Excalibur 3926TB 9-Tray Electric Food Dehydrator with Temperature Settings and 26-hour Timer Automatic Shut Off for Faster and Efficient Drying Includes Guide to Dehydration Made in USA, 9-Tray, Black
Dehydration is the healthiest, easiest, and most economical way to preserve foods. Load the trays and set the temperature, the Excalibur dries the contents of all trays evenly so everything's done at once. Dehydration concentrates the natural flavor, sweetness, and aromas of your food. Leaving you with a flavor that's far healthier than high-fat snacks and high-sugar candies that are filled with chemical preservatives. The Excalibur 9-Tray Large Dehydrator provides 15 square feet of drying space making this the biggest and best there is! Ideal for large families, large gardens, craftspeople, and sportsmen. This unit includes flexible polyscreen tray inserts to prevent foods from sticking to trays, 7" fan, built in on/off switch, adjustable thermostat, and a convenient 26 hour timer. Troubleshoot-fan makes a rubbing noise may be due to shipping, the trays may have been forced into the fan’s protective screen. Take out the trays, and blow on the fan blade to locate where it is rubbing against the screen. You may need to turn the fan on and press gently against the screen and listen where the noise increases. With a pair of needle nose pliers pull the screen away from the fan blade at point of contact. Your Excalibur dehydrator offers you the opportunity to cook at lower drying temperatures which increase the immunity boosting vitamin value in foods and keep it boosted for up to 9 months when stored in an airtight container. So, the next time you are looking for ways to improve your wellness, take on a tortoise mentality and know that low and slow will win the immunity race. Your body will thank you!
The Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook: The Complete Guide to Drying Food, Plus 398 Recipes, Including Making Jerky, Fruit Leather & Just-Add-Water Meals
The dehydrator is an incredibly useful tool for long-term food storage and making the most of your garden harvest. The Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook contains everything you need to know to get the greatest value from a home dehydrator.
Less than a year after purchase left a batch of kale chips in the dehydrator to wake up to smell of burning wires. At first, we thought the house was on fire. Turned out, something inside this machine was faulty. After getting rid of the ruined chips, I got in touch with customer service at Excalibur. They diagnosed a problem as a broken motor (suspiciously quickly, as though this happens all the time.) They then made me pay shipping for a replacement motor and sent one over to me instead of what usually happens under warranty-you mail the device to the makers and get a fixed device back. The motor came back. With instructions how to replace it. I have an engineering background, but the steps they describe make this a project too difficult for me. Simpler to get a new device. Beware!
Amazon will not allow you to return this product. I can understand why they would not want it back. You will want to return this product. If, by some miracle, this spectacular piece of garbage manages to make it to your delivery location in one piece you will still want to return it. You will be traumatized by this purchase. Holding this item in your hands and realizing that you chose to buy it will cause you to spiral into the deepest, darkest depths of self-doubt and despair. “How did I manage to be so completely bamboozled by the product ad?” “Why would Amazon, my previously trusted trading partner, mislead me so and take advantage of my good nature?” These are the kinds of questions you will ask yourself after purchasing this product. My only, sincere hope, is that the $250.00 Jeff Bezos took from me is enough for him to finally buy that really nice end-table that he’s had his eye on and that he buys that end-table and then stubs his pinky toe on it every day. The is my wife’s account. The opinions expressed in this review are not necessarily her’s, although; she didn’t have to cough-up the $250.00 either. This item is garbage, you will be disappointed.
Buyer beware that this item is non-returnable. ... which is kind of ridiculous since it was not noted anywhere as such.
Beware you are cooking in a toxic stew trying to be healthy! Sure, the shelves are bpa free, but the rest of the inside structure I found out isn't. There's studies of rats living in a bpa cage and they found bpa in them. It off gases. So if you are into health stuff like me, yes it works good, but super toxic. People recommend this one because they established themselves BEFORE the bpa awareness come out. Plastic inside?? Why??? This company obviously doesn't care about the health of their customer and they know better....
I absolutely love this food dehydrator! I has a much smaller one that couldn't hold much and it was frustrating to go to the effort to prep food to dry only to be able to do so little of it at a time, so I took the plunge and bought this Excalibur model and am so happy I made the change.
Last September we purchased one of these "Excalibur 3926TB 9-Tray Electric Food Dehydrators" from Amazon. It lasted about six months and then the fan stopped turning. I admit that we use dehydrators all day long, almost every day; however, last September we also bought a "Costzon 630W Electric Food Dehydrator 10 Drying Trays Food Preserver Fruit Dehydro Commercial" from Amazon. The Costzon dehydrator is still working very well. The price of the Costzon dehydrator is less than half the cost of the Excalibur dehydrator, and it lasts much longer.
This dehydrater is quite sizeable, so you can put in lots of goodies to dry. It's well worth paying the extra because it works like a dream. It has a very good instruction book, with lots of tips. I've been drying lots of apples and pears. It' suggests drying live food below 50degrees C , in order to preserve the enzymes. So this is what I've been doing, they take about 7 -8 hours and it does a great job. This machine is made in the USA and the quality tells
I like the simplicity of this although it is a bit pricey. That being said the machine doesn't stop as I think it's supposed to when the timer runs out or make a noise, effectively making the timer useless. The clock goes down though and it seemed too much hastle to send back for the minor inconvenience of being around when times up. Lost a star here though.
Product arrived the following day after placing my order. I am new to dehydrating, so I am taking it slowly to start off. Just dehydrating fruits, but I am planing to make some onion bread in it next. Visually it looks good in the kitchen, about the same size as a microwave, noise wise, you know it's on but it's not horrendously noisy. About the level of a dishwasher.
I have only had this Dehydrator for about 10 days so far and I have used it almost every day and I love it, I couldn't be happier the results are fantastic. It has loads of room and the sheets are really easy to clean. My previously dehydrator was cheaper but didn't last, I wore it out, now with that one, one mango took 2.5 trays with this dehydrator I can get one mango on each tray. I also find it very useful for crisping up homemade biscuits.
Being a raw vegan I use the dehydrator all the time. It is the best one in the market in my humble opinion. It is simple and as valuable as gold.
Love this! Testride your choice of veggies/fruits, then decide on your own which food type & thickness. Other features I've yet to use, but am very pleased with purchase. Automatic turn off makes it easy. Favorites: bell peppers, beets, sweet potatoes & kiwis
Fantastic food tastes great full of flavour
Have bought this item before and very happy with it so we bought a second one. Unfortunately, this time one of the flexible mesh tray inserts was missing. There is no option for leaving feedback to the seller, hence hopefully this review will serve to pass the message on.
A lot of effort and time for a lot of money
i have had my dehydrator for 3 months and the product is now faulty with the temperature fluctuating.
Brilliant , I'm still experimenting with different foods but I can't fault this dehydrator one of the best!
Very good item, thank you.
Fantastic product and worth every penny
Had a more basic dehydrator and had my eye on upgrading to this for a long time. Definitely recommend.
Expensive but it's probably the best machine out there excellent results every time i would recommend it.