Welcome to Easy Food Dehydrating... and safe food storage!
Not only do you need to learn how to dehydrate food, you need to know how to do it safely!
Don’t let your produce spoil—dehydrate it! In Susan’s book Easy Food Dehydrating and Safe Food Storage, you’ll learn just how easy it is to dehydrate food in the comfort of your own home. The best thing? No more waste!
The book also teaches you how to dehydrate the top 16 vegetables and
the top 14 fruits by using a Nesco or Excalibur food dehydrator. It’s
easy when you follow Susan’s Six Simple Steps. Get your free 6-Steps eBook right here or below:
When you’ve finished dehydrating your fruits and vegetables, Susan shows you how to
safely store your food for long-term storage. Bins, buckets, jars, and
bags are the industry standards for safe storage. After dehydrating, we need to get air-tight containers. Most often used are various-sized Mason jars for every-day use. For long-term storage, we use vacuum-sealer bags and Mylar bags.
In order to keep your dehydrated foods fresh, you need to use oxygen
absorbers. As their name implies, they absorb oxygen. This is important
to keep mold at bay. We place the oxygen absorbers inside the bag of food we've just dehydrated, and THEN we extract the air using a FoodSaver vacuum sealing machine.
There are different brands of dehydrators, as you might expect. There
are round and square ones, Nesco brand has both. Excalibur has square
ones. The advantages of going round is the stack-ability. You can
dehydrate as many trays as necessary, up to eight is recommended. Don’t
want to have a leaning tower of dehydrated food falling over! The minimum amount of shelves for a Nesco (round) dehydrator is four, to ensure proper air circulation.
The square Excalibur brand models offer 'pull-out drawers.' You can also omit the upper shelves (leave a shelf in close to the bottom—and below that add a shallow tray of water). It then becomes a handy bread proofing machine!
Get your kids involved. They’ll love the sound of the food vacuum sealer. You can buy special bags—or rolls—to place your dehydrated food in. The rolls come in handy when you want to create your own “just the right size” bags.
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