THE PURPOSEFUL PANTRY RECOMMENDS…
- Excalibur Dehydrator (usually around $200-250)
- Nesco FD-80 (under $80)
- Cabela’s 10-tray Dehydrator (usually around $150, but goes on sale for $99 often)
- Cutting Gloves (if you use a mandoline – use this, even if you do use the cutting guard) I have a beefy hand and this pair works great for me (I ordered medium).
- Cuisinart Coffee Grinder – for grinding dehydrated products into powder or grinding stored whole spices into powder. This is great for small amounts, but I now use my NutriNinja exclusively.
- Nutri Ninja – grinding on a larger scale than a smaller coffee grinder, but not using a whole blender.
- Salad Spinner (helps remove excess moisture after washing produce). I also use this collapsible salad spinner.
- Mushroom, Strawberry & Egg bladed slicer
- • Silicone Mats
• Excalibur Silicone Mats – expensive, but heavy duty and my favorite mats
- The Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook
- Prepper’s Dehydrator Handbook (don’t let the name fool ya – it’s a good book)
- The Dehydrator Bible
- Vacuum Sealer –
- Vacuum Sealer Jar Attachments
- Hand-Held Vacuum Sealer – requires the jar attachments, but lets you make quick jobs of vacuum sealing jars for everyday use. Want to see how they work?
- Desiccant packs
- Oxygen Absorbers
- Presto Pressure Canner – also for use on glass top stoves
- All-American Pressure Canner
- Canning Starter Kit –
- Complete Guide to Home Canning
- Complete Guide to Home Canning (the free .pdf version)
- Ball Canning Book
- Bernardin Guide to Home Preserving
FREEZE DRYING TOOL
This company has a layaway program that you can put $250 down on a machine, pay as you can until half of the machine is paid for, then they’ll ship it to you make monthly payments until it’s paid off.
If you need a budget-friendly version of this list:
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