How to dry fruit & vegetables

Drying is the oldest known method of preserving food. Flavour and aroma are concentrated as water is removed from produce, accounting for the often more intense flavour of dried products when compared to their fresh equivalent. The vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in the food are not affected by drying. Dried foods will store without the need for preservatives or refrigeration, saving space in your freezer.

A wide range of produce can be dried:


  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Berries
  • Currants
  • Plums
  • Strawberries and more!


  • Tomatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Beans
  • Onions & Peppers
  • Herbs and more!

Some use a conventional oven to dry produce; however, ovens are not designed to desiccate and do not supply the necessary air circulation required, causing food to condense, stick or drip.

Make drying easy by using the purpose built Fruit & Vegetable Drier with thermostat and timing mechanism to ensure the appropriate treatment for different types of produce. The Fruit & Vegetable Drier has 4 easy to clean trays into to which warm, dry air is gently fanned. Drying times vary from 2-3 hours for herbs to around 4-8 hours for apples. An ideal product for those who have a seasonal glut of produce who care about what they eat.

See our Fruit & Vegetable Drier.