Excalibur ED2900 Food Dehydrator
An excellent dehydrator for gardeners flush with lots of new fruits and vegetables is the Excalibur ED2900 Food Dehydrator because it can handle much more food, more quickly than the standard dehydrator. Plus it can dry almost any food that is dryable. It can handle jerky, fruits, and vegetables. Every tray is exposed to the "horizontal-airflow" system which is designed to dry foods more evenly and quickly than those on relying on a heating coil at the bottom of a canister.
The horizontal system has the heating unit in the back and the dried air is distributed by a fan and controlled by a thermostat. Because it evenly dries all the trays simultaneously, this dehydrator obviates the need for tray rotation. The trays are 15X15 inch, with one and a quarter inches between each shelf. The doors and trays are removable for easier cleaning. (The trays can be placed in the dishwasher.)
The Excalibur ED2900 is fairly large, as are most dehydrators. It weighs 23 pounds, and is 19X17X13. With 600 Watts this is a powerful machine. If it has any drawbacks it is that, with a seven inch fan, it tends to be a bit noisier than the average dehydrator. However, most people would compare the noise level to that of an air purifier.
This is an excellent dehydrator, especially for those who dry a lot.
The Excalibur ED2900 Food Dehydrator is available at Amazon.com.
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