If you need a big drying capacity and enough wattage for faster drying, Excalibur 2900ECB 9-Tray Economy Dehydrator is your choice! The appliance includes nine trays of 15×15″ that allow you to dry a large amount of food in one go and meets the needs of a sophisticated user. While it is more expensive than economic models like Presto 06300 or Nesco FD-60, it provides you with larger drying room and some other remarkable features.
Dehydration of bananas, pears, meat or even soup ingredients becomes a pure pleasure with Excalibur 2900ECB. Calorie-filled snacks are being replaced with equally delicious dried fruits and vegetables! In fact, you get much more vitamins and minerals while consuming the healthy food. Some may say that machine is too bulky, but it comes in handy, when large gatherings are planned, especially with the lack of time for the arrangement. Just fill all your nine trays with the ingredients you need and they will be drying simultaneously. For more details check the review below.
Excalibur 2900ECB Review
Heat Distribution: 5/5
The machine is designed to maintain horizontal temperature distribution using a seven-inch fan. This technology provides the same temperature for each particular tray. Users may also check the benefits of Parallax Airflow and Hyperwave Technology, provided for extra crispness. Enjoy your crunchy banana chips with this new model of the dehydrator!
Working space/capacity: 5/5
You have a large room for cooking with 15 square feet on every tray. Use all 9 trays at the same time if necessary. When working with bulkier items, just remove one or two trays.
Other functions: 4/5
The Excalibur 2900ECB has economy feature, which involves a temperature control switch for more precise drying. Depending on settings, you can make your food either soft or more crunchy, to your taste. When working with sticky items, e.g. fruits or rolls, choose a flexible poly screen tray that comes with this model. It has been designed to prevent food from sticking to its surface. Regarding its drying time, this model is much faster than the others of the same category. It takes just 8-10 hours for apple slices to dry.
The Verdict: 4.5/5
With 440 watts on board, this machine is ideal for drying any sort of food, either meat or fruits/vegetables. Due to its wattage it provides the fastest drying time among the other models. The size of the dehydrator is a bit bulky, but it has no more than 22 pounds of weight and can be easily carried to any room in a house. With proper care, it can be used for decades and is protected by the limited warranty of 10 years. The appliance comes in black color.
Excalibur 2900ECB 9-Tray Economy Dehydrator
- Lots of tray space
- Adjustable temperature control
- Timer with automated shut-off
- Will accommodate thick foods and tall items
- May be a little noisier than some other dehydrators
- Does not include solid sheets for fruit leathers or drippy foods.
- Controls located at very back of machine can be inconvenient if unit is used on counter under cabinets.