Other Fast-dry method
Hey, StayHigh - that's an interesting method - I never would have thought of steam drying.
Thought I'd offer up my own "instant dry" method, which I sometimes find works even better than a quicker dehydrator dry (say less than 12 hours).
I take 3 - 4 microwave safe plates and a cone coffee filter. Trim the leaf and stem from 2 - 3 medium sized buds (or less).
Place the buds inside the coffee filter, so they don't touch. Place on your first plate, and set in microwave. Microwave on Medium Low power (30-40%) for 20 seconds.
Remove the plate and take the bud filled filter and place it on your second plate, flipping it over to get any wet spots on the filter topside. Adjust buds away from wet spots, making sure they don't touch. The plate coming out will have moisture on it wicked out of the bud through the coffee filter. I dry that off, and let the plate cool if necessary before re-using.
Repeat the microwave, switch plate process.
Each time you put the plate back into the microwave, you use a dry, cool plate. The main thing during the whole process is to try and keep things from getting hot. I even stop and let the microwave inside cool off if I do a couple of batches.
Continue to zap the bud for 20 seconds at medium low each time until there is only a hint of moisture on the plate when you take it out. At that point, increase to 25 seconds each time at medium low still. Watch the plate moisture, and when it's almost gone again, increase to 30 seconds.
I zap at 30 seconds until the plate comes out dry 2 - 3 tmes; depends on how dry you want the herb.
This was a process developed gradually over time with a lot of trial and error - but I recently saw something similar written up by Cervantes.
Depending on your bud, you may zap it from 3 - 8 times at each stage. Denser bud requires many more 20 second zaps, and some of the airy sativas need more 30 second zaps, but don't output heavy moisture at first.
The only drawback I notice is a slight decrease in overall resin bulk, and mostly the loss in flavors from well cured bud. You can do a coffee filter batch in about 15 minutes.