Excalibur Large Capacity Immune Boosting Dehydrator

Last updated: December 23, 2022

For the health conscious, the Excalibur Electric Food Dehydrator brings something that other dehydrators don't. The design ensures a lower temperature that helps foods retain enzymes while still preserving them. It also has a removable tray, so you can use the dehydrator for other purposes when you aren't dehydrating.

We looked at the top Dehydrators and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Dehydrator you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Lower temperatures help foods retain enzymes while preserving them.

In our analysis of 88 expert reviews, the Excalibur Large Capacity Immune Boosting Dehydrator placed 5th when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Dehydration is the healthiest, easiest, and most economical way to preserve foods. Load the trays and set the temperature, the Excalibur dries the contents of all trays evenly so everything’s done at once. Dehydration concentrates the natural flavor, sweetness, and aromas of your food. Leaving you with a flavor that’s far healthier than high-fat snacks and high-sugar candies that are filled with chemical preservatives. The Excalibur 9-Tray Large Dehydrator provides 15 square feet of drying space making this the biggest and best there is! Ideal for large families, large gardens, craftspeople, and sportsmen. This unit includes flexible polyscreen tray inserts to prevent foods from sticking to trays, 7″ fan, built in on/off switch, adjustable thermostat, and a convenient 26 hour timer. Troubleshoot-fan makes a rubbing noise may be due to shipping, the trays may have been forced into the fan’s protective screen. Take out the trays,and blow on the fan blade to locate where it is rubbing against the screen. You may need to turn the fan on and press gently against the screen and listen where the noise increases. With a pair of needle nose pliers pull the screen away from the fan blade at point of contact

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Offers a class-leading 15 square feet of drying space. Thoroughly and rapidly dehydrates food at a level that exceeds competitors.
Built like an industrial food dehyrator. Great customizing options lets you go beyong a normal food dehydrator.Easy to use. Simple and efficient for dehydrating.
The Parallex Horinzontal Airflow technology makes rotating of tray unnecessary. The even dehydration is achieved by even air distribution. So, there is no need to control the process.
Considering usability, it is important to highlight that the thermostat is also adjustable, so you are free to balance temperature levels, according to the product type you need to dehydrate and store. Moreover, you’ll get a chance to utilize timer for 26 hours. Additionally, the automatic shut off feature is rather useful if you are tired or busy and have no desire to supervise the process!
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It features an adjustable thermostat from 105oF to 165oF, a low temperature range that preserve any active enzymes left in your vegetables and fruits while keeping it high enough to dry food and prevent spoilage. In addition, the heat varies from time to time to avoid case hardening. This is what’s called the Excalibur Hyperwave Fluctuation technology.
This food dehydrator has a horizontal airflow. It produces excellent results and has even drying. It has a very large capacity with 9 square dehydrator trays. This means it has 15 square feet of drying space. The square dehydrator trays make it easy to fill with food. With the trays out, we have also found this dehydrator to be an excellent place to proof bread.
The vertical design supports Excalibur’s patented Parallex Horizontal Airflow technology, which ensures that foods are dehydrated quickly and evenly. The unit’s heating element, thermostat, and fan are in the back, so it draws cool air in, heats it and then distributes it evenly over the trays. It’s a brilliant design, and we found that foods dehydrate a little quicker in this unit.
It has a built in on/off switch and a thermostat that can easily be adjusted over a wide range of temperatures. To prevent foods from sticking, the manufacturer has also included a flexible poly-screen tray insert. This makes the cleaning process much easier.
This version comes with an adjustable thermostat and a 26 hour timer, which is a very useful feature that is worth those several dozen extra dollars. The timer takes care of turning off the dehydrator at the right moment, it is not uncommon to forget about it after many hours of drying which makes it a neat little feature.

What reviewers didn't like

Appliance weighs 22 lbs. Trays do not fit in many dishwashers.
One of the most expensive on the list.
The fan of the Excalibur meat dehydrator might be slightly noisy during operation.
To be honest, this is a fabulous product and the leading food dehydrator available on the market in 2018. Nevertheless, one of the core downsides of the Excalibur 3926TB is its comparatively high price.
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It is large for some counter
Larger unit so requires a place to store when not in use. More expensive than other units
The 3926TB comes with a non-stick, poly-scree tray insert, but no solid mats are included. If you want to make fruit leather or dehydrated yogurt, you’ll need to buy solid mats separately.
The dehydrator is quite heavy on its own
Price ( but worth )
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