How to Build a Home Dehydrator for Under $20

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How to Build a Home Dehydrator for Under $20by wpjljron.How to Build a Home Dehydrator for Under $20Ever wanted to be able to make your own homemade jerky, dried fruits, or other fun dried goods? Now you can, on the cheap, using supplies you find around the…

Ever wanted to be able to make your own homemade jerky, dried fruits, or other fun dried goods? Now you can, on the cheap, using supplies you find around the…

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  1. kagnomi17 January, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    My grandma always sent me dried apples she dehydrated herself – she lives
    in China and has this huge space heater so she just places the apple slices
    on/near the thing and let it do its work!

  2. Roy House13 January, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Definitely innovative and cost effective!

  3. tina salloway11 January, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Very creative idea, but I’m goin to try and build one from wood and
    plastic window screen and sit it in my window to dry my fruits.

  4. Stacey White2 December, 2013 at 3:05 am

    my daughter made this on a much smaller scale and it worked! it only took
    her about a half an hour and the food took about 1 hour and a 1/2 to
    dehydrate the food. I’m so glad she could find such a good, efficient,
    cheap, and easy way to dehydrate food for her survival bag.

  5. Joe Potter17 November, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    great for a low cost if you can’t afford a safer build, but too many
    chemicals in the food for my taste – tape glues, cardboard chemicals, too
    flimsy to last long, and too risky for fire.

  6. Dianna Vought1 November, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    im doing all of this all alone no help from my husband thank you so much im
    also using a wooden box i can’t wait to get started

  7. Peep Matts27 October, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    The lightbulb is so close to the bottom. Will the heat not start the
    cardbord to burn????

  8. peepla727 October, 2013 at 1:26 am

    Neat idea but that partially exposed lamp…that makes me a bit nervous.
    Good job.

  9. jake johnson14 October, 2013 at 2:56 am

    does this thing really work? like well?

  10. Stan G10 October, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Really neat idea, thanks for sharing.

  11. Yoko Yakazumaa10 October, 2013 at 11:31 am

    How hot does it get? And is it possible to make raw foods in this?

  12. slimchiplee30 September, 2013 at 1:16 am

    lol ghetto easy bake oven!

  13. Dean Cunningham10 July, 2013 at 6:03 am

    Maybe you should cut the holes in the box before putting the foil in. Then
    just trim the foil once it is in place to the holes. Just an idea.

  14. Transterraform16 June, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    

  15. Be a Game Character5 June, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    I am, and yes, you’re right, stainless would be better. I’ve actually made
    a trip to the dollar store recently and replaced the wire trays with
    food-grade slotted plastic dish racks, which work just as well and are a
    bit more chemically inert.

  16. Be a Game Character5 June, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    That sounds like a great next step! I actually saw a cool one online
    somewhere made out of a converted chest of drawers!

  17. nickalas padgett4 June, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    I love this for the ability to build with spare junk, but this gives me an
    idea to build one out of wood with pieces of stainless lining it. and and
    vent with the ability to attach a hose to exhaust out of the building

  18. Ray Kuzmich4 June, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Are you using galvanized wire mesh? Stainless steel may be better.

  19. Be a Game Character3 June, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    I’m probably going to do a followup video soon with current modifications,
    plus the fruits of my labor. Subscribe if you’re interested in seeing it =D

  20. Joseph Larson3 June, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    I would love to see things dehydrated on this.

  21. Daniel Wallace24 May, 2013 at 4:28 pm

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