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Hi I am looking for some info on buying a dehydrator that will dry fruits veg etc but also sprouted grain perhaps.

what machine do you use etc.

Thanks D


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Hi policychecker,

I have this dehydrator: http://www.amazon.fr/D%C3%B6rr.....6/ref=pd_sim_sbs_k_4
and I think it's a good investment.
Before this one we had an ancient dehydrator that I dug up from my mother-in-law's kitchen cupboard, but that one just didn't dry the fruit to the core.


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They both look adequate to me; they have all the necessary requirements as for temperature and multiple layers, so I think either one would be a good investment.



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Thanks I just bought the more expensive one,

Now looking into how to use the thing lol

found this site

http://www.drystore.com/page/page/1346972.htm

does anyone have a good ones or books etc


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Just had my Dehydrator delivered, and have allocated tomorrow to play with it

going shopping for bits this afternoon.

any tips welcome.


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wow, everything really shrinks doesn't it, 4 carrots filled the machine then shrank to a tiny jar, I mean tiny.

I have the machine on for over a day and I am going to have to look at the running costs the kitchen is permanently warm. lol

banana things are nice though so far the best. although again 5 bananas filled a tray but now are 1/4 of it .


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It's true that things do shrink a lot in these machines  

Apricots and peaches were the worst "shrinkers" in my dehydrator; I never tried bananas or carrots.
It works great for nuts and seeds too, they don't shrink so much but they keep much longer when the moisture is gone.


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I also do herbs I made a liner out of a fine net material. works great.


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has anyone used a dehydrator to dry leaves and stuff for their kids to use in art. any other idea for using it?

sweet potato seems to be working the best now, but only when i spread olive oil on it. and it wasn't even in the list on the instructions, weird.


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didn't know this

"Fire starters
Turn citrus peels into the best fire starters you’ve ever used.  Citrus doesn’t break down on compost heaps because of its antibacterial properties and in fact, it inhibits the break down of the other matter.  When you peel citrus fruits, simply cut the skins into strips and dry to a crisp.  When you light them, the oils will flare up and burn for a decent length of time.  With no water content, they’ll burn beautifully."


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Didn't know about the "fire starters" have notice the peels from my grapefruit don't compost well. Will give this a try, imagine would smell better than sulfur sticks


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The shrinkage of dehydrated products makes it very easy to overeat if you don't realize how much fruit you are eating...

I haven't used a dehydrator to dry leaves...  Some leaves will do OK in a dryer, but it will only be ones that lay flat when drying without weight.  For ones that curl, place leaves between some newspaper with a weight so they don't curl while drying...


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Well some news, the trays of the dehydrator have split and almost meted, even though I followed the advise of turning the machine off for 30 mins every 40 hours (I did it after 30) so just written to the manufactured and asked what they want to do, replace machine or just the trays, although it doesn't bode well..

that's the problem when you buy a cheaper machine I suppose, but it was reduced from £99 to £54 so you would think it would last more than a few days.

Emily is happy as she has a supply of sweet potatoes crisps. lol.

anyone had a similar problem and what did you decide to do?


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5 new trays on their way to me, so see how that goes.

OMG I just tried my dehydrated Figs, I noticed a load for sale at the supermarket at a reduced price due to being close to being out of date so I bought a load to dehydrate, I am now in the production business lol. they are gorgeous, better than the raw fruit as the sugar is concentrated I suppose DIVINE I tell you. Hooked.

running cost update,

well my running costs are about £1.50 a day to run it full time, and allow a 30 min break during the day when the electricity is more expensive. God the economy is shot to pieces worldwide...



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The trays are split? Really?
That's fast   you must really have worked that machine! Great customer service though sending you 5 trays to replace the split ones.

Our trays are still in good condition, never had problems with any of the parts.


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Just pointing out that dried figs contain 24 grams of fructose per 100 gram serving.


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Yeah I can't eat figs... Yummy as they are Isn't the fructose level only as relevant depending on what other sugars are present? ie if the fructose is outweighed or counterbalanced by sucrose?

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One of gods given protection of too much natural fructose in figs is the cost of the darn things lol but thanks for imparting the knowledge, hadn't thought of that with all the excitement.

the ratio of fructose to glucose is the important thing but up to a fairly small limit then it doesn't matter as the fructose will not be absorbed and that's when it causes all the problems.


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I think my recommendation in future would be to buy a metal trayed dehydrator as if you are gong to really use the thing it will not last long if plastic.

I also notice that a lot of the newer machines are going this way. perhaps due to many failures.

out of five tray now 4 are either twisted or cracked and the sound brittle already when washing them.


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fruit flies are a bit of a pain!!

Since eating more fruit what with apple juice flushes and all, the composter is swarming with the pesky little mites. and now even the kitchen has a load of them.

I have a fruit solution fly tap but it's not quick enough.

research needed.



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I had a similar problem with my 4 tray Excalibur dehydrator last month. It had been used a total of 6 times since De. 2010 and the back and part of the bottom melted. Some plastic became brittle and fell of when I was cleaning it and that is how I discovered there was a problem. The company was not helpful when I phoned. I have large stainless steel dehydrator and will use that instead. I used to make tempeh in it and now I'll just have to make large batches of whatever to justify using it. The small one was convenient for smaller batches. Our electricity is low between 7 pm - 7 am weekdays and then the same low rate on weekends and holidays.  

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Well I am going to super test mine for a few weeks and probably return the whole thing. they can think of it as a free road test. lol

you live and learn (hopefully)


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PC I sprinkle my compost/worm farm with powdered lyme if they have too much to digest at times... Seems to help with the pesky fruit flies
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