The Excalibur 3900 Deluxe Series 9 Tray Food Dehydrator is a fine appliance capable of quickly drying fruit, vegetables, meat, or anything else the tickles your fancy. Excalibur are a US company and are responsible for some of the best food dehydrators available today. We believe the 3900 is the best food dehydrator that Excalibur currently have available.
Excalibur 3900 Deluxe Series 9 Tray Food Dehydrator
The #2 Pick on Our Top 5 Best Food Dehydrator List
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Easy to Use
The Excalibur 3900 uses a horizontal drying system, with a heavy-duty 600W fan mounted at the rear, ensuring that all food is dried evenly every time with no pesky moist patches and no need to move food around half way through drying. The design of the unit, in particular the placement of the fan (which gives each tray its own airflow) is a common design amongst food dehydrators, but was pioneered by Excalibur.
It is this design and its ability to evenly dry food consistently that makes the food dehydrator very easy to use.
The dehydrator includes an adjustable thermostat, ranging from 85° to 155°F, meaning you can choose the ideal temperature for whatever food you want dried. This is particularly useful if you want to dry herbs, which requires a low temperature, or create jerky, which requires a higher temperature. Either way, the Excalibur 3900 can handle it.
Excalibur 3900 Deluxe Series 9 Tray Food Dehydrator Features
- Adjustable thermostat — from 85° to 155°F
- Nine polycarbonate shelves — totally 15 square feet of space
- Dishwasher safe, removable trays.
- “Preserve it Naturally” booklet with over 50 recipes
- One year warranty
15 Square Feet of Tray Space
The trays are removable and dishwasher safe, making it easy to clean. Also, the ability to leave the tray out allows you to make more room if you want to dry something that wouldn’t otherwise fit in the dehydrator.
The Excalibur 3900’s four extra trays when compared to the Excalibur 3500 mean that even fanatic gardeners will have enough room to dry all their produce during the summer harvest. In total, it provides 15 square feet of tray space — that should be enough for anyone! And the square shape of the trays mean you can get more use of the space available compared to the round trays of other food dehydrators on the market. If extra space is not important to you and you’d prefer to to spend a little less, then I’d definitely think about going for the Excalibur 3500 instead.
Some of the more paranoid amongst you might question the use of plastic trays, as many have done so before. However, the trays of this food dehydrator are made of Food Grade Polypropylene #5, an FDA approved plastic and one of the safest for direct food contact, meaning that you don’t have to worry about chemicals from the trays contaminating your food.
Overall, the Excalibur 3900 Deluxe Series 9 Tray Food Dehydrator is one of the models available today. If you’re looking for something that does the job and does it well, but are unwilling to splash out the extra cash for the TSM Products stainless steel dehydrator, then this is the unit for you.