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Old 06-11-2010, 02:11 PM   #1
Christy Labrie
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food dehydrator

What would be the best brand? Or what should I look for?
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:13 AM   #2
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Re: food dehydrator

I have had one of the Ronco ones and now I have an Excalibur. With the Excalibur, I don't have to rotate trays, it's temp controlled, and generally does a perfect job every time. The Ronco had to be babysat. The trays had to be rotated every 15 mins to avoid completely frying the food on the bottom tray. The Excalibur ain't cheap, but it's affordable, considering the cost of the wasted food!
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:36 AM   #3
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+1 for the Excalibur. I love mine! My two main recipes using it are crispy nuts (Nourishing Traditions) and ground beef jerky. I have 3 pounds of ground beef in there right now and the house smells marvelous!
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:46 AM   #4
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Re: food dehydrator

I will look into the Excalibur
I am hoping to try out the fan and filter method this weekend or next week. Alton Brown had a show on it and it looked pretty easy and got good reviews on the website.
But I think I want a real dehydrator. Plus the future husband and i are looking at stuff to spend our wedding $ on since we both have homes and way too much stuff already.
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:50 AM   #5
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Plus the future husband and i are looking at stuff to spend our wedding $ on since we both have homes and way too much stuff already.
Oh, gosh, I can sympathize with that! We were in the same boat; we'd both bought houses recently, too. 18 years later we've still got too much stuff, lol.
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Old 06-12-2010, 08:02 AM   #6
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Oh, gosh, I can sympathize with that! We were in the same boat; we'd both bought houses recently, too. 18 years later we've still got too much stuff, lol.
I know. It was the hardest thing registering for stuff. We have each had our own houses for 6-7yrs, so yeah- way too much stuff already.
And I am having no luck selling my home
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:25 AM   #7
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The Ronco had to be babysat. The trays had to be rotated every 15 mins to avoid completely frying the food on the bottom tray.
I'm currently dealing with this probably with a very very cheap dehydrator.. but the Jerky is coming out excellent. I'm going to look into that Excalibur. Just sounds awesome.
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:53 AM   #8
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Re: food dehydrator

Anybody make jerky in the oven? How's that?
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Old 06-12-2010, 02:17 PM   #9
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Anybody make jerky in the oven? How's that?
i do. it's delicious
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Old 06-12-2010, 02:22 PM   #10
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Anybody make jerky in the oven? How's that?
My husband just did. It turned out great except that he needed to marinate it for longer.
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