View Full Version : excalibur model differences? and where to buy?
08-20-2009, 05:29 PM
I'm looking at the 9 tray for sure!! I need it!!! :)
am I correct in that there are basically 3 models to choose from?
the most expensive having the timer, and temperature nob?
the next cheapest has no timer?
then the basic model is no timer or temp nob?
thanks for the help and does anyone have a recommended place to purchase??? I have googled - but I figure I might as well ask for a rec!
08-21-2009, 06:51 AM
adding where to buy the one with the timer? seems that model is not at the regular places like amazon, raw guru, harvest essentials...hmm..maybe I do not need the timer!! seems raw guru has a great deal cause they send along 5 free non stick sheets!
I bought the 9 tray with timer & Paraflex sheets directly from Excalibur. *Ü*
08-22-2009, 04:56 PM
thanks Deb - it does seem to be one of the very few places that carry that model...hmmm...really can't decide if I really want the timer! It's not a super must -b ut would be really nice to have!
08-22-2009, 07:10 PM
I dont think you need a timer. Since you will be dealing with such low heat, a few minutes (or even hours) here or there doesn't make a huge difference. If you keep it in your kitchen, a stove timer or an egg timer would be just as useful and probably cheaper.
08-22-2009, 07:58 PM
If you find that you would want a timer later on, then an outlet timer with a countdown feature would work well.
Everyone is different in what they like. Personally, I really like having the timer. It's handy if I have something that's not quite done by the time I go to be bed, but I want it to go just a few hours more, not all night long until I get up the next morning.
But - on the other hand, when the timer is up (I believe it's 12 hours? I'd have to look), the unit shuts off. So you have to remember to set it before bed if you do want it to run all night long. *Ü*
08-24-2009, 05:36 AM
I don't need the timer for the actual countdown - ya it's the shutoff that is the key!!! Deb that scenario you mentioned is exactly my thoughts - I can forsee wanting it to shut off while I am out or asleep!!! but again - I think I can get around it and that adapter looks cool!!
08-24-2009, 07:21 AM
I have the timer. It goes longer than 12 hours. I rarely let it shut off on it's own, but on those rare occasions, it is nice. It amazed me why a stupid timer can cost so much more. The add-on variety may make more financial sense, if the plug area is convenient. I can't say I'd miss my timer, but I probably don't make as much as the master, Deb.
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