Survival & Self Reliance: Excalibur Dehydrator

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

5 tray excalibur dehydrator

And the winner is Jodie! She said, “Please can this be the time I win? Lol! I have been wanting this ever since I graduated BYU. I really want this!

Send an email to kelsey[at]vanillajoy[dot]com to claim your prize. Congrats!

THE PRIZE

One Vanilla Joy reader will win a 5-tray Excalibur Dehydrator! ($190)

MY REVIEW

If I had to make a list of my top 10 favorite review products last year, the 9 tray Excalibur Dehydrator would absolutely make the list and there’s one big reason why:

My kids LOVE dried fruit (particularly apples) and fruit leather MORE THAN CANDY. I realize that dehydrated fruit loses some of its nutritional value, BUT STILL! It’s fruit and the sugars are natural and it’s 5 billion times better than anything sweet I could buy at the store.

Excalibur dehydrator review

As you can see from this picture, the apples within snitching distance are mostly gone BEFORE THEY’RE EVEN FINISHED DRYING. Elliot snuck his little Tummy Tub stool in the kitchen and devoured a bunch of apples and several inches of fruit leather, and you know what? Fine with me! (He didn’t eat all those apples by himself…Gus and I helped…they’re just SO GOOD.)

excalibur dehydrator 9 tray fruit leatherEven more than the dried fruit, we love making fruit leather. My two boys will consume an entire tray of fruit leather (that I roll in saran wrap and take with us to the store for a shopping snack) in no time. This dehydrator dries so evenly and beautifully that the finished product is always delicious.

Fruit leather is a great and EASY way to use up fruit. I core an apple and throw the entire thing, skin and all, into my Cuisinart PowerEdge 700 blender. A handful of apples with some banana, spinach, mango, or whatever else you have in the fridge turns into a delicious fruit leather 6-8 hours later.

Fruit leather is a great every day AND travel snack and is yummy enough to be classified as a treat…

There are lots of dehydrators out there. So why Excalibur?

I asked around at the Self Reliance Expo I attended last October, and all the serious dehydrators recommended it. Some of them had several and have at least one going all the time. They last forever and dry a ton of food at a time (the 9 tray dehydrator has 15 square feet of tray space).

The 600 watt fan is a whopping 7″ and it has an adjustable thermostat that ranges from 85 to 145 degrees. It’s quiet and doesn’t heat up my kitchen at all. The soft humming sound is actually rather soothing, and the aroma of drying fruit in my house all day is one of my favorite things.

Most other dehydrators have smaller fans and much less wattage which just means dehydrating your food will take longer. Excalibur is the Bosch of dehydrators.

preserve it naturally dehydrator bookIf you’re interested in learning more about dehydrating foods, I would recommend Preserve it Naturally.

This book has tons of information about how to dry in different climates, recipes using dried foods, a section that lists each fruit and vegetable and talks about how well it dehydrates and how long it takes in different climates, how to dehydrate meats, and so much more.

I wasn’t sure how to tell when a fruit was fully dehydrated, and this book gives great information about all that and more.

I also really like the blog Dehydrate2Store.com. She has a great tips page with lots of helpful information.

Having a dehydrator opens up the possibilities for all that summer produce and is just one more way to get everyone in the family eating more fruits and vegetables.

I just made some fruit leather and it’s already all gone, so we’ll be making more this week!

Thanks to Excalibur Dehydrators for sponsoring this giveaway!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Visit ExcaliburDehydrator.com
  • Make a comment on this post telling me your favorite dehydrator product or why you’d like to win before midnight Sunday, January 30.
  • A winner will be selected and announced in a new post on Monday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.
  • Winners must email me to claim their prize within 5 days.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

GOOD LUCK and THANKS!

{This product was provided to Vanilla Joy for review purposes.}

{ 197 comments… read them below or add one }

1 A.J. Dub January 24, 2011 at 6:49 am

I love fruit leather and would love to be able to make my own.

2 A.J. Dub January 24, 2011 at 6:49 am

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4 Natalie January 24, 2011 at 6:53 am

I’d love to try the fruit leather!

5 twyla January 24, 2011 at 7:39 am

I like the 5 tray. It’s a good size. I would be useful b/c my son loves fruit leather and I’ve been wanting to make flax seed crakers forever.

6 N.Paredes January 24, 2011 at 8:33 am

Thank you for your review of the Excalibur! I have been looking for a truly great food dehydrator for about a year now! We love fruit around our place, and I would love to be able to dehydrate and store it when it is in season! The fruit leather sounds like a great idea too!

