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  #3500B Excalibur Dehydrator - 5 Tray Black - FREE Dehydration Guide + Free Preserve it Naturally Book + 10 Year Warranty
ED-3500B


 
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Product Code: ED-3500B

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Reusable Coated Sheets 14"x14"*:
0 x Reusable Non-Stick Coated Sheets 14"x14"
1 x Reusable Non-Stick Coated Sheets 14"x14" [Add CAD $7.49]
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5 x Reusable Non-Stick Coated Sheets 14"x14" [Add CAD $37.45]
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Optional 24 hour Timer:
Add an optional 24 hour, wall pluggable, timer to automatically turn off your dehydrator for $11.99. [Add CAD $11.99]
Choose an Optional Bag of Tyvek Desiccants

Optional Tyvek Desiccants:
Add an optional bag of 100 Tyvek Desiccant Moisture Absorbing Packs (1/6 Clay) for $15.99. [Add CAD $15.99]
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Shipped from Toronto, Canada and not the USA.  Beware of other Canadian retailers that have hidden shipping charges and customs/brokerage fees.  Our price includes shipping anywhere in Canada. 
 
Top of the Line 3000 Models come with Upgraded Electrical Components, Heavy Duty Motor, New Innovative Plastic & 10 Year Warranty

Excalibur Dehydrator

Save Money! Preserve Your Produce Naturally!

This 5 tray dehydrator allows you to:

  • Preserve your garden and leftover produce fast and easy
  • Make healthy ‘living’ food snacks from brownies to vegetable chips
  • Make Jerky in 4-6 hours.
  • Make nutritious Fruit roll-ups that Your kids will love.
  • Make delicious RAW Foods, packed with LIVE enzymes.
  • Make inexpensive backpacking meals, yogurt, trail mixes, pasta, baby food, and much more.
  • Ideal size for families, children, gardens, hikers, campers, athletes …

Excalibur ED-3500 Specifications

  • The family size economy model, large area ideal for volume drying.
  • Adjustable thermostat 85-145 degrees
  • 5 trays - 15" x 15" each.
  • 8 square feet of total drying area
  • Dimensions: 8-1/2"H x 17"W x 19"D
  • 5" Fan 440 watts, 120 VAC/60HZ
  • Weight: 16 lbs.
  • 10 year warranty

Over 20 years excellence! The first name in food dehydration presents the 3000 series, featuring the exclusive turbo charged Parallexx Drying system. The Parallexx design, with a temperature controlled, fan forced, horizontal drying system mounted in the rear is exclusive to the 3000 series. The same features found in Excalibur's USDA approved commercial model in an afforbale home model.

Why the Excalibur?

Excalibur offers the turbo charged Parallexx Drying System. Millions have discovered the benefits of food dehydration. Healthy, nutritious, and tasty food at a huge savings. Now Excalibur makes drying easy. For centuries food has been dried in the sun or open air - a lengthy, messy and difficult process inviting contamination and spoilage. With the introduction of electric dehydrators the drying process was improved. But most manufacturers offered round stackable models with a heating unit in the bottom. Excalibur pioneered a rear--mounted equipment package allowing horizontal or parallel air flow - The Parallexx System.

The Excalibur Food Dehydrator

Fast, Easy, Economical and Efficient Adjustable Thermostat 85-145 degrees F, Removable doors and trays - do not have to be taken apart to check drying or add more food. Almost unbreakable and FDA approved polycarbonate trays. Inserts make cleaning a snap. Polycaronate plastic cabinet and plexiglass door. Controlled environment for a wide variety of uses, i.e. making fruit roll ups, trail mixes, and drying flower arrangements, herbs, arts and crafts, photos. 24 page recipe book with each unit.
 
Included: Poly Screen Sheets (Included- one per tray)
Flexible polyscreen tray inserts prevent foods from sticking, keeps small items from dropping through spaces in trays. Rolls up into a food funnel! Cleans easily, reusable. FDA approved food-grade materials.
 
