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Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

I have been looking for a source for the mesh liners for a round dehydrator. Does anyone know of a good source?

I find foods that work on the tray will fall thru when they shrink with drying time.
I also dry a lot of herbals and think the mesh liners would be better for the leafy herbs.

Hoping for sources ~ thanks.

New Orleans, LA(Zone 9a)

Aren't those liners ridiculously expensive!! There was a dehydrator review on Amazon that suggested going to an arts & crafts and getting plastic embroidery mesh and use that instead. That's exactly what I did. And they only cost 50 cents each. I cut the mesh to the size of the tray and had to use 2 of them per tray.

The price for 2 screens for my dehydrator is $10. The price for embroidery mesh for 2 trays was $2. Big difference!
Jo-Ann

Holly Springs, NC(Zone 7b)

I second the use of plastic embroidery sheets!

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

There's a thought, thanks. The only thing I'd be apprehensive about is if the embroidery mesh was food grade plastic. I would worry more because it is heated for an extensive period of time.

I actually wondered if parchment paper would work but guess it isn't vented so that wouldn't be a good idea either.

Coos Bay, OR(Zone 9a)

Could you poke holes with a needle in the parchment paper?

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

You know, I bet I could either poke holes or cut slits. That might work o.k. Thanks much...

By the way, I got excellent germination on the chervil and it is growing well. Thanks again! Kristi

Coos Bay, OR(Zone 9a)

Great! Hope you like it. Have you tried it yet?
Sue

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

Yes... I have only nibbled at it but love the delicate flavor.

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