By Beefy Man - United States - Lehi
Today, I spent eight hours cutting, curing, and aligning on the racks, six months worth of beef to be dried for some tasty jerky, only to find out my dehydrator is broken beyond repair, and would cost as much to fix as the soon-to-spoil meat that I bought. FML
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  singer0421  |  32

If the dehydrator hadn't shown any previous signs of being potentially unusable, then the OP wouldn't exactly have a reason to double-check whether or not it's working, you know?

  Rababco  |  29

#21 Blame that on the companies that design stuff to break so easily. People are often lucky if a large appliance lasts 10 years. Smaller appliances will often break in a few years. Phones and the like will run incredibly low on batteries and even stop working completely after a couple of years. Fixing something and buying the parts necessary can be more expensive than just buying a new one.


I would assume it's similar to totalling your car; the price vs. damage would not be worthwhile. OP, I vote oven! May take time but if it's that or waste, fuck it, why not try?

By  Thornroseheart  |  16

I dry the stuff using one of those large square fans you can get at Wal-Mart. If you're strapped for cash, try just doing that. There are some really good tutorials for it online.