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cluckingnuts

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Incubator as a dehydrator
« on: January 29, 2012, 07:29:24 am »
I finally got round to trying to dehydrate veg using an incubator, I'm pleased with the results so far. They say the proof of the pudding is in the eating, so I'll store it 'til next year and try it.
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Sylvia

  • Joined Aug 2009
Re: Incubator as a dehydrator
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 09:48:42 am »
What a good idea :thumbsup: I'll give this a go myself!

doganjo

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Re: Incubator as a dehydrator
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012, 01:26:04 pm »
what a great idea - I'll try it too.  Any clues on how long for and which veges you used.
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YorkshireLass

  • Joined Mar 2010
Re: Incubator as a dehydrator
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2012, 02:52:01 pm »
Are incubators cheaper than dehydrators then?  ;)

cluckingnuts

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Re: Incubator as a dehydrator
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2012, 03:25:09 pm »
I cut them into small pieces then blanched for 2 mins.[no need to do this to onions, mushrooms, garlic or peppers]. Dip into cold water then drain. Spread thinly and put in incy at 60 C [140 F]. Higher temps will cook the outside and stop the moisture escaping.
Length of time depends on size/veg used but 12 hrs seems to be the average.

Beeducked

  • Joined Jan 2012
Re: Incubator as a dehydrator
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2012, 04:38:46 pm »
I doubt incubators are cheaper than dehydrators but you can't put eggs in a dehydrator and get chicks!

Never thought to do this but I do use my heated propagator to raise bread dough in during the winter when it's too cold in the kitchen side.

doganjo

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Re: Incubator as a dehydrator
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2012, 05:04:04 pm »
Maybe we should have a hints and tips thread?

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cluckingnuts

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Re: Incubator as a dehydrator
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2012, 07:11:00 am »
I regulary use the incy for bread, the humidity can be set high and stops the top from drying out.

Sylvia

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Re: Incubator as a dehydrator
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2012, 09:03:17 am »
I doubt incubators are cheaper than dehydrators but you can't put eggs in a dehydrator and get chicks!

Never thought to do this but I do use my heated propagator to raise bread dough in during the winter when it's too cold in the kitchen side.

I use my propagator to keep newly hatched chicks in before they go out under the lamp.

 

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