Excalibur Food Dehydrator Review

Excalibur Food Dehydrator

The Excalibur Food Dehydrator is one of the most popular dehydrators. They are excellent in dehydrating meat and other food products.

Part of what makes this dehydrator very popular is its 10 years warranty. My friend, only manufacturers who are extremely sure of the standard and quality of their products give such length of warranty.

This implies that the . can be relied on for extreme good performance.

 

Before proceeding further, it may be necessary to sound this note of warning from the manufacturers of the Excalibur food dehydrator.

 

“Unless otherwise indicated, this product is manufactured for North American electrical standards and is intended for use in the United States and Canada.”

 

This implies that if you are in a country where the mains voltage is not 110 volts, you cannot use it. For example, if your county’s mains voltage is 220 -240 Volts, it cannot be used there. Plugging it in such mains will burn it INSTANTLY!

 

The Excalibur Food Dehydrator has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars. This rating is given by over 1100 people! Of these numbers, about 82% of them gave it 5 stars. This is a good indicator of the popularity and quality of this . dehydrator.

 

Excalibur Food Dehydrators have a number of popular models. The popular models

of the . include:

  • Excalibur 3926TB Food Dehydrator, Black ( The one under review)
  • Excalibur 3900B 9 Tray Deluxe Dehydrator, Black
  • Excalibur 2900ECB 9-Tray Economy Dehydrator, Black
  • Excalibur 3526TB 5 Tray Dehydrator with Timer Black
  • Excalibur 3500B 5 Tray Deluxe Dehydrator Black
  • Excalibur 9-Tray Clear Door Stainless Steel Dehydrator (New)

Their comparative features will be shown in a table just before the conclusion of this write up.

 

 

Key Features of the Excalibur Food Dehydrator

 Presence of Adjustable Thermostat

The ., which is well suited for meat dehydration, comes with adjustable thermostat. The adjustable thermostat is very vital in maintaining a preset temperature. The temperature range of this dehydrator ranges from 105°F to 165°F. It is very easy to select a preset temperature from this range as a result of the adjustable thermostat.

 

The adjustable thermostat also comes with a 26 hour timer making it among the best.

 

Most food dehydrators of good quality do have it. In fact, it is one of the necessary features to look out for when buying a meat dehydrator or any food dehydrator.

 

Adjustable thermostat makes it easy to maintain any desired temperature in the course of operating the dehydrator. This is usually a big plus for any such appliance. Therefore, the presence of the adjustable thermostat is also a big plus for the Excalibur Food Dehydrator.

 

When the thermostat is set at the right temperature, it ensures that your dehydrated meat comes out in best condition. It also ensures uniform drying and outstandingly healthy finishing.

 

For optimum dehydration, most food substances have the temperature at which they will dehydrate best. For example, the temperature at which meat will dehydrate best is different from the temperature

at which vegetables or fruits will dehydrate optimally.

The thermostat makes it easier to dehydrate fruits such as apples, bananas and pineapples.

Vegetables such as peppers, carrots, onions etc are dehydrated at their optimal temperatures.

 

 

Larger Capacity Dehydrator

The Excalibur Food Dehydrator comes with 9 trays. These 9 trays provide a total of15 square feet of drying space. This places the appliance among the biggest and best there is in its category.

The large capacity makes the dehydrator Ideal for everyone, but particularly more beneficial for larger families and gardens owners. Craftspeople and sportsmen find it highly useful.

The large space of this Excalibur dehydrator enables drying of a larger quantity of food substances such as  fruits or vegetables at once. This is much more economical and convenient than dehydrating them in smaller batches.

 

Power

The Excalibur Food Dehydrator operates on a power of 440 watts. This makes it very economical to use in consideration of its large capacity.

 

It should be noted that meat dehydration or other food dehydration is quite different from cooking or toasting. It therefore follows that only moderate power is needed to operate the appliance.

This power factor should be an important consideration in the light of power costs in the societies today.

 

7-inch fan

The 7-inch fan is located at the back of the unit. This enables the fan to draw cool air inside the dehydrator. The air is then heated and distributed evenly over each tray.

Excalibur Food DehydratorParallex Horizontal Airflow

Parallex Horizontal Airflow

The patented Parallex Horizontal Airflow is exclusive to Excalibur. It enables uniform drying by distributing air uniformly over the trays. It helps the food dehydrate faster.

It also helps retain more nutrients and look and taste better. All these are achieved without tray rotation.

 

 

Hyperwave Fluctuation Technology

Excalibur Food Dehydrator Hyperwave Fluctuation Technology

Excalibur Food Dehydrator Hyperwave Fluctuation Technology

The Excalibur Hyperwave Fluctuation technology keeps the food temperature low enough to keep the enzymes active.

