L`EQUIP Dehydrator Manual User Guide ver.01

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L`EQUIP Dehydrator Manual User Guide ver.01
LD-9013
L'EQUIP Dehydrator Manual User Guide
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Thank you for using L’EQUIP product.
The Food Dehydrator assembly is complete.
Please find page 6 and 7 to double check that all the parts are included.
Before use, wash the trays, lid, nets and solid trays.
DO NOT IMMERSE APPLIANCE INTO WATER OR ANY OTHER LIQUID.
Product Information
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the nutrient conservation rates by food’s
process methods are as follows.
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Dehydrated: 96%
Canned Food: 20~30%
Frozen Food: 40~60%
You can easily dehydrate fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and many more with L’EQUIP’s Food
Dehydrator and enjoy the taste and nutrients for a longer period.
L’EQUIP has been in the US market since 2001 and also been nominated as ‘Tested Best’
by Hammacher Schlemmer Research Institute in 15th of October, 2003 for its outstanding
performance.
Information
If you have any further inquiries, please contact us from below.
Address : 1
196, Poseungjangan-ro, Jangan-myeon, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
TEL : +82-2-2061-1336
Web Site: www.lequip.co.kr
On-line Mall: www.lequip.kr (1566-6563)
E-Mail: [email protected]
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
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, plugs, or (state specific part or parts in
question) 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.
6. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance malfunctions
or has been damaged in any manner. Return appliance to the nearest authorized service facility
for examination, repair, or adjustment.
7. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the appliance manufacturer may cause
injuries.
8. Do not use outdoors (this item may be omitted if the product is specifically intended for outdoor
use).
9. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter, or touch hot surfaces.
10.Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
11.Extreme caution must be used when moving an appliance containing hot oil or other hot liquids.
12.Always attach plug to appliance first, then plug cord into the wall outlet. To disconnect, turn any
control to “off”, then remove plug from wall outlet.
13.Do not use appliance for other than intended use.
14.Save these Instructions
Household Use Only
DO NOT IMMERSE and NE PAS IMMERGER.
IMPORTANT SAFEGAURDS
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent or similarly
qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard.
This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above and persons with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been
given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the
hazards involved. Children shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall
not be made by children unless they are older than 8 and supervised.
Keep the appliance and its cord out reach of children less than 8 years.
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CARE AND CLEANING
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ppliance Base
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Use a damp soft cloth or towel to remove any dried food residue from the power head unit.
Avoid dripping any water or other liquid into electrical parts.
CAUTION: DO NOT IMMERSE POWER UNIT IN WATER OR OTHER LIQUD!
DO NOT remove any parts from the power head unit!
Be sure power head unit is unplugged before cleaning.
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rays (Including expander trays, lid and mesh net):
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Your dehydrator trays are easy to clean. Simply soak in warm water with a mild detergent for
several minutes. A soft-bristle brush will loosen food particles that resist softening by soaking.
Don’t clean any parts with scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, or sharp utensils, as they tend
to damage the surface. Trays/base can be washed on the top rack of your dishwasher if you
remove them before the drying cycle.
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ervice
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Should you experience any problems with your dehydrator, please call Customer Service Center.
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Warning | By not following the instructions, it could cause serious injury or negligent accident.
* Make sure moist of the ingredient (Especially salt) is mostly vaporized before using the
dehydrator. Water flowing to the dehydrator could cause electrical shock and fire. Excessive
ingredients could decrease the performance of the dehydrator and cause failure of the product.
80℃
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o not immerse the appliance in water or other liquid. Do not use
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the appliance in humid atmosphere as it could cause fire, electrical
shock and failure of the appliance.
* Do not use power rating transformer
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se the correct rated voltage and plug for the electrical outlet.
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Incorrect rated voltage could cause malfunction and fire. Do not run parallel with other appliance as it could cause fire and
electric shock.
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o not use damaged power plug.
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Make sure there is no damage as it could cause fire and if there is
any damage, call your nearest Customer Service.
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o not operate while the air inlet is blocked.
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It could cause the alteration of the appliance, fire and malfunction
through overheating.
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Do not expose the appliance over 80℃ environment.
Make sure the power switch is ‘OFF’ before plugging the appliance.
Do not use materials such as liquid, glass and any other foreign
materials.
Appliance not dish washable.
