Henry Homeyer finds the Holy Grail in his new Excalibur

Henry Homeyer

Henry Homeyer, life-long organic gardener and author, recently posted an article on how to extend the life of this years bountiful harvest. Henry who recently purchased an Excalibur Dehydrator has found the perfect solution for drying his fruit.

Recently, I got an Excalibur dehydrator, and it’s the best of the lot. In most dehydrators the heat and air flow from either top or bottom, so the trays nearest the heater tend to dry out first. That means that one ends up rotating the trays from top to bottom or removing some fruit while leaving some to continue drying. Even within a tray, some tomatoes will dry out totally while others are still a bit soggy.

The Excalibur, by contrast, has its fan/heater in the back of the unit, so each tray gets equal airflow. The model I have has nine trays, each measuring 15 inches square. Not only that, the heater is programmed to fluctuate in temperature within a drying cycle to keep the fruit from getting too hot.

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