Delivery and performance meets requirements and description set out in product profile, HOWEVER - You failed to mention how very very noisey the fan on the 5 tray 4500 Excalibur Small Garden Home Food Dehydrator is. ALSO failed to mention how very very hot it becomes and the enormous amount of heat it radiates. I had to turn it off, wait for it to cool and move it out to the garage. Star rating for performance is 4 (as there is always room for improvement), Star rating for product description and failure to advise heat radiating from product and noise is 1. -------------------- Hello Maureen and thanks for taking the time to review your purchase. I'm glad to hear you're happy with the performance of your dehydrator. I do apologise that you were unaware of the noise of the fan and the fact that the unit does become quite hot. Like any appliance that is creating heat, it is apt to get hot. The only way to avoid this is to go for a double-walled unit, such as the EXC10E...
First runs with the dehydrator went very well...learning quickly. Waaaaaaaay better then the previous device we had. Also very much enjoyed dropping past your property to collect the machine and have a chat. Regards Darryl & Lyn -------------------- G'day again... Just a bit more feedback on that Excalibur drier...whilst we mostly like to use it for nuts (to soak out the phytates and then dry them to being nice n crunchy...) but the other day we put a small batch (dehydrator was not full) of tomatoes through it to semi-dry them to see how we'd go - outstanding result. Couple of photos for your interest...these semi-dried small ones go really well stored in good olive oil that is liberally mixed with both garlic & chilli infused olive oil as well, as you can see in the photo. Nice... Take care Regards Darryl & Lyn See Darryl & Lyn's photos: https://www.natureswonderland.com.au/shop/images/darryl_t_tomatoes_01.jpg https://www.natureswonderland.com.au/s...
Very happy with the responsive service from Nature’s Wonderland. There was a query regarding an item that was unavailable and the lovely lady at Nature’s Wonderland rang me promptly to work out alternative options for this product. My 5 tray Excalibur dehydrator arrived in perfect condition through the Australia Post parcel system and I was eager to try it out. So far, I have worked with soaked nuts (activated) and the mangoes (Very prolific this season from a family member’s trees). The silicone drying sheets worked well with the moist mangoes. My young adult son is keen to try some beef jerky and I am keen to try some of the recipes from the hiking book before an expedition planned later in the year.
we have been recommended by a health food store to check out this website and we are glad we did, as we have been looking for dehydrators for a while now. They recommended the Excalibur as they have been using them for many years. great service and fast shipping with tracking and will definitely come back shopping here again. as for the Excalibur, perfect size for our family and have used it twice now to dry all our nuts with great results. only minor I have is that the fan is a bit on the noisy side but we have placed it in the laundry. its simply just set and forget machine, love it!! easy to clean, power usage is very low compared to others and then there is the warranty, can't really go wrong. Thanks natures wonderland! ;-)
The 5 tray excalibur has been great. I have made beet chips, 5-seed bread, raw crackers, orange zest (dried the peel then blitzed in blender) and am now drying out some chilli peppers I recently gathered from a friends overloaded plants. The dehydrator does a fabulous job. The timer and different heat settings are great. Even drying too. Couldn't be happier. Does need to be kept in a room where the noise of the fan won't annoy you. Great service from Nature's Wonderland, everything packaged well and delivered safely.