Excalibur Dehydrator Review: sliced apples inside dehydrator

Excalibur Dehydrator Review

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In our household, we’re diving deep into the world of dehydrating; and to be honest, I didn’t think I’d like it this much. It’s become like nicotine for the smoker. 

In the dehydrating universe, the Excalibur is one of the most well-known and respected brands with a strong reputation. After much use, we surmise it’s because it produces consistent and delicious dehydrated food.

So far, we’ve used it for all kinds of fruit, mushrooms and vegetables. We also make special recipes like fruit leather which is ten million times better than any store-bought fruit snack. 

A Nice thing about Excalibur is they offer a large variety of dehydrators to suit your budget. They can be ordered with clear or plastic doors and come in 4-, 5-, 9- and 10-tray models with a choice of stainless or plastic body. Excalibur also offers plastic or stainless trays which can be purchased separately if you need more.

We bought a 5-tray stainless model with a clear door. If you need more volume, 9-tray or 10-tray models are probably your best bet.

If you’re hesitant to start dehydrating, don’t worry. Excalibur included both a book and booklet to help the user understand the process in a simple format. Both are full of simple instructions with tons of color photographs.

Excalibur dehydrator book

In terms of functionality, it doesn’t get any better than this. A manual dial adjusts the temperature. Some models also have another dial that regulates the time. Digital controls are also available on some models. In short, Excalibur makes it very simple to operate.

Excalibur Dehydrator Review: dial controls
Our Excalibur has manual controls for temperature and time as well as a handy temperature guide.

While Excalibur costs a little more than other brands, they’re worth every penny because of two words: consistency and reliability – something other brands have difficulty with. In every batch we processed, there wasn’t a single issue with uniformity or improper dehydration.

For those who want nutritious food they can preserve themselves, a dehydrator might be the long lost friend you were looking for.  

In our home, the Excalibur is already a legend – just like King Arthur’s sword. If money wasn’t an issue, we’d have a dozen of them running 24/7.

Feel free to check out other models by clicking the links below. 


High quality with legendary reputation.  

Stainless trays are easy to clean. 

Fairly quiet.  

Easy to operate controls.


Some units can get expensive.


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