Foreign materials and any kind of liquid flowing in to the Body could
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cause malfunction, electric shock and/or fire.
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Warning | By not following the instructions, it could cause serious injury or negligent accident
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o not disassemble and/or modify the appliance unless you are a
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repairing technician.
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o not use the appliance near inflammable objects as it could
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cause fire
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o not insert your hand, fork and any other materials into the
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heating element as it could cause fire and electric shock.
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o not move or give impact to the appliance. It could cause burn
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and abnormal noise.
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ake sure the power plug is inserted into the outlet. If the power
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plug is not properly inserted, it could cause fire due to short circuit.
Avoid using damaged power plug and loose outlet.
Do not use the appliance with wet hands. It is the main cause of
electric shock.
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Do not expose to direct sun light as it could cause malfunction.
Do not immerse the base into water while cleaning. Unplug the
appliance before cleaning and use wet sponge and cloth. Make
sure the appliance is dry before using it.
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Features of LD-9013
For household use only
Air Vent
Lid
Expander Tray
Mesh Net
Tray
LED Time Bar
Base
Temperature Control
Time Display
Air Filter
Motor/Heater/Fan
Temperature Display
Power Switch (Push Button)
Time Control
Model
Tray
Expander Tray
Mesh Net
Yogurt Cup
Silicon Tray
Air Filter Set
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Accessories
Air Vent
Mesh Net
Tray (2.5cm)
Expander Tray (3.3cm)
Silicone Tray
Yogurt Cup
Use Expander trays for
various size of foods.
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Operating Instructions
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repare foods or crafts and load it on the trays. Keep them from
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the center (Air vent) and space them for best results.
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Make
sure all the trays are loaded onto the base properly so
that it is adequately aligned.
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se the correct power plug for the matching outlet.
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Do not use transformer to change the rate.
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TEMP
Place the body on flat, dry and stable surface.
The appliance should be at least 10cm away from walls and
other electronic device.
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Press Power Switch to operate and shut down.
Set the desired temperature and time with the control dial.
Turn off and unplug the appliance after finish using it.
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Features
Time Display
Power & Time control
Temperature Control
Temperature Display
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Select the desired time. (1~99 hours / continuously)
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urn the time control clockwise to select the time.
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After finish using the appliance, the ‘END’ sign will
appear on the Display for 5 seconds then the lights will
be turned off.
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elect the desired temperature appropriately regarding
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the ingredient, (Temperature could be set between
35~70˚C and 95~160˚F)
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he air filter at the bottom of the base prevents most of
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the foreign materials going into the appliance.
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It is recommended to replace the filter every 3~5
months when the appliance is used 10 hours a day.
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General Drying Guidelines
The humidity in the air and even methods of food handling makes a difference in the drying time and
quality of the dried product.
SELECTING FOODS TO DRY
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Select the best quality produce at the peak of ripeness and flavor.
Wash carefully to remove debris, dust and insects.
Cut away bruised or damaged sections.
LOADING TRAYS
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Lay food pieces evenly on trays.
Don’t overlap food pieces, as this will inhibit drying time. As each trays are loaded, place it on
the dehydrator to begin drying.
DRYING TIME
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rying times may vary, depending on the type and amount of food, thickness and evenness of
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the slices, percentage of water in the food, humidity, temperature of air, altitude and the model
L’EQUIP dehydrator you are using.
Drying times may also vary greatly from one area to another and from day to day, depending on
the climatic conditions. Keep records to help you predict drying times for specific foods.
DRYING TEMPERATURE
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ruits, fruit rolls and vegetables should be dried at 55°C to 60°C (130°F to 140°F ). By drying
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foods in this temperature range you will minimize the loss of heat-sensitive vitamins A and C.
All foods sweat when they begin to dry, the temperature may be set higher than 60°C (140°F)
during the first couple of hours of drying. The actual temperature of the food will remain 6°C to 8°C
(15°F to 20°F) lower than the air temperature for the first couple of hours.
Meats and fish should be dried on the highest temperature setting of your dehydrator. These
temperatures keep bacteria and other micro-organisms, common to meat and fish, to a
minimum during the first stages of drying.
Nuts and seeds are high in oil, and if higher temperatures are used, they will tend to become
rancid, developing off flavors. The best temperature is from 35°C to 41°C (95°F to 105°F).
