View Full Version : slatted wooden drying trays ?
03-25-2006, 09:56 PM
ive read in gardening books about wooden trays that are used for drying vegi in oven , their slatted so juices can drip away from vegi allowing them to dry . years ago i was gonna buy 1 but they were pricey so didnt . now that im raw im thinking about them again and am wondering if anyone has ever used them and dried in oven ? the big factor for me in this is that say you have 2 or 3 big cookie sheet sized wooden drying trays you could really dry alot of stuff fast , like tomatos at harvest time .
03-26-2006, 01:35 AM
I dry my veggies and herbs in a dehydrator, because the mixture of heat with air movement, is what dries them out fast.
you can use an oven IF:
the temp does not go above 115 for the veggies, now the oven can be higher, but the temp of the veggies themselves must not get too high, because then they will not be raw.
I would also see if you could add some kind of little fan, maybe blowing into the doorway, so the air is moving.
03-26-2006, 11:53 AM
Slatted wooden trays have largely been replaced by plastic mesh drying screens. Less prone to rot and more easily cleaned.
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