Mellerware - Biltong King Food Dehydrator


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Craig, South Africa. 23 January 2017

A very flimsy product. The rails have a tendency to fall down as the sides are not strong enough to ensure structural integrity.

Suggest taping a fine gauze over the ventilation holes at the bottom to prevent unwanted fruit flies, etc. from entering the enclosure.

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 ?!

Jurgins, South Africa. 30 August 2016

It does the job well.
I remove the whole Fan/Light assemble and replaced it with a normal PC and suited power supply which worked MUCH better. Assemble is simple and easy.

Edward, South Africa. 5 April 2016

Flimsy and poor quality, but for the price it is expected. Worked ok for a week or so... Light fitting has blown 3 bulbs in 2 weeks, and that is how long it took for the fan to die. Best is to take the money you'd have spend on this, and hour to get the materials and an hour to put it together and make your own box. This one is kak.

Jeanett, South Africa. 22 February 2016

Great Product - except when we opened the item, it had 2 thick scratches on the "plastic glass" and we would not return the item as we had a lot of meat to get dry. Works 100% so far, just poor quality with regards to the "plastic glass"

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.

Chris, South Africa. 20 April 2016

Very good for the price.
Big enough but not too big.
Takes about 5 days to make biltong.

my second one now. recommend making the structure permanent with some glue and having a spare pc fan on hand in case original blows(or doesnt more accurately)

Charmain, South Africa. 31 October 2014

Thank you for your excellent prices and great service. Keep up the good work.

Christo, South Africa. 23 January 2016

The unit is extremely flimsy, just unpacked it and one of the panels already has a crack in it. The light bulb is located right next to one of the "hanging rods" which caused it to become too hot and eventually gave way due to the lightbulb heat, this only after 2 hours of use... You can make your own and much stronger version for the same money, doesn't seem like much thought went into the design and quality of the product

Santie, South Africa. 13 June 2016

I'll never look back its good to have to be ready with some extra stukkie bilton over sport time no waiting for the butchery to have there bilton dry or sometime there is nothing coz they sold out and for so extra pocket money

Alasdair, South Africa. 13 December 2016

Mellerware and Takealot should be ashamed to release this product to the public.

I have had 2 Biltong makers (and have 4 friends with them) and every single one of our fans have broken after about 5 / 6 uses of this product.

Don't waste your money

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.

Benjamin, South Africa. 31 October 2016

Works perfectly well as advertised. VERY flimsy though. I really wouldn't want to bump it even slightly. Both of my trays arrived with cracks right through the middle as well. That said, I'm munching on my first batch of snapsticks right now. Nomnom!

Wayne, South Africa. 15 September 2017

Going to save lots of money buying biltong. Works well

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.

Aston, South Africa. 7 December 2016

Great Product works brilliantly, feels a bit flimsy when setting up but does a great job. Will definitely recommend to biltong lovers!

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!

Tshivhidzo, South Africa. 8 February 2016

The product does what it is supposed to do. 5 Stars there.
Packaging is bad. There where parts freely bouncing around the box which I believe resulted in one of the enclosure parts getting chipped. 1 star there

Overall 3 out of 5

Kirsty, South Africa. 19 September 2017

It works well but is a bit flimsy. If you knock the poles while checking the meat, they all go tumbling!

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

Great Product

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.

Jonathan, South Africa. 5 September 2017

This is an amazing product, it requires a B22 or BC lamp but it must be a halogen 28w or 42w. Not a cfl or led.

Jaen, South Africa. 7 November 2014

Great Product. Just a little flimsy.

Benny, South Africa. 16 February 2015

Nice Buy!

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.

David, South Africa. 4 September 2017

Its what you pay for. If you follow the manual, you wont have any problems.

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

Great product!

Marche, South Africa. 25 June 2015

Service and delivery outstanding. Product works well.

Hilton, South Africa. 8 June 2015

EXTREMELY flimsy. Subpar materials used during manufacturing. Works as advertised, not sure for how much longer though..

