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01-26-2008, 11:22 AM
Anyone know of a good store that sells the food dehydrator at a decent price? in Canadian dollars? : ) The excaliber 9 tray one.
Thanks Canadian friends ...
01-26-2008, 11:34 AM
Hi Eva! I'm not sure where you're located, but in Toronto, there is Health Service Centre (971 Bloor W.), just east of Ossington across from the Shoppers Drug Mart. I haven't been there yet, but CrazyDelicious gave me the tip on this shop when I inquired about a place to get a sprouter. You can also try The Big Carrot (http://www.thebigcarrot.ca/departments/appliances%20revised.htm). Online, there is Upaya Naturals (http://www.upayanaturals.com/Kitchen_Appliances_s/2.htm) which has the 9 tray cheaper than Big Carrot (it's on sale right now), and ships free within Canada, so that's likely your best bet. Hope all this helps!
01-26-2008, 11:45 AM
Your a doll .. thank you! : )
01-26-2008, 11:47 AM
what are the paraflexx sheets all about? Is that like parchment paper for the oven?? : )
01-26-2008, 11:54 AM
I don't own a dehydrator, but the paraflex sheets, I assume are flexible, non stick sheets you put on the dehydrator trays.....but I'm not entirely sure! I think they act in the same way as the parchment paper....they protect the trays.
"These sheets are supplementary to the normal 'polyscreen' sheets which come as a standard addition to every Excalibur Dehydrator.
ParaFlexx(tm) sheets are non-stick sheets which are recommended for use with liquids and stickier/softer produce. These are washable and re-usable for years to come and are micro porous which allows for drying from the bottom as well as the top
ParaFlexx(tm) sheets are great for blended fruits (making fruit roll-ups or leathers) or other items that may normally drop through the polyscreen sheets."
01-26-2008, 01:20 PM
so you dehydrate all veg/fruit in the oven? we have a convection oven here ... what temp do you use?
maybe i wont need to buy a dehydrator yet.
01-26-2008, 02:04 PM
Actually, I don't dehydrate at all! I've never had a real need. I rarely ever make involved recipes anymore, and if I do, they're mostly from Ani Phyo's book, and her recipes are about 90% if not more, dehydrator-less! And I used Alissa's dehydrator-free recipes in the beginning as well. I've heard of people using convection ovens though....as long as the temp. is below 118F (or so.....there are differing opinions on the temp. of enzyme loss), you should be alright!
01-26-2008, 02:08 PM
well i cant order alissa's book cos its a lot from her page and amazon doesnt have it in stock ... i did order Green for Life, Raw Food Gourmet - Going raw for total well-being and Ani's Raw Food Kitchen.
I think that should be good for now.
Do have the vitamix blender, and the champion juicer.
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