In case you don't know what that is. It's a dehydrator. The Nesco FD-75PR 700 Watt Food Dehydrator, to be exact. It rocks. I've been wanting one of these for a while. I'm so glad I finally broke down and bought one. This one has the top heater/fan, which helps dry it evenly. It comes with 5 trays, 2 fine screens, and 2 fruit leather screens.
I broke down and bought it because I found bags of slightly brown bananas for $1 a bag. Ended up being less than 30 cents a pound, which is pretty good. I bought two bags. So I had to get a dehydrator to handle them all. :)
We ended up with 3 trays of bananas. I, being of slow mind, forgot to oil the trays. They were a pain to get off. But we ended up with a 16 oz plastic container of banana chips.
We also did a tray of strawberry/banana fruit leather. This was with the extra mushy bananas and some strawberry puree I had in the freezer from last summer. We put the bananas and strawberries into our Magic Bullet to puree, Bug was very excited.
Since I had the dehydrator, I was able to hit up a sale on pineapples (clean 15). I picked up four pineapples for 99 cents each! We cut up 3 of them and dried them. The other one we'll eat fresh (we love pineapple in this house!).
I'm also exploring what else I'll be able to make. I'm thinking sweet potato chips, dried herbs, and lots more fruit leather!
What do you like to make in your dehydrator?
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