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    • unrecordings
    • By unrecordings 12th Jun 17, 10:18 AM
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    Food Dehydrators
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    • 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 ?
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    • By Justagardener 12th Jun 17, 8:47 PM
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    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/
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    • By unrecordings 13th Jun 17, 9:21 AM
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    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)
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    • By teddysmum 13th Jun 17, 7:56 PM
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    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
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    • By Davesnave 14th Jun 17, 10:55 AM
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    • 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.
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    • By kathrynha 14th Jun 17, 11:04 AM
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    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.
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    • By unrecordings 25th Jun 17, 5:21 PM
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    • 25th Jun 17, 5:21 PM
    I ended up with a Vivo model via Amazon (because I had vouchers) - So far so good. I've got an appliance tester somewhere, so I might see what this thing costs to run
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