Excalibur 9-Tray Food Dehydrator w/ Temperature Settings/26-Hr Timer

Excalibur 9-Tray Food Dehydrator w/ Temperature Settings/26-Hr Timer
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Excalibur 9-Tray Electric Food Dehydrator w/ Temperature Settings/26-Hr Timer
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  • 9-tray dehydrator, 15 square feet of drying space
  • Built in on/off switch
  • Great for large familes and gardens
  • Adjustable thermostat 105 to 165°F, safe to dry meat for jerky; Accurate temperature controls to dry fruits, vegetables, meats, flowers, herbs, pet treats, arts and crafts
  • Convenient 26 hour timer, lets you sleep of leave home in peace
  • VOLTAGE: 110V, 600 Watts

Great product. I researched the Excalibur dehydrators before purchasing and and I saw two main complaints. The first complaint was that some of the Excalibur dehydrators are extremely noisy. This was usually attributed to the fan blades being bent during shipment. During my reviews of the Excalibur dehydrators I found that the dehydrators should not be any noisier than a standard microwave. As soon as I received my dehydrator it was unpacked, plugged in, and turned on. It was about as loud as a microwave.
So far so good.
The second common complaint was that they would produce heat for a few seconds and then the heating element would shut off. We loaded the dehydrator up with several trays of freshly picked herbs from the garden and set it to dehydrate overnight. The next morning there were several trays of freshly dehydrated herbs.
I am extremely happy with my dehydrator and would recommend it to anyone.

One extra word. Do yourself the favor and get the model with the timer. I purchased the Excalibur model Excalibur 3926TW. The T stands for Timer and the W stands for White. For some reason the White model is $13 cheaper than the Black model.

[Deal Review]:

Got mine ordered. This is 2 less than when I put on my wishlist, so I had to bite.

What is one practical use of this thing?

Amazing beef jerky

Been looking for a deal on one of these for a long time. Thanks!

We have this thing and use the crap out of it every summer making fruit rolls galore

I got it on a last deal for 1 like 9 months ago. For some time I felt like it wasn’t a great purchase. The dry fruits were great, but still I felt like the price I paid for it wasn’t worth it. It is just yesterday I made my first jerky, ground beef. Wow! Now I know it is worth every penny.

So it depends what you need it for. Jerky is a perfect “on the go” food and it is so expensive to buy. So to me, right there it is worth it. And it is less than I ever saw it offered.

In my experience, ground beef is easier on the mouth too, vs. regular beef jerky. And it’s usually easier to prep (no slicing)

I’ve been waiting for this exact one to go on sale! Thanks!!

 

Speaking as someone who owns one, I can tell you that there is a lot of use.

 

For example…are you one of those families that buys fresh fruit? And do you find yourself making regular contributions to the garbage because not enough of the fruit was eaten?

I can tell you that this was the case for my house. What I found is that when I see the fruit getting ripe, I sliced it up and dehydrated it. It virtually eliminated all fresh fruit waste in my house. In fact, I have come to realize that people in my house seem to prefer the dehydrated fruit for snacks.

 

Banana chips are a particular favorite.

 

Somebody touched on the beef jerky. I concur. Soak the beef in Dale’s marinade overnight and then dehydrate. It makes awesome jerky.

 

I even used this to speed up the drying of my son’s pinewood derby car.

 

My family goes nuts for fruit leather which I make in this.

 

And these are just a few examples. This machine gets a lot of use in my house. It may be just behind the microwave, coffee pot and toaster oven when it comes to use.

Great unit, I love mine. Had it for years. I make tons of jerky and got tired of cheap units failing on me. This thing is built to last.

This is an amazing machine. I’m sure I’ve put tens of thousands of hours on mine.

Got one for my dad. Thanks OP.

I use mine for drying fruit like plums and peaches, figs.