Before I got my dehydrator I tested out the oven. I made a batch of flax crackers. I just turned my oven to the lowest setting without it turning off and put a meat thermometer in there to make sure it would be the right temp. not above 105. To finish off the crackers it took as long as using my dehydrator, about 2 days. The thing is I wonder how much electricity I used.
Thanks for your reply, pure and simple. Do you think that using a dehydrator for the same amount of time and at the same temperature as using an oven for, would use less electricity? That is interesting. I have a double oven with my top oven being considerably smaller…more like a toasting oven, actually. I know that it uses less electricity since it is heating up a much smaller space. Maybe if I just use it until I get a dehydrator, I will not see THAT much of a difference in our electricity bill.