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Food dehydrator
Tue 31-Aug-10
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brightspark
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........ very surprised to find out what you're thinking, Nige ............ ! eeek

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Tue 31-Aug-10
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JoannaS said:

You're welcome big_hug. Mind you I had a few things on my wish list but I found the secret was to share it with someone otherwise, surprise surprise no one knows what's on it doh


 

Lol! Trouble is even when I tell folks what I want they don't believe me.

 

"What do you want for xmas/birthday mum?"

"Greenhouse glass and cement for the aviary please."

 

It took four years of asking before I got panes of glass for my greenhouse and I ended up buying the bags of cement and dragging them home on a trolly myself. roll_eyes Just because I'm a granny doesn't mean I want knick knacks that need dusting steam

Reckon I'll just buy the dehydrator myself...

 

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Wed 1-Sep-10
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My kids believe me but I think that is because they are all quite certain I'm mad anyway tongue

Whoops getting slightly off track there. Been busy drying celery yesterday and the house stinks of celery which is actually rather strong. Hubby can't stand the smell so a bit of a problem.

Fri 3-Sep-10
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I am really glad I got a dehyrator last year, Ruthie.  I was pushed into getting it by the apple glut. Dried apples are good, dried pears are to die for. I have started drying apples again this year but sadly don't have as many pears so probably won't be drying many.

I haven't managed tomatoes very well yet--does anyone have a method that works for them? and is it worth drying beans (runner or French)?

Sat 4-Sep-10
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I have dried loads of tomatoes. Cherry ones I cut in half and big ones I slice thickly. They do take a long time 2 days and I rotate the trays frequently. cheers

Sat 4-Sep-10
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That is helpful, Joanna. Do you store them dried, or in oil?

I am stealing time here while I have a cup of tea. Chutney is simmering, and I just did 2 hours shredding in the garden. After tea, packing up kitchen things, I fear.

Sat 4-Sep-10
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Are you going to be a long time without your kitchen Barbara?

I'll try that again!

Sat 4-Sep-10
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The short answer, TA, is Yes!

They will take out the old one while I am away, repair any walls that fall down in the process, sort out damp if it is possible, level the floor since it slopes badly, deal with any other problems that appear then. Once that is done, and the walls are re-plastered as needed, it will be possible to measure up more exactly and start constructing the new one. I think they are pleased I will be away, as it may take a couple of weeks to sort out the first stage, allowing for drying time in between.

I have decided not to have the floor raised to the level of the utility room, which is about 2.5 inches higher, since the kitchen ceiling is so low. There is also a higher step up to the living room on the other side of the kitchen, 4.5 to 5.5 inches, depending where on the threshold you measure it. doh But it will be nice to have the cooker level.

The installation will be done after I get back, so I can make the little last minute decisions that make so much difference to how workable the final result is! They are not very clear about how long that will take confused so I hope it will be done a couple of weeks after I get back, but that may be optimistic.

Sat 4-Sep-10
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Hmm, that is not a simple job is it?  I do hope that it is finished before you get back and that it goes smoothly when it comes to the installation of the new things.

I'll try that again!

Sat 4-Sep-10
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brightspark said:

........ very surprised to find out what you're thinking, Nige ............ ! eeek

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eeek i don,t understant. eeekeeekbig_laugh

Could not go without my kitchen.

Mon 6-Jun-11
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     Got the best dehydrator availble Excalibour (5 tray) could find absolutley no negative feedback anywhere on the internet. New £170 everywhere on the internet I was lucky £45 on Ebay (although I did win it for £90 but got it reduced as it had a small amount of damage due to poor packaging). Only tried it once up to now with some shop bought Toms and some bacon..........beutifull. Very large drying area square and no need to move trays around so I can forget about it......which I will no doubt do. Also friends have offered to share it with me.............kind of them?????

Tue 7-Jun-11
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Yes, the Excalibur is the Queen Of Dehydrators, JB.

That was an excellent deal ok

Now you have started a new syndrome; Dehydrator Envy (DE) big_laugh

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Thu 6-Sep-12
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Oh dear done it again doh

 

Late night….. (well for me anyway)

 

Couple of whiskys…

 

Ebay…..

 

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Fri 7-Sep-12
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Hi Simon,

And what do you have planned for this piece of equipment ? I use mine for drying lots of vegetables for use during the winter (when they are much more expensive). I saved quite a lot of money last year.  

 

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Hattie said:

Hi Simon,

And what do you have planned for this piece of equipment ? I use mine for drying lots of vegetables for use during the winter (when they are much more expensive). I saved quite a lot of money last year.  

I'll get back to  you on that one doh

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