Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • unrecordings
    • By unrecordings 12th Jun 17, 10:18 AM
    • 157Posts
    • 185Thanks
    unrecordings
    Food Dehydrators
    • #1
    • 12th Jun 17, 10:18 AM
    Food Dehydrators 12th Jun 17 at 10:18 AM
    I'm looking for a food dehydrator, any recommendations from anyone ?
Page 1
    • Justagardener
    • By Justagardener 12th Jun 17, 8:47 PM
    • 81 Posts
    • 75 Thanks
    Justagardener
    • #2
    • 12th Jun 17, 8:47 PM
    • #2
    • 12th Jun 17, 8:47 PM
    These are brilliant bits of kit! I make biltong and dry chilies in mine. It takes just hours whereas it used to take days in a drying box.

    I bought this one and very happy with it.

    http://www.importantmanstuff.com/product/digital-food-dryer-dehydrator-fruit-dehydrater-with-digital-temperature-control-timer/
    • unrecordings
    • By unrecordings 13th Jun 17, 9:21 AM
    • 157 Posts
    • 185 Thanks
    unrecordings
    • #3
    • 13th Jun 17, 9:21 AM
    • #3
    • 13th Jun 17, 9:21 AM
    Thanks - I've seen those ones in various places, I'm just trying to figure out whether the £29.99 end of the market is false economy

    Out of interest, I hang my chillis up in ristras (well that's the intent, they look nothing like proper ristras)
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 13th Jun 17, 7:56 PM
    • 7,781 Posts
    • 4,606 Thanks
    teddysmum
    • #4
    • 13th Jun 17, 7:56 PM
    • #4
    • 13th Jun 17, 7:56 PM
    I was considering one as I love freeze dried strawberries which are very expensive, but as put off by the large number of negative reviews.


    I also came across this article , in the Mail, when Googling. The dried strawberries weren't nice, so that finalised my decision.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-2436052/Is-gadget-make-kids-eat-day-Food-dehydrator-claims-turn-fruit-veg-irresistible-snacks.html
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 14th Jun 17, 10:55 AM
    • 22,370 Posts
    • 86,986 Thanks
    Davesnave
    • #5
    • 14th Jun 17, 10:55 AM
    • #5
    • 14th Jun 17, 10:55 AM
    The article emphasises how cheap home drying is, but considering the machine is on for a long time, how much does the electricity cost?

    One machine I saw could consume 500watts/hr, although I appreciate the heater might not be on all of the time.
    Working subliminally.
    • kathrynha
    • By kathrynha 14th Jun 17, 11:04 AM
    • 1,282 Posts
    • 5,422 Thanks
    kathrynha
    • #6
    • 14th Jun 17, 11:04 AM
    • #6
    • 14th Jun 17, 11:04 AM
    I have the Lakeland one, and have had it a few years. I like it, and it does everything I need it to, although I'm sure more expensive ones are better.


    I don't use it that often but the stuff I dry is lovely. With the fruit it really concentrates the flavour, so tasteless strawberries become really tasty once dried.
    I particularly love beef jerky.
    Weight loss start date: 3rd January 2017
    Weight loss total: 43 lb
    Last updated: 13th June 2017
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

1,416Posts Today

6,687Users online

Martin's Twitter