You can use dehydrators for drying everything from chilis, citrus fruits, apples, pears, bananas and figs to flower petals - in short, anything from the orchard. Meat, fish, vegetables and herbs can also be dried. By drying, you extend the shelf life while preserving the flavour. A dehydrator dries chili/fruit uniformly and guarantees you a great result.
Dehydrators come in several different versions: ranging from a simple, compact drying machine for a small household to a deluxe, stainless-steel drying machine with an electric control panel and digital display.
Atacama Pro Deluxe
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Fitting PRO and PRO Deluxe models
model Pro Deluxe
Frozen chili keeps for up to one year in the freezer, but it lasts even longer if you dry your chili fruits. In principle, dried chili can last for ages, though it might just lose a little of its strength over time. There are several ways of drying chili.
In India they sun dry chilies by spreading them out in a sunny, airy place. In Mexico and many South American countries you often see chilies hanging on a line in rows - so-called ristas.
In countries where you won’t get quite as much help from the sun - like in Denmark - you have to use hot air ovens, drying cabinets or dehydrators.