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Old 09-29-2013, 07:18 PM   #1
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My interest has been piqued on the recipe thread. I now want a food dehydrator. I don't need a huge, professional one but I want one that will be dependable and work well. I would use it for dehydrating fruits, vegetables and for making beef jerky. What do you use, what has been your experiences with dehydrators and what would you suggest to me? I'm not looking to spend more than $100.

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Winds the one I have used is available at wally world for less than $50 bucks. Had it for 4 years now. Comes with 4 trays.

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Winds the one I have used is available at wally world for less than $50 bucks. Had it for 4 years now. Comes with 4 trays.
Do you know the brand name?
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It is Oster.

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The cheaper ones like the Oster work good. The more expensive ones have adjustable temperature and sometimes adjustable fan control. Just get the Oster and I bet you will be happy. Look at this thread from our sister site. It has over 1400 posts. And a whole lot of GOOD information.
http://www.preparedsociety.com/forum/f36/whats-everyone-dehydrating-today-8918/

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I just went down an looked at the brand of the one I got for my birthday a couple of years ago. It's made by Nesco. Says "Nesco American Harvest". Looking it up online it looks like one can be bought for about $60.00

As it's the only dehydrator I've ever owned, I have nothing to compare it do. But it has five drying trays and adjustable temperature, and has done a good job on making jerky and drying bananas and apples.

It's worth the money.

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I just went down an looked at the brand of the one I got for my birthday a couple of years ago. It's made by Nesco. Says "Nesco American Harvest". Looking it up online it looks like one can be bought for about $60.00

As it's the only dehydrator I've ever owned, I have nothing to compare it do. But it has five drying trays and adjustable temperature, and has done a good job on making jerky and drying bananas and apples.

It's worth the money.
Was just looking at the Nesco line on Amazon, they seem to be highly rated, especially the DP-75A model.
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The cheaper ones like the Oster work good. The more expensive ones have adjustable temperature and sometimes adjustable fan control. Just get the Oster and I bet you will be happy. Look at this thread from our sister site. It has over 1400 posts. And a whole lot of GOOD information.
http://www.preparedsociety.com/forum/f36/whats-everyone-dehydrating-today-8918/
Thanks for this info. I forgot about this other site.
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