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Old 12-06-2010, 09:50 PM   #1
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Seeking Advice/info on Dehydrators

Do you guys know a good dehydrator? I am looking at the Nesco American Harvest Square Dehydrator. I have seen some pretty good reviews, but was wondering if any of you had experience with them, or had recipes that are no fail.

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Old 12-06-2010, 09:51 PM   #2
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I have an Excalibur. It was expensive, but well worth it.
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:39 PM   #3
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I have the Ex to.. Like GB mentioned it is pricey, but well worth having a top quality product.

Check the sub forum in the canning section here.

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Old 12-06-2010, 10:42 PM   #4
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not sure what brand mine is. it took way to long with not very good yields. got tired of slicing things up pretty darn quick.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:29 AM   #5
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I own a Nesco American Harvest Square Dehydrator but upgraded to the Excalibur which is so much more efficient than the square Nesco dehydrator. I have compared them side by side running and the Excalibur is hands down the better of the two.

I read somewhere that Excalibur now does a layaway type of purchase option. I don't know much about the details just that it is available. I am guessing that it is from the Excalibur website.

I bought mine from Excalibur direct because I wanted the warranty that they stand by.

Botttom line I wish I had known how good the Excalibur is and bought it the first time around. I have owned my Excalibur for 18 months now and am very happy with it.
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:34 PM   #6
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the Excalibur is completely out of the budget right now, and I am really just getting this to preserve food, and make more stuff at home, not to mention this is my first dehydrator, so I don't need the top of the line model yet. I am really just looking for the middle of the road kind of dehydrator, that will do the following: dry fruits, make jerky, fruit leathers, and dry herbs. I have heard amazing things about the Excalibur, but I am getting it as a Christmas present, and don't think that the person is going to drop that kind of cash.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:50 PM   #7
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I upgraded to the Excalibur from the square Nesco. I love the Excalibur! It now sits on my counter permanently!
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I upgraded to the Excalibur from the square Nesco. I love the Excalibur! It now sits on my counter permanently!
Welcome to DC!

What types of things do you make with it?
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Welcome to DC!

What types of things do you make with it?
Jerky, sweet potato chips, kale chips, apple chips, dried lemon slices...so far.
Thanks for the welcome!
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