Excalibur 3926TB Food Dehydrator Review

Excalibur 3926TB Food Dehydrator Review

When you’ve harvested all the fresh produce from your garden, you might run into the problem where you have more than you can use before they go bad.

Sure, you can freeze or can the produce, but have you ever thought of dehydrating it and using it as a delicious snack instead? With a dehydrator, you can suck out all the moisture from the food and keep it for a long time without worrying about the food spoiling.

Excalibur 3926TB 9-Tray Electric Food Dehydrator

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Not only will you be able to dry the food and keep it from spoiling, but you can save a bunch of money if you enjoy snacking on dried fruit or jerky that you may purchase from the store, which can get pretty expensive.

If you are interested in dehydrating your goods, allow us to introduce you to the Excalibur 3926TB 9 Tray Dehydrator. In this review, we are going to take a better look at the device, but we also are going to examine the user reviews to see what verified purchasers have had to say about the unit.

About The Machine

When you think of a name that resonates with excellence and high quality, anything named Excalibur would probably be it, thanks to King Arthur and his legendary sword. Fortunately for you, you don’t have to pull this device from a rock in order to use it.

Some notable features of this device include:

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    15 square feet of drying space
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    Parallex Horizontal Airflow
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    9 trays
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    On/off switch
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    Adjustable thermostat; 95F-155F temperature range
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    26-hour timer
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    Non-stick, poly-screen tray insert
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    Two colors: black and white
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    Weight: 22 pounds

One of the most noticeable differences about this product than the other dehydrators you may see is that it isn’t round and resembles more like an office accessory than a kitchen appliance. While the device is square and relatively large, it isn’t going to hog up too much counter-space. Since you can choose between white or black, it’ll compliment most kitchen decors.

Perhaps the best feature of this dehydrator is that it features 15 square feet of drying space, which is spread out among nine trays. With all that space, you can dry plenty of fruit, vegetables, herbs, and of course, meat. The trays slide into place easily and stack up vertically.

It is because of this vertical design that allows the Excalibur’s patented Parallex Horizontal Airflow system to dehydrate the food evenly and in a timely manner. The heating element, thermostat, and fan are located at the back of the dehydrator. The process sucks in cool air, warms it, and then evenly distributes it to the trays inside the device.

Excalibur 3926TB 9-Tray Electric Food Dehydrator

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Not only does the Excalibur 3926TB Food Dehydrator uses a proprietary airflow technology, it features Hyperwave Fluctuation technology. With this technology, you can ensure that the nutrients and enzymes found in your food are preserved so you can reap those benefits.

What Others Say

When looking at other dehydrators on the market, you’ll notice that this one is priced considerably higher at around $240. You may be wondering if this unit is worth the price. Most of the verified purchasers feel that it is. When going through the reviews, some notable comments talk about:

  • This dehydrator features timer and temperature control functions, which many dehydrators lack.
  • The company offers a 10 year warranty
  • Some have dubbed the machine the “Holy Grail of Dehydrators” because of how well it worked.
  • Customers felt the 9 trays that were included was more than enough space for drying food.
  • The dehydrator was large, but it could be stored under the cabinet easily.
  • Poly-screen tray inserts were perfect for preventing food from falling through while dehydrating.
  • Dehydrator was simple to use and the easy cleanup are huge selling points.

To be fair, we have to talk about the complaints the remaining customers had to say about the product. These complaints include:

  • The product was damaged upon receiving it in the mail.
  • The bottom four shelves didn’t fit in the slots.
  • One person received a refurbished product that wouldn’t shut off, or it would turn on by itself.
  • Some felt the device was cheaply made and not on par with other Excalibur models.

Our Recommendations

A food dehydrator is a fantastic addition to any kitchen, especially if your family enjoys snacking on dried fruits or jerky. We all know that purchasing these snacks at the store can be expensive and not the best option for you, health wise.

When you are able to make these treats at home, you are cutting out the preservatives, sugar, and extra salt that comes with store bought products.

If you are interested in purchasing a food dehydrator and you don’t mind looking at it as an investment appliance, then we fully recommend purchasing the Excalibur 3926TB Food Dehydrator. At around $240 it is going to be a substantial purchase. However, with 15 square feet of drying space spread out over 9 trays, it will more than pay for itself in the long run.

Excalibur 3926TB 9-Tray Electric Food Dehydrator

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We do want to point out that there are a few problems that some customers have mentioned with this product, however, since it is such a small handful, we feel that perhaps they just received an off dehydrator and isn’t a true representation of the product.

Of course, if you do receive a defective product, you can contact Amazon or the manufacturer to make use of that 10-year warranty. That alone should be enough to encourage folks to give this dehydrator a go!

Our Rating