View Full Version : Food dehydrating question....
06-26-2005, 12:35 PM
I am all ready to christen my new Excalibur 2900.
This may sound like a silly question, but do I need to be careful about putting different things in it to dehydrate?
Example: If I put banana leather in, to make crepes *and* put onion bread in at the same time, will the banana leather end up tasting like onions, and the onion bread taste like bananas?
I am not being funny.....I am ready to do both, today, and just thought of this. :confused:
06-26-2005, 12:40 PM
Good question ~ went through it myself and yes, what you put in CAN taste like something else you've put in.
What I tend to do and find it seems to work is, put the really ummm "fragrant" stuff at the top since heat rises ~ then the less ummm, "odiferous" stuff at the bottom.
So, onion bread on top, fruit leather on bottom.
I don't guarantee this will work yet, seems to for me.
That is an excellent question. I never thought of that. I haven't made the onion bread, but I read here that it can have a very overpowering smell. I will be interested to hear what others have to say who have done more in their dehydrators.
06-26-2005, 12:43 PM
I think when I become more organized, I will be dehydrating "like" things together.
Right now, I want to try everything!
06-26-2005, 12:52 PM
When you make the onion bread, no matter what else you are making, it will be the ONLY thing you smell. It's WONDERful! :D
[QUOTE=Jodi I haven't made the onion bread, but I read here that it can have a very overpowering smell.
06-26-2005, 12:54 PM
Yeah, sometimes when I dehydrate different things together, I won't get mixed flavors but the last time I did dried bananas and onion bread, the flavors did get crossed. My onion bread had a slight banana-y taste and my bananas had a slight onion-y taste. But both of those, actually, have pretty strong fragrances, esp. when being dried.
But for the MOST part, I don't get the crossed flavors in my dried food.
06-26-2005, 04:55 PM
... some may find the onion bread aroma "overpowering" but I find it delectable. I love the smell of it dehydrating ... and so do my neighbors!
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