Two Letters Re: Dehydrators

Hugh,

The article about dehydrating foods was very well written, thanks. Subsequent comments about preventing small foods from falling through the trays prompts me to offer my solution. I use an ordinary American Harvest dehydrator with stacking trays. I line the trays with parchment paper that I have ventilated by punching holes through the paper, using an ordinary hole punch with the paper folded prior to punching, like making paper “snowflakes.” I lightly oil the paper with coconut oil, and find I can reuse them many times before they need to be replaced. Thanks for all the very informative articles. -J.J.

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HJL,

I have used needlepoint plastic mesh on a rack. It allows air through, and small items like peas and berries stay put. It’s reusable and washable. – C.N.

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