 
 
 
 
Optional: Excalibur ParaflexxTM Sheets 14"x14" (Optional/Not included)
Super flexible sheets are a non-stick solid surface for making fruit leathers, rollups, taffies. Reusable for years.  Recommend at least 5 sheets.
 
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the difference between the 2000 and 3000 series dehydrators and which ones have built in timers?

The 3000 Deluxe Series dehydrator was released near the end of 2008 and has the same drying features as the 2000 economy series.

The main differences are that the 3000 series includes a 10 year limited manufacturer's warranty, upgraded electrical components, and a higher grade innovative polycarbonate body.  Making this the most robust home dehydrator built by Excalibur to date.  The 3000 series also include a free Preserve It Naturally Guide, valued at $24.99.

The 2000 series models come with a 5 year limited manufacturer's warranty.  This series is also called the economy series and has been on the market for many years.  The 2000 series is only available in black.  The 3000 series is available in both colours (except the models with built in timers which are only available in white.)

Models with built in timers:
The we have 2 models in the 3000 series line that have built in 26 hour timers.  These models are only available in white at the moment.   The models are the five tray 3526TW and the nine tray 3926TW.   We also sell optional external 24 hour timers that work for all model dehydrators.

 
IMPORTANT NEWS - PLASTIC VS. STAINLESS STEEL         2007-07-02
 
As stainless steel appliances have come into fashion one question remains- is stainless steel better than plastic for food dehydration? Well it depends- Not all stainless steel is created equal just like not all plastics are the same. Some people are under the misconception that stainless steel is healthier and of higher quality than plastic. However, it all depends on the grade of stainless steel. Lower grades of stainless steel can be mixed with other metals which can change in color, density and safety when coming into contact with heat and food.

Excalibur has been the leader in Dehydration technology for over 35 years.  We lead the commercial dehydrator market with our premier-quality, double-walled stainless steel dehydrators so we know the important features that are mandatory for health and safety when it comes to dehydration and working with stainless steel. 

 

When looking at a stainless steel dehydrator here are the questions you MUST ask when it comes to your health and safety:

 

1)  What type of stainless steel is the dehydrator made out of?-  Not all stainless steel is the same- to make it stainless cheaper-lower grades are mixed with other metals which can change the color, density and safety when coming into contact with heat and food.

2)  What are the Trays made of? - Many low grade stainless steel dehydrators do not come with stainless steel trays- they are sold with trays that are Chrome plated and/or nickel plated.  Keep in mind your food is setting on these trays. Over time this plating can chip off in your foods and rust.  Chrome plating usually makes use of hexavalent chromium (Cr+6). Many studies in the last decade have shown it to be dangerous citing evidence that hexavalent chromium causes lung cancer and other serious health conditions. Because of these health concerns, the chrome plating process has come under increased regulations in the U.S. based on chrome’s hazardous and environmentally toxic properties. In order to avoid increased regulations many companies have moved their operations overseas. -Most Important---If you purchase a stainless steel dehydrator-- Make sure that the Trays are 100% stainless steel. In our commercial dehydrators we use only 100%stainless steel trays.

3)  Where is the dehydrator manufactured?- beware of low-grade stainless steel coming out of China- and chrome plated trays from overseas. Excalibur is proud to be a U.S. made product.

4)  Is the Dehydrator a green product? Stainless steel is not green. It is a necessity in commercial applications—but not needed for home use. Support Green Products, Buy Recycled, Buy Green!

5)  How long has the manufacturer been in business and what is the warranty?-Beware of companies that purchase low grade dehydrators from China and put their name on it.  Parts might not be available when needed and many of them cook foods rather than dehydrate them.

6)  Are the edges rounded and seamless for easy cleaning? Low grade units will have sharp 90 degree corners and have cracks/crevices where the metal comes together. This is where food can become lodged creating the perfect environment for mold and bacteria to grow.

