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Old 02-25-2010, 10:36 AM   #11
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Thanks GB. My collection is in a closet so that the jars are protected from sunlight. Moisture, air and sunlight are the enemies of dehydrated stored foods.
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What about chicken? I am assuming you would not want to do it raw, but could you dehydrate cooked chicken and if so, how would you use it after?
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Mushrooms!!!! There are just the two of us and I'm forever dehydrating the last two ounces left in a package, simply because I have no further use for them. They are fantastic in gravies, risotto, soups, etc., etc.

BTW, what do you add to rehydrate your dehydrated water???
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That was one of the questions I failed on my test PF60.
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* Granola
* Salted/spiced pumpkin seeds
* Candied squash rings
* Dehydrated homemade pasta
* Dehydrated shrimp as a soup/sauce addition, much like anchovy paste
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That was one of the questions I failed on my test PF60.
Thasokay...I missed the one on di-hydrogen monoxide...
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:17 PM   #17
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GB: Sooo glad you picked the Ex. It will come with a manual. Register the unit with the manufacture. Only takes a minute to do. They send out several times a year booklets with special deals on their products. I want the jerky gun. Will go well with my arsenal of assault cookware. :)

Hope you bought the flat mats. Roll ups of any kind need the flat mats. If not an alternative can be used.

The dehydrator has so many uses, like the fantastic advice already given here.It's unlimited.

We no longer toss out stale crackers, chips, stored beans and such. They can be put into the dehydrator and re hydrated to it's original crispy state. Or vice versa with breads,bagels.

I make my dogs treats in the Ex. That way I know whats going into it, and having an older Lab she's 11 now,I can make them soft and chewy for her. A bagel dried out is perfect for teething puppies.

Here's a few links I keep bookmarked, great sites for new ideas. Have fun !!!
Gone Raw | sharing raw, vegan recipes and advice
April Showers Preparedness Dehydrating
Dehydrate2Store.com | Helpful Tips


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We no longer toss out stale crackers, chips, stored beans and such. They can be put into the dehydrator and re hydrated to it's original crispy state. Or vice versa with breads,bagels.
What a great idea!
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I mentioned to DH the wish for a dehydrator and he quizzed me on make and model...it's coming by UPS next week...now I just have to figure out where to store it.
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What about chicken? I am assuming you would not want to do it raw, but could you dehydrate cooked chicken and if so, how would you use it after?
I stay away from dehydrating things with oils or fats like poultry or meats, or dairy for fear of botulism.
The only meets I would dehydrate are jerky type meat. Salts help to preserve it.
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