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Old 03-30-2011, 08:03 PM   #11
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Mine's an inexpensive one from Walmart--an Oster. When I bought it, I wasn't sure how often I'd use it. I have used it a lot more often then I thought I would. I would like one that has temperature control settings, but have other kitchen toys I want before a more advanced dehydrator <g>. It does make processing tomatoes a lot faster--I still jar tomatoes, freeze them, but like having dehydrated ones as well. And, I love having all the dried mushrooms. You can dehydrate in the oven, but that isn't as economical as a dehydrator re: the amount of power you use. Here in Ontario, we are on "smart meters" so time of use is now part of many of our lives re: our electric bills.
mine are cheaper ones also. They can be a bugger to clean because the trays have many ridges. Get yourself one of those plug in electrical timers from Canadian Tire. You can set it to run overnight while old Dalton is fast asleep and not trying to rip us off.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:22 PM   #12
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mine are cheaper ones also. They can be a bugger to clean because the trays have many ridges. Get yourself one of those plug in electrical timers from Canadian Tire. You can set it to run overnight while old Dalton is fast asleep and not trying to rip us off.
I've got until the 19th before I'm switched over at the farm...and I have stocked up on timers. I'm not looking forward to canning season...I like to get the veggies in the jars as soon as possible after I've picked them...ditto for freezing them. I can't see picking when the mosquitos are thirstiest...and, I'm going to have to do my tomato paste on the weekend...Still trying to figure out how to break it to my clients that my "work day" is not the same as theirs since I work from home...funny how Queen's Park isn't switching to off-peak hours for the MPPs to work...we already downsized the hot water tanks at both houses and have those on timers...and put a boiler on the woodstove...Dalton sure wouldn't like that...
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:13 AM   #13
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I think I saw an American Harvest at Home Goods last week. I might just give it a try. This thread seems to be loaded with lots good feedback on dehydrators.
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