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09-22-2008, 11:46 AM
I am going to order a dehydrator today - but was going to get one through QVC and then checked online and saw a few different ones - does anyone recommened anyone in particular?
I just need to get one so I can add some varity in my plan and day with foods?
Thanks for your help
09-22-2008, 12:06 PM
Exalibur 9 tray is the winner.
I use with just two of us here for years. I love knowing I have extra room if needed. It's bulky but worth it anyway. You may order extra sheets for making crusts/crackers. I don't know what they are calling those sheets without holes today. Best to you on your decision. We have had similar threads here to yours so may search for others feedback. You got mine: I LOVE EXCALIBUR 9 tray. Right now 5 trays of fruit rollups making for peach/lemon. I also have 4 trays empty if I want to do some cookies, which probably won't happen since GS didn't take yet either.
09-22-2008, 12:26 PM
Definitely agree. The Excalibur 9 tray is fantastic. I recommend the 9 tray vs. the 5 tray - much more versatile.
09-22-2008, 12:30 PM
YES! Hands down! Excalibur 9-tray. So glad I got the 9-tray!
09-22-2008, 02:04 PM
Excalibur 9 with timer.
09-22-2008, 04:08 PM
I am someone with a meager income. It took me two years on a tight budget to accumulate my raw vegan dream kitchen equipment: the Vitamix blender (in hindsight, I would have gotten that baby first), the Excalibur dehydrator, a second-hand cuisinart, and a Greenstar juicer.
It's so so worth it.
And it's also okay to use cheap stuff to make do with. My good health is precious to me and it's been well worth the investment to buy the tools to experience vibrant health.
09-22-2008, 04:24 PM
Used Excaliburs are not easy to find. Nobody wants to part with them. I was going to order the Excalibur from their website for $219, but changed my mind today when I went to Alissa's store and saw the Good4U 6-tray Dehrydrator for $128. Says it's quieter than the Excalibur, and you can open individual trays rather than having to open the door. I like the price, especially for a beginner like me.
09-22-2008, 04:42 PM
The Good4U looks nice but it only comes in white. I have an aversion to white appliances because the plastic seems to get discolored so easily.
09-22-2008, 06:00 PM
I just purchased a 6-tray Good4You and really like it! It's very quiet (more so than my microwave) and less expensive than the Excalibur. The site I ordered from also included many mesh trays and Teflex sheets. The only feature I wish it had was a timer.
09-22-2008, 06:01 PM
I read on another site that someone bought a Good4u because it was cheaper and was very happy with the crackers they made. I don't know anyone who has both (I have an Excalibur 9 tray with a timer and thermometer) to compare them side by side. I know I've put my Excalibur through four years of serious work at harvest time and moved it all the way across country when I got rid of almost everything else I owned so I could bring just a pickup and a little cargo trailer. The corner got dinged up a little but it keeps truckin'...
The best thing about the timer and thermometer combination is I can set it and leave it.
09-22-2008, 06:29 PM
I don't have timer with Excalibur 9 tray and works great without it. Of course budget is another primary factor. Good luck.
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