Originally Posted by JasperJ
Hi, I just got my first dehydrator, a Nesco Snackmaster Pro 700, and am wondering if it's possible to taint the unit with certain foods. I want to smoke some peppers in my smoker and dehydrate them. Can the smoke from the peppers and the pepper capsaicin stay in the dehydrator?
I'm worried it will taint other foods I do such as apples, bananas, etc.
Thanks for any info!
I don't think you can. Are you able to wipe down the inside unit with a soapy cloth? Just in case?
You can remove the sheets, screens and trays and wash them by hand in hot soapy water. Before you dry any other fruits and veggies. That should avoid any problems.
I've put jerky on my smoker, brought it in after a few hours and finished dehydrating the slices. Haven't had a problem with any residual tastes or smells from it.