Trying out our new food dehydrator

Last week I had a few bananas and apricots that were very ripe, but I didn’t feel like eating them, so we tried out our food dehydrator. It was intimidating just to look at it, but it actually so easy to use. We got it a while ago, but never got to use it until now.

We just cup up some apricots into quarters, and sliced the banana at 1/2 an inch thickness, put it all on the circular drying rack (used only 1), plugged in the machine, and forgot about it until the evening time. It ┬áturned out very well – the fruits became fruit chips, and now we have some dried fruit to eat! Here are the pictures:

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  1. i love fruit leathers and dried apricots. I have never tried dried bananas but it seems like the best way to use those bananas before they get overripe. I’d like to get a dehydrator. I think it would save loads of cash over time.

  2. I have a Nesco dehydrator, and I love it. It isn’t inexpensive to use, though, because you have to run it for 6-10 hours to dehydrate and it has high wattage, electricity is very expensive. So I like it not to save money, but for fun and the dried fruit is nice!

  3. We used to have a dehydrator for awhile , when it broke we just never had the money for a new one. We did beef jerky, apples , bananas and all sorts of fruits and vegetables. Love dried fruit a lot

  4. You can always try to get a used one. If you like to use something like that, it is good to be able to do what you like, and dried fruit in stores is very expensive, so I like the homemade variety, and also when we have too much of some type of a fruit – this is a good way to use them!