7 Kendra January 24, 2011 at 9:13 am

I would LOVE to win one of these! I have been wanting one for a long time and am saving to buy one of these and a wheat grinder. I would love to not have to buy this, so I can save for the grinder :)

8 Kendra January 24, 2011 at 9:14 am

I’m a facebook fan of Excalibur

9 Kendra January 24, 2011 at 9:14 am

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10 Kendra January 24, 2011 at 9:15 am

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14 Elizabeth January 24, 2011 at 9:26 am

I would love to win this for my class at school. I teach Nutrition and this would be a very valuable tool to teach them preservation of fruits and veggies.

15 Elizabeth January 24, 2011 at 9:26 am

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16 Sandy L January 24, 2011 at 9:27 am

Other than the dehydrators, my favorite product is the Stainless Steel Compost Keeper. I have a smaller dehydrator at home. I would LOVE to have this – as my intent is to lower our grocery bill and help the earth, by storing our garden produce and produce of each season. Thank you for such a fabulous giveaway!

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22 Torri M. January 24, 2011 at 9:40 am

I would absolutely love one of these!! I love dried fruit and how awesome would it be to make your own? Thanks for the giveaway!

23 becca January 24, 2011 at 9:41 am

I would love to have a dehydrator. I grew up on dried apples and banana’s and would love to make them myself.

24 becca January 24, 2011 at 9:41 am

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25 amy pugmire January 24, 2011 at 9:53 am

I love the commercial dehydrator

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33 Amanda N January 24, 2011 at 10:34 am

Wowzers! We’ve been eye-ing these and I must say I’m thrilled you’re doing a giveaway for one. With 5 kids, all of whom will most surely die if they don’t get an afternoon snack, it’s hard to find healthy stuff of which they don’t get completely bored. Making our own fruit leather and dried fruits would be a great way for them to help in the kitchen and all of us to enjoy yummy goodness! :)

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40 Amanda N January 24, 2011 at 10:39 am

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41 Heather G January 24, 2011 at 10:59 am

I would love one of these! My boys would devour the dried fruit & fruit leather.

42 Heather G January 24, 2011 at 11:00 am

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44 Kashena January 24, 2011 at 11:20 am

I think I’d like the dehydrator to make jerky. It’s one of my favorite snacks when I’m wanting lean protein, but it’s super expensive to get the good kind at PCC or Whole Foods without copious amounts of sodium…

45 Kashena January 24, 2011 at 11:23 am

I watched the “how to make a fabric flower” youtube video. Cute idea! Now I can use up some of my excess fabric…can’t wait to see it on a headband.

46 laura guthrie January 24, 2011 at 11:29 am

OMG have wanted one of these for so long! i would love to try the natural fruit leather, sounds fabulous!

47 Kris January 24, 2011 at 11:29 am

I have a dehydrator that I bought 24 years ago. The motor is dying and I need to replace it. I would love to win this Excalibur, I hear great things about them.

48 Kim January 24, 2011 at 11:46 am

Oh man, there are so many reasons for a dehydrator. I would love this one because my current one is old, and is possibly getting more use than it should. I dehydrate tons of stuff. (It’s giving me warning signs.) My son loves dried fruit, and since I do it I know whats in it. I use the dried veggies for everything from dried soup mixes to rehydrating later in the season to use in canning. And fruit leathers are great. And homemade jerky beats store bought any day of the week!

49 Danielle E. January 24, 2011 at 12:13 pm

I’d like to win because a dehydrator would be a great way to use and store the produce from my garden and It sounds fun as well.

50 Danielle E. January 24, 2011 at 12:14 pm

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51 jengd January 24, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I have a 3yr old who LOVES fruit leather and dried fruit- this would be great for our house.

52 jengd January 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm

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57 Sue D January 24, 2011 at 12:58 pm

I think my favorite dehydrator would be the 5 tray with the timer in case I am not home when the food is done.

58 jengd January 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm

I watched the 3min Excalibur video- quite informative. I like that you can make more space by removing trays and the way the air moves.

59 Sue D January 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm

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61 jengd January 24, 2011 at 1:06 pm

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66 Rachel L. January 24, 2011 at 1:33 pm

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67 Lindsay January 24, 2011 at 1:33 pm

I would love this dehydrator! My mom used to make dried fruit and fruit leather when I was little and it was my favorite snack! I would love to be able to make it for my daughter!

68 Rachel L. January 24, 2011 at 1:34 pm

I want one of these. they are much better then the round ones

69 Del January 24, 2011 at 1:35 pm

I like the 5 Tray great for small families and gardens. It would be perfect for us.

