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Cheap Dehydrators

Discussion in 'The Harvest: Recipes, Canning, Preserving' started by Nyboy, May 18, 2017 at 2:41 PM.

  1. May 19, 2017 at 1:02 AM
    Carol Dee

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    Go for it. :thumbsup
     
  2. May 19, 2017 at 1:32 AM
    seedcorn

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    @Smart Red Tell him to "harvest" more deer, make more jerky. Simple solution.
     
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  3. May 19, 2017 at 2:36 AM
    baymule

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    You will get hooked on jerky. Might as well plan on the upgrade to the Excalibur. I have one-a 9 tray and it is running right now.
     
  4. May 19, 2017 at 1:42 PM
    ducks4you

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    I have a 20yo dehydrator. I don't use it much, but it is a good one, NOT cheap at the time, but there were not a lot of them on the market at that time. Somebody gave me their used one, missing 2/5 trays, and it works well, too. I have successfully dehydrated peppers, both sweet and hot with it. I did not like how it worked with onions and I think I will dry them out in a cold oven instead next time. The dehydrator cooked the onions and kinda burned them.
    Regarding your nephew...I think you could either throw that $30 (to buy the one in the link) in the trash or mail it to me if you don't need it that badly. Your nephew could clean somebody's gutters and earn his OWN dehydrator with the money.
     
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  5. May 19, 2017 at 8:50 PM
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  6. May 19, 2017 at 10:45 PM
    Nyboy

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    But I am a bells and whistle kind of guy :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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  7. May 20, 2017 at 2:03 AM
    Carol Dee

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    That is the model I have, I LOVE it! Thank You @ninnymary for helping me snag it CHEAP ;)
     
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  8. May 20, 2017 at 5:34 PM
    w_r_ranch

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    I've heard that Excaliber makes some of the better units however I was leary of the plastic, so I went with a all stainless steel unit instead:

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    STX INTERNATIONAL Dehydra STX-DEH-1200W-XLS 10-Tray Stainless Steel Digital Food Dehydrator, 1200-watt

    It's been great for dehydrating onions, potatoes, kolirabi, cantaloupe, etc. In fact, I'm doing sweet potato jerky right now for Dieter's dog treats (he had eye-of-round jerky last week)...

    Dieter_Jerky.jpg
     
  9. May 20, 2017 at 9:57 PM
    majorcatfish

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    we love ours, it's reliable and easy to clean
     
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  10. May 21, 2017 at 10:01 PM
    ninnymary

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    You're so welcome! Glad you are enjoying it.

    Mary
     
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