Deciding how many vegetables fill a dehydrator is not an exact science. It obviously depends on what size dehydrator you have.
We created this guide to help make that decision easier for you. It helps to have a rough idea how many vegetables to purchase at the store!
This is what you need to buy to fill Four full dehydrator trays
This helps if you cannot afford to buy in bulk, and can only buy vegetables on a weekly basis. Time to get growing your own, you say? :-)
Most of us do not have tons of spare room in our fridges and freezers. Before you go out buying too much, here's a handy guide that shows you roughly how many vegetables will fit on four dehydrator trays. Please remember this is just a guide. It's not an exact science...
The reason why I picked how many vegetables does it take to fill four full trays is this: FOUR trays are the Nesco dehydrator brand's recommended minimum tray usage.
If you use any less than four full trays, for instance, only two trays, then you are not getting the proper air circulation necessary to dry your vegetables properly.
Read more about Nesco dehydrators here. They have plenty of great accessories, such as spare trays (I purchased the four-tray starter Nesco); non-stick sheets which are great for making fruit leathers. The non-stick sheets are also great for stopping smaller pieces of food from dropping down into the tray below. When food dries, shrinkage occurs.
Excalibur dehydrators also have the non-stick sheets for the same purpose as Nesco.
As mentioned in our dehydrator section, I have an Excalibur dehydrator and a Nesco dehydrator.
I use the Nesco on a daily/weekly basis, and the Excalibur is great for proofing bread!
If you wish to learn more, tune in to Susan's free Podcast: "What's the Difference Between Nesco and Excalibur Dehydrators" HERE.
Susan Gast began Easy Food Dehydrating in December 2010. Read Susan's story of what sparked her interest in all things related to "food dehydrating."
Susan is featured on Mother Earth News blog, and on Solo Build It (SBI) who host this site along with her sister site, Finally-Keto. Read her first SBI interview, and her second SBI interview. Susan also runs an additional SBI website: SusanGast.com - Non-Fiction Author - and showcases many of the books she's created and marketed over the years.
Since 1980, Susan's involvement in publishing - in one form or another - led her to create a "review site" of products related to the publishing industry. Visit ePubTechReviews today.
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