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My husband and I went Y2K shopping today, and at a Goodwill Store I bought an Electro-Sun food dehydrator (for $5). It is nothing more than a stack of plastic strays, so I hope I got all necessary pieces. Does anyone have an idea how to use it? I bought cheesecloth with which to create a net to keep out bugs.
-- Pearlie Sweetcake (email@example.com), February 11, 1999
Pearlie: Only plastic trays? No base with a motor and fan? If there's no motor and fan, then what you have is a method of sun drying fruits and veggies. If you live in an area with "many consecutive days with temperatures ranging in the 90's, relatively low humidity and low air pollution levels, sun drying may be a good choice for you." So says my book on drying foods- "How to Dry Foods", by Deanna DeLong, published 1979 by H.P. Books. If you're going to pursue dehydrating foods at home, it would be worth it to you to get a book that covers preparation, storage life of dried foods and suitability of different fruits and veggies for drying. The trial and error method is a waste of time-unless you have someone nearby who has experience.
I have a Harvest Maid dehydrator-purchased at a garage sale a number of years ago from an old friend (she's a perfectionist so I knew it would be in good shape.) My dehydrator has been running every day this week drying potatoes, carrots and onions (whew, what a smell). I'm hoping for a food fruit year this year, then there will be lots of apples and pears to dry-peaches turn brown too fast--as well as fruit leather to make.
Good luck with your 'dehydrator'. Linda
-- newbiebutnodummy (Linda@home.com), February 12, 1999.
Thanks for the info. I figured there was some electric stuff missing, but the trays are a good start for solar drying. I'll look for that book.
-- Pearlie Sweetcake (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 12, 1999.
We have a complete Electro-Sun dehydrator and it works great. Yes, it is electrically powered - a small heater in the base. You operate a shutter in the base and at the top to regulate the heat and air flow. It works very good. Dries hot peppers within 24 hours.
The book that came with it gives the settings for both shutters based on the ptoduct that you are drying.
We have lost the book that came with ours. I would like to get a repalcement book or, a copy of a book. If you have either, please contact me.
-- Lee Walkowski (email@example.com), August 23, 1999.
I don't have the answer, I have the same question. A friend gave me Electro-Sun Dehydrator without insturctions. I would appreciate some help with this. Does anybody know how to work this hehydrator???? Thank You Cindi Stallard PS. We have garden stuff now that we would like to dehydrate and would apprecate some information ASAP!! Thank You
-- Cindi R Stallard (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 21, 2004.
I too would like to acquire the book for my Electro Sun. Thanks.
-- Tony Simms (email@example.com), October 16, 2004.