OK! So I just bought my very firt dehydrator,it’s a total cheapo Ronco 5 tray (convex only—no fan) but it only cost me $17! I’m hopeful it will work good enough to get me started and somthing to practice on.
Anyways, I was reading the manual (that was only 3 pages..) and it said you could lay down plastic wrap for the fruit roll up liquid, so I was wondering if anyone knew if I could use wax paper? Just seems like the wax paper would be easier to work with for breads and such, any help would be appreciated!
For the wax paper, you have to use the natural brown stuff and brush some olive oil on there before putting your items down. (unless your items are already oily than no need to bother with brushing more). I always use natural wax paper and I haven’t had any problems. You only need it for wet items and once your items are formed you can remove the wax paper. Don’t use the white wax paper – items will stick to that (even with the olive oil).
Parchment paper does not need “wax” to be non-stick. Occasionally you may get a recipe that is a bit troublesome in terms of stickiness, but I’ve used parchment paper for years & years with no big problems whatsoever.
It works great!