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LEM Products 1153 Food Dehydrator (10-Tray)
LEM Products 1154 Stainless Steel Professional 10-Tray Digital Dehydrator
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LEM Food Dehydrator 800 Watt 10-Tray Programmable Temperature Control
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LEM 5 Tray Dehydrator Review

hey it’s from bark and welcome back to
the garage kitchen today I’m going to be
doing a overview of the LEM 5 tray
dehydrator this is basically a knockoff
of the american-made Excalibur model
which I would have liked to have
purchased but the price was considerably
more and I wasn’t 100% sure at the time
that I was gonna want to do a whole lot
of dehydrating so I got this one I had a
significant discount to see if I like
doing it first and turns out I do this
is a pretty nice machine real simple to
use and so far no complaints about it
I’ve been dehydrating oh boy a few days
a week for about the last six weeks so
I’m really getting to know this machine
pretty good now this is kind of a big
unit it does take up I mean it it’s 14
by 14 like this far and then there’s the
heating element in the back so it’s not
so bad to use in the garage but if you
have it in the houses can eat up a lot
of counter space another reason for
using this in the garage is that
whatever you put in here is gonna it’s
just gonna throw the flavor or smell all
over the place so I did a batch of red
beans and rice and your house smells
like red beans and rice for the next two
days so garage is a good place for one
of these if you can
wrangle it out there this is the five
tray version so you get trays in just
like this it comes in a I want to say a
10 or a 14 tray I went for the five one
because price and two because the
reviews on the taller version where it
is good because apparently the fan
didn’t heat is evenly across the whole
space as it did with the 5 so I went
with the 5 I the trays are really easy
to pull out one thing I like about him
as you can pull them out and they will
sit like this and you can load them like
this and you can check what you want it
does heat more from the back than it
does in the front so it’s going to dry
from the back to the front so if you got
time just you just come out spin the
tray around
stick it back in it’s super easy to do
much easier than rotating trays on the
round dehydrator and then on the bottom
you can see I have a messy catch tray
stuff that falls through the holes it’s
gonna catch right down there in that
tray so that works out pretty good and
then another thing is this door folds
down and you can see I got I gotta clean
that up
but if you have stuff on here and you
pull out to look at it and the movement
makes it fall down it will catch right
here and that’s easier to clean up than
your floor the controls on this are
pretty straightforward you just have
your on/off button you turn it on to
illuminate the timers you got hours and
minutes I don’t really know why you
would need to use the minutes I can’t
imagine anybody is dehydrating that
precisely but I just type in what you
want is kind of hard to see well the
cameras not let you see the number good
but you just put it whatever number
hours you want and hit start and then
over here we have the temperature
control which is pretty much the same as
you’re gonna find on most dehydrators
and the settings are all the same you
can it goes down as low as 95 and then
you can whoops I got it this is the
business end but you’re pretty much
going to be living in the 135 to 165
range depending on if you’re doing
veggies or meat I already own one of
these nesco style round dehydrators and
it does the job ok but they’re really
kind of a pain in the butt to operate
because if you want to check anything
inside you have to lift your heating
element off well at least on this one
some of them blow up from the bottom and
then you have to lift all the trays out
if you want to rotate your stuff the
other thing that I don’t like about this
style and get these out of the way is
that they’re hard to take your product
off of now if you’re doing big things
like big pieces of fruit or big piece of
jerky it’s not a big deal to pick them
off but if you’re doing small things
that you want to pour off it’s really
difficult to harvest small items off of
here so
works okay but that’s that I don’t like
it that much
the reason I decided to get a dehydrator
is because I wanted to take food camping
but man house is expensive and salty as
heck and I started seeing people on
YouTube making their own backpacking
meals I was like oh man I could do that
for example this is a four dollar bag of
fire roasted vegetable blend bell
peppers onions corn of black beans four
bucks for one point for eight ounces
this is the southwestern blend that I
got out of the freezer case at the store
this is two bags when I dried it down
it’s 3.9 ounces at a cost of five bucks
so if you just learn to do this yourself
you can save a lot of money if you’re
getting this kind of thing now of course
I mean I this has a nice pouch that you
can cook it in and it’s sealed up so I
mean you know there’s some benefits to
this but a lot of the stuff you can do
yourself
hey this has been dehydrating for about
12 hours this is my hamburger that I
dehydrated and it looks a little shiny
because I tried a technique where you
put bread crumbs in and I think the
bread crumbs absorb the oil a little bit
giving it that Sheen
so probably that refrigerate this for
storage and that but it’ll be fine
for a few days without this is my chili
and this is almost a whole pot reduced
down onto three tray the eighth one Bowl
myself so I’ll get that packaged up this
is a can of pineapple and it’s been on
here for around probably 1415 hours and
it’s still pretty pliable if I was going
to use this for a long term I would
probably dry it a little farther but I’m
gonna go ahead and just leave it a
little bit soft because I’m gonna eat it
right away go ahead and rehydrate some
of the fettuccine alfredo that I D
hydrated and we’re gonna see how that
turns out
it’s been about 15 minutes over low heat
it’s not quite as creamy as it was
straight out of the jar I did taste it
it tastes pretty good I took a big a
couple big bottles of it I didn’t I
forgot to taste it before I D hydrated
it so I can’t compare how much
difference it tastes it have plenty of
good taste and I just put a little
pepper on it and that’s helping a little
bit well tender
pretty nice

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Author: Emily Howard

I have about 300 different recipes in my collection, and I try to look for new tastes every week. I love to learn dishes from around the world and pamper my big family with a signature Italian cheese pie and my favorite Ukrainian borsch.