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Dehyradtors, Stainless Steel Trays

rores28 Oct 13, 2011 08:57 AM

So I really want to get a dehydrator but there's one problem. I'm funny about heating plastic and all of the dehydrators I'm looking at have plastic trays.

Are there any reasonably price home dehydrators that use stainless steel trays instead? Or any other alternatives to dehydrating?

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    rasputina RE: rores28 Oct 13, 2011 02:26 PM

    Yep, go to Amazon and type in stainless dehydrator. They have a few different models.


    this one has 10 shelves

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      rores28 RE: rasputina Oct 13, 2011 07:26 PM

      Wow... I was hoping for more reasonably priced than that. I've found a bunch for 300+ but was hoping to say in the 100$ range.

      Is this just what you pay for a decent dehydrator?

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        Ninevah RE: rores28 Oct 13, 2011 09:05 PM

        Not meant in a snarky way at all, but yes, you can get a decent dehydrator for $100, but it's going to be plastic. If you're handy, you can build your own for far less and it won't be plastic. A stainless dehydrator is not going to be in demand as much as a 'normal' plastic one. . . so the price will be higher (I imagine the materials cost more as well).

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      77Pat RE: rores28 Oct 14, 2011 01:56 PM

      Although plastic, it seems like people are happy with these:

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