So you’ve seen lots of raw food recipes that need a dehydrator.  But you’re not quite ready to make the commitment and buy another piece of kitchen equipment that will take up precious kitchen countertop real estate.

And you want to know if you can use an oven until you make up your mind.

Quick answer. . .


But there’s a couple of things to look out for when using your oven as a dehydrator.  The main thing I’ve found is airflow; the oven you’re using really needs to have a good fan.

I made some kale chips in my oven to steer you in the right direction.  Let me know if you’ve had success with using your oven as a dehydrator in the comments below, I’d love to know what you made.

Related: What is a raw food dehydrator?