Dehydrator - Generic Brand

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    stevo Backyard Farmer Premium Member GOLD

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    Great review Steve, but couldn't you get a bigger unit? :ROFL:

    Now i'm thinking I need one... but 800watts, not sure if I can run it offgrid:quiver:

    edit: I can run it for 4 hours !
     
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    I've so got dehydrator envy :D

    In truth to myself, these generic branded dehydrators weren't around when I bought my Excalibur - I looked high and low for a cheaper/similar dehydrator on eBay at the time and eventually came to the conclusion it was an Excalibur or nothing...
    I'm wrapped you are happy with yours and also that your biltong worked out ok - the pics certainly looked good :twothumbsup:I think the days of overcharging consumers for electrical appliances are coming to an abrupt end with the rise of China as a credible maker of quality products instead of the rip-off junk they used to make - gotta give credit where it's due :)

    If I was in the market for a dehydrator now I would do the same as you!

    What's next on your dehydrator conquests?

    May I suggest cherry tomatoes cut in half and dehydrated are easy and a taste sensation. http://www.selfsufficientme.com/blog/view/299/preserving_food_through_dehydration__cherry_tomatoes_
     
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    Thanks Stevo and Mark, appreciate the feedback.

    I think they had a 12 draw unit too. What's two extra draws between friends? LOL
    4 hours might not cut it Stevo, unless you like your dried meat very rare.

    Yes the products coming out of China are definitely getting better. Not long ago I was looking at a mini spirit-level for my camera. Its a little plastic cube 3-way bubble that slides into the top of the camera (hot shoe or flash mount). They wanted $40 in a camera shop in town. I found the same one for about $3 from China with free postage! So i bought 2 and gave one away to a friend. He thought I was the best for giving such an expensive gift. :sarcasm:

    What's next? good question. I like the tomato idea Mark. I also would like to try some types of fruit like banana and apple or maybe a sheet of fruit puree.
    The world is my oyster.....(I wonder if you can dehydrate oysters? maybe not) edit: a quick google revealed a recipe for fish jerky.... who would have thought!

    Cheers fellers.
     
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    Yeah, why don't you try it? :quiver:
     
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    I guess I go first this time eh? :vomit:
     
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    stevo Backyard Farmer Premium Member GOLD

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    I reckon he'll be putting everything in it, and his misses will be rolling her eyes :rolleyes:
    Can you fit some Pandanus in there too?
     
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    I dont think it will make it much worse than it already sounds. ....and I quote 'natural dental floss, irritates the mouth, and now comes in dehydrated form which concentrates its fantastic qualities'..... :eat:
     
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    That's what my misses does to me :D
     
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