Category: Food Storage

  • Complete Guide to Freeze Dried Fruit (with pictures)

    Complete Guide to Freeze Dried Fruit (with pictures)

    Freeze-drying is the best way to prepare food for long-term storage because it can last up to twenty-five years. However, freeze-dryers are incredibly versatile, and if we want to freeze-dry fruit correctly, there are some things to learn.  To freeze-dry fruit, prepare it correctly. Wash and dry it first to remove bacteria and slice it […]

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  • Complete Guide to Freeze-Drying Herbs at Home

    Complete Guide to Freeze-Drying Herbs at Home

    Herbs are extremely useful, especially when producing creative recipes that need extra flavor. The only problem is that sometimes we end up with more herbs than we need. So, the best thing to do with the excess herbs is freeze-drying them. Most recipes only require a tablespoon of herbs, and stores usually sell more than […]

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  • Can You Freeze Dry Flour? Would You Want To?

    Can You Freeze Dry Flour? Would You Want To?

    Freeze-drying opens a whole new world of new possibilities, not only with preserving food but also with making our own foods. Freeze-dried food also tends to be healthier since it retains most of the nutrients in the food. Making flour in a freeze-dryer is a fantastic idea, while freeze-drying already made flour doesn’t add much […]

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  • Can You Freeze-Dry Mixes? Pancakes, Waffles, Cakes Etc.

    Can You Freeze-Dry Mixes? Pancakes, Waffles, Cakes Etc.

    With the ability to lengthen the storage life of almost any product, it’s no surprise that some owners may want to try freeze-drying everything they have in their cupboard. Some have even tried freeze-drying pre-made powder mixes such as pancakes, waffles, and cake mixes. While mixes can be freeze-dried, there is not much change in […]

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  • Does a Freeze-Dryer Add Humidity or Heat to the Room?

    Does a Freeze-Dryer Add Humidity or Heat to the Room?

    How do freeze-dryers affect the environment surrounding us? Of course, we know how they affect the foods we make with them, but we also should understand how they affect our living conditions. For example, do freeze-dryers affect the humidity or temperature of the room? Freeze dryers should not make a room significantly hotter or more […]

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  • 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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  • 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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