Easy Peasy Fruit Rollups With Tribest Life‘s Sedona Combo, SD-P9150-B Rawfood Dehydrator
The Sedona Combo Rawfood Dehydrator is an amazing dehydrator. I had an Excalibur dehydrator for years and although it works great there are some features I just never cared for and the Sedona Dehyrator addresses each and every one of those concerns.
This dehydrator has a glass door – so I can see anything inside! It also has 9 trays – absolutely essential! And I can see all 9 trays without having to open up the door every time.
These 9 trays are not simply flat – they are almost like a cookie sheet with a lipped edge. No more worrying about seeping over the edge. If you aren’t familiar with dehydrators the holes in the trays are normal. If you are working on something that can’t go through those holes (you don’t want them to) you can cover with parchment paper or you can use a reusable drying sheet. The trays are BPA free.
Or you can use a tray that doesn’t have the holes…
This is a dual fan dehydrator so I can either use the full dehydrator or just the top or bottom. It is specifically designed to handle being fully used or partially used. The trays glide easily and nicely into their slots – you cannot put them in crooked or worry the contents will spill.
Features include the digital thermostat, dual fan technology, stainless steel handle, and a transparent glass door. They combine to offer unparalleled control and whisper-quiet operation. This is by far the most quiet dehydrator I have experienced. I can still hear it slightly but only when you are near it – you cannot hear it from another room.
The Sedona has a Two-Stage Sequential Temperature-Timer (TST), providing even more control at your fingertips.
The TST allows you to set the Sedona Combo to kickstart the dehydration process at a higher temperature and then automatically lower the temperature to finish off the dehydration process.
The automatic settings of the TST allow for faster dehydration times while still preserving your precious enzymes.
I no longer have to start dehydrating at one temp/timer and then watch it to switch to another temp/timer.
Although I can see through the glass, occasionally I am tempted to still open it up and look, smell, and touch. When I open the glass door the dehydrator pauses and doesn’t resume until I close the glass door again.
This Simply Dehydrated book is included with the Sedona Dehydrator. There are so many great recipes in here to get you started.
I keep my dehydrator on my countertop. My Excalibur has the controls (and no timer) on top, way in the back – and I have to stand on a step stool to see and even then it is a bit of a struggle. These controls are digital and right on the front of the machine. No stool needed.
I primarily use my dehydrator for my raw food – I don’t follow a raw diet as much or as consistently as I would like because having two special needs children at home takes a great deal of time. But I do whenever I can. In the meantime though – I am able to prepare foods that my kids are sure to enjoy without a problem.
They LOVE LOVE LOVE fruit leather out of the dehydrator. Ideally we would use fresh fruit, add a little honey and puree – then dehydrate. However, at this time of year that volume of fresh fruit is extremely expensive so we do have an alternate recipe for this time of year.
All you need for this easy version is a 48 ounce jar of applesauce and two boxes of Jell-o. You can use any applesauce and any Jell-o. Today we used cinnamon flavored applesauce and Berry Blue Jell-0 but most of the time we use sugar-free Jell-0 and no sugar added applesauce. Today was a unique treat.
Lay a piece of parchment paper on the trays. In a large bowl mix the applesauce and Jell-o then spread in thin layers over the parchment.
Dehydrate at 155 degrees for approximately 8 hours – longer if your layering is thicker. When it is done, you simply remove the parchment paper with the fruit leather on top, roll it up, then cut with kitchen scissors so they look like traditional roll-ups.
I actually made three batches – the bright green photos are the berry blue mixture. I also made a grape mixture (no photos of that one) but this ugly color is a mixture of the berry blue and grape – therefore green and purple make a Yucky Color! But delicious it is.
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