Well, for a while now I have wanted to try a good dehydrator. I've had a dehydrator before, and it just never worked that great. And at the time, I just wasn't sure what to dehydrate!
Last year, I filled my freezer. And over half was great buys from the grocery store and about 1/3 of it was fruit I picked and froze. My freezer was pretty full. And NONE of it was from my garden! This year I have a garden and would like to keep a lot of it for this winter!
Now what do I do, buy another freezer? Nah...
I did some research on dehydrators. And all of the articles I read said make sure you get the kind where the fan blows over all of the items in the dehydrator, not trying to blow through one level to get to the other levels. And the kind many people pointed to was the Excalibur. It just sounds better doesn't it? =)
I would suggest that you read up on their site HOW MUCH you can do with their dehydrator! And there is a TON! It's not just for dehydrating either! It's just a great multi-use appliance! I am surprised how much it does, I can't wait to try it all out!!! GO ahead, check it out.
So, the people at Excalibur sent me their 5 tray, 26 hour dehydrator. Oh. My. Goodness. Love it. Love it. Love it. It felt like Christmas the day the dehydrator came. I was impressed with the size!
It contains 5 LARGE trays with 8 square feet of tray area. Perfect for families with small gardens and a few fruit trees. Built-in on/off switch. 5" fan, 440 watts. Adjustable thermostat and 26 hour timer.
I even, so far, have got to dehydrate a few things! Bananas (YUM!), Peaches (these will be AWESOME in cereal and oatmeal!), and apples (These are also going to be great in oatmeal and for snacking!!!). Check out one day last week:
And I can keep all of these things in sealed baggies or seal Tupperware, and they will stay good for LONGER then if you froze or canned them! AMAZING!
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3 weeks after having the dehydrator, I am still super excited about it. I just got some potatoes, and am going to try potato chips, as well as potato flakes (can you say easy mashed potatoes!?).
So, check them out. If you are serious about putting some produce up for the winter months (and longer!), I would have a serious look at dehydrating with Excalibur!