View Full Version : Any opinions on Food Dehydrators?
01-23-2007, 08:04 PM
Hi me again :) , I'm looking into getting a dehydrator and was wondering what experience anyone else has had with any particular brand and how you liked it. I was looking at the Excalibur but I'm not really that familiar with any brand since I haven't used any of them. Any advice would be helpful, thanks!
01-23-2007, 09:15 PM
I have the cheap Nesco. I'd thought I wanted an Excalibur but I'm really glad I have this one instead since it works okay and I don't use it very often. Turns out most dehydrated foods don't really appeal to me as much as I thought they would.
01-23-2007, 09:36 PM
Thanks for the input! :)
01-23-2007, 10:19 PM
Hey there. It's just me and I have the 9-tray Excalibur, which I absolutely love. I go through phases. Some weeks I'll do dehydrated foods, other weeks I'm sucking down green smoothies. I feel a Mom of 4, you would benefit from a bigger model. But the choice is up to you.
01-23-2007, 11:36 PM
My excalibur RAWKS. I couldn't live without it!
01-24-2007, 09:59 AM
My husband is actually ordering me another one since the one we have is in storage. So when we get to our next place (we're temporarily in an apt.), I'll have 2 9-tray Excaliburs! But we have a family of five, and my kids EAT, so I have a feeling they'll BOTH come in handy and be running quite a bit!
01-24-2007, 10:16 AM
Thank you again for all the input! Now I'm even more excited to get one myself! I just oredered the Vitamix Blender the other day and now I have to get the food dehydrator and I would like to get another juicer even though I know the vitamix does the job. The reason behind the juicer is because we would like to juice wheat grass and I would like to make fresh juice to add to the vitamix sometimes too instead of water. THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE! :)
01-24-2007, 10:34 AM
Here's some info on wheatgrass juicers:
and this is the one I got:
Just an FYI
01-24-2007, 10:44 AM
Dear Vegan for life, do you like thes model? I was looking at them last night as they are inexpensive. Does it do a good job?
MAinemomof4, I have an Excal. 9 tray and I use it a lot but Allissa said she is coming out with her own model which is more efficient. I want to get another dehydrater to go into buisness for myself and I am going to wait for hers. I don't know when it will be out though, maybe this summer¿????????
01-24-2007, 11:26 AM
Yes, I do. Very much. It's easy for me to use and it is cheap. It does a good job. I like the wheatgrass "dread lock" that comes out of it. :D I put that in my Zebra finches AND Parakeets' cages and they looked at me like I was out of my mind. Well, yeah, I guess I was. It was stripped of everything useful...
It's a good model I think. I do really like. Really easy to clean, comes apart easily. Attaches easily. I really do like it.
01-24-2007, 03:53 PM
Don't rule out L'Equip's model. It's incredibly well-made, the air circulates throughout, and you can get additional trays to stack as many as 25! It doesn't take up a lot of room, and it seems to do a much better job than most of the models on the market. :)
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