View Full Version : Dehydrating w/countertop convection oven?
Those countertop convection ovens have air circulation, so I was wondering if they might be good for deydrating. Does anyone know about using them for that purpose? I saw one at Costco and it appears that you can set it to a low enough temperature.
08-01-2006, 03:54 PM
I found this question while doing a search.
YES it does dehydrate. Rather well, too. I have one of those ovens and am keeping it around for just that purpose. And since it circulates air, it is really ideal. Not only that, but I can make things that are higher since the shelves are adjustable like a regular oven.
I did get an oven thermometer so I could monitor it. So now I have a dehydrator and the oven. I think the oven costs a lot less than the Excaliber dehydrator too. It likely only has the capacity of a 4 shelf dehydrator. Works well when you are trying to do 2 different types of food. Prevents cross-over between sweet and savoury things.
08-01-2006, 06:48 PM
:D I found it at my local thrift, it's an old one real big and the turntable goes in circles as the air circulates.
I've got chili in it now for dinner, if i find another one i will buy it too. :D
08-01-2006, 07:51 PM
Are those the same as or like Jen-air ovens?
10-04-2006, 02:34 PM
My microwave/convection oven can be set to as low as 100 degrees Fahrenheit. At what temperature are enzymes killed off?
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