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Those who are looking for a top of the line food dehydrator should take a look at the Excalibur dehydrator. It is one of the most popular units I've seen on the market.
This unit has plenty of positive features which make it a must-have for anyone serious about drying foods to make healthy snacks.
The Excalibur dehydrator offers several different models for dehydrating.
The Excalibur 3900 is the "big daddy" of the line. With 9 trays it is perfect for those with large gardens and people with large families.
The Excalibur 3500 is the next in line. This unit includes 5 trays with medium capacity.
The Exacalibur 2900 houses 9 trays and is another model that is good for larger families.
The Exaclibur 2500 offers 5 trays and is great for those wanting to dehydrate smaller portions.
The Excalibur 2400 is the smallest unit available with 4 trays and measures in at 11" X 11", it is perfect for couples and those with minimal dehydrating needs.
Excalibur Food Dehydrator
The heat source and the fan are both located in the back of the unit which allows air to move freely around the racks. This ensures even drying times.
The timer is perfect for those who are on a tight schedule and cannot monitor the unit while in use. It will turn itself off automatically so it can be used at any time. In addition the accurate temperature control will allow the user to select different temperatures for different types of foods.
The trays on the unit are square and large so will hold a lot of food on each one. Those who are getting a steady stream of produce from their own gardens will find that this is an asset, as more food can be dried at any one time.
All the trays feature a mesh liner which means that foods do not fall down onto other trays and therefore cross-contamination can be avoided and more than one type of food can be dried at any one time. The trays are all removable so more room can be made easily for larger items of food.
As well as drying foods the Excalibur Food Dehydrator can be used to proof sourdough and culturing yoghurt, particularly when using the larger containers. These both need to be covered so that they do not dry out with the air moving around.
Peace of mind for the user is provided by the 10 year warranty. Plenty of users have had units for longer than this with no problems and the Excalibur Dehydrator will soon pay for itself.
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