Brace Yourself
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Brace Yourself

Introduction To Dehydrating

Are older models safe?

My introduction to dehydrating came when I was gifted an older model dehydrator that had been in someone’s closet for years. They had lost the manual, couldn’t remember when they’d bought it but did remember that it had always worked well for them.

I’ve used it for years too. Working within its limitations, I’ve been happy with it.

My Ronco 184–04 has no thermostat and has 5 stackable trays. Its top temperature is 133℉. Not high enough for meat, but just fine for fruits, vegetables, and herbs.



How to adapt to economic instability, food shortages, societal upheaval, governmental indifference & anything else life throws at you. Increased self-sufficiency is our goal.

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Carolyn McBride

I’m a self-sufficiency enthusiast, an author of novels & short stories, a reader, a gardener, lover of good chocolate, coffee & life in the woods.