Re: [CH] Problems drying chiles.

Jim Campbell (
Sat, 21 Mar 1998 09:43:15 +0000

A MUCH cheaper solution (and one I was forced into after an accidental batch 
of HOT Christmas cookies) is to simply buy your own set of dedicated cookie 
sheets.  You might also try using foil.  As far as the dehyrators go, I am sold 
on my Excalibur.  It was a bit pricey ($200) but has thermostat, timer, huge 
amount of shelf space, and a heating element mounted vertically.  I had a 
Ronco type but the juices all dripped down onto the heating element.  Since 
there was no fan to circulate air either, they took forever to dry and needed 
the shelves rotated every few hours for even drying- ugh!  Your oven is still 
your best and cheapest bet.

Hope this helps!

-Jim Campbell
Mild to Wild Pepper & Herb Co

In the midst of drawing up plans for a WALK-IN dehydrator.  Tim Taylor 
would be proud!  Home built & cheap too.