How to Use Mr Coffee Food Dehydrator

This post guides you through how to use Mr Coffee food dehydrator; the stackable model of this dehydrator can be used to dry vegetables, fruits or other foods. It is included with five circular trays that can be stacked on top of one another.

How to Use?

Here is an easy way to use Mr Coffee food dehydrator:

  • Before using the unit, wash all the trays with soapy water and dry them completely. Except for the fruit tray, all the other trays can be used safely in the top rack of dishwasher.
  • The fruit tray has to be slided on to the top rack while using the food dehydrator.
  • Mr Coffee dehydrator has just a power on and off switch without any ways to adjust the temperature, which is the main drawback of the unit.
  • Chop the food to be dehydrated into equally-sized pieces and lay them out on the trays without any overlapping of sides. The manufacturer recommends ΒΌ inch thick slices.
  • Slide in the trays into the racks and cover the lid over the top. Switch on the unit and dehydrate till the required dryness is accomplished.
  • Rotate the trays in case the food appears to be dehydrating in an uneven manner.

A Brief About Deep Fryers And Fire Codes

Deep fryers and fire codes are very much required to stop the 1% of fire hazard contributed by the deep fryers in the category of home cooking equipment.

Introduction to the fire codes:

Fire safety code is nothing but a model code adopted by the state or local jurisdiction. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is the ruling body of the codes. NFPA basically does not look into the use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers that include the turkey to be immersed in hot oil. This is because the chances of leakage during the cooking process are high which in turn results in major fire hazards. The new code strongly suggests the concept of oil less deep fryer or to seek out restaurants for frying. They further warn against use of oil fryers as they are not safe at all; as a proof you can check the packaging that has no safety testing labels.

Importance of Fire codes

Deep fryers and fire codes are surely an important topic to know about since cases of deep fryers going out of order or any kind of mishandling can result in fire hazards. Most important of all, putting water on oil fire will not put off the fire, instead it gets aggravated. So, make sure to include special fire extinguishers for food oil fires.