Dad and Julie gave me this Nesco Food Dehydrator for Christmas! I recently took it out of its box and took it for a test drive:
There are some things you just have to see (and in this case hear) in action to really get a feel for how something works. So I made this short video which reveals that the instructions are non-existent and this dehumidifier is not going to be winning stealth awards anytime soon. It ended up banished to the back of our apartment in my crafts room while it worked!
That said, it did manage to dehydrate apples slices within six hours. Now I just have to figure out what to do with them since they are like leather. Muffins perhaps?
I had to cut the pineapple drying short since it was supposed to take 12 hours and I did not want my neighbours pounding at my door begging me to make the noise stop. OK, it is like the sound of a hairdryer on low. But 12 HOURS of a hairdryer on low?! It was giving me a headache.
The best part?! The mad scientist in me got to try dehydrating mini marshmallows for an adult version of cereal for kids.
Did it work or did the marshmallows stay the same? You will have to watch the video to find out! 😉
I would love some ideas on what to try next! Cranberries? Herbs? Make jerky? What do you think I should try dehydrating next?
Debra She Who Seeks says
The only thing I would ever be tempted to use a dehydrator for would be banana chips. And hell, it’s easier (and apparently quieter) to just buy them out of the bulk bin at the store.
Oh that’s an interesting idea Debra, I will look into banana chips! Yes, much easier to get at the bulk section, LOL.
wow i would have never even thought about dehydrating marshmallows! I think you should try dehydrating cherries and other berries; they’re always so expensive at the store :/
Oh yes, cherries would be wonderful Vivi, great idea, thank you!!! In the summer I think I will try and find a way to put my dehydrator outside, LOL.
The Happy Whisk says
I can’t watch the video from here, but will be back.
Love your new toy. So fun.
Thank you! Yes, it was fun. I love playing with new toys. 🙂