Read more, 3 out of 5 people found this review helpful. A nice feature is that it is in an enclosed unit and compact. on Introduction. Heide G. on Best biltong! sorry, Review by 8 years ago I do think that the construction is a bit flimsy, needs focus when putting it together. This is a great gift for your hubby or your biltong lover. Easy to assemble, and even easier to use, highly recommended to everyone who loves biltong. South African here that's checked out the differences between biltong and jerky before. If you are a little patient and are cool with pre-planning these things you cannot go wrong here. Casper P. on Review by 7 November 2014, Review by 11 September 2013. Review by Our first batch of biltong came out very well, and was eaten quickly. Marida B. on fan drives the air through the food and exit at the other side, BUT, I am seriously thinking about cutting another air screen on the lid. It is typically a raw beef that is heavily seasoned and air-cured for several days. I have already made a batch of biltong and I must say I am very impressed. Slice the meat into suitable strips and sprinkle with Biltong spice or marinate it in a brine of your choice. The Mellerware Biltong maker works like a charm. Share it with us! and dry the meat and then be extracted out by the fan at the top. Review by Review by Biltong Makers. 10 March 2017. 19 March 2015. Review by Yes, this is the second one I have bought. Luane B. on It's the Healthy Alternative to all other Beef Snacks. 10 October 2019. Using your oven to make biltong at home. While the product isn't very sturdy it is sturdy enough to do the job and if something does break then a spot of superglue ought to sort it out easily. -one storage box (this one is 30x30x25cm), mine was clear because soooooo cheap, I used duct tape to help light reflect instead of going out the box and lighting the whole room. Some traditionalists believe to make biltong it needs to be cured in a special biltong box or drying room over a period of several days; however, I'm going to debunk this myth and say good quality biltong can be made in a standard dehydrator in about 12 - 14 hours. Russell Hobbs Biltong Maker - 1KGS. So.... it works! on I doubt that the fan will last forever and the sides are rather brittle and a bit flimsy, but don't let this put you off. hope this instructable was interesting......... In fact mine is going to my daughter in Germany as she is missing the taste of biltong. Lisa K. on I make my very allergic dog biltong with only a little salt on it. Absolutely adore it! as you can see, my drilling was goofy....this kind of plastic breaks easily.....I fixed it with a duct tape wraping..... I have always wanted a food dehydrator and am in love with this as we make healthy biltong and dried fruit as school snacks at a fraction of the cost. Item Reviewed: This is so cool, I can now make my own biltong at a fraction of the price, plus have the added option of drying fruit! Not all fruits will dry well, so focus only on the ones known to produce excellent results when dried. Fruit flies have no problem getting inside. 52 out of 62 people would recommend this product, Review by Did you find this review helpful? Elmarie B. on Denise R S. on Review by the duct tape make the stuff a little "quick and dirty, but I had to make it more solid because of the cracks I made while drilling. Did you find this review helpful? Great for drying out meat - both game and beef. first take your time to draw the points where the rods will be glued......think about the high you will need ti fit the screens, the bulb and its stand, and the fan depending if you fasten it inside or outside....dont mess up.... Biltong is a classic South African-style jerky. 26 December 2017, I bought this as a Christmas gift. 3 November 2016. I gave this to my husband for his birthday and it has kept him occupied ever since. Karen G. on 5 September 2014. Not nearly enough heat is generated by the bulb to warrant the extra electricity being used. We've got great gifts. Read more, Review by -a 100w bulb is good, mine is 60w. It also has drying shelves included for your dried fruit and vegetables, the continuous air flow to speed up the drying process. on Step 8. I suggest you stock up on a few of these as incandescent lights are getting more expensive every month. this is a very common type of dehydrator made by people looking for a cheap efficient way to dry food at home. Lynette D. on on To make it, first marinate your meat in red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. 24 August 2020. Yes | No, Review by Review by The assembly itself is very wobbly and can fall apart easily if you try to move it. But I am trying to find a used one as I don't want to pay for a new one. I just love having biltong ready within 2-3 days and have even made droewors. Make home preservation your thing, and create perfect dried fruit and meats for the whole family. Norman L. on Cherene N. on Mine works so well, this one I bought is travelling all the way to Morocco for a friend who misses the taste of biltong. Love this product. I bend them a little to make it easier to put in and out. -glue, duct tape, saw, dremel, good music and a cold beer. The Mellerware Food Dehydrator is amazing value for money and very easy to use - I am just loving the one that I purchased and would recommend it to anyone to purchase. Maida B. on Then, rub the meat with a seasoning mix for extra flavor. He has done fruit, is experimenting with various meats for biltong and intends to try tomatoes etc in due course. My biltong came out very nice every time. Tamsyn W. on The slots at the bottom to allow air out once it has been sucked in via the fan are too big they allow fruit flies and even small household flies in. 26 May 2016. Otherwise, this biltong maker is amazing. Sep 20, 2020 - Homemade dried fruit seems like endless effort, hey? Did you find this review helpful? not sure from instructions does fan blow into or out of the box. Stores flat so doesn't take up too much space. I absolutely love my Biltong Maker! I needed to dry Organic parsley and it took THREE days and the parsley was partially dried but still 'leathery'! Find the perfect gifts now. Review by (Two racks are enough for about two apples). 