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Oster Oster Food Dehydrator

You can dry spices, herbs, jerky, fruits, vegetables, and potpourri quickly using the Oster Food Dehydrator. It features a high performance heater in the center that offers even and optimum heat to dry food items faster. This electric food dehydrator comes with four adjustable and removable trays that help you to simultaneously dry different items. Its clear, vented lid allows you to easily monitor the state of drying without disturbing the process. This home food dehydrator comes with an electric fan that works to circulate hot air across the compartments and lessen drying time. Both the lid and the trays are dishwasher safe for easy maintenance. Further, the convenient one-touch operation makes it easy to use.
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Questions & Answers for Oster Oster Food Dehydrator

Question

Do you have to rotate the trays, or is tray rotation neccessary?

asked 5 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Oster Food Dehydrator
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
It is not needed. I thought it would but it is the same on the bottome tray as the top in the same amount of time. Works great.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
northernnight0
 - Omak WA
answer 2
you can, i haven't yet, you'll be able to tell when you check whatever you're making.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
tracyh926
 - germantown, wi
answer 3
yes you have to rotate the trays for even cooking every couple of hours
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
quietthemindhealthebody
 - Alameda, CA
answer 4
no, rotation of the trays is not necessary. Every tray gets equal circulation.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Motherhen63
 - York NY
answer 5
Pg 5 of the manual states "as airflow is most intense closest to the base, rotate trays as necessary to get even drying throughout levels". None of the specific recipes say to rotate trays, but I would assume you need to.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
BossLadysBOSS
 - Podunk, AL
answer 6
The owners manual suggests rotating the trays. I've done it both ways, rotating and not rotating. I think that the rotating does help all of the jerky, fruit, etc... dry more evenly a the same time. Having said that let me add that I can never get my jerky to cut up evenly, some pieces just always seem to come out cut thicker than others so the last batch of jerky I made I placed the thicker pieces on the very bottom tray with the thinnest ones on top. I still checked all of the trays individually to see if it was done cooking but that seemed to really help cut out the otherwise necessary rotation of the trays.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Sara256
 - Alabama
answer 7
yes you need to rotate the trays
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
vixenkitsune
 - sisseton, SD
answer 8
The trays stay stationary, but you wouldn't need to rotate them because the fan does such a good job blowing the warm air through the trays.
answered 5 years ago
By
rnforeveryoung
 - Choctaw, OK
Question

#of trays that are included with Model#FPSTDH0101

How many trays comes with the dehydrator at time of purchase?
Store # 001593182
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Oster Food Dehydrator
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
4 trays and no fruit roll up trays.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
HouseHoldCritic
answer 2
4
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
tracyh926
 - germantown, wi
answer 3
4 trays
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
quietthemindhealthebody
 - Alameda, CA
answer 4
4
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Motherhen63
 - York NY
answer 5
Mine came with four trays.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
BossLadysBOSS
 - Podunk, AL
answer 6
This model comes with 4 trays only however you can goto oster.com and call the customer service 800 number to order more trays if you need too
answered 4 years ago
By
Wvnavyvet
 - Charleston, Wv
answer 7
Four Trays. Oster does not recommend expanding the dehydrator with extra trays.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
amarabi
answer 8
Just thought I would let you know that 4 trays come with this when you buy it & I'm not sure if you can buy extra trays.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
By
Texas87
 - Mineral Wells, Tx
Question

Does this dehydrator work well for herbs?

I don't understand why this dehydrator has no reviews. It is the only one available in my area and I don't want to wait until site to store can get me on available online. I need to harvest my herbs and the oven isn't doing a good job.
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
By
paulawylma
on Oster Food Dehydrator
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes works wonderfully with my herbs!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
HouseHoldCritic
answer 2
I was just looking for another one and it is on sale right now through online. It is worth it and works in half the time of others to 3/4 of the time. I bought it in a hurry and as you say.....it is the only one available in town where I live. I am getting another. More pleased that I expected and very easy to use and clean.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
northernnight0
 - Omak WA
answer 3
yes. we use it mostly for meat, but have used it for fruit, and even flowers
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Saberysmom
 - Gainesville, FL
answer 4
i haven't tried this yet, but the product manual says you can.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
tracyh926
 - germantown, wi
answer 5
I use my microwave to dry basil. Just put herb between 2 sheets of plain white paper towel & lay them on the turntable. I use high power for 1.10 minutes. Try it on a little herb & see what result you get. The herb will be hot & paper towel wet. Let herb cool & crumble. For subsequent drying, reverse paper towel so you won't place herb on wet spots.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
hikerpat
 - Knoxville TN
answer 6
I used this unit to dry cilantro and it worked great. I am sure it would work just as well for other herbs too.
answered 5 years ago
By
rnforeveryoung
 - Choctaw, OK
answer 7
Herbs require a low temperature setting for quality drying. Thit unit has a pre-set high temperature setting, well above the best temperature for drying herbs.
answered 5 years ago
By
value1234
Question

