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Mar
17

Top properties of a good food dehydrator

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A food dehydrator is one of the handy devices you should have in your kitchen. It allows you to make healthy snacks from fruits to vegetables. You can also make jerky or powdered milk. Making your snacks using this device is very cost effective. Food dehydrators also make food storage convenient and economical. Better still, the food maintains most of its nutritional value, to the tunes of 90%. There are many considerations one should make when buying one, and we decided to note some of them.

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The amount of drying space available matters, depending on how much food you need to dry. If you are looking to dry a lot of foods, you may want to go for a dehydrator that has a large capacity.

One of the things that determine capacity is the type of dehydrator that you go for. Let us focus on two types:

Stacking dehydrators

These types have trays that stack on top of each other. They usually have a fan mounted at the base or in the power unit at the top of the stacked trays. The trays have a hole in the center. This hole forms a channel through which air flows. Heated air goes up along the outside walls, across each tray before getting to the center channel where it exits the device.

This type of food dehydrator allows for more capacity as you can add trays, or remove them. The larger models can handle very many trays, to the tunes of 30 plates (a drying area of about 30 square feet). This type needs you to keep stacking and unstacking trays as you check the drying progress.

Shelf dehydrators

Instead of trays, this type has shelves that slide in and out of the box. The fan and the heating elements are mounted in the rear part of the unit. They blow air horizontally across the shelves towards the front. The design ensures even drying. You need not rotate the shelf.

After looking at the types of dehydrators, let’s look at the different capacities available. Smaller dehydrators have to 3 to 4 square feet of drying capacity. Medium sized dehydrators have about 5 to 9 square feet of drying area. Large units will have 10 square feet or more.

Large capacity dehydrators come in handy especially during the harvest season, or when a particular type of food is on sale, thus more affordable. A large tray will get filled by less than 1/2 pound of sliced strawberries. How much more space do you need if you have other fruits and vegetables to dehydrate?

Fan and airflow system

Good food dehydrators should have a fan, heating element and a design that ensures even airflow all across the trays or shelves. A good fan size is between 4” to 7” in diameter with vertical airflow. Check out nesco jerky xpress reviewed. Some models have dual fans.

Adjustable thermostat

An adjustable thermostat helps to set and maintain an even temperature. A typical range thermostat is between 95 to 155 degrees Fahrenheit. The adjustable thermostat helps you to cater for the recommended settings for each major food type.

Jun
17

Tips For Making A Room Look Bigger

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Do dark colors make a room look bigger or smaller?

Well, this could the question on your mind if you are remodeling your house.

You need to choose colors that are going to make your house or room appear more spacious or larger.
Whether it is your bathroom, kitchen, bedroom or any other room in your house, you need to make use of colors that will make it look bigger than it is.

There are plenty of tricks that you can utilize to make this happen.

  • Stay Away from Dark Colors

If you want your house to look bigger, you should far away from dark colors. This is because they tend to absorb light or inhibit any light that comes into the room.

Tips For Making A Room Look Bigger (2)This will make your space appear smaller than it already is. The best colors to go with if you want your room to look more spacious are bright or strong colors.

However, if you have a smaller room, the bright colors can be a bit overwhelming. You can still achieve a spacious look using light colors and clever contrasts.

If you want to play safe with the colors, go with a pale pastel shade that will reflect off the walls and fill up the room without feeling so overwhelming or restricted.

  • Use Complimentary Colors for Accessories

After selecting the right colors to use to make your room look bigger, you will need to keep accessories for that room along the same lines.

For instance, if you have decided to paint the walls using light green, try to choose accessories that are also light green or not too far away from that color.

Throwing in random punches of other colors such as blue and orange will make the room look cluttered or small. When you keep things simple, you will have a well-coordinated space that does justice to the size of the room.

  • Do Not Use Carpet In Smaller SpacesTips For Making A Room Look Bigger (3)

Apart from staying away from dark colors for your walls and accessories, you will also need to avoid using carpet in smaller rooms if you want them to appear more spacious.

Wood floors will be a great choice if you have a smaller room. Apart from cutting down on the amount of dust that builds up, they are also going to give the room a more open as well as airy feeling.

You will be amazed at the difference that the type and color of flooring you will choose will make to the overall look and feel of your room.