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Dehydrator Recommendations
« on: December 04, 2017, 11:06:40 AM »
I'm thinking about getting a Dehydrator.  Does anyone have recommendations on a decent brand/model?

< $100 - I don't mind a used one from CL or where ever.
Will process fruits, meals, jerky.

Are there features that are desirable or things to avoid?  Round, box type, fan location, etc.

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Re: Dehydrator Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 04:53:03 PM »
Ive got a Nesco, the round one and I love it. Everything from dog treats, jerky and mushrooms all perfectly dried!

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Re: Dehydrator Recommendations
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 05:01:49 PM »
I have an American Harvest that I have had for 25 years now.  I cannot tell you how much venison, fruit, veggies, etc have cycled through that thing.  It is round and it makes your jerky curved a bit, if you don't mind that.  Doesn't bother me at all. 
Look man, some times you just gotta roll the dice

So many free days, so few fish....

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Re: Dehydrator Recommendations
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 05:50:06 PM »
I had a round one years ago and hate them so much wasted space. Been using a three tier wire rack in the oven, but I really wanta rectangular 6 or 8 tray. The trays have no wasted space.

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Re: Dehydrator Recommendations
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 06:01:13 PM »
 I have a 9 tray Excalibur and would highly recommend it.
 The trays are really easy to clean compared to my old round one.

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Re: Dehydrator Recommendations
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2017, 10:16:33 AM »
It sounds like we have mixed reviews.  I can't believe it!!  :chuckle: :chuckle:

I guess I'll just try one and see how it works.  Thanks for the reviews. :tup:

Carl

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Re: Dehydrator Recommendations
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2017, 11:22:51 AM »
2nd on the Excalibur.

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Re: Dehydrator Recommendations
« Reply #7 on: Today at 10:23:03 AM »
I have an American Harvest that I have had for 25 years now.  I cannot tell you how much venison, fruit, veggies, etc have cycled through that thing.  It is round and it makes your jerky curved a bit, if you don't mind that.  Doesn't bother me at all.
This is the one I have as well. Works great although I only have 4 trays. Almost as long as NRA, I think 24 yrs for mine still works like a charm.

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Re: Dehydrator Recommendations
« Reply #8 on: Today at 12:04:50 PM »
Quad,

You can order more trays.  I believe they are sold under the Nesco brand now.  I have 10 now I think and the dehydrator works with all of them piled up.
Look man, some times you just gotta roll the dice

So many free days, so few fish....

 

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