review of the excalibur food dehydrator - food dehydrator ratings
Com is a website dedicated to helping people create a healthy lifestyle mainly through raw or raw vegetarian diets.
As a result, we have provided several kitchen appliances that greatly help those who are trying to prepare raw food.
Once such equipment is a food dehydrator.
With a food dehydrator, you can create countless healthy snacks and recipes that still retain most of the living enzymes found in fresh food.
For example, you can make a dried snack with almost any kind of fresh fruit or vegetable.
You can make vegetable fries, biscuits and fruit rolls.
You can also dry nuts, beans, herbs and spices.
Many people also use beef, venison, chicken, ostrich, fish and other spices and meat to make all kinds of dried meat.
Food Dehydrator is also great for people who like to hike or camp and want to make their own dehydrated food to carry with them.
In this article, we will review the Shenjian food dehydrator.
There are three main models of Shenjian dehydrator: Shenjian 2400, 2500 and 2900.
The main difference between these three models is their size and pallet capacity.
The Excalibur model 2400 has four dry pallets with a dry area of 4 square feet.
The exterior size is 13 inch wide x 17 inch deep x 7 inch high and weighs about 16 lbs.
The unit has a 4 inch fan and a 220 W dry power.
If the price is from about $115 when writing this-
Model 125 is $2400.
The Excalibur 2500 features five dry pallets with a drying area of 8 square feet.
The exterior size is 17 inch wide x 19 inch deep x 9 inch high and weighs about 18 lbs.
The unit has a 5 inch fan and a 400 W dry power.
At the time of writing, the price is from about $180-
Model 200 is $2500.
The Excalibur 2900 features 9 drying discs with a drying area of 15 square feet.
The exterior size is 17 inch wide x 19 inch deep x 13 inch high and weighs about 20 lbs.
The unit has a 7 inch fan and a 600 W dry power.
At the time of writing, the price is from about $210-
Model 225 is $2900.
All three units are equipped with an adjustable thermostat, including a dry tray with a screen.
It is important for your food dehydrator to have an adjustable thermostat so that you can adjust the temperature inside the unit.
If the temperature is over 105-
At 107 degrees Fahrenheit, live enzymes in food will die, and nutrients in food will decrease dramatically.
Optional flexible Excalibur ParaFlexx when drying liquids such as yogurt or fruit puree®14x14 Teflex (TM)
Sheets can be purchased to arrange the tray to prevent spills and allow dry products to be easily stripped off the sheets.
Unit and pallet by heavy-
Black plastic with metal on the back and bottom.
There are four plastic feet at the bottom of the unit. The 3-
The Prong power cord is about 2 feet long.
There is an elevator at the front of the unit-
Easy access to the surface of the tray and shelf.
The tray is easy to get in and out of the unit on the groove with uniform spacing.
A unique feature of the Excalibur dehydrator is the position of the fan on the back of the device.
This has several advantages over competing units placed on the top or bottom of the fan.
The first advantage is that the airflow inside the unit can flow evenly through the tray, so that the food on the tray is evenly dried.
In practice, however, I found that the unit had several hot spots, which helped to rotate the tray during the drying process to make all the food dry evenly.
Because the tray is easy to pull out from the front of the device, it is very easy to rotate the tray if needed.
The second benefit is that if there is a drip and overflow in the unit, they will fall harmless to the smooth bottom of the metal and can be wiped clean after use.
Competitive units with fans at the bottom may be harder to clean in the case of drops and spills.
The drying time of fruits and vegetables will vary greatly depending on the volume of dry food, the type of dry food and the temperature setting of the equipment.
In order to maintain the maximum nutritional value of the food, I usually use a lower temperature to allow the unit to run longer.
I made fruit rolls in an hour or two.
I also dried a lot of bananas at the low and spent 24 hours.
Overall, the unit is well constructed, easy to clean and has a large capacity.
Because the tray is square, the capacity is increased by about 25% compared to the circular model that takes up the same counter space.
These units are quiet and efficient in drying and we recommend them to anyone who wants to expand their healthy food choices.