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10-13-2007, 06:36 PM
My husband and I just ordered a 9 tray one and are over the top excited for it to get here. What recipes are favorites for you guys? Any tips, techniques, comments suggestions?
10-13-2007, 10:08 PM
hiya! I know the feeling, I was like that till mine arived on my door. heck I still am like that!
There are way to many faves to post here, but there are some great ideas in the recipe section of the forum!
what the hay, heres a few!
this had become one of my fave breakfasts!
for a sweet candie, just slice a banna in round disks and dehydrate for, hmmm, at least 6 hours. I never do it the same because I'm experimenting with the flavor!
ummm, my 'faux' clam/pizzas, lol, atleast thats whay my guy calls them!
seriously, take a look in the recipe section! I'm sure you'll find something to dazzle your tounge. do you have alissa's or anyone elses book? there are bound to be a number there too!
good luck, let us know how you do and what becomes your faves! :D
10-14-2007, 01:04 AM
Oh you must be so excited. I too have the 9 tray with the timer and love it. I've had mine since July and use it all the time.
A few tips, the teflex sheets are slippery on top of the mesh underneath and my dehydrator is downstairs due to the noise. Needless to say I've had a few accidents where the teflex sheet slides right off the mesh part. So my tip is to hold each side so each hand cups the bottom of the right and left of the tray and then use your right and left thumb on top to secure the teflex sheet on top of the mesh tray. Hope that makes sense there.
Also if you are making things that are light like chips or something take the dehydrator off before opening the door as they may blow out at you. That's also happened to me a few times and some drop on the floor (light things like potato chips, kale chips etc.) If I'm in hurry I set the timer for 2 hours at 140 degrees and then drop back down to 105 degrees. It's in your handbook that comes with your dehydrator to do so and it isn't supposed to wreck the enzymes.
To clean my teflex sheets I place them on a flat surface and just wipe them clean with a dish cloth, it's easier that way.
(you want post #7 second recipe) It's eggplant bacon and it's out of this world. I have some in my dehydrator now and made some last night which got gobbled up. I use Braggs for the Ume Plum Vinegar part and also add 1/2 tsp sea salt too. So good.
(This is another amazing one, Green Goddess Chips, you can use the dressing for salads too, post #1 for this one).
Keep your eyes peeled in the food preparation section as there are always good recipes there.
Have fun. :D
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