log 2: notes and ideas

A project log for Food dehydrator - simple and cheap

Food dehydrators are conceptually very simple. Let's see if they are that easy in practice.

shlonkinshlonkin 10/15/2017 at 00:460 Comments

I let the first test fruits dry over one more night bringing the run to about 36 hours. However, I didn't notice much of a change over the last 12 hours, so the fruit was pretty much finished drying in 24 hours. Commercial units claim to work faster(nesco dehydrator manual), so I think there is room for improvement. First I'll list some observations, then some changes I'd like to try.

Here are some things I want to change for the second test.

To summarize, I will rewire the heater to use 300w and temporarily replace the filter with window screen.