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A food dehydrator is a small home appliance that can dry fruits, vegetables and meat. It comes in a variety of sizes and capabilities and works by gently circulating low heat over a long time period, generally a number o... More »

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To use a food dehydrator, remove the trays from the food dehydrator and plug the device in. Place the desired food onto the trays so that none of it overlaps or extends over the edge of the trays. Select the appropriate ... More »

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Based on reviews from multiple sites, the Excalibur brand of food dehydrator trays is the highest quality brand when compared to others. The Excalibur brand is rated high for its large capacity, quick dehydrating ability... More »

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To use a dehydrator, place pieces of meat, fruit or vegetables onto the special trays that came with the appliance and then stack the trays into the dehydrator cabinet. Set the dehydrator to the proper heat and time sett... More »

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Water bath canning is a method of preserving food that uses boiling water to seal sterilized jars of fruits or vegetables. Prepared food is put into lidded jars that are submerged into a large pot of boiling water for a ... More »

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are five food groups: vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy and proteins such as meat, poultry, nuts and fish. These food groups are the basis for a healthy ... More »

Some Ball home canning recipes include jams and jellies, pickles, salsas, fruits, vegetables, and soups and salads. Many of the jam and jelly recipes are easy to make and use the freezing method. More »

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