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Dehydrating food is a wonderful way to store food
Tue 17-Nov-09
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I know that this is my best tip for 2009 and beyond

Dehydrating foodis a wonderful way to store food. Dehdrated fruit and veg take up about 10% of their re hydrated selves. Stored in airtight containers they keep for at least a year. Buy a cheap dehydrator, cash in on all the two for one and cut price offers and save money. Most dehydrated food re hydrates well and you wouldn't noticethe difference between fresh and re hydrated.

P.S. Dehydrated strawberries and beetroot and pears and apples taste divine = just like sweets in their dehydrated state. Super food snacks to graze happily.

Tue 17-Nov-09
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I am very tempted; especially as the model you have is reduced by 20% at the mo!

Wed 18-Nov-09
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Shelley, can you tell me where you found it at 20% off? Pretty please?? I've been searching online for ages and can't find it for less than 50-60 euros 🙁

Wed 18-Nov-09
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Hi Shelley and Veronica

I've emailed the export office of Westfalia to see if they will ship to France - watch this space.

Wed 18-Nov-09
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that sounds good - I hadn't realised that westfalia didnt deliver to france and that was wher I saw 20% off!!

Wed 18-Nov-09
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Thank you Fiona! The other thing I was going to ask is, do you think you could dehydrate cooked food in it to make your own dehydrated meals? I know you can with some (expensive) models, but this one looks as if food would just drip through the holes 🙂

Shelley, I have found Fiona's model on eBay France at apparently low prices, and followed some of the auctions, but the shipping is quite expensive (10-25 euros) and they don't seem to go for less than 40-50 euros, which makes it less attractive.

Wed 18-Nov-09
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hmm 

yes that is rather expensive; not for me at that price

where are you in france?

Wed 18-Nov-09
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not far from you 🙂 We are in a small village about halfway between Carcassonne and Narbonne.

Wed 18-Nov-09
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ooh wow!

Wed 18-Nov-09
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Tut Tut, shame on you all first buying one of these it costs money there for you have to work to pay for it.

Do it all the old way as if you had no money what would you do ?.Pint lol. 

Wed 18-Nov-09
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The other thing I was going to ask is, do you think you could dehydrate cooked food in it to make your own dehydrated meals? I know you can with some (expensive) models, but this one looks as if food would just drip through the holes

Yes you can. You line the shelves with greaseproof paper or silicone baking paper. I haven't tried doing it yet though.

Wed 18-Nov-09
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ooh, thanks Fiona -- that's good to know. My husband goes mountain walking and would like to take palatable food with him, rather than those horrible pot-noodle-flavoured packets. Now I'm even more motivated to find one cheaply (Christmas is looming!)

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Tut Tut, shame on you all first buying one of these it costs money there for you have to work to pay for it.

Hi Mutley I got my money back in a couple of weeks by buying end of the day veg and fruit and dehydrating it for later in the year. Sometimes you have to initially spend to save £££ long term.

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We had a problem with ours while trying to dry of all thing bean seeds. Mind you our dehumidifier is also pulling two litres of water a day out of our flat and it is on Auto so I don't think our damp air is helping.

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