Odette, South Africa. 3 May 2017

I would love to give this a 5 Star rating, but I bought this Biltong King Food Dehydrator with - as in the details mentioned with x2 Drying Shelves, but only received x1 Drying Shelve :(

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 !

Johan, South Africa. 25 June 2017

Fan stopped working after day 4. Don't buy this product.

Frans, South Africa. 21 April 2016

Great product. Perfect for home made biltong and droewors

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.

Ryan, South Africa. 9 February 2017

This is a great product and definitely worth the money.
Perfect biltong everytime.
The only problem is finding a filament B40D bulb. The newer halogen bulbs that we find in stores today can do the job, but it takes just a little bit longer to dry out the meat because of the lower operating temperature.

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


Coenie, South Africa. 12 November 2016

not too bad, doesn't include a lightbuld, and some minor breakages on the plastic provided with. Altogether still fairly functional, and does the job. Made four batches of biltong, and it came out fairly decent.

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.

Troy, South Africa. 27 December 2015

Got this as a gift from the wife. Best deal ever.

Tjaart, South Africa. 17 July 2017

Great price for a great gift. Works like a charm.

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!

Janine, South Africa. 20 April 2016

Absolutely brilliant product! Could not be happier with it.

Niel, South Africa. 17 February 2014

It does what is says. Very happy.

Jacqueline, South Africa. 7 October 2016

Working brilliantly for us! A bit "flimsy" as previous reviews but gets the job done

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

Adele, South Africa. 15 April 2016

Not a very sturdy design and the fan stopped working after only being used twice.

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.

Johann, South Africa. 11 July 2017

Poor quality product. Flimsy to say the least. Pity really as the design works.

Marco, South Africa. 10 February 2016

I received the product in good order. As stated by others the design is a bit flimsy, but its not like your going to be carrying it around so its sturdy enough for something that is stationary. I doubt that you can build this unit for R 299 with clear panels, a light socket and a 240V fan, shelf's etc. Wrt the fan. I ran mine 24 hours a day with good ventilation but the fan only lasted 4 days and then burned out. I now have a replacement unit. This has been running for a week. All in all easy to setup and use. Very effective and suites my pocket.

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.

Fernando, South Africa. 18 February 2017

A great machine! It is my second one. Making your own biltong saves you money big time. The only problem with this machine is that the motor does not last.

Alicia, South Africa. 25 May 2017

Works well, but not as fast as I expected. Biltong was ready after four days, but still very moist. The rails are not very secure and falls easily.

Bradley, South Africa. 17 June 2015

This product is awesome, dries biltong beautifully! If it's on special, get it!

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.

Emmerentia, South Africa. 15 November 2016

Good value

Natalie, South Africa. 1 June 2016

Bought this as a gift for my dad and he is so happy with it. I heard great reviews about it from people I know and now I can say for myself that this is a great product. It's easy to assemble and easy to use.

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.

Lee-Ann, South Africa. 16 September 2016

Horrible product! Fans keeps breaking. I do not recommend this product.

LEFEBVRE, South Africa. 29 August 2016

Tested it, works well. Biltong was ready within 3 days.

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

Excellent stuff

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.

Ben, South Africa. 1 March 2017

Flimsy plastic product that lasted three rounds. Really not worth it, which is a pity.

Kamben, South Africa. 4 September 2017

Great product. Remember to assemble properly by making sure the side panels click into place. Lots of people complained it is flimsy but probably didn't assemble properly.

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 what it would do!!

Nicholas, South Africa. 19 January 2017

Great Product. Works like a charm.

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.

Roderick, South Africa. 4 September 2017

Very happy

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.

Jenny, South Africa. 25 August 2017

Nice product for biltong and dehydrating food. It is flimsy and falls apart quite easily.

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.

Aamina Bhyat, South Africa. 27 December 2016

It took 60 plus hours to dry out 2 trays of dry fruit not worth it.

