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The benefits of owning an Excalibur Food Dehydrator

Benefits of owning an Excalibur Food Dehydrator

Most of our kitchens will include those must have appliances and the essentials which we use regularly such as a kettle, toaster, blender, and I personally love my slow cooker. I never thought a food dehydrator would become one of those essential items.

Since investing in a 9 tray Excalibur Food Dehydrator, I have never looked back. I was planning on using it for lunchbox inspiration but have discovered a whole new way of life! I’d now be lost without my Food Dehydrator and here are the reasons why.

Helps to avoid food waste

Wasting Mushrooms instead of dehydrating

Throwing out food is upsetting and it’s a waste of money too. We are usually so busy and can simply forget what is hiding in the bottom of our fridge. A food dehydrator can help you save fruits and vegetables which you have forgotten about. Dehydrate fruit and veggies before you go away on a holiday to avoid wasting what you don’t have time to eat. Simply empty the fridge and fruit bowl and dehydrate before you leave!

Dehydrated food looks impressive, but it’s really easy

Dehydrated snacks

I am one of those busy mums who gets food envy when I see how wonderfully creative others can be with baking and lunchbox ideas. I’m getting better, but my muffins never look quite as good as the picture and I’m guilty of burning Anzac biscuits annually. Dehydrating food however is so easy, you simply can’t get it wrong. Prepare your food by slicing into pieces, pop onto the trays, set a timer and walk away. If you do happen to over dry your food, then you can rehydrate by adding a little water. So, now I’m the mum with the healthy homemade fruit leathers at the park, I’m impressing friends with my tasty cheesy kale chips, and I like knowing that we always have homemade fruit scrolls in the house for last minute play dates.

 

Dehydrated food offers health benefits

Child preparing dehydrated snacks.

Using a dehydrator benefits you by allowing you to retain the original vitamins, minerals, and natural enzymes of foods far better than other forms of food preservation. Unlike cooking and steaming, you don’t lose any of the nutritional content of the foods you are dehydrating. Dehydrating foods only requires one ingredient: the food you’re drying. You can feel confident that your snacks are 100% natural. If you have a look at the list of ingredients in some packaged  “dried” foods. You may find added ingredients used for preservation such as sugars, sodium and chemical additives, as well as saturated fats.

 

You will never run out of ideas

Family preparing dehydrated food

Owning a food dehydrator allows you flexibility to continue being creative with healthy snack ideas. The options are endless!

  • Proof your sourdough in it to keep it warm and active 
  • Make your own jerky
  • Dry your own granola
  • Fruit leather
  • Citrus garnishes for cocktails and cooking
  • Vegetable chips, kale chips, banana chips 
  • Drying flowers 
  • Drying herbs
  • Preserving pears, apples and berries
  • Make your own yoghurt 

 

You can save money

Women counting money saved from dehydrating food

Dehydrated food will also last longer so you can save money by buying produce in bulk whilst in season and dehydrate it and store correctly to enable you to eat all year round.

Dehydrated store bought snacks or organic convenience snacks are usually over -priced.  Excalibur have calculated that it should cost 1-tenth to dry your own instead of buying at a store. For most people eating dehydrated foods, the dehydrator pays for itself within 4 months vs. buying dehydrated foods at a store. 

 

If you have decided to add a Food Dehydrator to your home Excalibur is a trusted brand which still to this day makes all of its products in the USA so is known  for its quality products. 

 

Which Model is Best for Me?

When it comes to Food Dehydrators, due to the quality build and feedback we have had from owners who have had Excalibur models for over 30 years, Love Your Health Australia only recommends Excalibur Dehydrators, the only choice you need to make is which one is best for you.

Whilst all the models will do a fabulous job of dehydrating your produce whether that be fruits, veggies or meat for jerky

Our best selling machines include:

Excalibur 4926TCD Clear Door 9-tray Food Dehydrator - Black
Excalibur 4926TCD Clear Door 9-tray Food Dehydrator - Black
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$579.00
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Excalibur 5-Tray Digital Dehydrator 4548CDB
Excalibur 5-Tray Digital Dehydrator 4548CDB
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$579.00
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$579.00
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Excalibur 9-Tray Digital Dehydrator 4948CDB
Excalibur 9-Tray Digital Dehydrator 4948CDB
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$649.00
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