View Full Version : Boy, was I wrong!
04-12-2009, 01:54 PM
When I got my dehydrator, I also got a package of "Disposable Paraflexx sheets", which appeared to be parchment sheets.
Well, they must have had some sort of coating on them, because regular parchment paper is NOT usable for dehydrating (at least, not for making onion bread!).
So, I used waxed paper, which is okay, but it wasn't making me very happy.
So, I finally ordered six Paraflexx sheets.
WOW. The disposable sheets were crappy compared to how the real thing works! The onion bread batter spread out so fast, even, and nice... and 12 hours later, the sheets peeled off so very easily!
I'm glad I bought them. Really. :p
04-12-2009, 02:03 PM
I use parchment paper smeared with a little olive oil for bread and crackers. For some reason I don't like the non-stick sheets that came with the dehydrator.
04-12-2009, 06:42 PM
Are they the reusable sheets? I got orange/red reusable ones from Excalibur once, I got 3 at $10 each thinking they would be great. Everything I made on them was permanently stuck to them and ruined. I never used them again and use the disposable ones.
Edit: I see they have the orange silicones ones which are what I got, are yours the white ones with the Excalibue logo? Do fruit leathers peel off easily from them? I really had to wash off everything I made on the silicone ones and it went to waste, it was literally glued to the sheet.
04-13-2009, 06:48 AM
i have the old teflex ones but have actually had much BETTER luck using parchment paper! everything seems to dehydrate quicker on the parchment, i guess maybe because its a little more air permeable or something or when a section dries, the paper crinkles up and then a little air circulation gets in. i much prefer the parchment. dehydrating on the teflex ones took forever
04-13-2009, 08:22 AM
I have found parchment to be better too. Everything peels off so nice. Wax paper did not work nearly as well. I have not made onion bread though.
04-13-2009, 02:20 PM
I have Paraflexx sheets, which say "Excalibur" all over them.
They are grey/orange blurred together.
Very slick, everything just peels right off, no problem.
This morning, I had one sheet on waxed paper, the rest of them on the Paraflexx sheets, and the waxed paper took me forever to get off the onion bread... the P sheets just peeled right off.
They wash up easily (a quick wipe with soapy cloth, then rinse).
The one time I tried regular parchment paper, it welded itself to my onion bread. Lost the entire batch.
04-13-2009, 02:32 PM
The latest Excalibur Paraflexx sheets do the best job and are easy to clean. Well worth the price.
I tried disposable dehydrator sheets, parchment paper and wax paper. I won't waste my money on those again.
04-13-2009, 03:35 PM
Thanks for the info. I think I had got the silicone ones because I think the others have teflon, does anyone know?
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