View Full Version : any comments on STOCKIL Dehydrators?
10-25-2008, 05:08 PM
Hi everyone out there!
i am new to all of this, i have seen excalibur dehydrator but it is very very expensive. I was thinking of trying the Stockil brand dehydrators as they are quite reasonably priced. I am the only one in house on Raw diet so its just me that is going to be eating the food in it so i can really use it every night. I will probably buy some extra trays so that i can make more things.
if anyone has an opinion on this dehydrator i will really appreciate it!
10-25-2008, 09:01 PM
I have an excalibur and I LOVE it! I actually spent about 200.00 for it (9tray with 5 teflex sheets) Now Alissa is selling the good4U dehydrator and the 10 tray with 10 teflex sheets is 158.00 and the 6 tray with 6 teflex sheets is 128.00. I'd really check into this.....I know Alissa's sells the things that she likes and uses. Check around the forum because I think there have been several who have bought this dehydrator. I would imagine it's better or at least equivilant to the excalibur because that is what she used to sell. Good Luck!
10-27-2008, 08:40 AM
Out of interest I checked what Alissa had to say about the good4u dehydrator and all the other information about it and it really sounds great. They say it's even not a noisy as the excalibur. It doesn't had a door, which would really be nice. From what I could tell the 10 tray still doesn't have has large of drying footage as the 9 tray excalibur, but pretty close to the same.
10-27-2008, 11:13 AM
I have on and had it for about 6 month. It has worked wonderfuly for my use. Im the only raw here too, plus I manly use it to make flaxcraker and the like.
Ofcoures you have to rotate if you are making big batches and flip it ower at one point, but from what I have heard you have to do that too with the more expencive dehydratores. And it is in no way time consuming (taking 30 seconds tops). You can set the temerature too, witch I think is a big plus.
I have to say that it has worked like a charm, and im really happy with it and really satisfied with it preformance. So thums up from me :D
10-27-2008, 04:19 PM
Thank you for your reply! I think i will try the stokil one as its a great price and i have to get all the other equipment too which is a lot of money altogether!
10-27-2008, 04:58 PM
Just want to say that I have also had two other dehydrators in my 26 years of being married. I've only had the excalibur for the last 3 years and maybe if you don't have anything to compare it to, you won't be disappointed but I know that I wouldn't be happy with the quality of anything else except maybe the good4u brand. #1 - does it have something that regulates the temperature of the dehydrator because most that don't are too hot for raw foods. I also like to do alot of whatever I am doing because making a little makes just as much mess and takes just as much time to dehydrate as alot. Also, if you've watched Alissa's DVD, you'll notice that she isn't using the vitamix but just a regular blender and the food processor is one that is 30 - 40.00 at Walmart, but when it comes to the dehydrator, it is the excalibur. She talks about not having to have a Cuisinart Food Processor and a vitamix to start out with and she's right. Just get the nicer appliances as you can.....believe me they are nice and you'll love them but not necessary. Good Luck!
10-27-2008, 07:50 PM
Viewing the Stockli, it seems the fan is on the bottom. If so, then the bottom tray will dry first so, it seems you'd have to spend time rotating the trays.
Also, you couldn't prepare a dish and stick the whole thing into the "d" to warm anything which is what I like to do.
I'll make a pie in a pie place or a bowl of soup, remove some trays and warm 'em up!
Can't do that with Stockli or Good 4 You. That's why I like my Ex.
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