy it.
Pathetic product. Don't buy it.
Jennifer, South Africa. 20 May 2015
Good product, delicious biltong in 3 days! easy to assemble
Tracey, South Africa. 3 February 2016
Fantastic !! will recommend it to all my friends.
Mary, South Africa. 22 June 2015
Having bought a Mellerware Biltong Hydrator for my son, I have now bought one for my daughter as my son was so pleased with his. The only problem is that beef is so expensive!! However, the fruit we dried is much enjoyed by my two year old grandson.
Bruce, South Africa. 4 July 2015
Good value for money
Rina, South Africa. 1 August 2015
THIS IS AN EXCELLENT LITTLE MACHINE WORTH EVERY CENT THAT YOU PAY FOR IT.
Mes, South Africa. 13 December 2015
Good to keep the kids busy in the holidays.
Well worth the money.
Dick, South Africa. 6 July 2015
Good sturdy construction that should last for years. Can't wait for my 1st biltong to be ready
Magdalena, South Africa. 22 July 2015
Been using for a week now and impressed.
raymond, South Africa. 5 July 2015
waiting for my first batch so excited and pleasantly supriced by this simple device do recommend though cant wait to do dried fruit
Alex, South Africa. 1 June 2015
I used it once but the motor stopped and it is NOT working.I had to ask my friend with a similiar product to lend me his so that I could dry my biltong.
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Estelle, South Africa. 25 June 2015
Awesome product!! Working perfect thank you!
Dave, South Africa. 4 February 2016
Absolute rubbish. The fan on my first unit worked for 6 days. Takealot replaced it with no questions asked. The fan on the second unit worked for 2 days. I am now taking it up with Mellerware directly.
Aziza Bibi, South Africa. 21 June 2015
It works really well but a bit flimsy it's an amazing product
Delene, South Africa. 25 June 2015
Very nice works 100%
Salomie, South Africa. 2 July 2015
Quick delivery, good value for money! Very satisfied!
Llewellyn, South Africa. 8 July 2015
Great product. Little delicate when apart but once (carefully) put together, it's sturdy enough. The light position causes a problem if you put meat close as they will dry faster and be much harder on the outside.
All in all, works well and makes great biltong.... on my second batch :)
Andrew, South Africa. 7 July 2015
I purchased a Mellerware biltong maker and I am extremely happy with it. the service and speed of delivery from Takealot .com was brilliant...I with definitely buy again through them.
Lindsay Seymour, South Africa. 2 July 2015
a bit flimsy, but real cool, biltong tastes great.
Richard, South Africa. 3 January 2016
This product has a terrible design and build quality, the floorboard won't stay attached to the walls and the hanging rods don't lock into place. I haved used this product twice and it has gone through 3 bulbs and the CPU fan has stopped working. It would be cheaper just to buy biltong from the shop.
Abby, South Africa. 29 November 2015
Way to flimsy. And maybe im doing something wrong but my biltong just doesnt come out right. Also, those rods keep falling down!
Frikkie, South Africa. 10 October 2015
Very happy with mine.
Loraine, South Africa. 16 October 2015
Love it, it is so convenient and easy to use
maxipops, South Africa. 22 November 2015
I just love this machine, used it many times only frustrating thing is plastic cracked, and bulbs blow frequently
Camille, South Africa. 21 October 2015
AT IT FIRST I QUESTIONED HOW THIS LITTLE BILTONG MAKER WILL DO HIS THING LOL..
BUT I WAS SO SURPRISE ,BILTONG AT ITS BEST AND FAST AS WELL ..HAPPY CLIENT INDEED, AND I ALWAYS SHOP AROUND TAKEALOT HAD THE BEST PRICE FOR THIS PRODUCT :) HAPPY
South African 1, South Africa. 27 November 2015
Works perfectly everytime! I get better biltong than the overpriced store bought biltong
Emile, South Africa. 29 September 2015
Great product! Works well, but loses a point for the materials used... a bit flimsy and delicate if you don't use finesse.
Stephen, South Africa. 18 December 2015
Stephen, South Africa,18 Dec 2015. Was planning to buy one but after reading all the reviews have decided not to. The majority of users can't all be wrong about the flimsy construction, unreliable fan and the 40 W globe issues. Thanks for all the reviews which has helped me make a decision not to buy one.
Louise, South Africa. 28 December 2015
Going to have fun with this!!
Wendy, South Africa. 1 January 2016
As others have said, appears flimsy but works very well.
Kobus, South Africa. 11 January 2016
clayton, South Africa. 10 August 2015
Unit worked very well for 2 months. Made 3 amazing batches of biltong. Then, the fan stopped working, in the middle of a new batch. Why give a 2 year guarantee if this unit only lasts a couple of weeks (in my personal experience and from numerous reviews). My friend is on his third unit in 3 weeks.
Willie, South Africa. 12 August 2015
It was the most UNSATISFYING moment when I assembled my 'Biltong King' and the fan motor burnt out within the first 5 minutes. I can definitely NOT recommend this product to anyone.