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Excalibur has been the leader in Dehydration technology for over 35 years. We lead the commercial dehydrator market with our premier-quality, double-walled stainless steel dehydrators so
we know the important features that are mandatory for health and safety
when it comes to dehydration and working with stainless steel.
When looking at a stainless steel dehydrator here are the questions you MUST ask when it comes to your health and safety:
1) What type of stainless steel is the dehydrator made out of?- Not
all stainless steel is the same- to make it stainless, cheaper-lower
grades are mixed with other metals which can change the color, density
and safety when coming into contact with heat and food.
2) What are the Trays made of? - Many
low grade stainless steel dehydrators do not come with stainless steel
trays- they are sold with trays that are Chrome plated and/or nickel
plated. Keep in mind your food is setting on these trays. Over time this plating can chip off in your foods and rust. Chrome
plating usually makes use of hexavalent chromium (Cr+6). Many studies
in the last decade have shown it to be dangerous citing evidence that
hexavalent chromium causes lung cancer and other serious health
conditions. Because of these health concerns, the chrome plating process has come under increased regulations in the U.S.
based on chrome’s hazardous and environmentally toxic properties. In
order to avoid increased regulations many companies have moved their
operations overseas. -Most Important---If you purchase a stainless steel dehydrator-- Make sure that the Trays are 100% stainless steel. In our commercial dehydrators we use only 100% stainless steel trays.
3) Where is the dehydrator manufactured?- beware of low-grade stainless steel coming out of China- and chrome plated trays from overseas. Excalibur is proud to be a U.S. made product.
4) Is the Dehydrator a green product? Stainless
steel is not green. It is a necessity in commercial applications—but
not needed for home use. Support Green Products, Buy Recycled, Buy
5) How long has the manufacturer been in business and what is the warranty?-Beware of companies that purchase low grade dehydrators from China and put their name on it. Parts might not be available when needed and many of them cook foods rather than dehydrate them.
6) Are the edges rounded and seamless for easy cleaning? Low
grade units will have sharp 90 degree corners and have cracks/crevices
where the metal comes together. This is where food can become lodged
creating the perfect environment for mold and bacteria to grow.
Why our FDA Approved Polycarbonate Construction is Better than Stainless Steel for Home Use.
quality stainless steel is appropriate for businesses but it’s much too
expensive for home owners- the key word is high quality stainless. Anyone
can make a low grade stainless steel dehydrator and include chrome
plated trays, but you do not know what has been mixed with the stainless
steel – and chrome plated trays can pose health concerns.
customers have asked us to make a stainless steel home dehydrator like
our commercial dehydrators. To produce a homeowner-priced stainless
steel dehydrator, we would have to seriously downgrade components- going
to single-wall construction, for example, which has rough edges and is
hot to the touch. We pride ourselves in providing high quality products
and support using green products whenever possible. Stainless steel is
appropriate for commercial uses but unnecessary for home use. Here are some key reasons why Polycarbonate is better than stainless steel for home use:
Leaders in Dehydration Technology Worldwide
Why Dehydrate ....
Save Money- Buy food on sale, in bulk,
or in season and save 50% or more
Great taste- All Excalibur models are a “flavor concentrators” each
bite is a mouth watering
burst of flavor
Easy- Wash, slice and dry. Much
easier than canning or freezing
Quick- Excalibur dries from 2 to
10 times faster than most other dehydrators
Space Saving- Dried Foods Reduce in size
and store easier than canned or frozen
Healthy- Drying preserves nutrients
and enzymes/ no additive or preservatives
Only Excalibur offers the Turbo Charge Parallexx® Drying
System. Millions have rediscovered
the benefits of food dehydration. Healthy, nutritious and tasty food at a huge savings. Excalibur makes drying
easy. For centuries food has been dried in the sun or open air- a lengthy, messy and difficult
process inviting contamination and
spoilage. With the introduction of electric dehydrators the drying process was improved. But most manufactures
offered round stackable models with a heating unit in the bottom. Excalibur pioneered a rear-mounted
equipment package allowing horizontal
or parallel air flow...The Parallexx® System-- and Continues to be the worldwide leader in dehydration
technology and innovation. Every Excalibur Model has a combined knowledge of over 35 years of dehydration
research and development,
making Excalibur Dehydrators the Best in the World.
Features of All
The Ultimate in
Versatility- Removable door and trays –
This is a MUST- in order to use every other
tray or no trays at all, allowing you to dry large items, make yogurt, raise
breads, dry crafts, bloom rice, dry sprouted breads, dry pie
crust and more.. You do not have to be taken apart to check drying
or add more food.
Almost unbreakable, FDA approved for Food Contact
trays. Inserts make cleaning a snap.
Controlled environment for a wide variety of
24 page recipe book included with each unit
Adjustable Thermostat 85 - 155 degrees
CE Safety Certified
Excalibur Parallexx® System
Complete drying system in rear (includes
thermostat and fan).
Easy to clean... Spills fall on seamless bottom.
Horizontal drying provides even drying,
eliminating tray rotations. Fast drying...
Adjustable thermostat allows perfect drying every
Square design increases drying area
"25%" with no holes in center of tray.
Versatile... Trays can be removed to expand
Controlled environment for a
wide variety of uses, i.e. making fruit roll-ups, trail mixes and drying
flower arrangements, herbs, art and crafts, photos.
Plastic vs. Stainless --Which is Better for Dehydration?
As stainless steel appliances have come
into fashion one question remains- is stainless steel better than
plastic for food dehydration? Well it depends- Not all stainless steel
is created equal just like not all plastics are the same. Some people
are under the misconception that stainless steel is healthier and of
higher quality than plastic. However, it all depends on the grade of
stainless steel. Lower grades of stainless steel can be mixed with
other metals which can change in color, density and safety when coming
into contact with heat and food.
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