Does the fan shut off when cooking?

asked 4 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Oster Food Dehydrator
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
no, it doesn't but it is quiet and works great.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
northernnight0
 - Omak WA
answer 2
no - fan is always on when plugged in
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Saberysmom
 - Gainesville, FL
answer 3
yes for short periods of time, then they turn back on.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
tracyh926
 - germantown, wi
answer 4
no
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
quietthemindhealthebody
 - Alameda, CA
answer 5
No. The fan is what dries the meat, air circulation. There is no "cooking" being done, only drying.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Motherhen63
 - York NY
answer 6
Yes, it should cycle on and off.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
amarabi
answer 7
I was wondering that myself as I used mine for the first time tonight and it shut off after ten minutes and then started back up again after cooling off? It seems to do that, but I can't find an answer in the manual, hope someone can answer this for us...
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
Question

Do the jerky guns come with it?

asked 2 years ago
By
teri
on Oster Food Dehydrator
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
no. Has nothing but some open-mesh trays.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
rcdallas
answer 2
No
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
HouseHoldCritic
answer 3
no
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Shepard06
answer 4
Not in the box ours came in
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
gmom6
answer 5
No
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Vetti
answer 6
No
answered 2 years ago
By
Slider569
Question

can you buy more trays and liquid tray for this dehydrator?

asked 4 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Oster Food Dehydrator
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
no you can't add more trays but you can buy extra liquid tray liners for it from walmart.com
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
KitchenApplianceAddict
 - Columbia MO
answer 2
no you cannot, unfortunately. but you can use wax paper instead, works just fine!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
tracyh926
 - germantown, wi
answer 3
You can only buy the trays on line from the manufacturer and they have no liquid trays.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
amarabi
answer 4
Thank you for your inquiry. Additional trays can be purchased at jardenstore.com or by phone at 800-334-0759. At this time liquid trays are not available.

Sincerely,
Jarden Consumer Solutions
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
AGLASSI
 - Bentonville, AR
Question

can you make fruit roll ups using Yogurt?

asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
mtnman0209
on Oster Food Dehydrator
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes you can, but you will need to put saran, cling wrap or wax paper because there are holes in the trays.
http://creativechristianmama.com/fun-things-friday-homemade-fruit-leather/
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
HouseHoldCritic
answer 2
No mention of it in the manual. Most likely not since it would run through the screens. Only for use with strips or slices of food items.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
gmom6
answer 3
no
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Saberysmom
 - Gainesville, FL
answer 4
these trays have holes, no flat, you can try using wax paper, i've done this making a coconut wrap, worked just fine!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
tracyh926
 - germantown, wi
Question

Are the trays dishwasher safe?

asked 4 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Oster Food Dehydrator
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes! but a veggie brush with soap and water cleans them quickly
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Saberysmom
 - Gainesville, FL
answer 2
read the manual. it's not a big deal to wipe down the trays.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
tracyh926
 - germantown, wi
answer 3
yes! I've put them in 3 times now with no adverse effects.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Motherhen63
 - York NY
answer 4
I don't use a dishwasher, but according to the information on the outside of the box the trays are dishwasher safe
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
BossLadysBOSS
 - Podunk, AL
Question

Where is the fan located, top or back?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Gloria
on Oster Food Dehydrator
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
it is located in the bottom of the dehydrator,, so you take all your trays off and there is the fan in the middle,, it has a cover over it so food can't fall directly into the fan,, it is supposed to help circulate air better that way to dry food faster. Just have to make sure you don't have anything sitting close to your dehydrator when you have it on or it will get hot,, it needs a room around it so air can circulate
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
crickets
answer 2
It is on the bottom, which is a poor design. It will get food in it, be hard to clean, and the unit will not last as long as one with the fan on the top or side.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
rcdallas
answer 3
The fan is located in the middle of the bottom of the machine. Then the trays stack on top of one another.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
HouseHoldCritic
answer 4
bottom
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Teok8177
Question

Where can I buy replacement trays for this item?

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Oster Food Dehydrator
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
at oster.com
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
tracyh926
 - germantown, wi
answer 2
Oster.com and you can call the 800 number and speak with someone who is located here in the US and they can help you out
answered 4 years ago
By
Wvnavyvet
 - Charleston, Wv
answer 3
Try eBay - there are several there.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
hikerpat
 - Knoxville TN
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