View Full Version : Found a $5 Dehydrator!
10-06-2008, 06:00 PM
Found it at Goodwill. I have no idea if it works or how hot it gets... but I'm on day 6 100% raw and it feels like a sign! :D
btw It's a White-Westinghouse, is round and has 5 trays. If anyone knows anything about it please do share! Thanks!
10-07-2008, 03:14 AM
I'm So HAPPY for you...........
10-07-2008, 06:03 AM
Good for you. Just give it a try. You can make something simple like Alissa's banana fruit leather. You just put some banana's in a food processor and spread out on the dehydrator sheets (which hope you have) and you will be able to see when it is done. Have fun and good luck :)
I tried to find info on it for you, with not much luck. I would check on how hot it gets before buying -- but if nothing else, $5 is a small investment to make! You could always let it be part of a transition if it gets a little hot, then give it away when you're ready to get a bigger, fancier, cooler D. :)
BUT if you're committed to staying 100%, that temperature is a big factor!
10-07-2008, 06:59 AM
Sweet! What a score! You must be jazzed!
If it runs but once you check out the temps you find it gets too hot I'm sure you can rig something up to make it work for you - keep it propped open or something.
It really does sound like fate... Congrats!
10-07-2008, 09:23 AM
Thanks everyone. I turned it on last night and it seems to work... I let it run for a while and the bottom shelf is definitely hotter than the top one. The top doesn't seem to get very hot at all. I'm going to experiment with it a little tonight and check the temps.
Yum, banana fruit leather, here I come...
10-07-2008, 09:39 AM
Wow $5.00 sounds like a deal..
10-07-2008, 10:03 AM
That's fantastic. You can use a kitchen thermamator to measure the temps if you want to be sure about how it works. Enjoy your goodies.
Raw Angel Mom
10-07-2008, 12:19 PM
I got sad news about those round one, the heat can exceed the treshold point before the enzyme gets destroye. I took a digital thermometer and in the one that was given to me, the temperature was 125°F if i remembered correctly. So i saved up and bought the excaliper. Maybe you could use an extra fan to cool it down, i am not sure if this could work. But if you know someone that knows electronic, you could get a little variac install to reduce the healt.
10-07-2008, 06:15 PM
why do you destroy the beautiful water content of your food? :confused:
To replace sth. that cant be replaced by anything? Their is no substitute for cooked food except cooked food:D. My experience.
10-07-2008, 06:28 PM
I think that's FANTASTIC!!! It will help you to get started right away on some of the dehydrated goodies in Alissa's book--because I ***KNOW*** you're excited and wanna try some stuff, as I was!
You can upgrade later (like I will do), but for now, you can make SOME things.. I bought mine from Walmart for $40.00 and it's a White Round NESCO. It works just fine for me right now (actually it has to because it's all I can afford right now!) Anyway, I just use the lowest setting possible on it and go from there...
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