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I bought a basic Nesco American Harvest dehyrator. I know the Excalibur is the one to lust after but I've been trying to keep the raw thing as quiet as I can. I have golf clubs and tennis rackets used twice, if you know what I mean. :)
Nothing came out delicious, that's for sure. My 'cracker' were a fiasco. I just mixed soaked flax, juice pulp and salt. The term I used to discribe them was "lawn clippings". I think I really need to look at reciepes. I only cooked once in my life (from the Help! My apartment has a kitchen cookbook) so I'm really new to the kitchen. Still optimistic though!
I think I need as few trays too. This only came with one.
Bananas are easy to dry and so yummy. I use bananas that aren't green but not too ripe either. Slice about 1/4" spread them around and set on 115 or so. I usually check them and at some time when they can be peeled off and turned over I do that. But if you forget thats ok too. I don't know how long I dry them, overnight is probably enough. You'll know when, they aren't gooey anymore. I put them in a big jar on the counter good for when you are having sweet cravings.
And along those lines I also mash up bananas (can be riper than the above ones) with chopped up pecans and cinnamon, even some raisins if you have them. I spread this thick stuff on dehydrator sheets in little pancake circles and dry @ 115. Flip and dry more. Take them out and roll up - they aren't real pretty but they taste just like banana bread! You can play with this recipe - maybe add a bit of grated zuchini (zuchini bread!) or grated carrot (carrot cake!) vanilla bean, crated coconut etc.
I am looking into purchasing a dehydrator.... any suggestions?
Thanks, Susan! I see it in the ebay store. ; )
Do you know if the 9 tray comes with any of the Non-Stick Dehydrator Sheets or do I need to order them as well?
Susan : ) said:
Excalibur 9 tray
Amanda McCabe said:I am looking into purchasing a dehydrator.... any suggestions?