A few years ago we’d never even heard of dehydrator, let alone knew about the process of dehydrating food. As we delved deeper into the dehydrating process we learned that just how much we were missing out on! There is just so much you can do with an Excalibur dehydrator. Not just because they make delicious treats but on a more serious note, drying food helps prevent the growth of micro-organisms and decay of the food, therefore it increases the "shelf life" of the food.
They also make nutritious and light-weight snacks when camping and hiking – perfect for our active lifestyle and hobbies. For example, we love making fruit leathers. I mean, who didn’t love roll-ups as a kid? When you’re able to make them yourself using an Excalibur dehydrator you can make them as healthy as you want – think green smoothie fruit leathers. It might sound a bit weird but trust us, they’re delicious and did we mention that they’re good for you too?
Who Is This For?
✓ If you’re looking for a fully automated solution
The in-built timer will come in super handy. The timer is great if you need to leave the dehydrator unattended and you want to ensure that it switches off after a certain drying period. Dehydrating is not an exact art because drying times vary depending on the surrounding humidity and temperature and the moisture content of the ingredients being dehydrated. However, if you have a particular routine when you use a number of familiar dehydrator recipes, a timer can be handy because you can achieve a more predictable result without monitoring the progress.
✓ If you’re looking for quality and value for money
You can make specialty foods for your family without the “gourmet food” price. Think delicious dried apricots as an addition to your Saturday picnics or added to your own home baked bread to make a deliciously fruity loaf.
Owning an Excalibur dehydrator allows you to purchase and dry foods in peak seasons when prices are lowest - a great saving compared to the high cost of commercial dried products. Best of all, operating a dehydrator costs only cents a days and dried foods don't require continual electricity to be maintained as with freezing.
They’re also made to last. In fact, a freiends of ours mum uses one to make her own delicious yoghurts using an Excalibur dehydrator she bought over 30 years ago!
✓ If you’re looking for a way to save space in your kitchen
If space is an issue, dehydrated foods are your new best friend! Ten kilos of fresh tomatoes once sliced can be dehydrated into sun-dried tomatoes and can fill just two large jars in your pantry!
✓ Large Families, Gardeners & Crafts-people
It can dry up to 18kgs of food at one time! You can take advantage of grocery specials, buy in bulk, and preserve the food. With a built-in thermostat, 18cm fan and 600 watt motor, this Excalibur dehydrator is for those who are serious about dehydrating their foods. There are no more wasting vegies and fruit here!
Yep, even your family pet will be happy with an Excalibur dehydrator in the household. You can dehydrate snacks like doggie biscuits
How it works?
✓ Easy to dry foods
A wide variety of fresh foods can be dried with the Excalibur4926T: fruits, vegetables, fish and meats. These foods can be eaten dried for snacks and parties, or reconstituted for cooking and baking. Drying is easier than canning or freezing. You simply wash, slice and load food onto the dehydrator trays. Within hours your foods are dried and ready to eat or store.
✓ A variety of foods
You can also use your dehydrator to activate nuts and seeds (after soaking them to get the moisture out), make yoghurt, or even dry meats to make your own delicious jerky or biltong.
You can make these living foods easily with the Excalibur 9 Tray:
✓ Horizontal airflow design
Help prevent flavour mixing and allows even drying on all trays - no tray rotation required.
✓ The Parallexx Advantage
The fan, heating element and adjustable thermostat are mounted in the rear. Cool air is drawn in the back, heated, and distributed evenly across each tray. During the dehydration process, warm air removes moisture from foods and is pushed out the front of the machine. It’s the only home dehydrator that has Parallexx Horizontal-Airflow Drying System. The fan and the adjustable thermostat create excellent airflow, each tray receiving its own “jet stream” of forced air. Most other dehydrators radiate heat; they don’t direct it.
✓ Fold-down/removable door
Saves counter space and makes cleaning easy
✓ Adjustable thermostat
Ranging from 35ºC to 68ºC for fine-grain control on temperature and precision drying.
✓ Optional Teflex Sheets
Optional reusable food-grade solid sheet for dehydrating roll-ups, fruit purée and semi-liquid/sticky foods, which would normally drip through the tray's included mesh sheet.
✓ Convenient and Sturdy
The Excalibur's trays and optional Teflex sheets are dishwasher-safe - the exterior is easy to clean.
✓ Storage friendly
Your dried foods will take up less space than canned or frozen foods because when you remove the moisture, food shrinks in size. They store in any convenient airtight container or pack and are lightweight - just right for lunchboxes, backpacks or camping trips.
✓ Versatile customisable drying space
9 removable 35 cm x 35 cm trays
✓ E-Z Clean Exterior
It’s built to last, easy to maintain and keep its attractive exterior for years to come.
✓ Environmentally Friendly
Very low wattage consumption, made from US FDA-approved food contact polycarbonate and BPA-free polypropylene #5 so no harmful fumes are produced while in use.
✓ SKU: 4926T
✓ Dimensions: 42cm height x 32cm width x 50cm depth
✓ Capacity: 1.93 m2 (15 ft2) drying area
✓ Wattage: 600 W
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