Dehydration has been a primary form of food preservation for thousands of years. Even today, dried fruits are a favorite healthy snack among many people. But, prices are rising higher for these dried snacks. If you want to dry your own fruits, there are many options, ranging from super cheap to a small fortune. If you want a dehydrator, you can make one at home for less than $20 dollars.
Why? Because if you follow these simple instructions, making your own dried fruit is as simple as turning on a light.
Step 1: Materials
For this project you will need:
- A cardboard box big enough for your light bulb and your trays
- Aluminum foil
-Staples and Stapler
- Tape (To secure the box)
-Light socket and bulb (I got mine from a lamp kit)
Step 2: Preparation
Step 3: The Light
Step 4: The Door
Step 5: Reminders
Also, If you want to speed up the drying process, use a fan near one of the air holes to speed up the removal of moisture.
Step 6: Food Prep
Next, get your food, and slice it into pieces so they fit on the tray.
After that, place the food on the tray, and then into the dehydrator.
Step 7: Dehydration
To store after drying, put them in an air tight container, and if possible, remove the air.