EXCALIBUR Food Dehydrator

The Excalibur food dehydrator company has been in business making dehydrators for over thirty years! They offer four-tray starter models all the way up to nine-tray models, and they make Commercial dehydrators too.

I own the one above, namely the 4-tray Excalibur dehydrator shown in the photo.

This Excalibur dehydrator I use is the four-model tray and has no on/off switch.

Higher grade EXCALIBUR® food dehydrator models DO have an on/off switch.


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EXCALIBUR™ DEHYDRATORS at Amazon

Excalibur 2400 Food Dehydrator, 4-Tray Starter

This is a square-shaped food dehydrator, that boasts 4 square feet of drying space. Black textured plastic body. Remove the front panel for access to its four trays.

  • 220 watts of drying power
  • 4 removable trays
  • 16.25 x 13 x 6.5 inches (LxWxH)
  • Temperature range: 95°F - 165°F
  • Comes with: 4 trays, a digital download guide to dehydration

Excalibur 2900ECB 9-Tray Electric Food Dehydrator

This is a square-shaped food dehydrator, that boasts 15 square feet of drying space. Black textured plastic body. Remove the front panel for access to its nine trays.

  • 400 watts of drying power
  • 9 removable trays
  • 19 x 17 x 12.5 inches (LxWxH)
  • Temperature range: 105°F - 165°F
  • Comes with: 9 trays, a digital download guide to dehydration

Excalibur 3900B 9-Tray Electric Food Dehydrator

This is a square-shaped food dehydrator, that boasts 15 square feet of drying space. Black textured plastic body. Remove the front panel for access to its 9 trays. Has a built-in on/off switch.

  • 600 watts of drying power
  • 9 removable trays
  • 19 x 17 x 12.5 inches (LxWxH)
  • Temperature range: 105°F - 165°F
  • Comes with: 9 trays, a digital download guide to dehydration

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Dehydrator
Pros and Cons:

Dehydrator Accessories
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Excalibur food dehydrator - 4-tray starter modelExcalibur food dehydrator with front panel inserted

Excalibur Models have Parallexx Airflow

Excalibur food dehydrators are the only dehydrators with the unique Parallexx Horizontal Airflow Drying System.

This basically means that the circulating fan is at the rear.

The larger the capacity you have with EXCALIBUR® dehydrators, the larger the circulating fan and wattage.

And the more food you'll be able to dehydrate in one sitting! The plastic exterior body of the dehydrator is molded to look like leather (I think!)


EXCALIBUR food dehydrator temperature selector ranges from 155°F down to 85°FExcalibur food dehydrator temperature selector

Temperature Selector on the Top

Shown in the image above is the Excalibur food dehydrator temperature selector which shows ranges from 155°F down to 85°F with marker dots.

EXCALIBUR with all four trays loaded with frozen hash brown potatoesExcalibur dehydrator loaded with frozen hash brown potatoes!

Excalibur Food Dehydrator: Features Pull-out Trays; Rear Fans

I have found the pull-out trays to be a really handy feature/bonus of the EXCALIBUR® dehydrator as you can proof your bread dough, by taking out the top trays and just leaving the remaining bottom tray!

NOTE: Don't try proofing bread in a four-tray dehydrator model. There's not enough height to the unit—unless you're baking not-so-tall hot-dog buns; use a 9-tray model for proofing loaves of bread!

You can find this starter Excalibur dehydrator I use on Amazon.

Excalibur 4-Tray Loaded

In the image above, I have filled four Excalibur dehydrator trays with frozen diced hash brown potatoes. Notice that I took the time to spread them out so they would dry more evenly.

Remember to rotate your trays - up and down - and turn 180 degrees. Why?

Look, even though just about ALL dehydrators on the market today state you don't need to rotate trays due to their 'superior fancy fans,' I still find that the closer your food is to the fan, the faster it dries out. That makes total sense, right?

In this case, the Excalibur's fan is at the rear. So that's why I say turn your trays around 180 degrees, i.e. put the fronts of the trays to the back - rotate them every hour or so.

That's why I take the time to rotate my trays, whether I'm using my Excalibur dehydrator or my Nesco dehydrator (where I rearrange/reorder the stack) - so that the food on the trays dries evenly.

9-Tray Models are Great For Proofing Bread!

Simply set the dehydrator temperature to 115°F and let it warm up. Place a shallow pan of water on the very bottom and put one tray directly above it with the bowl of dough placed on that tray.

Cover your dough with a cloth to keep it from drying out! Let it sit for up to an hour—whatever your bread recipe calls for!

Keep on scrolling to read more about rotating your trays for even drying!

EXCALIBUR™ ACCESSORIES at Amazon

Excalibur Solid Sheets

Excalibur 14 x 14 inch Fruit Leather Sheets, beige centers and green outer edges.

  • 5 pk of solid sheets
  • high-grade silicone, excellent non-stick properties
  • Check the red Amazon link to see which Excalibur models these Fruit Leather Sheets fit

Excalibur Mesh Sheets

Lova brand mesh dehydrator sheets for Excalibur Dehydrators, Cosori Dehydrators, Magic Mill Dehydrators, white.

  • 6 pk of mesh sheets, can be cut to fit
  • high-grade silicone, excellent non-stick properties
  • Check the red Amazon link to see which Excalibur models in particular these mesh screens fit

Excalibur Mesh Sheet Inserts

Excalibur 14 x 14 inch Polyscreen Mesh Tray Screen Inserts (black tray NOT included).

  • 9 pk of mesh screen inserts/trays
  • 100% FDA Food Grade Material
  • Check the red Amazon link to see all the Excalibur models these Excalibur-brand mesh tray sheets fit

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Rotate the Trays

I have noticed that the trays in the middle dry faster, so, like the other Nesco® dehydrator I rotate these trays too!

Not only from top to bottom, etc. but also turn the dehydrator trays 180 degrees as the fan is located at the back of the machine and obviously dries out food faster that is closest to the fan.

The EXCALIBUR® dehydrator company offers Spices and Jerky supplies, along with Books, and Raw & Living Food Helpers. You can also purchase ParaFlexx non-stick Drying Sheets for making fruit roll-ups!

What's the Difference?

If you're curious about the difference between a Nesco and an Excalibur dehydrator, head on over to my Podcast. It's episode #9. In that Podcast, I explain the pros and cons.

I have one of each; meaning a 4-tray starter Nesco and a 4-tray starter Excalibur.

What size dehydrator you choose largely depends on how much and how often you will be dehydrating your fresh fruits and vegetables (and cooked meats). There's only me and my hubby at home, so the starter models fit my needs perfectly.

Don't forget, when you buy a Nesco, though, you can easily add trays. I can't say the same thing for an Excalibur dehydrator. All you can do is eliminate trays!

And that simple tray elimination is one of the bonuses of using an Excalibur - as in the bread-proofing I mentioned earlier.

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I've had this dehydrator for close to TWO decades 
528 - I've had this dehydrator for over 10 years, maybe closer to 20. I usually dehydrate end of season herbs. I've also made fruit rolls and apple and …

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I LOVE my EXCALIBUR!!!!! I've made kale chips, crackers, beef jerky, chocolate walnut party mix, raisins - all homemade in the Excalibur. They are AWESOME …

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Hi E-F-D! I have the four tray Excalibur in black, I chose black because it goes with my kitchen color scheme. They have white ones available too. …

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