Herbs and spices are most flavorful when they first open and should be harvested while very
fresh, before they begin to blossom. Because the aromatic oils are very sensitive, temperatures
should be 35°C to 41°C (95°F to 105°F) for drying. Take care not to load trays too heavily as this
will prolong the drying time.
Dried flowers, herbs and spices used for potpourri should be dried at temperatures ranging from
35°C to 41°C (95°F to 105°F) to maintain aroma and color.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDELINES
Symptom
Probable Cause
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No Heat – No Fan
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No power to Unit Switch
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No Heat- Fan OK
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Broken wire in unit
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Heat OK- No Fan
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Slow Drying
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Uneven Drying
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Noisy Fan or Motor
1. Check temperature setting.
2. Return for service if persists.
1. Turn off immediately.
2. Check for foreign objects (pieces of dried food)
jamming fan. Turn base
3. assembly upside down and shake vigorously. Turn unit
on side and shake
4. particles out. If fan still doesn’t operate, return unit for
service.
5. If liquid has been spilled into the air vents on the fan
housing, the unit must be replaced or returned for
inspection.
1. A
ir must flow around food freely for food to dry. Try
reducing quantity on each tray.
2. Check for foreign objects (pieces of dried food)
jamming or slowing the fan
3. Replace warped trays. Note: The heat from most
dishwashers (on the drying cycle) can warp the drying
trays. Trays must be hand washed only.
4. Stack trays properly again.
1. Verify that foods are uniform in ripeness and thickness.
2. Periodically rotate trays.
3. Verify that food does not block airflow through the tray
stack.
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emperature control not functioning at
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proper range
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nplug dehydrator to clear the electronic controls.
Reset temperature. If
2. temperature varies significantly, return for service.
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oreign material in fan or motor
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bearings
damaged
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ry to clear foreign material by shaking as described
above. If no change,
2. return for service.
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ver-heating or Insufficient
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Heat
Trays overfilled. Air leaks due to warped or improperly
stacked trays
1. Unit is plugged in.
2. Power switch is on.
3. Make sure your house power is on and that the outlet
is working.
ariation in food thickness and
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ripeness.
Trays not rotated.
Too much food in trays.
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Motor stalled
Items to Check
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Cleaning Guidelines
TRAYS (INCLUDING EXPANDER TRAYS, LID, MESH NETS AND
SOLID TRAYS)
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our dehydrator trays are easy to to clean, simply soak in warm
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water with a mild detergent for several minutes. A soft-bristle
brush will loosen food particles that resist softening by soaking.
Don’t clean any parts with scouring pads, abrasive cleaners,
or sharp utensils, as they tend to damage the surface Trays/
base can be washed on the top rack of your dishwasher if you
remove them before the drying cycle.
BASE
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se a damp soft cloth or towel to remove any dried food
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residue from the power head unit.
Avoid dripping any water or other liquid into electrical parts.
CAUTION: DO NOT IMMERSE
POWER UNIT IN WATER OR OTHER LIQUID! Do NOT
remove any parts from the power head unit!
CAUTION: Be sure power head unit is
unplugged before cleaning.
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hould you experience any problems with your dehydrator,
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please call your nearest Customer Service Center.
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Storing Dried Foods
When food is sufficiently dehydrated, cool thoroughly before storing (approximately 15-30 minutes).
If food is allowed to sit too long in the open air, it will begin to absorb moisture. Select appropriate
airtight storage containers and store at optimal conditions. If moisture or condensation appears in
storage container, food has not completely dried. Return to dryer and continue to dehydrate until
completely dry.
CONTAINERS
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ny container that is clean, airtight, and moisture-proof is suitable for storage. Fill each container
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as much as possible.
Heavy, zippered plastic bags or heat sealing bags make excellent choices. Filled bags may be
placed in metal cans with lids (shortening or coffee cans are good). This will keep out insects and
light. Glass jars with tight-fitting lids can be used with or without plastic bags.
Plastic containers with lids are good, but should be used in conjunction with locking plastic
bags, because plastic containers are not airtight.
Do not use paper or cloth bags, lightweight plastic bags, bread wrappers, unlined metal
containers or any container without a tight-fitting lid.
LABELING
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abel dehydrated food with the name of the product, date dried, and quantity/ weight. This helps
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in rotating food and minimizes waste.
LOCATION
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Cool, dark and dry are the keys to maintaining the quality of dried food.
