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11/2/11 9:14 P

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And along with what Unident said about the cost of the apples, don't forget the cost of the electricity! Dehydrators are power hungry, they're like running a heater. So unless you live somewhere very sunny and can use sun-drying, you will have an increased power bill to contend with if you do your own dehydrating.

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11/1/11 4:38 A

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I guess you have a point there UNIDENT, I did not actually think of it that way.
I will look into it.
Thanks for the helpful thoughts.


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11/1/11 3:32 A

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Maybe you could try looking on Trademe for one...
I have had some really good buys off there.....

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11/1/11 1:59 A

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Good luck!

I do wonder though, if it would work out any cheaper...?

I haven't looked into the price of dried fruit but if dried apples are $22/kilo and whole apples are $4/kilo (which is about what I see at PnS), then it might be more cost effective just to buy it.

Apples are mostly water. While $22/kg vs $4/kg seems horrendous, remember that you'll fit FAR more apples into a kg of dried apples than whole ones. If you buy $22 worth of whole apples and dehdrate them would you get an entire kilogram? Maybe not.

Something I read online said apples are 80% water. So if you buy 5 kg of whole apples to dehydrate down to 1kg of dried apple, you're paying about the same price, and you didn't have to buy the machine.

Check into it before buying - make a price comparison based on 1/5th of the weight of whole apples, not kg for kg directly.

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10/31/11 11:55 P

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Hi there everyone in kiwi team, I am looking for a food dehydrator, as my kids have developed a liking for dried apple etc and I figure it would be loads cheaper to make it than b uy it at $22 plus per kilo. I am wanting to either buy one cheap or borrow one, will even take a free one if there is one out there lol.
If anyone has one, preferably in Palmy Nth I would appreciate it.
Many many thanks



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