Tips for Dehydrating – January, 2016


Every day I see questions, answers, and some GREAT ideas in the groups I facilitate and belong to on Facebook. Dehydrating does not come with the safely tested recipes we are used to in canning. So I have put together a file of short tips to help our members practice safe methods of dehydrating. I will endeavor to post one tip each day.

I have attached the links to the products that I use. These are affiliate links because I have become a member of the Amazon Associates Program. When you click on a link to order there is no extra charge to you. However, this website receives a small commission to keep running. All of these products are in use in my own kitchen that I have, myself, ordered from Amazon.


January 18, 2016

Tip #1: Rehydrating using a French Press

This is the French Press I use: French Coffee Press, Best Quality Glass with Stainless Steel Filter System: Large 1-Liter, 34 oz., for Coffee, Tea, Espresso in Exciting, Bold Red Color.

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Tip #1-French Press Rehydration (Final2)

January 19, 2016

Tip #2: Case Hardening

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Tip #2-Case Hardening (Final2)

January 20, 2016

Tip #3: Pre-treatments (Acid Dips)

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To learn what produce can benefit by this technique, check out our downloadable Dehydrator InfoGraphic Charts.

Tip #3-Dipping Pretreatment (Final)

January 21, 2016

Tip #4: Pre-treatments (Blanching)

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This is the electric steamer I use: Oster CKSTSTMD5-W 5-Quart Food Steamer, White.

To learn what produce can benefit by this technique, check out our downloadable Dehydrator InfoGraphic Charts.

Tip #4-Pretreatment Blanching (FINAL)

January 22, 2016

Tip #5: Fruit & Vegetable Powders

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To learn more, check out our category  Fruit & Vegetable powders.

Tip #5-Powdered Fruit & Veg (FINAL)

January 23, 2016

Tip #6: Use an Egg Slicer for Uniform Cuts

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This is the Egg Slicer I use: Fox Run Brands Cast Aluminum Mushroom/Egg Slicer.

Tip #6-Egg Slicer for Uniform Cuts (FINAL2)
January 24, 2016

Tip #7: DIY Instant Minute Rice

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To learn more about making your own instant rice, check out our article Dehydrating Rice to make “Instant Rice”.

Tip #7-Do-It-Yourself Instant Minute Rice

January 25, 2016

Tip #8: What CAN You Dehydrate? Fruit & Vegetables

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To learn what produce can benefit by this technique, check out our downloadable Dehydrator InfoGraphic Charts.

What CAN You Dehydrate-Part 1

January 26, 2016

Tip #9: What CAN You Dehydrate? Meat & Poultry

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Full text transcript of this tip here.

Here is an article for Dehydrating Ground Meat.

What CAN You Dehydrate-Part 2January 27, 2016

Tip #10: What CAN You Dehydrate? Part 3

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Check out our article on Dehydrating Rice and our article on Dehydrating Sauces.
Drying Methods for Herbs & Spices
How to Make your Own Herb/Spice Blends
Herb/Spice Blend Recipes

What CAN You Dehydrate-Part 3

January 28, 2016

Tip #11: Zero Waste—Dehydrate Stale Baked Goods

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Article on full procedure here.

Zero Waste-Stale Baked Goods

January 29, 2016

Tip #12: MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat) and Convenience Mixes

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For more information, 5 Steps to Creating a Homemade Convenience Mix.

MRE’s and Convenience Mixes

January 30, 2016

Tip #13: Rubs and Seasonings for Dehydrating Meat

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Article on full procedure with recipes here.

Rubs and Marinades for Dehydrating Meat

January 31, 2016

Tip #14: When is it going to be done?

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Patience is important when it comes to dehydrating. Rushing the process will only net you bad product.

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So, how did we do?
Did you enjoy the tips? Learn anything new?

If so, please comment!

2 thoughts on “Tips for Dehydrating – January, 2016

  1. Donna Y says:

    This is absolutely the best informational page I have seen. Very handy. I am going to bookmark this page so I can refer to it often. Thank you so much.

    1. Admin says:

      You are most welcome Donna. Look for our February Tips too!

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