View Full Version : For those with a circle dehydrator...
04-02-2009, 04:46 PM
Any easy cleaning suggestions for the "slotted" trays?
04-02-2009, 05:33 PM
Ahh I hope someone has a good answer for you because I definitely have a heck of a time cleaning mine!! The best I've come up with so far is to use a kitchen brush that I would usually use for cleaning potatoes and try to scrape everything out of the little holes but it sure takes me forever.
04-02-2009, 06:03 PM
lol the one i use is my roommates and its still sitting on the counter dirty from 2 weeks ago.... i am contemplating making onion bread this weekend so perhaps i shall clean it. I've just taken each tray under the tap and got a long handled kitchen scrub brush and brush the heck out of it
and i bought parchment paper to use, so now i just have to measure it out and cut donut holes in the center of it.
04-02-2009, 07:28 PM
Mine is circle and I take it apart and wash each layer in the sink, yes its a pain but it's what I do lol
04-02-2009, 08:24 PM
I soak them to loosen the stuff caked on. It usually helps a lot.
04-02-2009, 08:50 PM
With my circular dehydrator I usually soak all the trays in hot soapy water every 4-5 uses. Then I give them a good scrub. Bit of a pain in the arse but works well.
04-02-2009, 10:44 PM
I just use dish soap and a dish brush. I once made something that really stuck. Can't remember now what it was. I did have to soak them then.
04-03-2009, 09:06 AM
Thanks for all of your answers. (sigh) It looks like I need to keep soaking and brushing. I agree... it's a lot of work, but worth it.
04-03-2009, 11:33 AM
I got some food grade hydogen peroxide 35% from the health food store It is kind of pricy the 3% might work, but would probably take more. If you can find a tub or some thing big enough to soak them in. Cover them with water and add about a cup of the peroxide. It works great. Also works on teflex They usually rinse clean no scrubbing. I have done this on juicer parts as well.
PS DON'T GET THE 35% PEROXIDE ON SKIN
04-04-2009, 10:00 PM
Soaking has done wonders for me! I hardly have to scrub at all anymore, just rub a little and it comes right off. I also don't wash every time I use it, only when it gets dirty.
04-11-2009, 09:32 AM
I put mine in the dishwasher and they came out just fine
04-12-2009, 08:32 AM
really! I'm going to try that!
04-12-2009, 12:17 PM
Using a plastic short bristled brush works best for me. When ever I use a dish scrubby it tends to loose parts of it in the narrow ends of the slots.
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