View Full Version : What kind of Dehydrator do you have?
10-05-2005, 07:54 PM
Shopping around for one and I was just wondering what everyone else uses and what they like/don't like about theirs? I have an old Ronco one that my friend picked-up for $10 at a yard sale (un-used!) But, I am nervous about using it because it doesn't have a thermometer on it and when I placed one in it I could only get it on the top shelf. I have pretty much decided to forget this one and buy my own. So any help from you all would be much appreciated!
Thanks in advance,
10-05-2005, 07:59 PM
You can get the American Harvest Snack Master from Walmart, Walmart.com or EverythingKitchens.com.
It's a round model but has a temp. control. I've had and used mine for almost a year now. I now have an Excalibur because a good friend of mine gave me hers. But I intend to continue to use them both and UNcook up a storm!!
10-05-2005, 08:35 PM
I have 3, all Excalibur, all a little different.
1. my first one, is an Excalibur 9 tray with temp control, no timer, I've had it about 5 years, love it, and think it's great.
2. I have another Excalibur 9 tray (because I dehydrate alot of food) and it has a timer and a temp control. I love the timer, as I can simply turn it on and leave it.
3. I have another Excalibur 4 tray, it has a temp control and no timer, Although I am using it in my kitchen with my other two (it is harvest season now, so we are dehydrating a lot of stuff) I bought it to take with me when I travel, so I can have warmed foods, that are raw.
I love the way the trays are totally removeable, and very large, I can take out one or several trays, I can dehydrate big pizza crusts, I can dehydrate tall breads and things, I can't imagine a more perfect machine for dehydrating.
Oh, and extremely reasonable to operate. I can't even tell a difference in my electric bill.
Another vote for Excalibur. I just gave my mom my 5 tray and splurged on the 9 tray. I think I'd be afraid to use anything else, judging from the stories I've heard. I've not messed anything up yet!
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