Since 1973, Excalibur has been the leading brand in manufacturing dehydrators. From dry fruits, vegetables to making your own granola or turning fruit puree into fruit roll-up (kids love it!) owning a dehydrator is an all-natural and playful way to make sure you can maintain a healthy lifestyle with easy and simple recipes for the whole family.
We wanted to try the Excalibur Dehydrator mainly because every raw meals we had in the last few years seem to have been prepared on these machines! Not a staple appliance yet in most common households, the food dehydrators have however steadily gained in popularity in the last 10 years. Previously referred to as the rawfoodist “uncooking” oven, the dehydrators are now becoming more and more of a way to effortlessly whip up your own organic treats and meals.
If you are unfamiliar with this whole dehydrating thing, do not get overwhelmed, as the Excalibur Dehydrator, makes it so simple to start experiencing with foods. Children’s interest in various types of fruit and vegetable snacks, (think candied dehydrated Star Fruit Chips for example!) and their eagerness to help out with the dehydrating process, makes learning how to dehydrate an occasion for the whole family to connect in the kitchen. We like the clear doors concept, which allows you to peek in from time to time, without having to open the doors during dehydration. The new color scheme of dehydrators are funky and original to have in the kitchen.
But why is everyone raving about dehydrating? Beside the facts that dehydrating food conserves as much vitamins and minerals as possible, you can be sure that your kids will easily get their five a day. More importantly, this appliance can be used to dry many types of produce, such as spices, herbs, and vegetable or coconut jerkies. Non-edible produce such as clay ornaments, flower petals, and potpourris, can also be dehydrated in your Excalibur.
Along with a Vitamix blender and a powerful mixer, the Excalibur dehydrator is one of the main appliances to own when on the path to healthy eating!