The Excalibur Res10 – 10 Tray Digital Food Dehydrator
The Excalibur Res10 10 Tray Digital Food Dehydrator is the American brand’s latest Smart machine that is designed for both Home and commercial use.
Perfect for those with space and love a little bit of tech in the kitchen this machine offers exciting features such as 2 seperate time settings and allows 2 separate temperatures to be set simultaneously.
A great Dehydrator for those with lots of produce to dry, it comes with a clear door to allow you to see your food at any time, a 99 hour time and if offers a huge 9.3 square feet of drying space weighing 15kg.
When Size Matters
Before you buy a food dehydrator you need to consider 2 things, firstly where will it sit in your home and secondly how much produce will I be dehydrating?
This dehydrator is 30.7cm wide by 46cm deep by 40.4cm high. The Res10 offers a superb 9.3ft² of dehydrating space. It is perfect for those with fruit trees nearby or for those that find they are throwing out raw food each week. This dehydrator allows for lots of Mangos, Apples, beef jerky or whatever other dehydrated foods you enjoy.
How does this machine work?
Excalibur patented their Parallex Horizontal Air Flow. It’s something that sets Excalibur apart from the other brands. The air is drawn in via the fan that is situated at the back of the machine. It flows through a heating element and is evenly distributed across all the trays inside the unit. The combination of heat and airflow causes the foods to dry
Excalibur’s wonderful digital technology allows you to set 2 different temperatures within the same machine. An example being, you can choose a high setting for a period of time for the top half of the machine and a lower setting for the bottom half. The machine does it all, you don’t have to worry about coming back and making changes. It will auto shut off when it’s done.
Once you have laid out all of your food on the drying trays, you slide them into the machine and simply close the doors.
How does the Timer work?
Simply press the up or down button to choose your the number of hours you wish for the unit to work for and when the time is up the machine automatically switches off.
You have up to 99 hours.
What is the Temperature range?
The Excalibur RES10 Dehydrator has a temperature range of 29°C-74°C. This is a decent range and will allow you to dehydrate a large amount of foods and is also perfect for Yoghurt.
One thing to consider is destruction of enzymes in your food which can happen when they are exposed to too high temperatures. The lowest settings on the RES10 will ensure that the enzymes are preserved whilst your are drying. However you need the temperatures to be high enough to kill bacteria when you are drying meats. So thankfully this machine’s temperature range is high enough to do so.
You can learn more about Meat safety when making Jerky here (page 34)
How do the Temperature settings work?
One of the great bits of patented technology featured in these machines is called Hyperwave which is focused on the preserving of enzymes when heating. The heating settings are actually designed to manage the temperature that you wish the food itself to be maintained at, rather than the air circulating inside. This is because the moisture inside the food is being evaporated, its the moisture that keeps food cooler.
This allows you to manage either the prevention of destroying enzymes or inhibiting the growth of bacteria and mould.
Also with the Res10 you have 2 seperate zones that can be operated with different temperatures simultaneously. This is possible due to 2 seperate fans which have their own controls. The benefit here is that you can dehydrate two different types of food a the same time. One food may require a higher setting whilst the other may require a lower setting.
Are the machines made in the USA?
Yes in Sacramento California.
Are these machines easy to clean?
Yes, the trays are dishwasher safe but the mesh screens are done by hand with soapy water.
What does BPA Free mean?
The machine is BPA free throughout, the trays are made from food grade plastic. This means that there will be no harmful fumes let out during the drying process. Not all brands are made from these food safe materials so be sure to ask for a certificate.
Are there any books available?
You get the awesome Preserve it Naturally worth $39 for free with this machine. It will be inside the box.
What are the Non Stick Sheets ?
Excalibur offers 3 types of Non stick sheet, all of which are available here at Love Your Health Australia.
Paraflexx Ultra Silicone Non Stick Drying Sheets – These are non-stick and BPA free. They are made of silicon so can be used for Baking also.
Paraflexx Premium Non Stock Drying Sheets – Only for dehydrating and again BPA free.
Paraflexx Disposable Non Stick Drying Sheets – Made of parchment, use once only. Come in a pack of 100 sheets.
Can I do more than dry Food?
Yes you can. Many crafters use dehydrators for drying flowers, dough sculptures and making potpourri.
You can also use it to raise bread dough.
What is my Warranty?
The Excalibur Res10 10-Tray is covered by an Australian warranty of 2 years domestic use. Problems with Excalibur are infrequent but should you encounter one, replacement parts can be shipped to you without having to send the machine overseas.
Specifications and Other Features
Trays: 10 Large Trays measuring (11.4″ x 14″) |BPA-free plastic parts | Space: 2.4 sq m(8 sq ft) | Adjustable Thermostat – Adjustable thermostat from 85°F/29°C to 165°F/74°C |Weight: 10 kg | Dimension:31cm W x 46cm D x 40cm H (12.1″ W x 18.1″ D x 15.9″ H) | Built-In ON / OFF Switch | Wattage: 550 W | Fan: Two independent 11.5cm Fans (4.5″)
Warranty: If the unit or any of its parts is found to be defective for the first 2 full years, the warranty is covered by the Australian Centre distributor for domestic home units and will either be repaired or replaced by the manufacturer according to the damage. The same is applied with commercial units except it will have a 1-year full warranty with the distributor not being responsible for damages due to normal wear and tear, misuse, negligence, issues arising because of improper assembly, or when repairs and changes have been made outside the distributor’s authorised representatives.
Please note that this video comes from outside of Australia
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