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11-01-2008, 09:57 PM
I am doing the 30 day raw food challenge. I am on day 25 or so. I am enjoying it so far, but I really haven't decided yet if it is right for me. I am interested in buying a food dehydrator, but since I am not sure if raw foodism is ultimately something I am going stick with I am hesitant to invest over 100 dollars in a dehydrator I might not end up using much. I have seen online cheaper models online. They are circular versions and seem to stack (Nesco models for example). If the model comes with a temperature adjustment feature, is there really an advantage to buying the models with drawers that Alissa sells and promotes, our would a cheaper model be sufficient enough to make the recipes in her book?
11-01-2008, 10:02 PM
I've heard the Excalibur brand is best, that's what I've got. I'm not sure about Alissa's.
11-02-2008, 04:59 AM
Use your Oven with the door open and a Thermomator for a while. Do a "SEARCH", others have written about it. After being RAW for a while, some don't use it that much and some do.
11-02-2008, 07:05 AM
I will pass on the round one for now (it's a pain because it's round... that's kind of funny!), and maybe try the oven thing. Appreciate it!
I started off with an old Ronco (round, no thermostat) - but it gave me an idea of what dehydrated foods tasted like - even though they may have been dehydrated at 'too high' of a temperature. We loved everything out of the old Ronco, so we felt an Excalibur would be our next purchase.
We bought the Excalibur and are just thrilled with it... It's been going 24/7 right now with apple chips and Asian pears.
But - last week, I saw an American Harvester, round with temperature and maybe a little fan? at our thrift store for $6. That might be a nice way to go if you could find one used.
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