Dehydrate Cook Mode

by Weber Grills


Added in 2017, Dehydrate allows anyone to make delicious snacks right in their own home.

How it works

The Dehydrate Cook Mode uses very low element heat outputs and primarily uses the convection fans to circulate heat and draw moisture away from food. It pairs with the Air Baskets to dry food evenly on all sides.

Customize your dehydrating experience

Dehydrate supports temperatures from 100–175°F, with the ability to set a timer up to 96 hours. The Air Baskets allow food to be placed at all shelf heights without impeding air circulation. June is optimized to dry three baskets of “dry” foods (like herbs) or two baskets of “wet” food (like marinated beef jerky) with one basket lined with foil in the bottom position to catch drips. For more information, see the FAQs below.

Cook-Programs and Recipes

The Dehydrate mode offers a great way to dry your fresh herbs at the end of summer and we designed Cook-Programs for Basil, Bay Leaves, Dill, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme to help preserve your bountiful harvest. We also have options for popular fruits and beef jerky.

Never dehydrated anything before? The Cookbook within the June app is filled with recipes geared towards cooks of all skill levels. Spice things up with Chile-Lime Pineapple Rings and Sweet Potato Chips or try out our kid-friendly Mango-Raspberry Fruit Leather. Your dog will even love June with these Jerky Dog Treats.

Tips for getting started

  • Preparing all the food to the same size helps ensure consistency, with the best results coming from ⅛ – ¼-inch thick slices.
  • Avoid overcrowding the baskets and try to leave ½-inch of space between each piece of food for optimal air circulation.
  • Rotating baskets during cooking and swapping their shelf positions will help large trays dry more evenly.
  • If you’re searching for dehydrator recipes online, follow the dehydrator instructions rather than “oven dehydrate” instructions. June’s Dehydrate mode to designed to act like a true dehydrator.
  • Salt based seasoning will speed up the dehydration process.
  • Lightly coating fruits with lemon juice or citric acid may reduce browning.

Frequently asked questions

What can I dehydrate?

Our Culinary Team has created Cook-Programs and recipes for fruits, mushrooms, herbs, and lean beef slices. Keep food safety in mind when preparing other types of foods.

How do I know when my food is ready?
This depends on what you’re dehydrating and will vary depending on the size, ripeness, seasoning and the starting moisture content. The overall quantity (1, 2, or 3 trays) will also affect the time. To see if your food is done, remove one piece and let it fully cool before testing for dryness. Our Cook-Programs will automatically adjust the length of dehydrating time to the amount of trays used.
Can I dehydrate in all three baskets at once?
We recommend dehydrating in 3 baskets at once when preparing drier foods that won’t drip, like fresh herbs or sliced fruit. When making wetter foods (like beef jerky that has been marinated) we recommend sticking to two baskets, using the third basket lined with foil to catch any drips for easy clean up.
Can I use mesh baskets I bought somewhere else instead of June's Air Baskets?
We recommend using the June Air Baskets for best results. These have been thoroughly tested by our Culinary team. Using other air baskets may affect your cooking. We also don't recommend using just the Nonstick Pan and Roasting Rack since the pan prevents air from circulating.

Have other questions about dehydrating? Contact our service team.

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