Feel the benefits of the most nutritionally advanced dehydrator.
The Excalibur is the best-selling dehydrator in the world because of its physical design, its engineering quality, its broad versatility, and its reliable performance.
It is everything you need in a dehydrator to make a never-ending supply of wholesome & healthy dried fruits, healthy lunch box snacks, sprouted crackers, yogurt vegetables and meat dishes!
Why you should dehydrate:
Purchase fruits and vegetables in bulk and/or peak season to save and dehydrate to enjoy all year round.
Excalibur Dehydrators cost only 9-11¢ per hour to run. Plus you’ll save on continual electricity as dried foods don’t require freezing.
Drying preserves important nutrients that cooking often destroys. And since you don’t add sugar or other additives, dried foods make delicious and healthy snacks for your family.
As food dries, natural food flavours and sugars tend to concentrate – giving dried foods a sweeter and stronger burst of flavour than fresh foods.
Dehydrating inhibits the growth of bacteria, yeasts and mould through the removal of water making it a safe and healthy option.
The Excalibur dehydrator is reputed to be the best dehydrator for preserving the nutrient & enzyme levels of living foods. The best technique for retaining the enzymes is to set the Excalibur on 40ºC setting throughout the entire cycle. That way the food temp will never go above 48ºC even after it is dry.
Dried foods store easily. They take up less space than canned or frozen foods. They store in any convenient airtight container and are lightweight – just right for lunchboxes, backpacks or camping trips.
The Excalibur Dehydrator is Environmentally Friendly; designed to be environmentally conscious, running on lower wattage without compromising the quality of dried foods. The dehydrators’ case, door, trays, and knobs are made from medical grade recycled plastics.
No harmful fumes like low-quality styrene dehydrators.
The polycarbonate is a natural heat insulator, better than single-wall stainless steel.
How it works:
The fan, heating element, and adjustable thermostat are mounted in the rear. Cool air is drawn in the back, heated up, 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.
[mini-icon icon=”star-empty”] The adjustable thermostat lets you fine tune to the exact temperature you need
[mini-icon icon=”star-empty”] Removable trays let you customize drying space for small or large items
[mini-icon icon=”star-empty”] eg; 1.25 litre yogurt which is impossible in a stackable dehydrator
[mini-icon icon=”star-empty”] Lots of drying space, so you handle large volumes up to 10 times faster
[mini-icon icon=”star-empty”] The Excalibur Dehydrator Design Superiority
[mini-icon icon=”star-empty”] Electronics are back-mounted so spills won’t bake on
[mini-icon icon=”star-empty”] The adjustable Hyperwave* thermostat allows precision drying
[mini-icon icon=”star-empty”] Removable, dishwasher-safe trays are easy to load; leave some out for drying bulky items
[mini-icon icon=”star-empty”] 2 Year Australian Warranty
* Excalibur dries BETTER, FASTER & SAFER thanks to our Hyperwave™
Ordinary dehydrators produce constant, unchanging heat causing “case hardening,” a dry surface with moisture trapped inside — a perfect environment for yeast, mold, and bacteria growth.
Excalibur’s Adjustable Thermostat lets you take advantage of Hyperwave Fluctuation (changing heat through the drying cycle) for faster, better, safer dried foods.
As the temperature fluctuates up the surface moisture evaporates. Then as the temperature fluctuates down the inner moisture moves to the drier surface. The food temperature stays LOW enough to keep the enzymes active, and the air temperature gets high enough to dry food fast, overcoming yeast, mould, and bacteria growth and spoilage.
What to dehydrate:
A wide variety of fresh foods can be dried: 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.
Paraflexx sheets are needed for semi-liquid food such as fruit purees. They are re-usable and are an optional extra and do not come with the Excalibur.
“A walk in the park” compared to canning! Here in Vermont, apples are plentiful and inexpensive in the fall. Although I ‘put up’ apple sauce, canning is labor-intensive. Dehydrating apples, by comparison, is sheer joy. We use dried apples for snacking, baking pies, and cooking. I dry home-grown herbs, too. Dehydrated foods are easy to store in plastic bags and the whole process is a ‘walk in the park’ compared to canning. I love it!”