13 December, 2008

Homemade Dehydrator!

I saw this on a self sufficient thread a couple of weeks ago and finally talked DH into making it for me! I used 5 jars of applesauce to make 6 trays of fruit leather. I would really like to try and make some dehydrated onion flakes next but, DH thinks I should wait until spring so we can have the windows open! This box was given to me by a lady at church. I picked up a 150 watt bulb for a $1 at the Dollar Store. I used some foil that we had on hand. DH picked up the light socket base on his way home from work. Then we used wooden yard sticks to hold the trays...6 of them at .50 each. I asked my dad to make me some rods but he never got around to it! Then 6 trays at 2 for a $1. The house does smell like cinnamon!

1 comment:

The Schaels said...

Hi, I was just searching for homemade dehydrators online, and found your site. I was wondering how long it took you to dry your 6 trays of applesause? And have you made anything else in it yet? How long does drying fruit take? I thank you for your post and I look forward to your reply.