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Old 08-23-2007, 06:15 PM   #1
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Question Drying Fruit

Hi Guys and Gals,

Just a quick question. What is the best way of drying out fruit? I would love to know because I would love to put dried fruit on my cereal.

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Old 08-23-2007, 06:20 PM   #2
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Hi, Ben. I use my electric dehydrator to dry meats, fruits, bread, and veggies. Don't have any experience drying any other way, but I'm sure others on this board have. Just wait. You'll get answers soon.
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Old 08-23-2007, 06:47 PM   #3
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Alton Brown and his good eats show has an episode on this.

I do not fully remember all the parts he used, but he used a big fan, some air conditioner filters, some bungee cable, and something else I believe.

Another method he used was an oven method on a very low setting.
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You pretty much got it kleenex. A box fan, furnace filters, and bungee cords to hold it all together. works great.
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Ok, so far so good guys! Is this process simple? Or is there a simpler way?
Btw how much do eletric dehydrators cost?

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This page will help you see how much they cost.

It is a very simple process. If you are using the electric type then you just put the cut up fruit in and turn it on.

If you are using Alton Browns method then you just put the cut up fruit on the filters and bungee then to the fan and turn it on.
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This page will help you see how much they cost.

It is a very simple process. If you are using the electric type then you just put the cut up fruit in and turn it on.

If you are using Alton Browns method then you just put the cut up fruit on the filters and bungee then to the fan and turn it on.

Are there any guides on the internet with pictures?
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I looked real quick, but didn't see any. I bet there are though.
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Dose this link help????

Dried Fruit Recipe: Recipes: Food Network
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Depending on the microwave manufacturer the free cookbook that comes with the microwave can have tips for drying food in the microwave. I plunked down the cash for a Excaliper food dehydrater and have dried morel mushrooms, herbs, vegggies, and made jerky in it.
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