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Can I use my oven to dry foods?

You can use your kitchen oven to dry foods. See GH 1562 "Drying Foods" for specific directions. An oven is a practical way to experiment with food drying, however, it is not recommended for continued use because ovens use more energy than food dehydrators. Also, it is difficult to maintain a low temperature in ovens and food may scorch.                 



Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia




Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009



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