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LĒVO Lux: Dry+ CycleUpdated 2 years ago

Let’s dive in and understand a bit more about your LĒVO Lux's Dry+ cycle and when to use it!

Most of us have a pantry lined with store-bought herbs & spices. They are an essential addition to many recipes and are much more shelf-stable than fresh herbs.

You can use your LĒVO Lux's Dry+ cycle to prepare fresh herbs for infusing or for storing your harvest. Dried herbs contain less moisture, extending the shelf life of your infusion and making it a complementary addition to your infusion process. Drying is not used with flower, instead please see how to Activate.

Wait, but why Dry+ and not just Dry? Our LĒVO Lux model has a new, innovative “ceiling fan,” which circulates warm air through the herb pod for increased and more efficient dehydrating of your preferred, fresh herbs. Infusion ingredients are dried at three times the rate of the LĒVO II, allowing for more potent infusions with an extended shelf life (often better than ready-made alternatives).

By default, we recommend using the DRY+ cycle at 115ºF/ 46ºC for 3 hours.

Settings can be customized based on user preference, within the following parameters:

TIME: Up to 10 hours

TEMP: 105º F/ 40ºC (MIN) to 175º F/ 80º C (MAX)

Differences Between Dry+ & Activate Modes


Used for any herb that is not flower

For flower only

Not used to increase potency of psychoactive effects in flower

Heats at higher temperature to increase the psychoactive effects of flower

Heats herbs at the perfect temperature to dry them before infusions and for long-term storage

Replaces the dry mode when using flower; Drying at the same time as it increases potency

Available on the following models:




Available on the following models:



As with the Activate setting, take care to Dry with only herbs added into the herb pod/reservoir. Never use any liquids (oil or butter) on these modes.

The time it takes LĒVO to Warm Up to your set temperature can vary significantly, depending on factors like altitude, your cycle settings, and the type of ingredients you are using. Unlike a kitchen oven’s larger exposed heating coils, the LĒVO uses an insulated laboratory heat-plate that heats from beneath the reservoir, so please allow a range of approximately 15-30 minutes to reach your set cycle temperature.

How to use the DRY+ cycle

  1. Plug in your LĒVO Lux, switch your unit ON & prepare for the Dry+ cycle (It needs to be ON to complete most functions due to the electronic components inside)
    Only use authorized LĒVO products, parts & accessories to avoid damage to your LĒVO machine and to stay within warranty coverage. Using items like metal screens can damage your ingredients and the machine.
    1. Power the unit ON ➖  by pressing the switch (in the back of your Lux, right above power cord) to the ON ➖  position.
      ✳ Note: Your LĒVO Lux will go into Power Saving mode after 10 minutes. Tap front panel to proceed, or flip switch OFF ⚪ to turn full power off.  

    2. To open the lid, press the lock button located on right side, below the lid to release the latch. 
      ✳ Note: The lid is not an automated lift; you will then manually lift the lid. 
      NEVER attempt to open the lid when the lid lock is activated. Always make sure the machine is powered ON and the lid is UNLOCKED with lock button before opening. A broken lid due to improper use is not covered under warranty

    3. With the machine ON, press the Reservoir Release button to remove the Reservoir/Drain Tube

    4. Set up your LĒVO Lux for use, making sure the reservoir is securely attached to the drain tube before inserting them together into the LĒVO
    5. Insert reservoir. Only use the machine after the reservoir and drain tube have been inserted correctly with the reservoir sitting flat and flush against the heat plate under it
  2. Do not add the stirrer for the DRY+ cycle. The stirrer will only activate during INFUSE mode
  3. Add the black silicone Pod Protector to the bottom of your herb pod. This protects your herbs from the direct heat of the metal base

  4. Prepare your ingredients to add to the herb pod:
    1. Dry off any excess moisture with a cloth or paper towel
    2. Herbs can be cut up or ground into smaller pieces if necessary (for the final product, think pea-sized amounts!)
    3. Do not over-fill the herb pod. It should be packed loosely
  5. Add your filled herb pod to the reservoir beside the “Place Pod Here” marker. The magnetic bracket will cling to the side of the reservoir where the marker is
  6.   Do not add any liquid to the reservoir during the DRY+ cycle
    The drain valve will stay in an open position through the DRY+ cycle to assist with releasing excess moisture, alongside a ceiling fan (unique to Lux) inside of the lid. This hole sits right above the “Place Pod Here” line, and helps to expel more moisture during DRY+ cycle ONLY. There are also holes located in the top of the Lux power pod cap, which better channels air flow.
  7. Close the lid and select the *blinking* DRY button on the display. 
  8. LĒVO will automatically suggest a default time and temperature for the selected cycle. You can adjust the time and temperature setting as needed by pressing the + and - buttons. 
  9. Press the START/PAUSE icon.

  10. If needed, you can pause anytime during the cycle by pressing the LOCK button located below the lid to release the latch or by pressing the START/PAUSE icon, pausing your infusion. Close the lid until you hear the latch “click” then press the START/PAUSE button to continue your DRY+ cycle.
  11. Your LĒVO Lux will display WARMING UP as it preheats to your desired temperature and then alert you with a sound when the preset temperature has been reached. During the cycle, the display will show REMAINING TIME and CURRENT TEMPERATURE.
    ❎ NOTE: You can change time and temperature or manually end your cycle at any time.
  12. You’ll receive an alert when the timer is up and your cycle is complete. The display will read DRYING COMPLETE.
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