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jordana Jul 7, 2006 04:24 PM

Hi,
Does anyone know of a good quality but not to expensive type of food dehydrator to buy?

I want to primarily make some dried fruit and beef jerky. I do not really know much about dehydrators so if anyone has some tips about what to look for I would be very happy.

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    fatboy44 RE: jordana Jul 7, 2006 08:09 PM

    JB PRINCE in NYC sells a good one. I bought mine about a year ago and have been very happy with it. Go to their website and order it from their online catalogue. It was around 140 and well worth the money.

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      bogie RE: jordana Jul 8, 2006 05:07 AM

      You can also use your oven as a food dehydrator.

      All you have to do is slice food thin, put in on a cooling rack on a baking sheet and let'r rip long and slow at 150 degrees.

      Depending on what you are dehydrating, liberal use of salt will help draw out the moisture, of course.

      It's not perfect, buy I wouldn't invest in a proper dehydrator unless I was going to use it a heck of a lot.

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        beer786 RE: jordana Jul 8, 2006 05:20 AM

        can you say "ronco" ;)

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