View Full Version : Has anyone built their own dehydrator?
02-12-2008, 12:38 PM
looks simple enough... just wanna get some thoughts on people who have....
2 husky girl
02-12-2008, 01:14 PM
I haven't made one, but I remember seeing the instructions for making one at this link...
02-12-2008, 02:51 PM
I had a go but my H said it looked like a death trap and he wouldn't want it on in the house if we weren't there, which sort of defeated the object!
I ended up buying one.
02-12-2008, 03:33 PM
Not a dehydrator but my husband keeps saying he wants to build a juicer that can juice a 5 lb. bag of carrots at a time! LOL!
02-15-2008, 05:51 PM
I'm the type to build my own things sometimes, but I don't think it's worth building your own dehydrator, you'll never get the efficiency of a profesionnaly mande one, and I mean space usage efficiency, even dehydrating effeciency, and power effeciency.
The 9 try can be had for under $200, I paid $160 for my 9 tray, but it was supposedly "blemished" (never saw any blemish) which is why I got a good rebate.
02-26-2008, 10:12 AM
On Good Eats, he made beef jerky by purchasing 3 or 4 of those cheap paper air filters.....and cutting up the food...and laying it in the slats....and bungee-ing the whole works to a cheap box fan.....and air-drying for 24-48 hours. No heat and no mess. Haven't tried it myself yet.
-David Z. Mason
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