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.

Manny, South Africa. 25 July 2017

Decent product, it does what it's meant to do but yes there is an issue with the 220v fan, mine died after 8 months or so

Cylvia, South Africa. 4 November 2016

Great service and product

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

Tarna, South Africa. 2 September 2017

Nice product but i wish it have a few more hooks and trays

marissa, South Africa. 24 October 2016

We love our biltongmaker!

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

bridget, South Africa. 1 February 2016


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.

Ellen, South Africa. 18 February 2016

The fan broke after being in use for only 6 hours.

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

DICK, South Africa. 17 August 2017


Kevin, South Africa. 30 June 2015

Happy with the quick self collect service. Thank you

Chris, South Africa. 14 November 2016

very good and handy product, good service from takealot

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

Nicky, South Africa. 28 August 2017

I found the product to be a bit flimsy.

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.

AWIE, South Africa. 24 October 2016

Good product.

Nathan, South Africa. 6 July 2015

made amazing biltong the first week and then it just stopped working.
very flimsy

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.

Gordon, South Africa. 5 May 2016

The Mellerware Biltong King is great when working however I have sent back 3 units due to the fans stopping after 6 weeks. I took this up with the manufacturer and they sent me 2 new "more robust" fans - I received these ion the 25th Jan and one stopped on the 15th April - not even 3 months!
Great product but nasty fans!!

sjan, South Africa. 8 March 2016

so far so good,its been one day and it is still standing. a bit flimsy,but joins easily.

and comes with a 3 pin plug BOOYA

Vanja, South Africa. 7 March 2015

The Plastic sides were cracked and the shelving boards were also cracked.

Duane Marnitz, South Africa. 22 March 2016

Its awesome love it... my Biltong came out perfect... Family loved it...

Nicolette, South Africa. 14 April 2016

Product works excellently. Haven't had any problems and it's been around 6 months or longer. We use it exclusively for biltong and drywors. This is a good investment and saves us loads in not having to buy biltong and drywors. Makes for excellent gifts :D

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.

Varusha, South Africa. 11 June 2015

Awesome product ! Easy to use

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

alwin, South Africa. 4 February 2016

Excellent buy and value for money. Already eaten my first batch of biltong.

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!

Hannes, South Africa. 8 March 2016

Disappointed in the reliability of fan The first one lasted 3weeks.The second one lasted 5 hours Will give it one more try

annette, South Africa. 4 November 2016


Christopher, South Africa. 5 April 2016

Easy to assemble. Works like a bomb. Fly proof and has a relatively quiet fan. A lot of people commenting that it feels cheap and flimsy and is full of scratches but I think its good for the price I paid and mine was scratch free. Just one thing they don't tell you is that it needs a 40W Bayonet Candle Globe to work and is not included in the box.

Paul, South Africa. 13 April 2016

Works as expected. Drying racks should have additional support on walls of dryer

Johan, South Africa. 25 May 2017

Great product. Will serve its purpose.Value for money.

Vio, South Africa. 29 February 2016

Great product, a little delicate and difficult to manoeuvre when meat is hanging... but great value for money... works really well...

Petro, South Africa. 7 August 2017

Good Quality for money - works very easy & well

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

Owen, South Africa. 18 May 2016

Very poor quality - fan stopped working after 2 months - when it was returned as a defective unit, claim was rejected as one of the flimsy side walls had a crack in it which was put down to customer abuse - i guess washing the walls amounted to abuse

naazia, South Africa. 13 February 2016

Awesome product

Marthinus, South Africa. 9 June 2015

Excellent concept! Dries biltong in 3 to 4 days. BUT, the motor of the fan is not of a good quality. Mine lasted only a week and then burnt out. Takealot offered to pick up the faulty product and replace it, but I decided to rather replace the motor with a better quality motor, 38mm thick instead of 25mm, as I suspect that this is a weakness in the product and it might just burn out again. Mellerware should seriously consider to make use of another type of motor. Quick response from Takealot and great service as well. Thanks a lot.

