• Harvest Right Freeze-Dryer Problems: Fix It Tutorials

    Harvest Right Freeze-Dryer Problems: Fix It Tutorials

    If you own a Harvest Right freeze-dryer, there will be many years of successful freeze-drying. However, as much as we’d all like everything to work perfectly all the time, it’s an unpleasant fact that it probably won’t. However, many common freeze-dryer problems are easily solved. Harvest Right freeze-dryers are great, but as with any machine, […]

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  • How Much Does a Commercial Freeze-Dryer Cost?

    How Much Does a Commercial Freeze-Dryer Cost?

    If people are considering going with the trend of buying a freeze-dryer for the home, they’ll be thinking about the cost. Most choose to go for a freeze-dryer designed for home use. There’s also the option of going for a larger, commercially designed dryer. Prices for commercial freeze-dryers begin at around $2,500 and go up […]

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  • Complete Green Bean Guide: Pole, Bush, String, etc.

    Complete Green Bean Guide: Pole, Bush, String, etc.

    Green beans are a very healthy food; there is no better food than what you grow yourself. Before growing, it’s important to learn all you can about varieties, growing requirements, harvesting, and storage. Pole and bush beans are the two most popular green bean varieties – they’re very similar, but there are growing and care […]

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  • Are All Peas Mangetout? Definition and How to Tell

    Are All Peas Mangetout? Definition and How to Tell

    Mangetout peas are trendy because they can be eaten raw (although they taste better cooked). In addition, they’re known for being entirely edible. But, some people may wonder – are all peas mangetout? Not all peas are mangetout or entirely edible (including the shell). Mangetout peas include sugar peas and snow peas. Some peas, such […]

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  • Complete Guide to Peas: Best to Grow, Sweetest, FAQs

    Complete Guide to Peas: Best to Grow, Sweetest, FAQs

    Peas are a beloved ingredient for many, and they’re very healthy because of their high vitamin content, fiber, and protein. There’s nothing better than growing your own produce, and to do that, you need to know how to grow them, which variety to choose from, and how to harvest them. English peas, snow peas, and […]

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  • Can You Use a Pharmaceutical Freeze Dryer for Food?

    Can You Use a Pharmaceutical Freeze Dryer for Food?

    Many freeze-dryers are on the market, and people might be confused about what kind of freeze-dryer is best suited for their needs. Plenty of options are available if they want a freeze-dryer just for home use. However, people are considering pharmaceutical freeze-dryers to do the job. Pharmaceutical freeze-dryers can freeze-dry food, similar to how a […]

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  • Can You Over-Dry Food in a Freeze-dryer? Stuff to Know

    Can You Over-Dry Food in a Freeze-dryer? Stuff to Know

    Freeze-drying is a great way to store food because once it has gone through this process, we can keep it for years in the pantry. Not only does it last for ages, but it also retains its taste and texture far better than other food preservation methods. But can freeze-drying over-dry food? Freeze-drying shouldn’t over-dry […]

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  • Where Should You Put a Freeze-Dryer? Garage/Shop/Room

    Where Should You Put a Freeze-Dryer? Garage/Shop/Room

    If you have recently purchased a new freeze-dryer or are planning to, you may wonder, where should I put it? This is important because freeze-dryers are large and noisy, and their lifespan and function will be affected if they are put in the wrong place. A freeze-dryer should be put, kept, and run in a […]

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  • How Long Does It Take to Freeze-Dry Jerky?

    How Long Does It Take to Freeze-Dry Jerky?

    People commonly use freeze-dryers to preserve snacks, meals, and even milk to cut their expenses and allow them to store the food for extended periods. But did you know that we can freeze dry meat and jerky? Typically, thin slices of jerky take about 24 hours to freeze dry, though it could take longer depending […]

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  • Where to Buy a Freeze Dryer: Complete Buyer’s Guide

    Where to Buy a Freeze Dryer: Complete Buyer’s Guide

    Before purchasing a freeze dryer (an expensive product and therefore a large investment), it’s important to know a reliable place to buy it from. There are certainly bad shops you want to avoid, and in today’s article, we’ll be taking a look at the best places to buy a freeze dryer, so we can avoid […]

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  • Can You Run a Freeze-Dryer on Solar Power?

    Can You Run a Freeze-Dryer on Solar Power?

    Solar power technology has existed for a while – it’s a sustainable and innovative power source worth considering. Running a freeze-dryer on solar power will save money and promote safe environmental practices. So, can you run a freeze-dryer on solar power? Solar power (from panels) can be enough to power a freeze-dryer with sufficient sunlight. […]

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  • The Advantages and Disadvantages of Home Freeze-Drying

    The Advantages and Disadvantages of Home Freeze-Drying

    Freeze-drying has been around for a long time, but it has become increasingly popular in the last few years. In fact, it’s become more popular since the pandemic, as people are reminded it’s good to prepare for any situation. The most significant advantage of freeze-drying food is it creates shelf-stable food for up to 25 […]

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