Excalibur Dehydrator

A good dehydrator can be a great way to make some yummy (and healthy) treats– and the best thing about using a dehydrator is the fact that you can make RAW treats, which contain all of the high-powered enzymes and nutrients that are contained in raw fruits and vegetables. Cooking those foods at high-temperatures will kill those enzymes, so it is more beneficial to eat them raw.

There are many dehydrators available to choose from, and my favorite is the Excalibur dehydrator. Here are my top 10 reasons why I prefer the Excalibur over other dehydrator brands:

1. Excalibur has a patented air-flow system and a box shape, which helps the foods to dehydrate faster.
2. They allow you to choose the temperature for your food, which ensures that you are preserving those precious enzymes. There are also higher temperatures available if you want to make recipes that require higher temps.
3. You can purchase an Excalibur with a timer– many times I will prep my food in the evening and start the dehydrator, and it will automatically shut off during the night.
4. The Excalibur dehydrators are HUGE! I have a 9-tray dehydrator and it can hold lots of food, many times I will make several recipes at once and dehydrate them all at the same time.
5. Food dehydrate evenly, whereas some of the cheaper brand dehydrators will dehydrate some trays faster than others. There is no need to rotate trays in the Excalibur!
6. It is easy to clean, you can actually throw some of the parts in the dishwasher. You will need to hand-wash the dehydrator sheets, but it doesn’t take too much time.
7. The Excalibur trays and heating system are well designed so you don’t have to worry about juices dripping down onto lower trays (which happens with some cheaper models).
8. The trays are setup like sliding drawers, so you can take 1 tray out at a time. Many other dehydrators have the trays stacked on top of each other, so it is more difficult to get to just 1 tray.
9. Excalibur dehydrators are built to last, all of the pieces are very durable. They even come with a warranty!
10. Because the Excalibur was designed by raw food-ists you don’t have to worry about venting or manually managing the heat– cheaper Walmart brands of dehydrators need to be constantly checked to be sure the temperature is correct. With the Excalibur you simply need to set the temperature to raw foods and the heating element and fan will maintain the temperature automatically.

Click here to learn more about the Excalibur dehydrator.

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