The Excalibur Stainless Steel 5 Tray Food Dehydrator is a top-quality heavy-duty machine that combines long-lasting design with reliable performance. A sturdier option than the FDA-approved polycarbonate model, it delivers the same delicious results.
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Excalibur has set the standard for Food Dehydration for over 30 years. The Excalibur Stainless Steel 5 Tray delivers wholesome raw living foods quickly and easily, preserving their nutritional profile and benefits in the dehydrating process. You can dry fruit, vegetables, snacks, prepare lunch box meals, soups, meat and fish dishes with an Excalibur, and count on delicious results again and again!
- Horizontal airflow system
- 26 hour timer for precise results
- Temperature varies during the drying cycle tor better, quicker and safer drying
- Customisable drying space with removable trays
- 5 stainless steel trays 38 cm x 38 cm
- Exterior and trays are made from stainless steel, interior is FDA-approved food contact polycarbonate
- Adjustable thermostat ranges from 41°C to 74°C
- Make wholesome raw living foods with nutrients and enzymes preserved
- Optional Teflex or Silicone sheets (sold separately) - reusable and easy to clean
- Environmentally-friendly: very low wattage consumption, no harmful fumes produced
- Comes with a soft cover instruction book with recipes and a drying guide
Paralexx™ drying system with Hyperwave™ fluctuation
The Excalibur dehydrator uses unique and patented air-flow mechanics to produce even and fast drying, every single time. The Paralexx™ drying system of horizontal airflow eliminates the need to re-stack trays, and allows for fine control of temperature as no heat is lost during the drying cycle.
Most food dehydrators keep temperature constant, causing 'case hardening': food dried on the surface with remaining moisture still trapped inside - this moisture differential increases the risk of bacterial, yeast and mould growth. The Excalibur's thermostat creates a Hyperwave™ fluctuation and varies heat through the drying cycle, eliminating 'case hardening' and delivering dried food without any residual moisture, dry enough to be powdered!
A versatile best-seller
The Excalibur has 5 fully removable stainless steel trays, letting you customise the drying space according to your own needs. The Excalibur is a best-selling food dehydrator worldwide for good reason: it is made to a high engineering quality and gives reliable performance, time after time. Unlike cheaper and low-quality styrene dehydrators, the Excalibur will not produce harmful fumes while in use.
All Excalibur dehydrators are sturdy and easy to clean.
Adjustable thermostat and timer
The thermostat ranges from 41°C to 74°C and provides fine-grain control on temperature and precision drying. The range is low enough to preserve living nutrients but high enough to meet safety standards when making meat jerky.
The timer adds convenience: load the trays, set your desired drying time and come back to perfect results! The Excalibur will turn off automatically once the timer has stopped.
Teflex and Silicone sheets (optional accessories sold separately)
These reusable food-grade solid sheets coated in teflon or silicone are ideal for dehydrating roll-ups, fruit purée and semi-liquid / sticky foods, which would normally drip through the tray's included mesh sheet.
You can make these living foods easily with the Excalibur:
- Sprouted seed crackers
- Dried fruit
- Dried nuts
- Fruit roll-ups (Teflex sheet recommended)
- Dried herbs
- Beef jerky
Now you can enjoy healthy, easy, raw living food with one of the world's best quality heavy-duty dehydrators!
All Excalibur models come with a soft cover 28 page Dehydrator Guide that contains food preparation tips and ‘how to’ drying guide for 50 fruits and vegetables plus fruit rolls, and jerky.
The 5 tray model also comes with a 48 hour digital timer, a 26 hour timerand without a timer. Please note: if you intend to make yoghurt, you should look at one of the digital models instead, as their temperature range starts at 35°C.
You can see the whole Excalibur range here, you'll be sure to find a model that suits your kitchen!
|Model Number||Stainless Steel 5 Tray with Timer D502SHD|
|Capacity||0.743 m2 (8 f2) Drying Area|
|Dimensions (L x H x D)||43 cm x 21.5 cm x 48 cm|
|Tray Dimensions||38 cm x 38 cm total dimensions, usable tray space 35 cm x 35 cm|
|Approximate running cost||4.5 cents / hour|
|Material (case, trays)||Stainless Steel|
|Material (interior)||FDA-approved food contact polycarbonate|
Domestic 2 year limited warranty: covers defects in workmanship and materials under non-commercial use and service to the original purchaser. Should any part or parts become defective during the first 2 full years, the service centre (located in Queensland, Australia) will repair or replace the part or parts at the manufacturer's option free of charge. Commercial 1 year limited warranty: covers defects in workmanship, materials and service to the original purchaser. Should any part or parts become defective during the 1 year, the service centre will repair or replace the part or parts at the manufacturer's option free of charge. The service centre assumes no responsibility for damage caused by normal wear and tear, misuse, accident, negligence, problems due to improper assembly by the purchaser or where repairs have been made or attempted by those other than authorised by the service centre's representatives.