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With over a decade spent on residential and commercial construction job sites, Dan Stout has the hands-on experience to speak to builders, contractors, and homeowners with the voice of authority. Much of his work centers on demystifying the building industry by simplifying construction jargon for homeowners and laying out best business practices for contractors. Dan's non-fiction has appeared on numerous blogs and vendor websites, while his prize-winning fiction has been featured in publications such as Nature and The Saturday Evening Post. His debut novel Titanshade is scheduled for a 2019 release from DAW Books.

10 Unusual Ways to Use Your Food Dehydrator

A food dehydrator is a useful addition to your kitchen toolkit, but one that's not called on as often as it could be. Many people seem to assume that these handy devices exist purely to make crunchy apple chips. In fact, they not only have a wide range of uses for food preparation, but they also come in handy in all kinds of situations. Whether you already have one or are considering a purchase, here are 10 unexpected and unusual food dehydrator uses that can make your life simpler.