View Full Version : Making my own dehydrator.....
03-25-2007, 10:03 PM
I am thinking of making my own dehydrator, a combo of solar and with a lightbulb with a fan on the back with window screens as the trays. I want to be able to put it out in the sun in the day, and in the night keep the lightbulb when I bring it in.
Has anyone done this? Any hints on keeping the temp low enough for raw?
Rainbowgirl, trying to be a little selfsufficient, and save up for that expensive blender~
03-25-2007, 10:22 PM
Hmmmm... I think being in the sun you might get like a greenhouse effect and it might get too hot in there... But you can buy an oven thermometer in hardware stores/walmart, etc, and it's only a few bucks and try it out...
03-25-2007, 11:48 PM
I'm very impressed! My only thought is that you won't be able to monitor the temp very well, if you are truly trying to keep things raw by only heating to a certain temp or below.
best of luck! it is an ambitious undertaking!
03-26-2007, 05:43 PM
that's awesome! I love it!
Agree with the greenhouse issue re- the sun exposure..but there's gotta be a way to solve that , eh?
thermostat activated sun shade..like the top on a convertible? lol.
My thinking cap looks more like a beanie with the little propeller top.
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