Deni 7100, Food Dehydrator 7100 User Manual

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Food Dehydrator

Model 7100

IMPORTANT

Please keep these instructions and your original box packaging.

INSTRUCTIONS

FOR PROPER USE AND CARE

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INDEX

Contents of package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Important Safeguards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Using the Food Dehydrator For The First Time. . . . . 4 Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Drying And Selecting Foods To Dry . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Preparing Foods To Dry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Drying Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Dryness Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Shelf Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 How To Clean The Dehydrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Rehydrating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Drying Fruits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Pretreatment (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Fruits That Dry Best . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Making Fruit Leather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Drying Vegetables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Pretreatment (optional). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Drying. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Vegetables That Dry Best . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Drying Meat And Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Clean And Prepare Meat With Special Care. . . . . 13

Meat Jerky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Marinade Recipe For Jerky or Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Fish Jerky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Dried Cooked Meat or Fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Food Dehydrator Accessories

& other Deni Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

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Food Dehydrator

CONTENTS

Ventable

See-Through Lid

1 Herb

Tray Liner

5 Stackable,

Adjustable

Dehydrator Trays

2 Fruit Leather

Tray Liners

Dehydrator

Base Unit

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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS

When using this electrical appliance, safety precautions should always be observed, including the following:

Read all of the instructions before using, then save for future reference.

Do not let the cord hang over the edge of the work space or touch any hot surfaces.

Place the dehydrator securely in the center of the counter or work space.

Close adult supervision must be provided when this appliance is used by or near children.

Using attachments not recommended or sold by Deni/Keystone Manufacturing Co., Inc. may be hazardous.

Do not operate the dehydrator on a non-heat resistant glass, or wood cooking surface or any tablecloth.

It is imperative that a heat resistant cooking surface with heat resistant finish be placed beneath this unit.

Do not operate with a damaged cord. Return the dehydrator to the repair center or have it repaired by a licensed electrician.

Always unplug before cleaning and removing parts. Allow unit to cool before putting on or taking off parts.

For indoor use only.

Do not place near hot gas or electric burner.

To disconnect, turn the control to “off” before removing the plug from the outlet.

To reduce the hazards of potential shock, the dehydrator has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other), which will fit only one way in a polarized outlet. If the plug does not fit, contact a qualified electrician for assistance. Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature.

Do not clean with metal scrubbing pads. Pieces can break off the pad and short-circuit electrical parts, creating a possibility of an electrical shock and damaging the unit.

To protect against electrical shock, do not immerse plug, cord or motor base in water or any other liquid.

It is recommended that you do not use an extension cord with this dehydrator. However, if one is used, it must have a rating equal to or exceeding the rating of this appliance.

This dehydrator is for household use only.

This dehydrator should not be used for other than its intended use.

If you suspect your food is contaminated, do not eat it.

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Food Dehydrator

BEFORE FIRST USE

1.Remove the base unit, 5 food trays, 2 tray liners (for making fruit leather), and 1 mesh tray (for drying finely chopped foods and herbs).

2.Wash trays, liners and cover in warm soapy water. Rinse well. (They can also be washed in the top rack of the dishwasher.)

3.Wash the outside of the base unit with a moist sponge and mild detergent. Do not spill water or other liquids in openings. Do not immerse the base unit in water or any other liquid.

DRYING/SELECTING FOODS TO DRY

Foods to dry should be in prime condition. Because sugar is not added, as it is to canned foods, dried unripe fruits may have a flat, often bitter taste. Tree-ripened fruits have the highest natural sugar and best flavor for drying. Vegetables should be fresh and tender when dried. Avoid overripe fruits and vegetables, and cut away any bruised or spoiled portions. Remember that if it’s perfect for eating, it will be best for drying.

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HOW TO OPERATE THE

DENI FOOD DEHYDRATOR

1.Place the base unit on a counter top or other suitable firm surface. Plug the unit into a proper wall outlet. Be certain that the outlet voltage corresponds with the voltage marked on the base unit.

2.Prepare the food, according to its type, as indicated in the drying charts on the following pages.

3.Preheat the dehydrator by turning it on 5-10 minutes before loading the first tray.

4.Arrange food to dry on each of the trays. Remember that it is the hot air circulation that dries the food, so do not overload the trays and never overlap the food. Stack trays with prepared food and place on the base pan. Place the cover in position.

5.Dry for the time period suggested on the charts. Check food frequently (every 1/2 hour) near the end of the drying time and remove individual pieces as they become dry. When foods are all the same size and thickness, they will dry evenly and at the same rate.

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