Despite the fact that the Excalibur 3926TB is not the cheapest food dehydrator but on the contrary is one of the most expensive, this professional machine can propose you a great number of options, functions, helpful amenities and almost all the job will be done by the dehydrator itself and that’s why will not take much of your participation. All these factors are a good reason to buy it and not be sorry about it because it is really worth it.
If you, for example, have a limited budget, then you should consider buying a cheaper food dehydrator. But at the same time you should realize that they don’t and perhaps will never have timer and thermostat, which in its turn means that you will have to keep an eye on the food all the time and it may interrupt your personal business or private matter. Whereas the Excalibur 3926TB is designed to make your life comfortable, save your time, enjoy its benefits of food dehydration of a variety of products and of course avoid harmful chemical elements due to the special protective system. Moreover, there is a proved theory by scientists that even if you dry your fruits or vegetables all the vitamins, healthy minerals and nutrients will be saved. My advice is to think twice before buying a cheaper food dehydrator.
If we talk about its characteristics, one should say that it is presented and available in black color only and made of long lasting plastic which helps it to work for many years. Perhaps that’s the reason why so many people leave only positive comments/reviews and advice, other people, to buy it.
Summing it all up I want to say that if you buy it once, you will never regret it. Because it is not only a beautiful design, it is set of well build shelves which can be taken off easily, the variety of functions and, of course, the end result – dried food. But one little con is that its size is quite big and you will need to have enough space for it in the kitchen. But if your kitchen isn’t that big and can’t hold it, we can always advise you another compact food dehydrator – Presto 06300 Dehydro.
Excalibur 3926TB Review
Heat Distribution 5/5
How does the heat distribution work? In the Excalibur 3926TB appliance, you can see a professional and modern heat distribution system – Parallex Horizontal Airflow, which flows the air through all the racks/trays accurately, precisely and equal, so it doesn’t make e.g some fruits drier than others. Whereas cheaper models have vertical heat distribution and it is worse as airflow isn’t equal and uneven and, therefore, this drying technique will not make your food as delicious as you want. There is also a fan which is located at the back but which helps a lot in the process, as it blows cold air to the heating system where it warms and after that this air is distributed all over the racks. It makes the food dry faster and therefore you can dry more food in a shorter time.
As it was mentioned above, the best capacity of this appliance is, of course, its drying abilities. Because first of all it has a big frame, this will provide you with at least 15 square inches of space for drying. And don’t forget that it has 9 trays, so it is minimum 135 square inches for your delicious food. Second – if you have a big family then having Excalibur 3926TB is a must – in case of parties or some gatherings when it is needed to cook something fast and urgent. And the third – as you already know, the appliance goes with 9 trays but you shouldn’t use them all at once if you don’t need. If you should put in something big, you can simply take off a few trays making it wider and higher for you ingredients.
Other features 5/5
In the device, Excalibur Hyperwave Fluctuation Technology is also available. This technology is meant to conceive enzyme, that’s why the food remains with all its vitamins and freshness as it was mentioned above.
One more surprise, which the appliance provides is a handy timer, so you can be even more precise during the drying process. But if you don’t have time for that, a 26-hour timer will do it for you: you don’t need to worry if your food is ready or not, instead you can set up the time and go to bed. When the timer rings, it will be a sign to turn the machine off. And you can be absolutely sure that your fruits, vegetables, meat, pasta or cereals will be perfectly done. So it lets you be flexible at any time and even dry ingredients for cake decoration etc. If you, for example, have a pet, Excalibur 3926TB will help you too and here the most important factor is natural ingredients for our little friends. And the last criterion is a noise. It is not the most silent version of food dehydrators but not the loudest either. It can be compared with a hair-dryer for instance. The thermostat will also help to reduce the noise as it eliminates the food rotation all the time.
Overall rating 5/5
Short review of Excalibur 3926TB:
- the food dries by itself
- saves your time
- has a protection system from chemical elements
- made of durable plastic
- has a perfect heat distribution system
- has an ideal drying capacity
- provides a handy timer
- makes food for pets
- thermostat reduces the noise.
- 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.