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8 Free DIY Or Homemade Solar Food Dehydrator

 The importance of quality food in daily life cannot be ignored. If all you seek is taste, freshness and nutrition, then only a local farmer or your own garden can facilitate your need. Not every fruit or vegetable that you like would be available around the year. So, how to plan a healthy lifestyle while making sure you get what you want throughout? There are different methods of preserving food, but what way seems more legit to you? Have you heard about diy solar food dehydrator – they are absolutely worth it.

You do not have to spend much money in acquiring them from the market as homemade food dehydrator can do the job for you. You might be thinking how on earth is it possible to craft a solar food dryer at your home? Well, here are 8 simple yet effective DIY plans which would answer your biggest question, “how to build a food dehydrator”?

1: Simplest solar food dryer

If you want to spend lesser time in making a solar dryer, then this plan perfectly suits your need. Your ultimate goal of drying veggies and fruits would be fulfilled.

  • Craft a frame – length and width depends upon  your choice
  • Join the sides together  to make a perfect shape
  • Add a door at the front
  • Use trays for support
  • Insert heat  absorber
  • Add cover to the frame

For details, have a look here –Detail plan

food dehydrator

2: Passive Solar dryer

In order to make your own food dehydrator, and that even a sophisticated type, here is something that you would like the most. It is made from pinewood and basic covering from aluminum. It may take up a few days to get into shape, or you can take professional help for getting the wood chopped. For details, click here

Passive Solar dryer

3: Large solar dehydrator

This is a fantastic plan for preserving seeds long term. In order to have an efficient plan, you need the following items:

  • Sizing of the solar collectors
  • Constructing the basic frame
  • Rooftop (support) and solar mounting
  • Collector downward slope
  • Air vents
  • Cooling fans

In order to know in detail see the complete plan

Large solar dehydrator

4: Basic solar dryer

This plan helps you in getting the simplest, sun energy efficient diy food dehydrator. You would need the following things:

  • Wood Screws (big and small)
  • Nails
  • Staples
  • Metal Screen
  • Hinges
  • Clear Plastic / Glass
  • Corrugated plastic panel
  • Wood
  • Black Paint

For making the legs you need:

  • Wooden Post
  • Corks from Bottles
  • Link Chain
  • Bolts

For more details, click here

Basic solar dryer

5: Thin Plywood Solar dehydrator

This plant belongs to the category of the best food Dehydrators as it is highly functional, yet consumes less time in making. You will need the following materials:

  • Plywood ( for making the body)
  • Wood for braces (support)
  • Window
  • Screen (as cover for vents)
  • Stalking for drying racks
  • Hinges
  • Screws
  • Staples
  • Thermometer

In order to know about the process exactly, go through the complete plan

Thin Plywood Solar dehydrator

6: Workable solar dryer plan

Make your life simple by working on the simplest type of solar dryer idea – it is more like a book with a front covered with plastic sheets and base made from the wood. The basic mechanism goes the way it is for every type of Solar dryer, but the outlook is why elephants and sophisticated. In order to know about the details and exact measurements, have a look:

Workable solar dryer plan

7: Inexpensive solar dryer

The basic outlook of this kind of solar plan is slanted, which looks more like a vertical garden placed. It is simply the best-looking plan that you would have come across. It has various slabs that would help you in getting multiple items dried simultaneously. For details about the material and constructing, click here

Inexpensive solar dryer

 8: Solar dryer with Chimney

By now you must be cleared enough on how to make a food dehydrator – if you want to put your hands in a project that is a little challenging, you must go for this solar dryer plan which has chimney along. It would be fun making this type, if you know how to make the simplest ones.

The link given below would help you in giving the details about how the plans go about. The video link would help you in actually witnessing the entire process.

Enjoy making your own solar dryer and make your life easier.

About Katherine Anne

Katherine Anne is a dynamic and competent writer,she writes on different subjects such as gardening, homesteading and livestock. Her other interests are wildlife, poultry, nature and farming.

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2 comments

  1. Thank you for including our solar dryer design. It has been very useful in preserving food here on the farm.

  2. Hope to make good use of your solar dryer systerm thank you

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