17 July 2014. Jemma L. on IT WORKS PERFECTLY WITH JUST A LIGHTBULB......fan is just a little help...... hope this answer was usefull for you.......cheers from limousin!!!! For all lovers of biltong this is the perfect gift. 13 September 2018. Great biltong maker which will be enjoyed by us on a regular basis. If it goes hatter than the given temperature, the skin may be too heard already. With drying rods and racks included, you can make delicious dr (I haven't tried fruit yet). Review by 15 out of 15 people found this review helpful. May just use a cardboard box for now. 2017-10-12T16:06:23+01:00. Also, I'm in Ireland - so it the ambient temperature wasn't very hot. I own this and have used it for both biltong and dehydration and have found a major flaw. I assembled this product immediately and put it to use straight away by drying some thin wors sausage. I'm considering purchasing a few more so I can indulge in more of its capabilities. My husband is South African and made a biltong dryer so we can make our own. depending on the ambient temperature and the size of the container. 11 October 2017. can't believe people are giving this 5 stars with such a massive flaw. Maretha E. on I am pleased that the appliance came with recipe's and food preparation suggestions. The 40W light bulbs are hard to find. Easy to use and a great way to experiment with dehydrating all kinds of foods. Did you find this review helpful? 7 years ago Graham M. on Get creative and use your own unique spice blends or use tried and true South African Biltong recipes. 1 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Biltong Maker Biltong Box Beef Jerky Dehydrator Biltong Spice with 100g FREE SPICE and Light Bulb MisterChef® Food Dehydrator, 250W Large 5 Trays – Perfect for Healthy & Natural Snacks, Dried Fruit - Long 1m Power Cord + Free Color Recipe Book + Free 2 Year Warranty + Nice Color Gift Box Traditionally, brown vinegar has been used to make biltong. I used it once, and threw R400 of rubbish away. Can't believe how many positive reviews this thing got; really wish I'd paid more heed to the negative reviews. After a while the fan stopped working, so this was exchanged again. I don't understand the logic of putting the source of heat (the light) right next to the fan at the top of the unit. 14 May 2015. I recommend brown vinegar for the best flavour, with cider vinegar coming in a close second. Place fruit slices on the shelves and insert a 40 watt light bulb. Kathy M. on Alistair D. on Review by 8 out of 9 people found this review helpful. be precise, it will be easier to fasten the stuff later. For almost 100 years Moir's has been a favourite in South African households, offering scrumptious treats for the whole family. Didn't meet expectations.. took too long to dry. This is a great gift for any meat lover. search the internet and get LOTS of recipes for jerky, biltong, dried vegetables and fruits....(dried tomatoes flavoured with garlic and herbs.......mmhhhhhh) 31 January 2017. 20 December 2013. Today I am going to try making dried apples. What precautions are you taking for COVID-19? I was hoping it would be quicker and more economical to use this dehydrator but the oven at 70 deg C for 45 mins works better and parsley lovely, dry and crisp! The product itself does exactly what it suppose to. Leave your fruit to dry, depending on the fruit and the thickness, this could take between 6 hours to 3 days. Greetings from Iceland!You took great photos and your English was perfectly understandable, don't worry. 0g sugar. Review by I think temperature and humidity needs to be within moderation. You've got great people. Sending it to my son in the U.K. so he can make his own biltong and droewors!! 18 September 2014. 3 days to achieve a nicely dried outside with a slightly “wet” inside. When applying the slightest pressure to the one side while attempting to attach the 3rd and 4th sides, the one side snapped in half! Read more, Review by I live in france in a rural region where people still hunt boars and bucks, so wild meat is easy to get and dried boar ham is one of… DIANNE H. on Herbs also dry out well in this device. We stock The Biltong K However we have detected a design flaw. on Create your own mouth wateringly delicious biltong at home with our range of Biltong makers, Biltong cutters and supplies for the home biltong maker. 19 January 2017. Especially if you are concerned about all the chemicals they put into dried fruit these days. Reply 28 January 2017. Biltong maker and food dehydrator; Hanging rods for biltong and droewors Apr 13, 2020 - Make home preservation your thing, and create perfect dried fruit and meats for the whole family. Hi Louis. Lancelot W. on 20 August 2013. While the product isn't very sturdy it is sturdy enough to do the job and if something does break then a spot of superglue ought to sort it out easily. 