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PostPosted: December 3rd, 2010, 8:42 pm 

Joined: April 3rd, 2005, 11:18 pm
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I noticed that Lee Valley is selling a Nesco fd-61 dehydrator(500 watts). On this forum the Nesco fd-75(700 watts) is the most recomended.
Would the lower wattage make that much of a difference in drying times or quality.
I will be drying mostly meal type things.Chili stew, and hamburger/pasta combinations.

PostPosted: December 3rd, 2010, 9:20 pm 
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I think you just need to watch your batch size and not overload it and keep the layers of chili thin.

I was reading some reviews and found I can use my dehydrator and orange peels to make firestarters. :o

and to help with bread dough rising in the winter.

PostPosted: July 4th, 2011, 8:40 pm 

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I have one of the Lee Valley units and it works great. I make tons of jerky and often fill all 4 trays to the max with meat and ground beef. I use the ground in my pasta meals and it works good.

I dried some beef stew makings too and that worked out ok as well. I am still getting the hang of this dehydrating thing but it looks very promising.


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