A dehydrator is a machine that allows you to dry food rapidly in your home using low heat. Dehydration removes the moisture from liquids in order to create sauces and to thicken liquids. Use a dehydrator by placing the unit on a level surface, placing the liquid in the tray, waiting for the liquid to dry and packaging the dehydrated liquid.
Things You'll Need
- Food dehydrator
- Fruit roll sheet
Place the base of the dehydrator on a heavy, solid table or countertop. Stack the trays on the dehydrator's base and put the lid on the tray on top. Use the knob to control the temperature and plug the cord into an electrical outlet.
Place a fruit roll sheet on the tray and place your liquid on top of the sheet on the tray. Place the loaded tray above the base power unit of the dehydrator to begin the drying process.
Allow the liquid to dry. Altitude, air temperature, humidity and water saturation will affect drying times in addition to the type and thickness of the liquid you are dehydrating. Peel off the dried liquid from the fruit roll sheet.
Package dried liquids immediately in order to prevent insect contamination and to avoid stickiness and humidity related rehydration. Dried liquids should be stored in containers that are airtight and moisture proof.
Pour the liquid into a cup or a bowl.
Place the container out into the sun on a bright sunny day.
Wait a few hours or a few days and the liquid will dehydrate in the sun or become thicker.
Tips & Warnings
- Add water to rehydrate liquids.
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