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Presto Dehydro Electric Food Dehydrator Instructions Manual

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Food Dehydrator
• Dehydrates fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices.
• Makes jerky and fruit rolls*.
• Four drying trays included. Expands up to 8 trays*
for added drying capacity.
• Drying trays nest for compact storage.
*Fruit roll sheets, additional trays, nonstick mesh screens, jerky seasoning kits, and jerky
guns sold separately.
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The following important safeguards are recommended by most portable appliance manufacturers.
To reduce the risk of personal injury or property damage, when using electrical appliances basic safety precautions should always be
followed, including the following:
1. Read all instructions.
2. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
3. To protect against electrical shock, do not immerse cord, plug, or the dehydrator base in water or other liquid.
4. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
5. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning
the appliance.
6. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or in the event the appliance malfunctions or has been damaged in any
manner. Return the appliance to the Presto Factory Service Department for examination, repair, or electrical or mechanical adjust-
7. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance manufacturer may cause injuries. Use only Presto
ing trays and accessories with this dehydrator.
8. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter or touch hot surfaces.
9. Do not use outdoors.
10. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner or in a heated oven.
11. Never use this appliance to dehydrate foods that contain alcohol or have been marinated in alcohol.
12. Do not use appliance for other than intended use.


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  • Page 1: Important Safeguards

    6. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or in the event the appliance malfunctions or has been damaged in any manner. Return the appliance to the Presto Factory Service Department for examination, repair, or electrical or mechanical adjust- ment.
  • Page 2: How To Assemble And Load Trays For Dehydrating

    • When selecting food for drying, choose those that are at peak eating quality. Avoid overripe* or immature fruits and vegetables. Remove any parts of the food that are bruised or blemished. • For even drying, cut food into uniform sizes, shapes, and thicknesses. Use a Presto ®...
  • Page 3: Cooking Drying Jerky

    Flavor the meat slices by marinating in your own favorite marinade, a commercial marinade, or use the marinade recipe on page 4. If desired, Presto Jerky Seasoning* can also be used to marinate the meat strips. To use the Presto Jerky Seasoning, mix one packet of ™...
  • Page 4: Cooking Fruit

    Preparing Jerky from Ground Meat Mix one packet of Presto jerky spice* and one packet of Presto™ jerky cure* with 1 pound of ground meat that is about 93% lean. ™ Place the ground meat mixture in a Presto jerky gun* or a cookie press and extrude meat directly onto dehydrator trays, making sure ™...
  • Page 5: Cooking Fruit Rolls

    When using a low pectin fruit with a high pectin fruit, use equal parts of each to produce the best results. Preparation You will need a Presto Fruit Roll Sheet** to prepare fruit rolls. Apply a thin layer of vegetable oil or no-stick cooking spray to the ™...
  • Page 6: Fruit Drying Guide

    maple syrup, corn syrup, or sugar to the puréed fruit, if desired. Try different amounts of sweeteners, starting with 1 tablespoon for each 1½ cups of fruit purée, to find your preference. Fruit with sweeteners added will take longer to dry than fruit that is not sweetened.
  • Page 7: Drying Herbs

    prevent smaller foods from falling through the grates in the tray as they dehydrate. Selection and Preparation Wash vegetables to remove dirt and debris. Trim vegetables to remove fibrous or woody portions or bruised and decayed areas, peel, and slice using the preparation information found on the Vegetable Drying Guide on page 8. Slice or cut vegetables into pieces that are uniform in size.
  • Page 8: Vegetable Drying Guide

    Uses Most dried herbs are 3 to 4 times stronger than the fresh herbs, therefore when using dried herbs in a recipe that calls for fresh herbs, use ¼ to ⅓ of the amount called for in the recipe. VEGETABlE DRyING GUIDE Drying times are highly variable depending on the type and amount of food, thickness, evenness of food pieces, humidity, air temperature, personal preference, and even the age of the plant at the time of harvesting.
  • Page 9: Consumer Service Information

    This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. This is Presto’s personal pledge to you and is being made in place of all other express warranties.

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