70 Del January 24, 2011 at 1:37 pm

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71 Kellie January 24, 2011 at 1:38 pm

This has been on my wish list for a while now…hope I win!!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

72 Kamie January 24, 2011 at 1:39 pm

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75 Kamie January 24, 2011 at 1:40 pm

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76 Kamie January 24, 2011 at 1:43 pm

As a wife and mother, I’m constantly trying to find ways to add more fruit and vegetables to our diet. I’d love a dehydrator to add dried apples,etc. and fruit leather to lunches and snacks!!!

77 Del January 24, 2011 at 1:46 pm

I watched the You Tube video on making a fabric rose. So cute!

78 Torri M. January 24, 2011 at 2:04 pm

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79 Torri M. January 24, 2011 at 2:06 pm

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80 Patti January 24, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I have the 9 tray Excalibur and I totally agree with you, it is great. I am always amazed at how versatile it is.
Another book I have found handy is The Dehydrator Bible.

81 Samantha January 24, 2011 at 3:55 pm

I would love the dehydrator. I have a son who likes raisins as far as fruit goes. With the dehydrator, I am sure I could come up with some more favorites he didn’t even know about!

82 Melinda Wilson January 24, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Thank you so much for your review. As a child, my grandfather would dehydrate apples the old fashion way – out side on screens in the sun. We always had apples all year long and all of the grandchildren loved having these for snacks. I would love the win so I could be able to have the healthy snacks of my childhood.

83 Melinda Wilson January 24, 2011 at 4:02 pm

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86 rana January 24, 2011 at 5:34 pm

dried apples an all time favorite and the five tray has dimensions perfect to tuck on my counter.

87 s January 24, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Would love to make my own fruit and leather. I think the 5-Tray SMALL GARDEN-Excalibur 26 hour Timer #3526T is really nice.

88 Smirking January 24, 2011 at 6:32 pm

I’d like to learn more about preserving my own food, and dried fruit would be the perfect place to start. Thanks for sharing this great product!

89 Brianne January 24, 2011 at 6:45 pm

I want to win because my daughter loves apples and would love to be able to bring dehydrated apples on shopping trips.

90 Brianne January 24, 2011 at 6:46 pm

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94 Vicki January 24, 2011 at 9:49 pm

I love dehydrating foods for storage. It is especially good when I have little bits of things from the garden that aren’t enough to can.

95 Vicki January 24, 2011 at 9:49 pm

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96 Vicki January 24, 2011 at 9:50 pm

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97 Vicki January 24, 2011 at 9:50 pm

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98 Stacy January 24, 2011 at 9:52 pm

i would love to try it!

99 Torri M. January 24, 2011 at 10:46 pm

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101 Torri M. January 24, 2011 at 10:51 pm

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103 Michelle W January 25, 2011 at 7:25 am

I live the 5 Tray Small Garden Excalibur. Perfoect for our family of 4.

104 Michelle W January 25, 2011 at 7:26 am

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106 Heather Z January 25, 2011 at 7:55 am

My husband and I eat fruit leather like it’s our job. We have had less expensive food processors in the past with sub-par results. I’ve been drooling over this dehydrator for a while now and would LOVE to win it!

107 Heather Z January 25, 2011 at 7:56 am

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108 Heather Z January 25, 2011 at 7:57 am

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109 Heather Z January 25, 2011 at 7:59 am

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113 Jinii B January 25, 2011 at 10:02 am

My husband has medical issues and we are now working with his diet to help. Everything need to be natural with no perservatives. He loves dried fruit and it gets really expensive.

I would love this to make yummy snacks that he can enjoy.

114 Richelle January 25, 2011 at 1:36 pm

I would love to easily make fruit leather and dried apples. This would be so much fun to have!

115 Jodie January 25, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Please can this be the time I win? Lol! I have been wanting this ever since I graduated BYU at the same time as 3 of my siblings’ spouses. My parents gifted the 3 of them with Excaliburs but not me (long story). Oh boy have I been coveting them ever since! I really want this!

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120 noel January 25, 2011 at 3:49 pm

I would love love LOVE to try making fruit leather, as well as dehydrated fruit slices for snacks for my family!

121 thepricklypinecone January 25, 2011 at 6:40 pm

I would love to win one so I can make dehydrated chicken pieces for my spoiled dogs!

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124 Michelle January 25, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Oh my gosh, how cool is that?! We’re currently on a camping kick around here, and this would be a *fantastic* tool for packing our eats on camping trips!

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131 Linsey F January 25, 2011 at 11:26 pm

I would love to win this and give it to my husband! He loves dehydrating fruits and veggies. I would like to try the fruit leather!

