You can do lots more with a food dehydrator than just dry fruit and make homemade jerky, according to amyzan. She says dehydrators produce great coconut macaroons, because the outsides of the cookies get dry and crispy while the interiors stay moist. “Somehow the contrast is greater than with those baked in an oven,” she says. “They’re different in a dehydrator, but deliciously so.”

amyzan also uses a dehydrator to maintain a steady temperature for proofing bread dough and culturing yogurt, and says it does a nice job of recrisping anything that’s gone stale.

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