What do you look for in a dehydrator?

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LotuSeed

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Re: What do you look for in a dehydrator?
« Reply #75 on: August 30, 2014, 22:19 »
I certainly won't be buying a dehydrator this year - I'm very very poor :(
Can't have a passata maker either :(

I'm in a whingey poorly mood tonight :(
Sorry :lol:


Have you ever tried drying things in your oven? I have a dehydrator but actually prefer to use my oven set at its lowest temp setting. It's usually recommended to open the door a smidgen periodically to allow for air flow. I used this method to dry basil, garlic and oregano in about 20 mins. I may tray it with chilli peepers next by slicing them thinly and putting them on parchment paper.

P.S. Until you can get a passata machine, could you bring your toms to a boil, cool slightly, put them in a blender or food processor and then just sieve it ???

It seems like the more I grow the more gadgets I find would be useful to have. That definitely adds up quickly !
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Re: What do you look for in a dehydrator?
« Reply #76 on: September 02, 2014, 17:07 »
Right then its here and we cant wait to get started but haven't got a clue.

I am sure someone put a link up a while back of a lady on youtube and she dehydrated everything and it was very informative.

Has anyone got any good links for us to look at please?

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Re: What do you look for in a dehydrator?
« Reply #77 on: September 02, 2014, 17:23 »
This is the link: http://www.dehydrate2store.com/

(saved in my favourites)

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Re: What do you look for in a dehydrator?
« Reply #78 on: September 02, 2014, 17:39 »
Thanks surbie you are a star.

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Re: What do you look for in a dehydrator?
« Reply #79 on: September 10, 2014, 15:28 »
I just bought a new dehydrator!

The trays on my first one all cracked and bits started falling off.  String and duct tape held the inevitable at bay for a while, but no...

I was going to upgrade and get one with stainless steel trays, but then I saw the Excalibur 4 tray on offer for only a little more and went for it.  They have a good reputation and it seems a good deal stronger than the Andrew James (it is 5 times the price, mind!)but I'm hoping it will last longer than 13 months.

Beetroot crisps in as we speak
Anne


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