Question! Now, can i use my slow cooker in place of a dehydrator. Would love a dehydrator but just cant afford one....been looking on auction sites etc but with living in the UK, there really isnt much going and i dont want to be spending tax duty etc by getting something from US. Any ideas would be most appreciated!
Thanks x x
I have used my crappy electric oven (came with the flat) as a dehydrator by putting it on the lowest possible heat with the fan on and the door wedged slightly open. It's not too consistent or reliable for that purpose though.
I also use my oven in a similar way, on about 50 degrees..it seems to work fine to soften up vegetables and slightly warm dishes. I only really use it with recipes where it says dehydrate for 1 to 2 hours. I doubt it would work for anything that you need to dehydrate for a long time to create a certain result like for flax crackers, though I have never tried.
I'm also in the UK so I know what you're talking about :)