Dehydrator Starter models?

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brookchook
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Dehydrator Starter models?

Postby brookchook » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:37 am

Hi everyone

Can anyone suggest a reasonable starter model fro a dehydrator? (or which ones to avoid?)

I don't really want to spend alot as I am not sure how much it will get used (and one of the concerns I have is the cost of electricity to run one). My kids are not big fans of store bought dried fruit, but love store bought roll-ups, and I would like to try billtong/jerky and potatoes (to be made into mash later) and maybe tomatoes if they could be used for cooking later in stews/spag bol etc (as opposed to eating as sun dried tomatoes which we don't like). I would use it for dehydrating herbs are well.

Thanks!

Michelle

Heidi
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Re: Dehydrator Starter models?

Postby Heidi » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:11 pm

Hi,
There's a discount shop in Grafton NSW (its like the newer version of CopperArt...they sell mid price range stuff)...anyway, they have had dehydrators recently (on more than one occasion) for $35! These ones even have the different temperature settings so they can do low temp herbs etc, and higher temp jerky. I bought the you beaut "ezi dry snack maker" (I think) but really, I would've gone with this "cheaper" model myself it had been around when I was looking! My friend also bought a similarly priced one from Aldi, and she is equally as pleased with it, for her it suits her purposes.

I'll post the name (and PM it to you) when I go past the shop soon.

Regards,
Heidi


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