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01-16-2007, 03:14 PM
This my sound like a dubmb question I know. But...I dont have a dehydrator yet, I reading that I could use my oven, but most the recipes need to be in there for a least 24hrs and I dont think my dad would like that idea.
Dumb question: Anyone have any other ideas for dehydrating foods besides oven or dehydrator?
01-16-2007, 04:02 PM
this wont get them warm..but before i had a dehydrater id stick things in the fridge to firm up. if you live somewhere warm, you could always set them outside in the sun, too.
01-16-2007, 05:40 PM
I picked up a food dehydrator at a thrift store for only five bucks. I'll make do with it until I save up for the Ex-calibur on Alissa's site. I got a salad spinner and crocks for fermenting on the same trip for dirt cheap, so don't forget the local thrift store for options. hope this helps, have fun either way....
01-16-2007, 06:34 PM
hmm... maybe a clever method is waiting to be discovered with some combination of:
Or make one with heat lamps, plywood, etc., there are directions online.
01-16-2007, 06:39 PM
Hey Bitter, try this,
Get one of those fine mesh cake thingys that keep out the flies (Don't know how else to describe it) and place the food on a plate under it outside in the direct sun. I think you'll be able to dry at least tomatoes that way.
Of course if you are in the US, winter is probably not the best time to do this :) but maybe next summer?
Sorry I can't help more.
01-17-2007, 08:43 AM
So many things I didnt even think of especially going to the thrift store! Now I just thought of something else!! Awesome!
OK im going to start constructing!!!
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