Inexpensive Solar Dehydrator

Louisville, KY

Here is a link for drying some of your summer garden production. It is inexpensive and effective.
Wishing you a bountiful harvest,
Gary

Country Lore: Super-easy, Low-cost Solar Dehydrator
Build this solar food dehydrator using cardboard and plastic wrap.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Do-It-Yourself/2008-08-01/Recycleable-Solar-Dehydrator.aspx

New Iberia, LA

How well does it work? I have been thinking of building one with a fan and heating element install in an old refrigerator or plywood box. How long does it take to dry fruit with the solar dehydrator?
Oldude

New Iberia, LA

This is the one that I was thinking about building.
Oldude

http://www.lsuagcenter.com/nr/rdonlyres/4b0f8752-7721-4e27-a7d2-2230c9650bb6/13661/6202fruitdryer.pdf

Shenandoah Valley, VA

Not solar, but have you seen the Good Eats episode where Alton Brown makes one out of a box fan and two air conditioner filters? LOL Directions here:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/dried-fruit-recipe/index.html

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