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Excalibur 5 Tray

Excalibur 5 Tray
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Product Code:  OA103
Brand:  Dehydrators

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Food dehydration with gentle heat intensifies natural flavours and preserves the goodness in food that you want to store. With 30 years of manufacturing excellence Excalibur Food Dehydrators set the industry standard for design, quality and dependability.

Excalibur dehydrators feature the Parallex design. This uses a temperature controlled, fan forced, horizontal drying system mounted in the rear. Cool air is drawn in the back, heated and distributed evenly across each tray. During the dehydration process, warm air removes moisture from foods and is pushed out of the front of the machine.

Horizontal airflow provides even drying, eliminating tray re-stacking. Drying is fast and heat is not lost as the dehydrator doesn’t need to be taken apart to change the tray sequence. One or all trays may be removed making space for larger items such as whole fruit.

The Excalibur is easy to clean with spills falling on seamless tray bottoms. Flexible mesh tray inserts hold food above the tray frames. The Adjustable thermostat (85-145 degrees F) allows perfect drying every time and square tray design increases drying area over standard dehydrators with round trays. 5 polycarbonate drying trays come as standard and are dishwasher safe. Excalibur’s own dehydration guide is included FREE with every Excalibur dehydrator.

It comprises 5 trays of 15”x15”, giving 8 square feet of drying area. The unit is powered by a 400W motor and uses a 5 inch fan.

Specifications
  • Colour: Black
  • Dimensions L x W x H (mm): 483 x 432 x 212
  • Motor Power (watts): 400
  • Warranty: 5 Years
  • Weight Unboxed (Kg): 7.73
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Excalibur 5 Tray Dehydrator
Friday, 27 September 2013  | 

We've had one of these for over 5 years now (sorry, Bob, you didn't stock them back then), and it's proved to be a dependable piece of quality kit. Simplicity to use and it dries the food slowly and evenly, providing delicious rehydrated meals on the hill.
We've found the 5 tray model has plenty of capacity to stock up the freezer ready for an extended trip for two of us - we're mostly drying stews, currys, bolognese etc. for main meals but it handles snack foods/fruits too. We didn't bother with the timer model. We just leave the Excalibur running (often 12 to 24 hours), weighing the original wet food on the trays and again at intervals - when it stops losing weight you're done, plus you know how much water to add at rehydration time.
If you're serious about dehydrating you own home-cooked backpacking supplies then the Excalibur is an investment well worth making.

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