JURGENS, South Africa. 4 August 2017

Great product, work like a charm!

Michael, South Africa. 2 October 2017

Fan broke after using only for the third time. Not very reliable.

Letitia, South Africa. 19 January 2017

even after reading the reviews I still bought the product. to my disappointment the motor that drives the fan stopped working after 2 days.

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

Debbie, South Africa. 9 October 2017

The Food dehydrator works well but the design on the clips that is suppose to hold the chamber together does not work. We had to put sellotape on the sides to keep the panels together for it does not clip together as it was suppose to and it falls apart every time you lift the lid off. Otherwise it works very well.

Andrew, South Africa. 4 April 2017

The cross beams are a little too short, causing them to fall inside when lid is opened, otherwise great effective unit.

Andre, South Africa. 16 April 2016

Have to agree its flimsy made but it works. Even if you manage to break it into 1000 pieces you can use clear ductape to fix this forever. I'm a engineer so I naturally want things to work at optimal performance, so I made a mod that the manufacturer surely should have thought of: mount the bulb at the bottom because hot air rises and thus all the items get even heat, not only those hanging closest to the bulb on top. You can make this for about R50 yourself, just buy a PC fan and bulb fitting at a 'China Shop' and install it in any cardboard box, will work but ugly

Rina, South Africa. 1 August 2015


Mes, South Africa. 13 December 2015

Works perfectly.
Good to keep the kids busy in the holidays.
Well worth the money.

Johan, South Africa. 18 April 2016

After 2 months the fan died.

Libuseng, South Africa. 7 December 2016

Got my first batch of dried fruits in 2 days. Happy so far

Dick, South Africa. 6 July 2015

Good sturdy construction that should last for years. Can't wait for my 1st biltong to be ready

Mandi, South Africa. 23 May 2016

Mellerware didn't do right this time. The whole thing is flimsy and the

fan has stopped working. Waste of money. Will try Sunbeam rather for better quality.

Magdalena, South Africa. 22 July 2015

Been using for a week now and impressed.

Donavan, South Africa. 21 March 2017

Simple yet effective. No more buying biltong or droewors for me!

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

Neville, South Africa. 6 May 2017

Rods for hanging too short. Have to be very careful not to bump the meat or unit, otherwise everything comes crashing down.

Yolande, South Africa. 7 November 2016

Good product, no problems

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. 15 February 2016

Excellent product but the little fan is not strong enough and keeps on breaking.

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.

Gideon, South Africa. 8 May 2017

Poor quality, the fan burnt out after the second use. Would not recommend this product.

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.

Emiel, South Africa. 29 February 2016

nice and solid

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.

Marlene, South Africa. 9 August 2017

Work very well

Madelein, South Africa. 22 June 2017

Nice to have.

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


Sunel, South Africa. 7 June 2016

Very pleased!!

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.

Johan, South Africa. 5 May 2016

Works perfectly

Helen, South Africa. 24 May 2017

Box works well drying the meat, but is flimsy and falls apart every time the lid is touched. Will have to reinforce the edges with duct tape or similar

Katjezzy, South Africa. 4 April 2017

It does what it needs to do, it is plastic so be careful, mine has already cracked while putting it together

Susan, South Africa. 14 December 2016

Very happy with the product.

Therese, South Africa. 5 May 2016

best product ever !! best gift for a special friend ever !!

Celeste, South Africa. 16 May 2017

So good! Awesome investment. Allows you to try your own recipes :)

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.

Sean, South Africa. 22 March 2016

Very Happy with my new toy. So far, it works like a bomb.

Louise, South Africa. 28 December 2015

Going to have fun with this!!

jaco, South Africa. 4 May 2016

brilliant product

Debby, South Africa. 9 June 2016

Worked great!

