‘Stringstetcher’ didn’t want to spend a lot of time, or money, making a commercial size food dehydrator. The solution was to use “Sonotube” that is readily available in hardware stores. I would be a little cautious with the heater up against the tube, but it is low temperature and only takes about 3 hours to complete the process.

I have always wanted to make a REAL food dehydrator, but all the plans I have found always start out “make a box…” That lets me out! I don’t have the patience to make a box, let alone the skills to make it square, then add racks (also square!!) so I came up with a super easy way to make a container that looks like the commercial dehydrators using stacking trays in a cylindrical shape. It took me less than an hour and cost about 20 dollars. I could have scavenged and cut that in half, as I am sure many of you readers can. Read on!

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