PLEASE NOTE: Drying time depends on several factors:
- Thick or Thin Slices – the thinner the slice of item being dried, the quicker the drying time.
- Temperature – The lower the temperature- the longer the drying time. When dehydrating fruits, vegetables and nuts, we recommend dehydrating at 105-110 degrees to preserve enzymes and nutrients.
- Humidity – the higher the humidity, the longer the drying time
- Water content – the higher the water (liquid) content of the item being dehydrated, the longer the drying time.
- Crispiness – some people like their dehydrated items still a bit soft, while others like it “crunchy or crispy”.. If you want it more crunchy-crispy, it will increase the time it takes to dry all the water out..
- Product – Of course the product being dehydrated also will dictate how long it takes to dry, as shown by the chart below as a reference.
|Prune Plums||22-30 hours|
|Beans, Green or Wax||8-12 hours|
|Peppers / Hot Peppers||4-8 hours|
|Summer Squash||10-14 hours|
|Winter Squash||7-11 hours|
|Leather & Fruit Rolls||4-6 hours|
|Fish Jerky||12-14 hours|
|Herbs & Spices||2-4 hours|