If you don’t have an appliance dedicated to dehydrating your favourite healthy snack, the defrost setting on your microwave can work in a pinch. Photo by Christina Claßen.
Food dehydrators can be pricey, and buying pre-packaged dried fruit can add up over time. That’s why Sarah Jampel at Food52 came up with a clever workaround of using a great drying appliance almost everyone already has: the microwave. Using the “defrost” setting, you can dehydrate thin slices of fruit in 30 minutes. Some juicier fruits may take longer, but it probably won’t take longer than 45 minutes to get the consistency you want. It’s not the most efficient method in the world, but it can do the trick if you don’t have any other option. Check out the link below to learn more.