Friday, September 26, 2008

Do-It-Yourself food dehydrator


A DIY food dehydrator can preserve your food in the absence of refrigeration (courtesy: instructables.com)

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Instructables has a great step-by-step Do-It-Yourself (DIY) guide to building yourself a food dehydrator. Total cost is around $20 (possibly less depending on where you are buying your materials!).

What does a food dehydrator do?? It keeps your food safe and healthy by dehydrating it, essentially extending the life of your food without refrigeration. This is an excellent way to keep your food lasting in hot climates especially. In the developing world, they usually use a lot of salt and the sun, but this takes a lot of time, and has to be done correctly.

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