 

But the air temperature gets high enough to dry food.  This enables it to overcome yeast, mold, and spoilage

 

 

Other features of the Excalibur 3926TB Food Dehydrator

 

A number of other features of the dehydrator include the following:

  • Presence of a flexible poly-screen tray insert to prevent foods from sticking
  • It is made in the USA, Sacramento, California.
  • Optimal temperature range of 105°F to 165°F enables preserving the nutrients in herbs and produce and making it safe to dehydrate meat for jerky.
  • Fairly easy to clean
  • made of decent quality materials
  • 10 Year limited warranty

 

Specifications and Information of Product

 

Product NameExcalibur 3926TB Food Dehydrator
ManufacturerExcalibur
OriginUSA
Product Dimension19 x 17 x 12.5 inches
Weight22 pounds
Item model number3926TB
Customer Reviews4.7 out of 5 stars
MaterialPlastic
ColorBlack
Warranty Description10 Year limited warranty
Wattage440 Watts
Price*249.95

 

*Price disclaimer: the quoted price is right as at the time of this review and is subject to a change without warning.

 

 

Summary of Overall Reviews of the Excalibur Food Dehydrator

The summary of the overall reviews of this food dehydrator shows that it is among the best. It has an excellent rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.  The rating is by over 1100 people. Out of this number, 82% rated it 5 stars.

 

One of the many happy users noted that:

“These are very dependable and the company stands behind the product. They may only have a guarantee of 10 years in the USA, but since I have had the first one for 35 years, I had no worries about buying a second one for a spare because the 35 year old one might go belly up some day–or maybe not.”

 

Many of the users were particularly pleased with the 26 hour timer that comes with the dehydrator.

 

For many, it is a fantastic product that is worth the money in every way.

 

The fact of the Excalibur 3926TB Food Dehydrator being really a great performer in the area of meat dehydration is also highlighted by many of the users. “The air flow system worked great dehydrating the meat regardless of which tray it was on.”

 

The dehydrator is highly versatile. It has a setting for every kind of food you want to dehydrate.

 

The reviews show that a vast majority of the users are truly satisfied.

 

On the negative, the fan is reported by a few people to be a little bit noisy. This not a wide spread problem. This could be caused by resonance resulting from vibration.

A few users also complained of faulty timers.

Quite a number of faults such as cracks, broken parts like timer, plastics etc are often as a result of shipping mishaps.

 

 

Comparing Features of the Various Models

The table below compares the various models which are listed here.

  • Excalibur 3926TB Food Dehydrator, Black ( The one under review)
  • Excalibur 3900B 9 Tray Deluxe Dehydrator, Black
  • Excalibur 2900ECB 9-Tray Economy Dehydrator, Black
  • Excalibur D900CDSHD 9-Tray Clear Door Stainless Steel Dehydrator (New)
  • Excalibur 3948CDB 9 Tray Food Dehydrator with Digital Controller and Timer

  • Excalibur 3926TW Excalibur 3926TW 9 Tray Dehydrator with Timer White

Note that only the 9 tray types are compared. The 5 and 4 trays types are few and easy to look up.

You may view all the list of the Excalibur Food Dehydrator for further information.

 

  • Excalibur 3526TB 5 Tray Dehydrator with Timer Black
  • Excalibur 3500B 5 Tray Deluxe Dehydrator Black
  • Excalibur 2400 4-Tray Economy Dehydrator

 

Table 2: Comparing the Excalibur 9 trays Food Dehydrators.

Model Name3926TB3900B2900CB 3948CDBD900CD SHD 3926TW
Model
Picture
Excalibur 392 Food Dehydrator

Excalibur 3926

Excalibur Food Dehydrator

Excalibur 3900

Excalibur Food Dehydrator

Excalibur 2900

Excalibur Food Dehydrator

Excalibur 3948

Excalibur Food Dehydrator D900

Excalibur D900

Excalibur Food Dehydrator3926TW

Excalibur 3926TW

Dimension19x17x12.5
inches
19x17x12.5
inches
19x17x12.5
inches
21.6x19.2x 16.3
inches
19x13x17
inches
19 x 17 x 12.5
inches
Weight22 lb22 lb22 lb25.5 lb40 lb22
MaterialPlasticPlasticPlasticPlasticStainless
Steel
Plastic
Rating4.74.74,744.84.6
Warranty10 yrs10 yrs5 yrs10 yrs10 yrs10 yrs
Wattage440 Watts600 W440 W600 W600 W600 W
No of Trays999999
Price*249.95*$199.50*$176.99.329.95 $468.95$238.43
TimerYesNoNo48 hrs26 hrsyes
ThermostatYesYesYesYesYesYes

 

*Price disclaimer: the quoted prices are right as at the time of this review and are subject to a change without warning.

Conclusion

 

The Excalibur 3926TB Food Dehydrator is classed among the best dehydrators most suited as meat dehydrator. It is really popular.

 

The explainable reason for this is its excellent qualities. The appliance is not very cheap. But that is to be expected.

 

The price for quality is always high but in the end you get excellent value for your money. This should be the preferable route if a person’s pocket can withstand the initial cash outflow.

 

From all the available features of this great dehydrator, one can safely conclude that the Excalibur 3926TB Food Dehydrator is by far above average performer. And it is very well suitable for meat dehydration.

 

I join the many satisfied users who recommended the Excalibur 3926TB Food Dehydrator to do the same.

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