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All this talk of preserving fruit has reminded me that I was thinking about getting a food dehydrator. Has anyone got one? Which brand would you recommend?

I know that a low oven does the same job, but I'd rather not go down that route.

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Thanks Bolas - any recommendations as to type? I've a huge pear glut this year, even the neighbours can't use any more.

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Thanks! I'd read about that one on-line, and it does sound good. Not cheap though.

I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to do with all our fruit this year. The trees have gone mad. Currently loaded with victoria plums and williams pears, and even more conference pears and discovery apples to come. I hate discoverys!! Will probably end up juicing.

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WE too have had a massive fruit crop this year. Having run out of freezer space I bought a Rommelsbacker (round,4 trays) without much research, (thinking the Excalibur was too big and expensive.) 11-13 hrs for plums and about 3 1/2 hrs for apple rings (more like apple chips!). Both seriously yummy and well worth it. Unfortunately, the auto timer has never worked and it seems to get very hot indeed, making my work surface too hot to touch which i find worrying, so cannot recommend this make.

Am now seriously thinking about the 9 tray Excalibur 3900(I filled the four trays much more quickly than expected). There is a good comparison at discountjuicers.com with the more expensive Sedona.

Surfing the web for dehydrating has opened up a whole new exciting world (for me) of "Raw Food", making things like crackers and fruit rolls.

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PS: Dehydrator

Forgot to mention a good website Dehydrate2Store.com where there is lots of info, tips, recipes, videos etc on dehydrating.

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Thanks Polly, really useful info.

 
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