22 More Dehydrating Hacks ~ Tips & Tricks

For Getting the Most out of Your Dehydrator

How about a few tips & tricks for your reading pleasure today? Check out 21st Century Simple Living’s Hacks, 22 articles to help you get the most out of your dehydrating experiences.

For our step-by-step procedures to dehydrate many of the items you may want to store in your pantry, check out our article: 25+ Dehydrating How-tos & Hacks.

For recipes to use your dehydrated food, we have put together the Homemade Convenience Foods Recipe Hacks Directory. There are over 300 recipes here, many of which have an option for using dehydrated foods.

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Preparing Foods for Dehydration

Preparation is Key

What CAN You Dehydrate? Fruit & Vegetables

What CAN You Dehydrate? Meat & Poultry

What CAN You Dehydrate? Other Foods

Pretreatment Methods (Blanching)

Pretreatment Methods (Acid Dips)

What is Case Hardening?

The Great Citrus Pith Myth

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Storing Dehydrated Foods

Packaging & Storing Dried Foods

Oxygen Absorbers (O2 Absorbers) & Desiccant Packs

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Food Safety

Using the Oven for Dry Canning—Is it Safe?

Conditioning Fruit, an Essential Step

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Tools to Help with Dehydration

Make Your Own Dehydrating Journal (with Free Printables)

Checking Your Dehydrator’s Temperature

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Using Dehydrated Foods in Cooking

Dehydrating with a Purpose—What To Do with All That Food!


Rehydration & Using Dried Foods

Rehydration using a French Press

Meals on the Go

MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat) and Convenience Mixes

5 Steps to Creating a Homemade Convenience Mix

Dehydrated Food Powders

Using Fruit & Vegetable Powders

Using Fruit Powders to Tenderize

Why I Love Fruit & Vegetable Powders

What other tips or tricks would you like to see that will help you?

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