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Dehydrating food is a wonderful way to store food
Thu 19-Nov-09
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I've heard back from the export lady at Westfalia. They will export to France but only through their German site and the minimum order is for 150 euro. Frown

My dehydrator was shipped from Germany to the UK.

However – Good news Westfalia in the UK have a new discount code 

holiday10
Expires 10th December 2009
£10 discount when you spend more than £50. Purchases must be made by the end of the day on 10th December 2009.

So if Veronica and Shelly clubed together and ordered two, that discount would cover the shipping to a friend the UK (the shipping for mine cost under a fiver as they are very light) and then they could be posted from the UK to you both in France.

Thu 19-Nov-09
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Thanks for your efforts, Fiona! What do you think, Shelley? I'm actually going to be in the UK next month, but not till the 22nd. But I could get them shipped to my mother-in-law's (which is where I'm going to be) and then either get her to post them on, or post them myself when I'm there. I guess some repackaging might be needed, as they might arrive in 1 parcel.

Thu 19-Nov-09
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PS the reason I'm not proposing bringing them back with me is that i'm flying with Ryanair 🙁

Thu 19-Nov-09
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Hubby is away at the mo (back tomorrow) and I would like to run it past him; but I think yes, it would be a good idea

I could send you a cheque now for the amount required for the initial order; uk or euro then you could order and then you could let me know the cost to send on?

Thu 19-Nov-09
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If I had it right ; it would be 50.98 divided by two for the initial order

so; thats 25.49 each; very cheap; if I add on 5.51 for postage from uk to france as an estimate then total spend 31 pounds (less than it cost before the 20% discount!!); any difference I could send later

How does that sound to you??

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Fri 20-Nov-09
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Hi Shelley

Let's go for it! -- if you don't mind the possible delay in getting it sent from the UK. You can email me at recettedujour(at)gmail.com so we can exchange addresses etc. via private messages.

Christmas present for husband now sorted 🙂

Wed 30-Dec-09
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Hi (first post here) I'm thinking of getting one of these again. I had one in the summer for about a month or two but the motor burnt out and I had lost the reciept so hubby binned it 🙁 really unsure whether to try the westfalia again or save up for an excaliber type.

Anyone else had a problem with the westfalia?

Wed 30-Dec-09
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Hi, Littlegreen, and welcome to the forum. Cheers

I discussed your comment about your failed Westfalia machine with Fiona over supper. She (like me) was really surprised. I guess that was just bad luck, and even worse luck that you lost the receipt.

Ours has been running almost non stop since August. At times, I feel as though I am in a hair salon with blow driers working overtime! Thankfully, Fiona does turn it off during meal times but it runs all through the night 4 days a week with no failure so far.

Anybody else have a report?

Never knowingly underfed

Thu 31-Dec-09
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I've just ordered one and am looking forward to trying things out with it.  I like the hint on dehydrating cooked food - thanks.

Sat 16-Jan-10
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It's just arrived - the dehydrator, I mean.  Now to get to know how it all works!  When I told my daughter I'd ordered one, her whole face lit up and she laid claim to it when I'm not using it.  It seems she's wanted one for quite a while.

Looks like it will get good use, doesn't it?

Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh

Sun 17-Jan-10
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Sorry me again - I know three in a row is not good, not netiquette and I do apologise, but I have a question. 

I see that the dehydrator racks can either fit snugly so that the this is 'closed' or they can fit so that there's a bit of space between them (as seen from the side).  Which is the way they should be used, please?  The instructions aren't all that clear.

Many thanks

Joy

Sun 17-Jan-10
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Sorry , no idea how to reply to your question; I do agree the instructions are a little confusing though!

I found better help and instructions on the internet; just google dehydrator or dehydrating 'x' and all will be revealed.

Got mine via Veronica on Thursday and it seems great.  By chance I found some cranberries in the supermarket yesterday; not cheap, but I adore them dried.  My first batch has just begun therefore; 1 apple, 1 banana and some cranberries!

It's a bit noisy - think I 'll have t find a quieter corner - but I am very excited!Smile

Sun 17-Jan-10
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I've tried it with the sides closed and it hasn't exploded or anything, nor is it overheating, so that's OK.  Apologies for the incoherence half way throughthe message.  it should have said 'so that the thing is closed'

Good luck with your experiment.  The mushrooms are making the kitchen smell good as they dry so yours must be smelling wonderful.

Sun 17-Jan-10
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I am sure it is but my daughter has also made chocolate cheesecake today and I have to say that that smell is more powerful and delicious!

Sun 17-Jan-10
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Chocolate cheesecake - mmmmmm

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