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Old 03-26-2009, 09:30 PM   #1
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Excalibur 9 dehydrator?

Amazon has the Ex on sale for $179.95 was $345.95
I'm in the market to buy one,and the Ex seems to be at the top of the line.
I've never owned or used a dehydrator.

What are the dehydrator sheets for? Is that something that's a must have?

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Old 03-26-2009, 09:41 PM   #2
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The Excalibur is the Cadillac of dehydrators and well worth having if you can afford one. The sheets you are referring to are for either a fine mesh or solid for drying items that may fall through the larger mesh trays and for doing semi-liquid items like leathers. Must have? I would say yes.
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:50 PM   #3
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The adjustable heat levels are a great feature. It allows you to gently dry fresh herbs as well as make jerky or dried fruits, etc.
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Sounds good.I had figured already that it was the Cadillac of dehydrators,especially after reading your posts on the subject.
I set out on Amazon looking for the Ex.Thank you :)

Their selling a set the Ex,Paper and Mary Bell's book.
Usually books that come in the bundled sets aren't that informative.
What book if you know of one that in your opinion is a must have for beginners that advance fast? (I might be slow but don't count me out )

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The adjustable heat levels are a great feature. It allows you to gently dry fresh herbs as well as make jerky or dried fruits, etc.
It has temp controls? I'm on Amazon looking at it now.I wasn't able to read or see any of that info.

Do you have one?

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Go to this page and scroll down to Product Features.
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Go to this page and scroll down to Product Features.
Thank you :)

I also went right to it Excalibur's web site

Excalibur Food Dehydrators Official Factory Website - Commercial Dehydrators & Living Foods Dehydrators For Raw Food Dehydration

Wow it's made here in Cali,my hometown..

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What book if you know of one that in your opinion is a must have for beginners that advance fast? (I might be slow but don't count me out )
The Mary Bell's Complete Dehydrator Cookbook is the "must have". It is the bible of dehydrator books and has every piece of food that has water in it and how to dehydrate it properly.
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The Mary Bell's Complete Dehydrator Cookbook is the "must have". It is the bible of dehydrator books and has every piece of food that has water in it and how to dehydrate it properly.
My husband bought me the dehydrator last night, the 2900 with Mary's bible.
Amazon was having a great sale on dehydrating/canning books I bought several.I'm planning on doing some serious canning this summer.

We didn't buy the sheets.I wasn't sure if the $8.99 was for each sheet.
I'll wait and see how it all goes,Then buy some later if I really need them.

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That's great. You'll have fun with it.
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