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Still Testing - I'll update reviews as I go
on June 27, 2014
I saw this demonstrated on TV and thought it was an excellent idea and worth trying for the price.
So far, I've made 3 batches of apples, all of which resulted in dehydrated, chewy morsels, but not dry, crispy ones.
Using my own mandolin, I sliced the first batched too thick which resulted in the slices cracking when I inserted them into the device.
The second batch was sliced "just right," however, like the first batch, I failed to dry the individual pieces out between paper towel before inserting. I microwaved them a tad too long, resulting in the plastic device burning some. No matter, even though chewy, these were tasty.
The third batch was sliced "just right," and blotted them before cooking. My cooking time was 6 minutes, versus the 4.5 minutes recommended. These looked more uniformly processed, however did not come out of the microwave crispy. As I just made them a few minutes ago, I'll let them sit for a while to see if they crisp up.
I really like the taste of the dehydrated apples and love them as a snack. They'd be great to give to kids, for sure! But they are not yet crispy, and I'll keep trying until I figure out the secret OR I just eat them "as is."
I have not yet tried potatoes. When I do, I'll update this review as to the process.
2:30PM the same day: The apples did not get crispy. They still resemble partial dehydrated apples. That said, they make a great snack. They are easier to carry when going on a walk than an apple and don't make your fingers sticky when snacking. I wish this product was described with more realistic outcome expectations. I have still to try the potatoes, so I'll be back to update this review in the future.