Glass jars or plastic containers should be placed in a paper bag or in a closed cabinet to keep
out light. Cement walls and floors are often damp. Dried food containers should not be placed
directly on the floor, or touching a basement or cellar wall.
Do not store dried food near items with a strong odor, such as varnish, paint remover or
kerosene.
LENGTH OF STORAGE
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In most cases, dried fruits and vegetables should not be stored longer than one year. Plan to use
all dried meats, fish, poultry or jerky within a month or two.
Rotate on a first-dried, first-to-be-used basis. Check dried foods periodically. If the food seems
moister than when packed, moisture may be getting into the container. Spread food on drying
trays and dry again. Then pack the food in an airtight container.
Mold indicates that food was not properly dried at the first time, or was not properly stored.
Discard or compost moldy food. Do not try to use it.
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L'EQUIP Dehydrator
Dehydrating Guidelines
※ Many variables can contribute to a large difference in drying time
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Fruit
NOTE: Dry fruit at 55~60˚C (130~140˚F). Use average times only as general guideline.
Fruit
Apples
Preparation
Peel if desired. Core. Cut slices, rings or chop into pieces
Average
Drying
Time/ Hrs
5-7
Test for
Dryness
Leathery, no
moisture when cut
Apricots
Do not peel. Halve and pit. Turn inside out or cut slices
10-12
Leathery, pliable
Bananas
Peel. Cut into slices 1/8” – 1/4”
8-10
Leathery, slightly sticky in the
center, brittle
Firm Skin
Berries
(Blueberries, cranberries, etc) Sort. Poke skin or place in
boiling water for 1-2 min. Blot dry
13-15
Hard
Leave whole
13-15
Hard
Cantaloupe
Cut in half. Remove seeds and peel. Cut slices. Blot dry on
paper towel
15-17
Leathery, suede-like
Cherries
Wash, pit and remove stems. Poke skin or place in boiling
water for 1-2 min. Blot dry.
22-24
Peel, if desired. Cut into slices
8-10
Remove outer skin. Slice
13-14
Cranberries
Wash. Remove stems. Place in boiling water for 1-2 min.
Blot dry
17-19
Grapes
Cut in half. Remove seeds. Place cut side up. Seedless
green are better than red or black. Poke skin or place in
boiling water 1-2 min. Blot dry
22-24
Peel. Cut into slices. Slice 1/4” – 3/8” thick.
14-16
Mangos
Remove skin and slice
14-16
Melons
Remove skin and seeds. Use deepest tray for water melon.
Cut in slices as thick as expander tray size will allow
13-15
Peel, if desired. For easy peeling, dip in boiling water until
skin cracks. Cut in half. Pit. Cut in slices
10-12
Berries
Citrus Fruit
Coconut
Kiwi
Peaches
Hard
Raisin-like texture
Leathery, may be slightly sticky in
center
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Pears
Wash. Peel if desired. Core. Cut in slices or rings
10-12
Leathery, no moisture when cut
Remove crown, skin & eyes. Cut in half. Cut in slices,
leaving core in or remove, dice or chop and use Net
8-10
Pliable, still slightly sticky. No
visible signs of moisture
Plums
Do not peel. Cut in half. Pit. Turn inside out or cut in slices
10-12
Leathery, pliable
Rhubarb
Trim. Wash. Slice diagonally into 3/4” pieces. Steam 3-4
min. Use Net.
8-10
Brittle
Wash. Cut in half. Place cut side up
8-10
Hard, brittle
Pineapple
Strawberries
Meats, Fish and Poultry
NOTE: Meats and fish should be dried on the highest temperature setting of your dehydrator.
Meats
Cuts to Select
Beef
Lean cuts: Round, Rump, Flank
Chicken or
Turkey
Fish
Preparation
Test for
Dryness
Cook as for pot roast, until tender. Chill.
Remove all fat. Cut into cubes or strips.
Season, if desired.
Brittle
White Meat
Cook by steaming or roasting. Chill.
Remove fat and hard skin. Cut or break into
pieces or cubes ½” thick, 2” long. Season
if desired.
Hard
Lean Fish:
Bass, haddock
pike, snapper,
halibut, cod, perch,
flounder
sole, whiting
Clean fish by removing head, skin and any
bones. Steam fish without adding butter.
Cool. Break into pieces about 2” square,
not thicker than ½”. Must not contain bones
or skins. May be sprinkled with paprika,
salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder or
other spices before drying.
