Dehydrators ??

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6 years 4 months ago #519302 by ccrk9
Dehydrators ?? was created by ccrk9
Experiences with dehydrators please, recommend brands pse. Help as Im drowning in fruit

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6 years 4 months ago #519327 by rivercottage
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I have a Sunbeam dehydrator which I cannot remember the model of and where it is stored is sooooooo hot today I can't be bothered to go and look. BUT - what I would say is, I think the way you prep your fruit would make more difference than the brand of the equipment.. I successfully made "sun dried" tomatoes but you really **have to** cut stuff up into the same sized pieces otherwise you end up with some chewy and some crispy. They do make a noise - I have a tiny house so I use my dehydrator in the sleepout so I can't hear it going all night (some stuff does take a long time............).

Some come with a tray that will make fruit leather out of fruit puree. Some brands you can buy extra trays too.

you could always freeze fruit and dehydrate it into fruit leather later.......

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6 years 4 months ago #519423 by arnie.m
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I looked at Sunbeam half price special and the shop that always has a 50% off sale. Looked up reviews and there were no or very few psoitive reviews at all. Some had had them replaced 3 times and still failed. I crossed it off the list immediately. There only seemed to be the 1 Sunbeam model. :(

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6 years 4 months ago #519426 by tonybaker
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I got a harvest maid dryer. Just some racks and a blower/heater quite a simple set up. Apple rings are great and last for ages. Plenty of info on the net. Go to recycle centre or TM and you\ll find one.
I have heaps of apples so I run them thru a garden shredder and press the juice out of them then freeze it.

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