Deciding how much fruit it takes to fill four full trays 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 much fruit 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 fruit on a weekly basis. May be time to start 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 how much fruit 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 much fruit 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 fruits 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.
If you wish to learn more, tune in to Susan's free Podcast: "What's the Difference Between Nesco and Excalibur Dehydrators" HERE.