View Full Version : Oven for Dehydration
03-15-2011, 01:53 PM
I bought a dehydrator at Walmart and...well...it SUCKED! It doesn't have a temperature guage, everything either totally turned into a dry crackly twig texture, completetely stuck to the trays or just never dried up......... before I spend $200 on ANOTHER DH, I wonder if anyone has ever used a conventional electric STOVE.........
03-15-2011, 02:30 PM
You can get a digital thermometer with a probe on it and use it to set the temp on the one that you have or is there more wrong than just getting that right.
03-15-2011, 02:44 PM
Yes, I've heard of people putting their stoves on as low as possible and leaving the door propped open.
I chose to live a very simple life and saved up for the old excalibur. But we all gotta make do sometimes, huh
03-15-2011, 03:48 PM
I hope you returned the one that was junk.
Reina80 gave some good tips in your granola thread (http://rawfoodtalk.com/showthread.php?t=64196&highlight=oven).
03-15-2011, 04:07 PM
Thanks Friends........... yes great info from Reina, although she has a gas stove... shouldn't matter too much....
03-15-2011, 05:21 PM
I would think the only thing you'd have a problem with is if you couldn't keep your lightbulb on but most ovens allow that I'm sure. Otherwise just adjust your starting temp (if its not the same as mine) and it should be the same I think. An oven thermometer is a must, a food thermometer is probably not if you keep the oven a little lower than your target temp.
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