132 Linsey F January 25, 2011 at 11:27 pm

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135 N.Paredes January 26, 2011 at 1:41 am

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145 Kimberly January 26, 2011 at 7:08 am

I would love to have a dehydrator to make fruit leather and dry fruits for my kids!

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149 Kimberly January 26, 2011 at 9:20 am

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150 Carla G January 26, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I am a budding Weston A Price cook and would use this particularly for “crispy pecans”– the best way to eat pecans, hands down! :)

151 Abby January 26, 2011 at 1:38 pm

I would love to win the Excalibur dehydrator. It would help my family eat healthier and save money.

152 Abby January 26, 2011 at 1:39 pm

I watched the Excalibur video – very informative! I have seen mixed reviews about circle dehydrators and now I know the science behind why box ones work better.

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154 Heather Z January 26, 2011 at 5:04 pm

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155 TinaW January 27, 2011 at 8:51 am

I like the 5 tray Small Garden with timer – it would be great for drying tomatoes in the summer and for making jerky.

156 TinaW January 27, 2011 at 8:56 am

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161 Lindsey January 27, 2011 at 2:40 pm

I would LOVE to make fruit leather with this! My kids would be sooooo happy!

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164 Jackie January 27, 2011 at 7:46 pm

I stumbled upon your blog and saw this give away. I was SO excited. I would love to experiment with a dehydrator! My mother is a dietician and I’ve been trying to talk her into purchasing one so I can play with it. My family loves dried fruit which is fairly expensive store bought. I didn’t realize that it could be used with vegetables easily as well. I would love to have this for when we plant our garden this spring. Fabulous give away. I’m going to check your website more regularly.

165 Ruth M. January 27, 2011 at 7:47 pm

I have been shopping for a dehydrator, and desperately need one. A top of the line one would be fantastic.

166 Jackie January 27, 2011 at 7:48 pm

ps- Facebook fan of Excalibur now…

167 Kathy Daniels January 28, 2011 at 11:46 am

We love dried fruit at our house! I used my friend’s Excalibur dehydrator and I loved it!

168 Michelle W January 28, 2011 at 9:31 pm

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169 Alison January 29, 2011 at 9:32 am

I am wearing my dehydrators out! Have been dreaming of this one!! My list of favorites is long! Here are the top 3!I love flax/veggies crackers using leftovers from my juicer,kale crisps are an unusual hit with my kids,& fruit and leathers of all varieties.My veggie garden and bounty from local orchards would thank you ! They don’t want to rot, they want to be made into yummy dehydrated food!

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171 KaeleyAnne January 29, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I’m not much of a dried fruit person, but dried tomatoes for pasta dishes and fruit leather are both wonderful. The 5 tray dehydrator looks great for the amount of drying that I’d like to do.

172 Dawna January 29, 2011 at 8:05 pm

I love the 5 tray small garden one. Perfect size :)

173 Dawna January 29, 2011 at 8:07 pm

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181 Stephanie January 30, 2011 at 9:26 am

Dried fruit that I can make? Marvelous! Thanks for the giveaway!

182 Robin January 30, 2011 at 12:59 pm

I just tried a friends dehydrator for the first time. Loved the nuts & fruit.
I have suffered from food allergies & recently realized that I am gluten intolerant . I am taking control of my food & want to become as chemical free as possible.
A dehydrator is defiantly in my near future!
Loved watching the videos on the excalibur.

183 Robin January 30, 2011 at 1:06 pm

I just watched a video on the excalibur.
Can’t wait to get one

184 Johanna January 30, 2011 at 7:41 pm

I think my favorite product on the website is the 5 tray small garden Excalibur. It looks perfect for our family!

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187 Annie January 30, 2011 at 9:27 pm

I would absolutely die for an Excalibur!!! As a college student, I don’t have the budget for many appliances, but am so devoted to eating healthy and experimenting in the kitchen. A dehydrator would be awesome to make raw crackers, breads, kale chips, seasoned nuts/seeds, raw macaroons, raw crusts, fruit leathers, raw eggplant bacon…I could go on forever!! SO many things I want to try! Thanks for such a great giveaway :)

188 Jennifer M January 30, 2011 at 9:57 pm

I like the adjustable temperture and the fact if my kid see this process they may be more interested in trying the dried food.

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197 emily January 31, 2011 at 4:38 pm

I would love to win one of these. The last 3 weeks I have been a quest and putting forth a great deal of effort and sacrifice to eat heathy so that I can be and feel healthy and be able to get pregnant again. I have done lost of reading of health books about diet and many of the healthy recipes I find require a dehydrator. I would really like one of these, and would use it!

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