Dehydration failure, how sad. I thought it might be worth my time to dehydrate blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, but I was wrong. 2 small cartons of blueberries spread out on the trays. Then each blueberry was slightly slit with the knife to improve the drying time.
A small carton each of raspberries and blackberries. Nothing much I could do to improve their drying time, so they went into the machine as they were. I figured it was worth trying at least once.
Now I know. It was a waste of great produce. How sad. None of these berries were edible once they were dehydrated. Most of them were still wet in the center or on a side after almost 30 hours in the dehydrator. At that point, I tried eating one, gagged and dumped everything into the garbage. I can’t even describe the taste, it was almost like it was charred. Is that even possible with a dehydrator?
For whatever reason, my berries did not dehydrate properly at all. I am going to do some more research though and see if there are tricks to making it work. The thought of having berries at my fingertips year round tempts me to try again someday.