Dry Food in Your Gas Oven

Try using your gas oven to dry a variety of foods for storage.

Dried Apples

Dry apples for a tasty snack or a terrific topping for cereals, baked goods and more.


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For those of us who haven’t gotten around to building a solar food dehydrator, I’ve discovered a great substitute: your gas oven with the pilot light on.

So far, I’ve dried apples, grapes and onions. I’ve found it’s also good for keeping crackers crisp and salt shakers running free. And it’s the perfect temperature for making yogurt.

Ted Hale
Bangor, Maine