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Old 07-25-2015, 01:06 PM
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Re: Dehydrating chop: The easiest way to store and serve fresh foods!

Glad everyone is finding this helpful

Just a couple additional things to keep in mind:

1. As mentioned, I do fruit and veg chops separately. The reason being, when dehydrating veggies tend to come out quite "crisp" whereas fruit, being high in sugar and pectin, comes out "chewy-er". Fruit chop also requires the extra step (after fully dehydrated) of pulsing through the food chopper into tiny, tiny pieces (kind of the size of a "crumble" topping) so it will rehydrate well (if you plan to re-hydrate).

2. If you are getting a dehydrator, be sure to consider whether the less expensive stacking kind or the more expensive pull out tray kind will be better for your needs. If you only plan to use the dehydrator every once in a while, the stacking kind work fine, but if you're using it weekly or even more often (like I do) invest in the pull out tray kind. MUCH easier for frequent use!
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