After picking a food dehydrator, you will get using manual with it. It helps you how to fit and use perfectly or how to set the time or temperature simply and easily. But a few points always you should follow so you can use your device comfortably for a long time. They are:
- First step:
Before starting using the machine firstly you have to fix what you will be going to dry and what you want to dry. Then arrange the raw materials and prepare them to dry. Set them on the tray properly without overlapping.
- Second step:
Then the second step is temperature setting. It is so much important because drying the food perfectly depend on it. Temperature setting depends on how much you want to dry food. If you want to dry completely, set the temperature to 104 degrees F.
- Third step:
The third step is to set the adjustable and digital timer. It is very interesting that has more benefit such as timer system keep you tension free and you don’t check it again and again. It is also safe and secure because it is auto shut off system. So, after arranging the raw materials set the temperature with auto timer system. Now, feel relax and go finish your other jobs with no concern.
- Fourth step:
Checking and rotation are the third steps of those points. After setting the auto timer, the food will start drying. Most of the foods need 2 hours to 24 hours to dry. So, you should check them after various intervals time and all the time rotates the trays. If you feel that some foods don’t work or dry properly with other slices, move it and slice it again to dry and keep it again. Lastly, when you see any drop no appeared on the foods, now it is ready to preserve and they are fully dehydrated.
- Fifth step:
After dehydrating the food completely, don’t preserve them directly. Rest them to cool and then store it in a fresh and clean airtight container. Don’t forget to keep the container in a dark and dry place. After all of that, if you feel little moisture in them, you must dehydrate them again for 1-2 hours or more time that they need. If they don’t dry completely, they will waste in a short time.