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One of the most professional appliances on the market, the Excalibur 3900B Deluxe Dehydrator is entirely suited to both novice and more experienced users, and is guaranteed to help you enjoy your favorite fruits and vegetables right in the comfort of your very own home.
Thanks to this particular appliance, you will no longer need to purchase fruit rolls, dried vegetables or even fruit leather: all you need to do is turn on the dehydrator, throw in some chopped fruits or puree and you can very easily make your favorite treats at home. More importantly, it will help you easily avoid the chemicals and toxins present in store-bought dried produce.
The Excalibur Deluxe boasts of a several features that will help you dry your favorite produce in no time. Now while this particular dehydrator sports a great capacity and heat distribution, a few users did find the price range to be excessive for a first time machine. So, if you’re looking for a beginner’s and more basic dehydrator, you might feel more comfortable with something a little more basic and inexpensive like the Presto 06300 Dehydro.
The Excalibur 3900B is also designed to preserve most of the vitamins and minerals in your food, allowing you to get your five-a-day. If your kids are fussy about eating their fruits or vegetables, you can also encourage them to help you with the dehydrating process and concoct a variety of healthy and crunchy snacks for them. Of course, it goes without saying that this machine will boost your budget since you won’t have to constantly purchase your favorite dried fruits and vegetables.
This particular model is available both in black and white (as the model 3900W), and weighs 22 pounds. Lastly, this appliance is protected by a solid manufacturer’s warranty of 5 years.
Heat Distribution: 5/5
Unlike lower-quality machines, this dehydrator sports a horizontal airflow, allowing for even heat distribution across every tray. Indeed, both the heating element and the fan are located at the very back of the unit. By this token, cold air is drawn in and heated before being distributed across the trays, ensuring optimal dehydrating and crispiness. The Excalibur Deluxe is also equipped with a patented Parallex Horizontal Airflow system that ensures a rapid drying process.
Just like the similarly-priced models 2900ECB and 3926TW, the Excalibur Deluxe boasts of 15 square feet of drying space on each one of its 9 trays, which make for a great drying capacity that should prove enough even for large produces. The trays can be easily removed and all of them are easily accessible at all times, which is a nice step-up from stackable models where you are forced to remove the upper trays first. Additionally, if you want to dry bulkier items like meats and jerkies, or if you’re simply looking for a warm place to rest your dough, you can remove the upper trays for extra space.
Other Features: 4.5/5
Instead of the conventional round trays, this machine comes with square ones to speed up the drying process. These trays can also hold more food than circular ones, which means that you’ll be able to make several batches at once. More importantly, thanks to its horizontal air flow there’s no risk of flavor mixing between trays, thus you can dry different items at the same time with no worries. Best of all, thanks to the horizontal air flow you won’t even have to constantly reopen the machine to rotate the trays. Unlike with cheaper appliances, the Excalibur 3900B will allow you to go on with your daily routine during the dehydrating process.
Because of their Polycarbonate texture, the trays are extremely durable and can very easily last for several years if properly cared for. As for the noise factor, the machine does emit quite a bit of noise, but more experienced customers found it to be quite tolerable when compared to lower-quality models. This product also comes with an adjustable thermostat of 105 to 165 degrees Fahrenheit, which means that it’s entirely safe for users to dry jerky and various types of meat. This also provides you with more control over your produce, as you can set the best temperature depending on how fast or crisp you want your items to be. On the flip side however, this model doesn’t come with a timer, thus you’ll have to keep an eye on your produce. However it is not such a big inconvenience in most cases.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
Often considered as being among the best dehydrators on the market, the Excalibur 3900B is undoubtedly on the more expensive side and worth every cent. Fast, easy to use and practically packed with features, the dehydrator can be used for a plethora of purposes, from homemade treats to crafts like photo frames or potpourri.
- Dehydrator Type: Shelves
- Air Flow: Horizontal (back to front)
- Temperature Range: 105°F to 165°F
- Dimensions: 12 x 17 x 19”
- Expandable: No
- Number of Trays: 9
- Timer: No
- Thermostat: Yes
- Wattage: 600 watts
- Warranty: 10-year Limited