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4-Tray Excalibur Food Dehydrator 2400

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The economy model. Performs like the larger models but has no added frills. Use plug to turn on/off.

  • 4 trays, BPA-free
  • 4 sq. ft. of drying area
  • 220 watts, 4" fan
  • Adjustable thermostat
  • 6-1/2" H x 13" W x 16-1/4" D
  • Available in black only
  • 5-year manufacturer warranty


Why we love our Excalibur Food Dehydrator:
Here at CFH we are in love with our Excalibur Food Dehydrator. Excalibur Food Dehydrators are well-made, sturdy, and reliable. They offer low-temperature settings making them perfect for fermenting and culturing (counter-top yogurt starters, dairy kefir, kombucha, or vegetable ferments) even when your home is on the cooler side. (We suggest barely turning the temperature setting on and running with the door propped open or removed for a nice room-temperature setting.) The Excalibur Food Dehydrator can even double as a yogurt maker for culturing our Greek yogurt starter (or any other yogurt starter requiring heat). As a bonus, they are also energy efficient! According to the manufacturer, an Excalibur Food Dehydrator only uses $.04-$.05 of electricity per hour!

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Option: Paraflexx Premium Non-Stick Sheets: Super flexible non-stick sheets for fruit leathers, rollups, taffies, crackers, and much more! Easy to clean and reusable for years. Use for both dehydrating and baking, they make excellent cookie sheet liners. Paraflexx Premium Non-Stick Sheets 11" x 11". 

Shipping Information: Ground-based shipping is available on this item to shipping addresses within the contiguous US only. Ground shipping is available to Alaska, Hawaii, and APO/FPO for an additional $50 shipping surcharge. (Please note, this surcharge will be assessed after the order is placed and will appear as a separate transaction via your chosen payment method.) This item is not available for shipping outside the United States. This item ships directly from the manufacturer via their choice of ground shipping methods and will arrive separately from other items in your order. Specific shipping options (UPS, USPS, Fed Ex, upgraded shipping, etc.) are not allowed for this item. Please select Economy (flat rate) shipping at check out.


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  • From Suzanne at 11/7/2013 5:18 PM
    • In comparing the 2400 to 2500, in addition to the difference in size and trays, I see that the 2400 only has 220 watts, while the 2500 has 400. Can you explain the functional difference? Does the 2400 take twice as long to do the same job as the 2500?
    • The higher-powered fan is required for the larger drying capacity of the 5-tray model (2500). As more trays are added, the fan power increases, so that the drying time stays about the same.
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  • From Stacie C at 2/24/2013 4:24 PM
    • Do all Excalibur dehydrators have the outside door(2400 specifically), so I can take out draws for bread?
    • Yes, all the doors come off.
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  • From Lee at 2/4/2013 11:03 PM
    • Hi! Do the 4 and 5 tray excalibur come in 240 volt for Australia? Also, do the 4 and 5 tray both have temp variation "settings".(Not a set temp, or low, med, high.) Can it be shipped to Ausstralia, and what would postage /handling cost? What wattage are they? I have been looking at the i-eco dehydrator (form Tasmania). THanks Lee P.S. Which one is best for general home use. eg; nuts/seeds, vegies, crackers, wraps...
    • Sorry, we do not carry a 240-volt dehydrator, nor do we ship to Australia.
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  • From amber at 1/10/2013 11:18 PM
    • How does this work for making yogurt? I like this product because it seems I can set it to a certain temperature without ever worrying about the temperature being too hot or too cold, but how do you fit the yogurt in there? Do you need square pint sized containers for each tray haha?
    • Dehydrator are great for culturing yogurt because of the temperature control. Removing the trays allows you to fit jars inside for making yogurt.
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  • From HK at 9/18/2012 4:59 PM
    • I was comparing some of the excalibur food dehydrators. All of them are described that mesh screens are BPA free, and made in USA except for 2400. Does this mean 2400 is not with BPA-free mesh, and not made in USA?
    • They are all BPA free.
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  • From MRS at 3/2/2012 12:09 AM
    • I'm interested in using a dehydrator to make natto. Can the heat in the dehydrator be controlled so that the natto stays at 100F? Thanks.
    • Yes, the dehydrator is perfect for making natto. You will also find other uses for your dehydrator here: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/10-ways-to-use-a-food-dehydrator
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  • From J B at 2/7/2012 10:31 AM
    • What are the trays made of, the parts that are actually touching the food? Metal? Plastic? Silicon?

    • The trays are made from BPA free plastic. The Paraflexx sheets are made from silicone. There are also stainless steel trays, available for purchase separately, on our website.
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  • From Donna at 12/13/2011 11:00 PM
    • Can you tell me the temperature range on the 4 and 6 tray models? Are they low enough for kombucha?
    • The settings on the dial range from 95 - 155 but you can get a lower temperature by barely turning the dial on and/or leaving the door open. At that point they run around 80 degrees depending on ambient temp.​ Kombucha should culture at about 70 to 78. Usually it cultures for at least a week, so a dehydrator might not be the best option for kombucha.
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  • From Lisa at 11/14/2011 10:09 PM
    • How much yogurt can the 4 tray and the 5 tray dehydrators make? Is it possible to monitor the temp during the process? What type of container do you use for the yogurt? (I want to use glass.) Also I need to ferment it for 24 hours; is that a problem? Thank you very much.
    • The amount of yogurt you could make would depend on what size container you can fit into the space. You can use any appropriate container. Glass is recommended, or food-grade plastic that can be heated to 110 degrees. You should be able to culture most yogurts for 24 hours, although you may get some separation, and you also run the risk of having the cultures run out of food and weaken or die. If you use a direct-set starter, or use a fresh culture each time, you don't have to worry about that.
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  • From Vicki Satta at 10/13/2011 3:05 PM
    • I need a food dehydrator for dehydrating raw pumpkin seeds for the enzymes. I'm supposed to dehydrate at 105 degrees. Will both 4 and 5-tray models work?

      Other than 5 trays, what is the difference between the 2 versions other than the extreme price difference? I don't want to spend $150 for something I'm not even sure to use on a frequent basis.

      Sell me please... why should I buy the 5-tray version?
    • Hi Vicki,

      Thank you for inquiring about our Excalibur Dehydrators. Both the 4- and 5-tray models will meet your needs, temperature-wise. The main difference in the two models is dehydrating space. The 4-Tray has 4 square feet of drying area. The 5-Tray has double that amount, 8 square feet. So if you would like to dehydrate large batches at once, the 5-Tray model is the way to go. Another difference is that there is the option of ordering stainless steel trays for the 5-Tray, if you prefer SS to the paraflexx non-stick sheets. Stainless steel trays are not an option for the 4-tray model.

      Both models offer the same 5-year manufacturer's warranty and, according to the manufacturer, use the same amount of electricity per hour.

      I hope this information helps you make a decision. Please let us know if you have any more questions. Thank you.


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