5 Tray D502SHD Excalibur Stainless Steel Food Dehydrator
The D502SHD is a great choice for those who want stainless steel trays, but don't have the space for the larger models.
Offering the timeless look of stainless steel, the D502SHD's case has exterior stainless steel inserts, while the interior remains plastic.
A free Preserve It Naturally book is included!
The long lasting beauty and modern appearance of Excalibur's stainless steel dehydrators lends a touch of class to your kitchen. The perfect combination of industry leading air-flow mechanics and materials.
Case exterior is made of Stainless Steel. Case interior is polycarbonate, the same material as the black and white units, with stainless steel exterior inserts.
Features Excalibur's patented Parallex™ Horizontal Air Flow and Hyperwave™ Fluctuation Technology, the most efficient heat/dry combination on the market.
- Stainless steel trays, meaning no need for plastic Polyscreen inserts.
- Adjustable Thermostat – 41°C to 74°C/105°F to 165°F
- 26 Hour Timer lets you set it and forget it. Unit turns on automatically when timer is in use. Unit turns off when the set time is complete.
- Choice of either Stainless Steel or Clear Polycarbonate Door
- Polycarbonate Case with Stainless Steel inserts
The Excalibur Dehydrator sets the industry standard for overall design and value. Pride of workmanship and quality are the trademarks of Excalibur products and this series carries on the tradition. Excalibur Dehydrators are simple to use and will provide years of quality service.
Hyperwave™ Fluctuation Technology
Excalibur dries better, faster & safer.
Ordinary dehydrators produce constant, unchanging heat causing "case hardening", a dry surface with moisture trapped inside – a perfect environment for yeast, mould, and bacteria growth.
Excalibur's Adjustable Thermostat lets you take advantage of Hyperwave™ Fluctuation (changing heat through the drying cycle) for faster, better, safer dried foods. As the temperature fluctuates up, the surface moisture evaporates. Then, as the temperature fluctuates down the inner moisture moves to the drier surface. The food temperature stays low enough to keep the enzymes active, and the air temperature gets high enough to dry food fast, overcoming yeast, mould, and bacteria growth and spoilage.
Parallexx® Horizontal Airflow
Fast, even dehydration.
The fan, heating element, and thermostat are in the back. Cool air is drawn in, heated, and distributed evenly over each tray. This exclusive design helps the food dry faster, retain more nutrients, and look and taste better, without tray rotation.
Your Excalibur Dehydrator:
- Preserves fruits, vegetables and herbs – Quickly and easily
- Dries fish and meats in just 4-8 hours
- Whips up treats that'll put your pet store out of business
- Makes fun and flavourful fruit rolls that are good for you
- Provides your own high production yogurt factory
- Ideal for home crafts
- Saves money on your food bills
- Eliminates preservatives and additives
- Eliminates excess salt and fillers
- Let's you say "No More Junk Food"
Drying is easy
A wide variety of fresh foods can be dried: fruits, vegetables, fish and meats. These foods can be eaten dried for snacks and parties, or reconstituted for cooking and baking. Drying is easier than canning or freezing: you simply wash, slice and load food onto the dehydrator trays. Within hours your foods are dried and ready to eat or store.
Drying can save you money
Owning an Excalibur dehydrator allows you to purchase and dry foods in peak seasons when prices are lowest - a great saving compared to the high cost of commercially dried products. Best of all, operating a dehydrator costs only cents per day and dried foods don't require continual electricity to be maintained as with freezing.
Dried foods taste great and are nutritious
As food dries, natural food flavours and sugars tend to concentrate - giving dried foods a sweeter and stronger burst of flavour than fresh foods. Dried foods are nutritious, too! Drying preserves important nutrients that cooking often destroys. And since you don't add sugar or other additives, dried foods make delicious and healthy snacks for your family.
Dried foods store easily
Dried foods take up less space than canned or frozen foods because when you remove the moisture, food shrinks in size. They store in any convenient airtight container or pack and are lightweight - just right for lunchboxes, backpacks or camping trips.
|Unit Dimensions (H x W x D):||21cm x 42cm x 47.5cm (8½" x 17" x 19")|
|Tray Dimensions (W x D):||35cm x 35cm|
|Total Tray Space:||0.74m² (8ft²)|
|Thermostat:||41°C - 74°C (105°F - 165°F)|
|Features:||Built-in on/off switch, 12cm (5") fan, convenient removable door, 26 hour timer|
|Includes:||5 x stainless steel trays, manual, Preserve It Naturally|
|Warranty:||2 years limited domestic / 1 year limited commercial|
|Made in USA
(As of Monday 12th December 2016, the warranty period on all Excalibur domestic models has changed from Five Years to TWO (2) years.)