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03-12-2012, 02:41 PM
I had no idea where to post this question. I'm trying to decide between the L'Equip 528 and the Excalibur dehydrator, and don't know which one to get. I've read about the Excalibur having toxic (BPA interior) trays and the temperature changing (so it may not truly be raw?). I've also read that, because the trays stack, you can't make pizza and cakes and other taller things in the L'Equip. Everything I've read seems to make me lean towards the L'Equip, but the part about not being able to make taller things... I'm hesitant to get the Excalibur becuase of what I've read - also about the heating fuse sometimes being faulty and the customer service being bad.) Can anyone help me out here? Can you make taller things in the L'Equip? Which is better?
03-12-2012, 03:06 PM
i know zilch about dehydrators , but if i buy one itll be stainless steel before possibly toxic plastic. i dont know if one at below link is any good ,
but im posting link to show style dehydrator i would buy . that said im looking at making homemade one for alot cheaper , not a difficult thing
to do once you start searching around internet and getting ideas . link : http://www.amazon.com/MTN-Commercial-Stainless-Steel-Dehydrator/dp/B005OD8J2E/ref=pd_sbs_k_8
03-13-2012, 03:57 PM
There are several discussions on dehydrators if you search the boards...
I have the Excalibur - but prior to that I had a square Nesco stack up unit that did the job pretty well. IF I wanted to do thicker things I would have taken the 'innards' out of a couple layers to make more space. Cost efficient, had therm. and seemd to work well. I have a laser thermometer and checked air and food temp many times when I first started using it. As advertised.
I get the whole thing about plastics, but at low temps used in a dehydrator, I personally (repeat: PERSONALLY) wouldn't get in a worry about it. The pros of portability, size and ease of a commercial unit far outweighs the cons for ME. Space is an issue and we all make choices.
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