Food Dehydrator Recipes
Think of how much fresh food gets wasted because it doesn't get eaten in time. And think then of how much money you can save by dehydrating that food instead of throwing it in the trash.
In this day and age, everyone needs to do everything possible to save money and a food dehydrator can be one of the best investments you have ever made.
Buy food dehydrators to improve your family's health, help them prepare for disaster, or just to make great snacks or healthy dehydrated pet food.
When looking for a food dehydrator, there are three important elements you need to take into account. One food dehydrator is not like another. Even if you purchase a well-reviewed brand-name model, you should put some thought into what you are going to use it for, how much space you will need for storage, and whether you will be able to add accessories to your food dehydrator.
How Will You Use Your Food Dehydrator?
If you are going to dehydrate primarily one type of food, then one dehydrator is all you will need. Depending on how much dehydrating you plan on doing with your new machine, you will want to purchase either a small, medium or large unit. Don't over-purchase.
Most food dehydrators are expandable. If you plan to dehydrate a variety of different foods such as meat, fruit, and vegetables all at the same time, it is wise to purchase two or three small dehydrators. As with cooking, different foods require different temperatures and lengths of time to process. There are several fruits and vegetables that can be dehydrated but not every fruit or vegetable retains quality.
There are many more complicated recipes for dehydrating foods. However, before you expand on your dehydrating activities buy a food dehydrator recipe book and be sure to follow it carefully.
How Much Storage Space Will You Need to Store Your Food Dehydrator?
Do you have room for a dehydrator? Can you make space for a large dehydrator? One option you might consider is reserving a permanent spot for your food dehydrator.
You might have a "cubby" area that is perfect for holding your unit whether you are using it or not. This solves the problem of finding room in the pantry. If you only have space for a small dehydrator, then utilize that space to the best of your ability (or find a way to make more space).
Does the Food Dehydrator Come with the Option to Expand?
Just because you start small doesn't mean you will want to keep it small. You might find that after looking through food dehydrator recipe books, you have a completely new appreciation for the variety of ways food can be dehydrated, stored and cooked. If the dehydrator you like is expandable, make sure you can get a great deal on additional trays.
Remember that you don't save money if you purchase something you do not need. Read some food dehydrator reviews and get the deal that suits your needs.