Become a Food Dryer

Author: Daniel Gasteiger  |  Category: food dryer

If you don’t have a food dryer, get one. Or at least learn to dry food with equipment you have on hand.

A food dryer preserves food for long-term storage. You can package properly dried fruits, vegetables, and meats in plastic bags and keep them in a pantry or a kitchen cabinet for months. Many items become delicious snacks when you dry them, while others rehydrate nicely and make terrific ingredients in soups, sauces, and other dishes.

The right equipment and a little savvy will give you an impressive repertoire:

  • make nutritious, fruity lunchbox snacks
  • create delicious jerky from beef, pork, poultry, fish, or game
  • preserve homegrown fruits and vegetables that you can’t consume during the growing season
  • buy excess produce when it’s on sale and preserve it to use later
  • keep your spice rack stocked with homegrown and dehydrated herbs
  • control the sugar and additives in your own homemade fruit rollups
  • reduce your cost of stocking exotic food items such as dried tomatoes, banana chips, and dried apricots

About Food Dryer Home

This web site is about dehydrating food. The blog describes equipment and technique. We’ll look at food dryers you can buy, we’ll explain how to build your own, and we’ll help you use your oven or toaster effectively if you don’t have a dedicated dehydrator. The blog also presents recipes to use while drying… and other recipes that incorporate dried foods.

If you’re just getting started as a food dryer, visit often and we’ll learn together about dehydrating produce and meat. Ask questions, and we’ll get them answered. If you’re already a skilled food dryer, then please participate: point out our mistakes, suggest shortcuts, or share your favorite recipes.

In any case, if you find something here of use, please let your friends know about it by bookmarking the information, emailing the URL, or linking back to it from your own blog or web site. And visit my store. It already offers several items to help you get started making your own dehydrated delicacies; I’ll continue to add products over the coming weeks.


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2 Responses to “Become a Food Dryer”

  1. Momisodes Says:

    This is such a great idea. We would certainly love to prolong the shelf life of some of our fruits and veggies in our home. My husband and daughter also love dried fruits.

    Can’t wait to read more.

  2. Gotta Love A Food Dehydrator Says:

    I was amazed at just what food products you can dehydrate with the right equipment.

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