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Just wanted to get some feedback from those of you who have purchased these items....
what are the advantages/ disadvantages
I live in the uk.
Dehydrators tend to be twice the price of those listed in the US, generally only available mail order or online.
If anyone knows different, or can advise me on a cheaper source please post ASAP :)
02-25-2006, 09:36 AM
I just purchased the Excalibur 2900 this week. I love it and it is definately a very sturdy dehydrator. It is very large and has plenty of room to dehydrate food. I have heard many good things about this dehydrator. I made crackers in it and nori sticks. They turned out very good.
I think I will go for the excaliber, may have found a supplier in Us that will ship to the uk, helps keep the cost down a bit!
Have you a good cracker recipie?
02-27-2006, 09:11 AM
Indi, Shazzie's webstore sells them, detoxyourworld.com. Also I think the fresh Network might have some. They are both based in the UK.
02-27-2006, 09:25 AM
I made my first flax crackers. I just threw stuff in, but I will give you an approximate recipe. They taste great. They are buttery tasting and not bitter like some flax crackers.
1 huge rainbow chard leaf, take out stem in middle. (any chard will do)
2 ripe tomatoes
2 tablespoons virgin cold pressed olive oil
3 cloves garlic
2 cups golden flax seed
2 cups raw sunflower seeds
1 cup raw sesame seeds
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 teaspoon ground red pepper or cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon pink sea salt
Blend all together and spread on non-porous dehydrator sheets.
Thanks for the post.
Im just trying to get one cheaper!
Uk Prices for excalibur are so expensive...
9 tray aprox £250 / $434
5tray £190 / $330
Just doing a bit of research before I buy.
I have also been checking ebay for good condition/ used.
It appears to work out cheaper to ship from US, save about £70 to £100!
Thanks for posting back.
I will let you know what they turn out like, when i eventuall get my dehydrator! :)
02-27-2006, 11:55 AM
Oh, that's right. I remember you said that. My bad. Just remember that the power in the US is different than in the UK. They run on 110V, not 220V. I'm not sure if you can get one from the US with the right currency, but I do believe it is possible to buy transformers that you can use to decrease the voltage. Also the plug itself is different, but that's easy to fix with a converter
Yes your right...
It may all become just too complicated..... :) :eek: :mad: :p :( :confused: :)
I will probably have to 'bite the bullet' in the end and just buy one from the UK...
Oh well its been an interesting exercise LOL!
Thanks for your imput
02-27-2006, 02:01 PM
If you're looking at buying overseas remember to add: increased cost of the 220/240 volt model (usually at least $50 more since they are special made) + shipping + currency conversion + taxes and import duties + credit card fees for overseas transactions + cost of not having a warranty in your country.
When these are all taken into account (even before no warranty) the price is already often more. I've been caught a few times.
We run our Vitamix on a transformer (we brought it from Canada to Australia) and the transformer we picked up in Canada on sale for less than $150 costs over a thousand here (crazy). We killed our Excalibur by plugging it in by mistake to AUD power and fried it (a great reason to upgrade to the 9 tray which we did!). I'm very familiar with overseas appliances!
Good luck finding your Excalibur - you will love it!!!
Yes, I hear you sheryl............
I cant help it, I just have to try! LOL!
Sometimes you just have to go with it...
Looks like this is one of those times!!! :) :) :) :)
Oops just been noticing all my spelling mistakes!
I put it down to 'textin'! LOL :)
I have ordered an excalibur today.
I should be up and running within the next couple of days.
I cant wait!
I feel like im just about to enter a whole new world!
Thanks to all that helped me with my decision.
I appreciated your help.
How long did you put your flax crackers for ???
thank you for the recipe
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