Biltong Maker Review
When I saw this Satara Biltong Maker on Amazon, I knew I had to buy it. It had good reviews, It came in different colours and it was cheap. My pricing point was £80 so this device fell well below that. This makes an ideal Fathers Day present for the man who wants to make his own biltong. I have been using this device for two years now and it is still going strong.
Buying a Biltong Maker in the UK
I wanted to purchase the Biltong Maker from a company in the UK, this makes getting spare parts easier. I prefer using Amazon for most of my purchases, as the delivery is quick and easy. I had a search on Amazon and found this dehydrator.
The biltong box is available in 6 different colours:
The owner Brad was quick to reply to any concerns or questions the customers had on his Amazon shop. I could see from past reviews that customer questions were answered quickly and items that were broken were replaced.
I went ahead and bought it from Amazon for £74.99.
What is Included in the Box
Included in the box are the following items
- 1 x Rigid PVC plastic base with five rubber feet.
- 1 x 3mm thick clear Perspex front panel.
- 2 x Thick clear Perspex side panels with 2X self-clip on Rod holders.
- 1 x 3mm thick white gloss Foamex panel with vent slots.
- 2 x Black rigid plastic hanging Rod supports.
- 3 x Square aluminium rods.
- 9 x Clear plastic Hooks.
- 4 x Corner beading.
- 1 x Rigid Matt finishes PVC plastic top with 220 and 240V fan including a lightbulb.
- 1 kg Crown National Safari Biltong Spice.
- 1 x Make your own biltong recipe card.
- 1 x Assembly instructions including what’s in your box checklist.
The Biltong Drier and Bottom panel. The dryer is supplied flat packed.
It is made from 3mm thick impact-resistant acrylic Perspex including a durable 3mm thick white Foamex back support panel.
Easy to Assemble
It is easy to assemble. It has rigid corner beading which provides greater strength and reliability to hold the 3mm thick impact-resistant acrylic Perspex sides.
The lid and base are finished in a Matt colour giving it a very professional look.
The rods are made from square aluminium and can be placed in varied locations along the black angled support bracket allowing you the freedom to move your meat closer to the light bulb or further away.
These biltong hooks (Affiliate Link) are sold in sets of 9 on Amazon for £1.99 each. You can buy the 9 x Plastic Biltong Hooks from from Amazon.
Three aluminium rods are included but more could be bought if required. The Rod holders have been designed for easy clip on and off. This makes cleaning the machine much easier. I put mine in the dishwasher to be washed after I have made biltong.
Following the instructions
The dimensions of the biltong box are as follows:
- Heights = 510 mm
- Width = 300 mm
- Depth = 300 mm
Fully assembled and ready to use
It can hold up to 3 kg of meat and the 3mm clear impact acrylic provides a clear view of the meat while it is drying. I always put some tinfoil and roller towel on the base. This makes cleaning much easier.
My Final Thoughts
If you are interested in making your own biltong at home, this is the perfect biltong machine. This biltong box seals tight and contains all the biltong smells. It is easy to clean, it looks professionally made and feels firm. I enjoy using it and it looks good in my study.
It only takes four and a half days to make biltong. If I hang freshly spiced biltong on a Tuesday evening it will be ready to eat on Saturday afternoon. If you’re looking to buy a new biltong maker I can wholeheartedly recommend this as I have been using it for two years now and it is still going strong.