 

Why our FDA Approved Polycarbonate Construction is Better than Stainless Steel for Home Use.

 

High quality stainless steel is appropriate for businesses but it’s much too expensive for home owners- the key word is high quality stainless.  Anyone can make a low grade stainless steel dehydrator and include chrome plated trays, but you do not know what has been mixed with the stainless steel – and chrome plated trays can pose health concerns.

 

Some customers have asked us to make a stainless steel home dehydrator like our commercial dehydrators. To produce a homeowner-priced stainless steel dehydrator, we would have to seriously downgrade components- going to single-wall construction, for example, which has rough edges and is hot to the touch. We pride ourselves in providing high quality products and support using green products whenever possible. Stainless steel is appropriate for commercial uses but unnecessary for home use.  Here are some key reasons why Polycarbonate is better than stainless steel for home use:

 

  1. Excalibur's Tray Screen Material is made from FDA Approved Polypropylene which is one of the safest plastics for direct food contact.  We use polycarbonate as the Case material because it is virtually indestructible however; we use polypropylene for the parts that your food sits on because it is the safest plastics for food contact available. ** Please note that food does not come into contact with polycarbonate- the plastic that your food sits on in the Excalibur is polypropylene NOT polycarbonate**
  2. FDA Approved polycarbonate is safe when used at low temperature under 160 degrees F and will not give off harmful fumes like low-quality plastic dehydrators. The use of polycarbonate plastic for food contact applications has been and continues to be recognized as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the European Commission's Scientific Committee on Food, the United Kingdom Food Standards Agency, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, and other regulatory authorities worldwide.
  3. Polycarbonate is a natural heat insulator so it works well in dehydration, better than single walled stainless steel which can heat up and cook your foods.
  4. Excalibur dehydrators are made in the U.S.A. Recently with so many problem products like poisonous pet food, faulty tires, and toxic toys coming out of China, buying a U.S. made products should be your first choice when it comes to your health and safety and that of your family.
  5. Excalibur home dehydrators are green products. At Excalibur our products are designed to be environmentally conscious. We are constantly rethinking our products to see how we can reduce our environmental impact. The chrome plating of the trays are of great concern for us not only because of the health concerns but the toxic effect on the environment.
Excalibur has been the leader in Dehydration technology for over 35 years.  We lead the commercial dehydrator market so we know the important features that are mandatory for health and safety when it comes to dehydration and working with stainless steel. Ultimately we want consumers to have a great dehydration experience and hope that providing you with some key points to look for in a dehydrator helps to educate you as consumers.                               
Written by: Shauna Verkade, CEO - Excalibur 
 
 
Food Dehydration - Raw Fruits & Vegetables at their Best.


 
Raw Foods
Living Foods are uncooked, free from animal products, organic, easy to digest, rich in enzymes, and highly nutritious. They include home-grown sprouted grains and beans, vegetables, fruits, nuts, fermented preparations, dehydrated snacks and delicious deserts such as fruit and nut pies and fruit ice cream. 
                          ~ Ann Wigmore Foundation

In 1963 Dr. Ann Wigmore and Victoras Kulvinskas founded the Hippocrates Health Institute in Boston, MA. This was followed by the Ann Wigmore Foundation in 1985. Her teachings are followed by thousands of people world wide.

AppleBite into a Juicy Red Apple
 
You are experiencing the full potential and complement of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes nature provided in that compact package. There's no nutritional loss due to the heat of cooking, nor loss of water soluble vitamins and minerals. If your apple was organically grown, you aren't ingesting artificial preservatives, food dyes, or other man-made chemicals, simulated sugars, or 'enhancers'.
 
Dehydrating is the best way to preserve the essence of a raw apple, as well as other fruits and vegetables.
 
