We have a huge garden that's growing far far more than we expected. As a result we would like to dehydrate a lot of it. Somethings we have been dehydrating out in the nice Texas sun (like our hot peppers) but other things need a more controlled dehydration process (like fruits which would attract a lot of bugs).
I remember when I was a child that our next door neighbors had a dehydrator that they had made out of wood and window screens. It worked really really well. My husband and I would like to make one that would be large enough to accommodate a decent volume of fruits, vegetables, herbs and everything else we want to dry. But I cant seem to find any plans on line for a larger cabinet style dehydrator. Does anyone know how to make one? My husband is an electrical engineer so wiring is not a problem but using power tools (a recent purchase) is a new thing for him and I have limited experience myself. So we are hoping for fairly easy plans but one that has many shelves and not something that will leave us totally out of our league :)