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I have some everyday drying needs, like drying dessicants such as calcium chloride and silica gel.

Can I use a food dehydrator for this task as an alternative to a scientific drying oven? There is a 10x cost differential in the price.

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    $\begingroup$ No. It doesn't get hot enough. For drying silica gel and calcium chloride an ordinary toaster over would work fine. I just wouldn't cook food in it too on a matter of principle. Never mix food containers and chemicals and you won't make some catastrophic mistake. $\endgroup$ – MaxW May 29 '20 at 10:24

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