Dehydrating doesn't subject foods to high temperatures associated with traditional canning methods. For safety reasons, low-acid foods are heated to temperatures of 240F degrees in a pressure canner. High-acid produce reaches a temperature of 212F in a water-bath canner. When a raw food is heated to an internal temperature of 120F or higher, much of it's nutritional value is lost, especially enzymes. Canning also leaches out water soluble vitamins and minerals, which further depletes the healthful qualities of raw-living foods
 
One aspect, not previously mentioned, is Excalibur's solid dark door. Some vitamins are light sensitive and are destroyed when exposed to light. Excalibur's opaque door and light blocking cabinet are designed to minimize light sensitive vitamin loss. Many 'typical' round dehydrators have transparent trays and covers, affording maximum light penetration to the food being dried.

FruitBlenderPower Boost for Fresh Raw foods!
When you make your favorite smoothie or other raw food beverage, add powdered fruits or vegetables to the recipe. For example, if your beverage contains carrots, add a tablespoon of carrot powder to a cup of carrot juice for an even higher degree of nutrition!
Keep your pantry stocked with dehydrated fruits and vegetables, so that you can add a big power boost to supplement those fresh fruits and vegetables that you have on hand.
When you use an Excalibur to stock your pantry, you can be assured the fruits of your labor will be the very best!
 

Here's what some of the Raw Food Community's most Recognized Leaders have to say...

Victoras Kulvinskas is a Co-Founder of the Hipocrates Health Institute with Ann Wigmore, and author of several books including "Survival into the 21st Century". He is recognized as being the "Father" of the Raw food Movement.
"I have been using and marketing Excalibur Dehydrators for over ten years. I have tested other units on the market and found Excalibur to be superior in service, performance, durability, price and quality. Excalibur is a product made perfect for the raw food community and others who are searching for high quality in their foods."
Cherie Soria is the founder and director of the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute where she instructs and certifies raw food chefs throughout the world. Author of Angel Foods: Healthy Recipes for Heavenly Bodies.
"As far as I am concerned, there is only one dehydrator -- the Excalibur. We use it exclusively at all our Living Light Culinary Arts Institute trainings and Healthy Lifestyle Celebrations. I trust the integrity of my Excalibur dehydrators and know I will get the results I need! Thank you Excalibur for creating such a quality product!"
Gabriel Cousins M.D. is the founder and director of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Arizona. He is one the leading educators in the raw food community, and author of several books including Conscious Eating.
"We only use Excalibur Dehydrators at our Cafe at The Tree Of Life Rejuvenation Center for all of our Gourmet RAW Food preparations and everyone loves the quality and reliability, we highly recommend it as your first choice in food dehydrators"
Victoria Boutenko is one of the communities most inspiring educators and travels the country sharing her and her family's life changing experiences with raw foods. She is the author of several books including Raw Family, and 12 Steps to Raw Food.
"Me and my family have been eating Raw food now for 10 years. We have 5 Excalibur's of our own and use them every day. They are excellent dehydrators and the best for raw foods. I use them for all my recipes, and recommend them to all of my students. I have known Excalibur's family staff for a long time and they always give outstanding service."
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ'S)
Frequently Asked Questions: What is the difference between the 2000 and 3000 series dehydrators and which ones have built in timers? The 3000 Deluxe Series dehydrator was released near the end of 2008 and has the same drying features as the 2000 economy series. The main differences are that the 3000 series includes a 10 year limited manufacturer's warranty, upgraded electrical components, and a higher grade innovative polycarbonate body. Making this the most robust home dehydrator built by Excalibur to date. The 3000 series also include a free Preserve It Naturally Guide, valued at $24.99. The 2000 series models come with a 5 year limited manufacturer's warranty. This series is also called the economy series and has been on the market for many years. The 2000 series is only available in black. The 3000 series is available in both colours (except the models with built in timers which are only available in white.) Models with built in timers: The we have 2 models in the 3000 series line that have built in 26 hour timers. These models are only available in white at the moment. The models are the five tray 3526TW and the nine tray 3926TW. We also sell optional external 24 hour timers that work for all model dehydrators.

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