Nevco food dehydrator multilayer can dry a variety of foods in slices at the same time. Slats stacked plastic trays open allow hot-air heating in the unit base up and out, beyond the food. Moisture is wicked slowly away from the food until they become hard and wilted. Nevco food saver dehydration units have the ability and the power to dry more food prepared in 36 hours or less. Add this to my recipe box.
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Prepare the foodstuff for Nevco food dehydrator. Cut and discard damaged or mouldy sections. Cut food into slices 1/4 inch or thinner.
Tenderize meats and vegetables until they are charged in the dehydrator Nevco. Steam blanch vegetables slices for two minutes. Marinate meat slices in sealed containers of jerk marinade in the refrigerator overnight.
Soak slices of fruit in a solution of water and salt, ascorbic acid or citric acid for two minutes. This method of preparation helps prevent discoloration and bacterial growth during the drying process. Soak for two minutes in a bath of citrus juice or pineapple juice for added flavor.
Place the slices on paper towels and pat dry surfaces. Dip a brush basting in vegetable oil and a light coating of the inner sides upper grille of the Nevco dehydrator trays.
Line trays with slices of prepared food, leaving at least 1/4 inch of space between each piece. Stacking trays on the base of the dehydrator Nevco and cover with vented lid batteries. Plug in and power on Nevco food dehydrator.
Open the vents in the base unit and the lid of the dehydrator Nevco based on the moisture level of the product. Slide the base grille to the "1" or position "2" for most foods average humidity, and all the way open to "3" for damp and dense products such as meat. Find air vents in the lid to the same position or higher to the base of to produce a flow of air upward.
Remove pieces of dry food in the dehydrator for Nevco when you are satisfied with the level of humidity. Allow the dried product to cool completely before folding it to see if it is flexible and wet or cool and dry.
Turn off and unplug the vacuum Nevco dehydrator for cleaning. Clean all surfaces of trays and lid with a slightly soapy sponge. Rinse SOAP sponge and wipe the foam from the unit before allowing the parts to air dry separately.
Store the food dried in airtight glass or plastic containers that are food safe. Place the container in a place cool, dark and dry pantry or inside the refrigerator.
Leave the food dehydrator unit unplugged or stored in a closet when not in use.
Never put parts of Nevco dehydrator in dishwasher or submerge them in water since it may cause permanent damage.