Great dehydrator but was too small to meet my needs.
The first thing i would make would be beef jerky. I would love one of these for fruit leathers and herbs as well.
The first thing i’d make with this is dried apples and pears, followed up with dried bananas the way my grandma used to make them. Here are the specifications for the Excalibur D500SHD 5-Tray Electric Food Dehydrator:
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- 5 stainless steel tray dehydrator with 8 square feet of drying space
- 5″ fan for increased air circulation
- Adjustable thermostat and 26-hour timer
- 10-year limited warranty
- Includes Guide to Dehydration and Preserve It Naturally
I can’t wait to get one, the 1st thing i’d make is sugar-free candied fruit for my kids.
I have a few friends that own these dehydrators for those looking for actual users. But my friends use them and are very happy with them. One of the tends to dry a lot of food on a regular basis. So yes they are a great product. I have seen how the work and they are very efficient.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Kale Chip Conundrum
- Five Stars
- Four Stars
This is something that i would love to have. It would save my family so much money and i have a recipe for vegetable chips that my friend who is gluten free can actually have :d i really want to do them, and make yummy fruit leather, dried fruits, jerky.
I bought this item before i realized that getting fresh organic fruits and vegetables would not be easy to get. The company was great to deal with and took it back with a full refund. I will buy from them again and amazon.
I used to make jerky on a cheep drier where you had to keep rotating the trays. Can’t wait to try this product.
Cant wait to try it when i am making some dried tomatoes for the first time.
I really want to save money by dehydrating apples and such for healthy snacks and preserving produce when it comes on sale.
Such a nice unit to preserve lots of healthy foods by dehydration. My boys have been begging me to make homemade beef jerkey because they love to camp and love to take jerky on their excursions. So, of course, jerky will be my first thing to dehydrate in this unit.My next thing would be soaked and dehydrated pecans and walnuts because it makes them healthier and oh so yummy.
This is an amazing product that offers a variety of uses for those like myself that are making the choice to have a healthier real food lifestyle. Looking forward to starting my first garden and eating fresh ripe tomatoes off the vine as well as making zesty dehydrated tomatoes that i can use all year round. For now i’ll start with dried apples, then coconut macaroons, then kale chips, then yogurt, oh, the adventure has begun.
I am happy with the way that this dehydrator functions overall. The only reason i rated it a 3 is to bring attention to the spacing inside of the machine. For foods with more bulk like kale and cauliflower it doesn’t work to fill all 5 trays. There isn’t enough space and then the food gets smashed and doesn’t dry as well. People that enjoy kale chips know that you can’t just make 2 trays for a party. I tried making 4 trays and things were cramped and i needed to re situate thingsafter they had cooked for awhile. It worked, but not as smoothly as when i only made 2 trays. I would have ordered the 9 tray, but i noticed all of the complaints about how noisy it was so i opted for the 5 trayknowing i wanted something that i could carry easily and have in a smaller space. Initially the 5 tray doesn’t sound that loud,it’s white noise ish, then you start to notice it. When i have it running in the day i put it in the laundry room and shut the door, thenit’s fine.
Beef jerky will be the first product i make. I have a plastic dehydrator, and can’t wait to pass it on.
I would love to try fruit roll ups with this?. This looks so very easy to do will have to try it.
I can’t wait to try this product. I would have originally bought this to make beef jerky but now that i am trying to get my family to eat healthier the first thing i will try is burritos.
I would love to have this as a staple to my kitchen. I would make dried herbs, fruit jerky, dried fruits, nuts, yogurt drops, beef jerky and more.
I have never owned an excalibur dehydrator because i have i have a nesco american harvester which is a work horse but i cannot do yogurt with it. I have children with a lot of different allergies and i struggle making yogurt. Everyone that i know that has an excalibur loves them and they can do so many different things. So, the first thing that i would make is yogurt.
This is an excellent product. The first thing i would do is dehydrated raw nuts after soaking to get all the best nutrients out of them.
I have the non-stainless excalibur dehydrator. I love it, it has been running constantly almost since the day i purchased it 3yrs ago. Sturdy, dependable, easy to use and clean.
Wish there was a little more room between trays.