convection oven vs. dehydrator?
Hi - my house came with a Jenn-Air convection oven, and while considering buying a dehydrator, I wondered if my oven would work to dehydrate.
Apparently you can now buy a dehydration kit for some Jenn-Air ovens but mine doesn't have the dehydration setting (or at least I couldn't find it in the manual or on the web). The kit costs around $100.
Still, I monkeyed with it a bit...I set the temp to 100, and it was happy to heat that low, but the convection didn't kick on (I'm not a baker - I mostly make casseroles and bake squash) - and I wondered if I would have to keep the oven open to dehydrate.
Does anyone have an opinion about the feasibility/cost effectiveness of dehydrating in my oven (Jenn-Air ww30430) - does it cost more time/kwh to run the oven vs a dehydrator?
Thanks, this list is such a great resource.