View Full Version : Cost to run a dehydrator
02-14-2011, 07:06 PM
I see a lot of questions about how much it costs to run these things. Well it turns out it isn't that much. The amounts below are for a 24 hour run time in the US assuming a 15c per kwh cost of electricity.
9 tray (600 watts) $2.16
5 tray (440 watts) $1.58
4 tray (220 watts) 0.80c
so for the large 9 tray you are only talking 9 cents per hour to run :)
02-14-2011, 07:22 PM
the cost of running you dehydrator is pretty equivalent to running your fridge.
so no worries on consumption!
02-14-2011, 07:30 PM
Mod, I think this is in the wrong section lol...
02-14-2011, 08:09 PM
Yea, This would be a great post in the Dehydrating 101 Thread! :)
08-17-2011, 07:44 AM
You can always try something like this: http://www.motherearthnews.com/Do-It-Yourself/2006-08-01/Build-a-Solar-Food-Dehydrator.aspx
Drop in a thermometer & place the box in diffuse sunlight so the temp doesn't get too high.
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