Cherise, South Africa. 9 November 2016

The idea is great, but the sturdiness of the product is debatable. This product would be awesome if stronger materials are used.

Teresa, South Africa. 21 December 2016

I wanted it to make veggie chips. Doesn't do the job.

Wendy, South Africa. 30 May 2016

As others have mentioned, feels flimsy but works very well. After using ours for several months now we've bought one for a friend too.

Jane, South Africa. 7 June 2016

Very happy with the product - have successfully dried out some apple "chips" and am currently hanging thin wors out to dry.

Kobus, South Africa. 11 January 2016

Great product

lauren, South Africa. 11 December 2016

worked well for a while. sides crack easily. fan broke after third use.

Pieter, South Africa. 15 October 2016

Worst product ever. 2 dryers in two days - one not working and the second worked for less than 3 hours.

Deborah, South Africa. 19 April 2016

Love the product! Highly recommended for a gentleman's gift.

Steve, South Africa. 22 March 2016

Excellent Biltong drying product. The taste is very comparable to natural cool room drying and perfect for small quantities of meat.

Philip, South Africa. 6 January 2017

Ek het al verskeie soorte van hierdie biltong makers gekoop, maar nog nie een het so gou en so goed gewerk soos hierdie een. Ek kan hom beslis aanbeveel.

natalie, South Africa. 11 May 2017

well worth the price

Ernst, South Africa. 29 February 2016

Yes the product seems to be flimsy, and it was a bit of a pain to find the recommended light fitting, but IT WORKS. Glad I brought it

Okay, South Africa. 2 June 2017

had to replace the fan and get a 12V converter to put a better fan in. the other one burnt out.

Jaco, South Africa. 8 November 2016

Easy to assemble, just add a light bulb and you can start drying Biltong!

Tyrone, South Africa. 10 June 2016

Awesome product! Would definitely recommend this to all biltong lovers

Mark, South Africa. 17 October 2016

This is an awesome product and value for money, does exactly what its meant to do....I made biltong and it came out perfect first time around (I used a 42w bulb and it did not burn the plastic). THUMBS UP.

guillaume, South Africa. 23 December 2016

it works fine. Easy to load. The first I had, the fan was out of order after the third try. Take a lot change it without any problem and now it is ok. For that price, it worth it.

Tania, South Africa. 24 June 2016


Wayne, South Africa. 12 September 2016

Works like a charm. Made great tasting biltong in 4 days. Same day delivery. Very impressed

Michanne, South Africa. 14 December 2016

Great stuff!

Hannes, South Africa. 31 October 2016

Absolutely Brilliant! Perfect Dry Wors in 3 days! Herbs in 2 days. Magic machine!

Sheldon, South Africa. 2 December 2016

After 1 week the fan stopped working. Takealot rejected my return. This product makes very tasty biltong but very problematic. The plastic box is weak so have to be very careful.

Rohan, South Africa. 30 September 2017

Do we have to buy the lamp

Amber, South Africa. 24 August 2017

I bought this for my husband as a birthday gift. It's very unstable and fidgety. The two clips seem to be broken and not sure if it was like this or if they broke while assembling.
Not very happy.

Rob, South Africa. 27 September 2017

A little flimsy but works well. Received with some damage to the sides where small pieces of the clip in area had broken off.

Najmah, South Africa. 21 July 2017

Over all its good the plastic side panel need to be abit more secure and harder my 1 st came chipped thanx to takealot and great service was given a replacement next day over all good product

Deon, South Africa. 13 September 2017

Excellent product.Works 100%. Very Fast delivery from Takealot

Indhrani, South Africa. 2 September 2017

Thank you to the team at Takealot, I received a defective product of which I immediately returned for a replacement and I'm extremely satisfied. Highly appreciated the efficiency, friendly and helpful staff. Your service has been excellent. Great work guys. Have a blessed day

lesley, South Africa. 4 October 2017

Nice and easy to operate# great product to have.

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.

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