View Full Version : Teflex Question: Anyone?
03-19-2011, 10:46 PM
If I buy the 9-tray excalibur dehydrator, it doesn't come with any of the teflex sheets. Do I need to buy these? Will I be totally limited if I dont? Can I use wax paper or any other substitute that isn't as pricey?
I've often heard that you can use parchment paper instead of the Teflex - but I've never had god luck with it, the food sticks to it. Now, it might be what I'm making to cause it to stick.
I initially ordered 5 teflex sheets and regretted not getting 9 off the bat. Now I have 9 and there are times that they're all in use.
John Kohler at Discount Juicers (http://www.discountjuicers.com/clearance_up.html) sells sets on clearance (read the description, they may not be perfect), a set of 5 for $25.95 plus s&h. *Ü*
03-19-2011, 10:59 PM
totally worth it IMO and IME
03-20-2011, 02:57 AM
I bought two Teflex sheets at about £5 each. That's nothing these days and I can use them forever. They are only really necessary for wet stuff, like flax crackers or nut pastes etc... Just a couple is plenty until you find out whether you need more.
03-20-2011, 05:21 PM
I have a 5 tray dehydrator and 2 teflex sheets and I wish I had more.
Raw Angel Mom
03-21-2011, 12:44 PM
Yes buy them, so worth it
I need them for so many thing.
All the best. Maybe you can find an no name teflex sheet that are more economical.
Lady Green Jeans
03-21-2011, 03:58 PM
If you buy the number for the unit (e.g. 9 for a 9-tray), I belive the pricing goes down slightly. Does not hurt to ask. I bought for all my trays at purchase, too. Never regretted. You will definately use them.
03-21-2011, 11:18 PM
And it was/is the opposite for me - My food stuck to the teflex and never sticks to parchment paper (unbleached)
Lady Green Jeans
03-22-2011, 09:38 PM
Different brands of parchment have varying levels of a silicon coating to be nonstick. I was told this from a former head baker who supplied all the baking supplies when I was in the restaurant industry.
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