Take Dehydrating up a Notch with Your Solavore Sport
Preserving summer’s bounty in dried form has great appeal – less work than canning, and less shelf space. Sweetness and color blend for great kid appeal. More practical for a fall hike than a bag of frozen peaches (and more amenable to M&M’s and nuts tossed into the mix.) No matter how tasty and practical the result of dried fruits and vegetables, however, many of us shirk from the hours of power consumed in the process of using an electric home dehydrator.
Enter the Solavore Sport, the truly off-the-grid, no-fossil-fuel cooking appliance ideal for slow-cooking, baking, and - you guessed it - dehydrating. The solar oven’s low cooking temperatures are a perfect fit for the 170º - 200º range ideal for dehydrating fruits and vegetables. Two minor modifications: cook on a screen or mesh instead of a tray or a pot (unless you’re making leathers as in the recipe below), and prop the lid open ¼” to allow moisture to escape.