Brittle
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Vegetables
Vegetable
Asparagus
Green Beans
Beets
Preparation
Remove woody end. Slice diagonally into ½”-1” pieces. Blanch/steam.
Snip off ends, pull off strings. Dry whole or slice diagonally into ½”-1”
pieces or cut lengthwise. Blanch/steam.
Avg. Dry
Time (Hrs)
6-8
10-11
Steam until tender. Cool and peel. Cut in slices, cubes or shoestring strips.
7-9
Broccoli
Cut all stalks in halves or quarters. Blanch/steam.
8-10
Cabbage
Trim outer leaves. Cut in half. Core. Cut into strips or dry whole leaves. Blanch/steam.
8-10
Remove tops and stringy end. Peel, cut crosswise, lengthwise or
diagonally into slices, cubes or grate. Blanch/steam.
8-10
Cut off woody base. Separate into small flowerets, slice or cube into
pieces. Blanch/steam.
10-12
Celery
Trim. Cut lengthwise or crosswise into strips or pieces. Leaves may also be
dried. Blanch/steam.
10-12
Corn
Remove husk and silk. Blanch/steam. Plunge immediately into cold water.
When cool, drain. Cut kernels from cob.
10-12
Carrots
Cauliflower
Cucumbers
Peel (skin is bitter when dried). Slice or shred. Salt, if desired.
6-8
Trim. Peel. Cut into round slices, julienne strips or cubes. Blanch/steam.
Skin may be dried separately.
6-10
Cut off stems. Blot dry on paper towels.
6-8
Remove woody stems. Wipe with brush or cloth. Do not wash. Slice or
cube. Small mushrooms may be dried whole.
6-8
Trim off stem and tip. Slice pods into pieces or cut lengthwise.
6-8
Cut off stem and root. Remove outer skin cut in slices, rings or dice.
8-10
Sort. Blanch/steam.
9-11
Peppers
Remove stem and seed head. Cut in rings, strips or dice. Seeds may also
be dried. Blanch/steam. For seeds use leather sheets.
8-10
Potatoes
Peel. Remove green lining just under skin. Cut away bruises. Cut into
slices, strips or grate. Blanch/steam.
7-9
Pumpkins
Cut in half. Scrape away pulp and seeds. Remove rind. Cut into wedges 1”-3” wide and
then into strips ½” wide. Seeds can also be dried. Blanch/steam.
9-11
Winter Squash
(Butternut, Acorn)
Cut in half. Remove seeds and stringy fiber. Peel off rind. Cut into strips or cubes. Seeds
may also be dried. Blanch/steam
6-8
Summer
Squash(Zucchini)
Peel if desired. Cut in slices, cube, julienne strips or coarsely grate. If larger than 12” remove
seeds and fibrous tissue. For vegetable chips soak in soy sauce before drying.
6-8
Eggplants
Greens
Mushrooms
Okra
Onions
Peas
Tomatoes
Remove stem area. Peel, if desired. Cut in slices. Blot excess moisture before drying
6-8
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Herb
NOTE: Dry herbs at 35~41°C (95~105°F). Use average times only as general guideline.
Herb
Basil
Part of plant to dehydrate
Part of
plant to
dehydrate
Leaves
2-3
Pods
8-10
Chives
Leaves (Chop)
2-3
Cilantro
Leaves
6-8
Trim outer leaves. Cut in half. Core. Cut into strips or dry whole leaves.
Blanch/steam.
6-8
Remove tops and stringy end. Peel, cut crosswise, lengthwise or
diagonally into slices, cubes or grate. Blanch/steam.
8-10
Fennel
Cut off woody base. Separate into small flowerets, slice or cube into
pieces. Blanch/steam.
10-12
Garlic
Cloves (Break bulbs into cloves. Remove outer peel of each clove)
35
Ginger
Root and leaves
13
Mint
Leaves
13
Oregano
Leaves
13
Leaves and stems
13
Leaves
13
Leaves and stems
13
Tarragon
Leaves
13
Thyme
Leaves
13
Chili Peppers
Cumin
Dill
Parsley
Rosemary
Sage
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Address : 1196, Poseungjangan-ro, Jangan-myeon, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
TEL : +82-2-2061-1336
E-mail : [email protected]
L’EQUIP Site : www.lequip.co.kr
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