View Full Version : Any Suggestions For Veggie Crackers - Making W/o Dehydrator??
06-17-2006, 01:07 AM
wondering if i spread the recipe very very thin on a baking sheet, if it can still be made even if i don't have a dehydrator machine...??
recipes you guys have posted about varieties of crackers all sounded so good........
can it be made this way, on a low temp in the oven for many hours?
sorry for my ignorance here, i am new to raw foods -- but am hooked and love it. i have tried all the variations with my juicer, and that's just great.
I just started experimenting with all the wonderful raw food recipes here -- they are just fabulous!!
thanks for any suggestions.
i actually have a trial sheet in the oven now!! :eek:
06-17-2006, 01:26 AM
I believe that if you have a thermometer (to see temp) you can dehydrate using an oven... Some ovens which show temperatures can be set at a low enough temperature. But with others, I think if you leave the oven door open that will work...
Hope this helps! :)
Sharon in Colorado
06-17-2006, 08:02 PM
If it okay with the manufacturer, try switching out your oven lightbulb to a 100 watt one, and then simply turn the light on.
I've tested this before and it stays around 100 degrees. Just need to turn the cookie sheets every few hours.
Easy bake oven for grown ups!
06-17-2006, 08:05 PM
thanks for the great idea! changing the light bulb sounds so simple!
06-17-2006, 09:22 PM
Easy bake oven for grown ups!
a great idea!
06-17-2006, 10:41 PM
What a great idea!
And BONUS!! My husband is a Master Electrician and is sitting right here, so I asked him if the socket would take a bulb with greater wattage. He said no problem! If the bulb has a cover you likely wouldn't get the cover back over it as a 100 watt bulb is physically larger. He even said that if the 100 watt bulb doesn't do it, then a 150 watt bulb should still be fine. You could change the bulb back to the smaller one for normal use if you want.
06-18-2006, 12:42 AM
to dehydrate wind is a good thing to have too, so you may wish to add a small fan too.
I used to dehydrate in front of my pellet stove, before I got a dehydrator, worked great.
06-18-2006, 01:02 AM
Yes, Raw Priestess, I was also thinking about the need of circulating air. Of course if your oven is a convection, you have it made.
I was getting ready to consign my stove to the storage unit or sell it, but maybe it could be of some use after all, since I only have the one small dehydrator. I even saw in a picture of someone's oven being used for ripening fruits.
06-18-2006, 01:21 AM
I use my oven to store grains and dried foods. My microwave is my spice cabinet.
06-18-2006, 01:47 AM
thanks so much for all the wonderful ideas here ---
06-19-2006, 01:18 AM
THANKS FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL IDEAS!!
unfortunately, the oven i have has no light!!!
i rent a townhome in los angeles, and just took a quick look at the oven..........
so i guess to do the dehydrating, i have to have the temp at 100 - 150 and keep it in there for many... MANY hours!! agh, that seems to be a sad way to do it!! :)
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