12 December 2019, Review by I exchanged the unit for a new one... twice. We find that it takes about 2-3 days to dry to our satisfaction. More so, that when drying fruits, be sure not to set your dehydrator at high temperature just to make the process faster. Review by 22 April 2014, I have read all the other reviews and am wondering if we have the same product. Ane C. on I don't have a dremel, but I strongly recommend it as those strorage box are a bit fragile and mine broke on several spots while drilling.....that's why I had to wrap it with duct tape. 6 years ago Thanks to all and greetings from Dubai. i like it =). GEORGINA S. on Review by The bulb was hard to find, at least i got a pack of 5 in Checkers Hyper,now I don't have to worry much, Review by Perfect your spice rub for biltong, and know exactly what goes into your dried fruit. I live in france in a rural region where people still hunt boars and bucks, so wild meat is easy to get and dried boar ham is one of my favourite meat.......excuse my english, I'm sure I can explain... Review by Nicely done! Anonymous Lynsey S. on Anonymous on First class toy for boys! 9 May 2016. 40 watt bayonet candle lightbulb can be bought separately to speed up drying, but the machine will work without it. That is are you drawing air through the filters over the food, or blow air over food and out the filters? Anonymous 22 February 2017. 4 January 2016. Review by Feb 24, 2018 - How to make a biltong box for making your own biltong or dry wors at home. Gus K. on Gillian on View more products from Biltong Makers, Fruit Dehydrators, Mellerware. Takes a day to prep biltong before it goes into the machine and then 3-5 days to dry it and then that's it! A biltong maker or dryer, sometimes sold as a “food dehydrator” is a machine used to dry the meat to make biltong. Have made biltong, dried strawberries and even mushroom biltong! Tania R. on 28 September 2016. Review by 7 June 2013. 17 January 2018. My concern is that getting globes will be a problem going forward as they are not readily available. Made the first batch of biltong and can't wait to try out using it for the dried fruit. We received the parcel and was very easy to set up. Note that the biltong box is able to make larger pieces so I used the larger cuts in the box and the smaller pieces in the dehydrator. Read more, 8 out of 8 people found this review helpful. I certainly don't want flies walking on or laying eggs in my biltong or fruit flies all over my dehydrated fruit. A hidden benefit is that your house will smell like biltong while the machine is in operation! End product was as expected. Select fruits that are suitable for drying. Using your oven to make biltong at home. So if you do find them - stock up. black paint does the same if you didn't choose a dark box.....(why are dark boxes more expensive than clear ones?). Moir's rich history of delicious desserts and bakes started back in the nineteenth century when Scotsman John Moir founded a business making fruit-flavoured jellies that pr.. Yes | No, Review by 25 June 2019, Extremely flimsy. When your fruit is done, you should be able to squeeze it and there should be no moisture. Great purchase. on It was out its box for all of 10 minutes and now has to go in the dustbin. drill carefully!!!!!! Did you find this review helpful? Funny that you made it in your dehydrator, I would love a dehydrator in the kitchen, but have recently been considering drying fruit in the biltong maker! Not at all sure how it will dry meat or fruit :(, 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful. The snipped meat strips are cured and marinated appropriately, followed by placing them on the oven shelves. Review by Many thanks for your excellent service. Now my Hubby and I can both use it! Yes | No, Review by I would highly recommend it to anyone. Buying a dehydrator. Basil M. on I had to cut them with a hot knife, but a dremel would have been better.... and I mean MUCH better... Marietjie S. on Read more. The Biltong king has a light fitting to reduce the moisture build up. Lynne S. on some people used aluminium foil...but you'd better choose a black box... However, as there was no light in the pack we used a 40w round globe and unfortunately it has melted the plastic rack closest to it. Natasha O. on See more ideas about biltong, industrial, cabinet. It makes biltong in 3 days! 8 March 2018. The word biltong is from the Dutch bil ("rump") and tong ("strip" or "tongue"). Biltong is air dried and made with all natural ingredients: salt, pepper, coriander, and vinegar. It works very well and the process is surprisingly simple. Hot or warm air usually has higher humidity than cold air, so hot/warm air isn't always the best. Great product, have used it numerous times and will continue to use it. Shopping on Yuppiechef is safe and secure. :) I definitely recommend buying this, I'm certainly very happy with mine. I like that you can disassemble it and store it neatly when not in use. Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No, Review by 6 January 2016. Yuppiechef accepts the following payment options: ‐ Toggle Sub‐menu for Kitchenware, ‐ Toggle Sub‐menu for Appliances, ‐ Toggle Sub‐menu for Tableware, ‐ Toggle Sub‐menu for Food & Drink. Monika R. on Easy to use. With drying rods and racks included, you can make delicious dried goods at home. I was delighted that such a compact gadget could produce biltong in a hygienic environment and to my own particular taste so quickly! Using your oven to make biltong at home. Here's all you need to know making your own. Here, read on and be sure to have all these fruits present in your fridge! 8 years ago Review by Crack doesn't effect the working of the product. other types were made of cardboard boxes or wood, but plastic had the advantage of durability and was easier to clean..... Make home preservation your thing, and create perfect dried fruit and meats for the whole family. 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