Instructables jamilks converted this old mini fridge into a food dehydrator, great for fruits, herbs, and other healthy snacks! A food dehydrator needs to be warm and breezy, and this how-to uses an old computer fan and hot plate to get the job done.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • rallen

    Dehydrating fatty (acidic) foods on galvanized metal will leech zinc into whatever you’re drying. A simple fix is to just put a sheet of Aluminum foil down first, and punch a lot of holes in it with a toothpick. Simple and safe, and makes cleanup easy.


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