Dishwasher for Dehydrator?
This is for JB. I haven’t converted a stove into a dehydrator, but I have converted a portable dishwasher into a great one.
I had to dispose of it when I moved or I could have sent along some pictures. In essence, I used a portable dishwasher because it had a porcelain tub which would permit easy cleaning after drying juicy fruits like plums. The drain in the bottom was handy—I could easily empty the cleaning water.
I removed the hinged top and cut a hole in the side into which I mounted a fan. Inside the tub I mounted an electric heater element with its main axis vertical so the fan would blow through it and it was minimally exposed to dripping juice. I would expect that a porcelain oven from a range could be similarly adapted very readily.
The actual dryer frames stacked in the open top of the dishwasher. They were made of 2”x2” stock material with screen stretched over the top. They were built to rest on the top of the dishwasher tub and could be stacked several frames on top of each other. I used to dry 100 pounds of bananas at a time.
Since the dishwasher already had wheels, it was easy to move it around.
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