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Manda_Rae

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Hmmm.... I've been making soups and stews with dehydrated veggies for years! I generally rehydrate them before I add them to the pot and it works well for me. :idunno
I like the idea of having soup options other than my canned soups
 

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we use our dehydrator alot!

okra has been really great for soups and stews. i just throw it in while the pot is boiling.


we dehydrate alot of herbs as well and onions. once the onions are dehydrated i run them threw a blender and mince them down to a chunky powder of sorts. its great in everything. really sweet.


an 8oz jar if chicken, some rice, dehydrated vegetables and a little bouillon cube and you got "sketchy stew". my kids love it! i got the idea for an okra stew recipe i found in an old canning book.
 

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we use our dehydrator alot!

okra has been really great for soups and stews. i just throw it in while the pot is boiling.


we dehydrate alot of herbs as well and onions. once the onions are dehydrated i run them threw a blender and mince them down to a chunky powder of sorts. its great in everything. really sweet.


an 8oz jar if chicken, some rice, dehydrated vegetables and a little bouillon cube and you got "sketchy stew". my kids love it! i got the idea for an okra stew recipe i found in an old canning book.
That sounds good!
 

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I have an old Nesco....round, stacked trays, heat element on bottom. Ok, $8 at Habitat about 3 yr ago. 😁. Works fine. BUT there's the move trays, remove dried pieces, leave others to finish, etc, babysitting part.

Those with modern....does this become more uniform drying??? Of course, the higher wattages help. Fan circulate, etc. What say you before I spend precious $$....😊👍
 

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I've only used the new Excalibur once - so not a lot of experience to draw on. But - at this point I'm pleased with it. I had a Nesco round one - several of them over the years, lol. Mine had the heating element and fan on top. It did a great job it - I just got tired of replacing it every couple of years.
 

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