Excalibur Food Dehydrator Review & Guide

Written by on February 2014

Excalibur Food DehydratorThe Excalibur food dehydrator is a great tool to add to your kitchen.  We offer it in two sizes, the 5-tray and the 9-tray, as well as in two colors, white and black. The Excalibur dehydrator is the preferred dehydrator thanks to its wide, square trays and a design that circulates air at the back of the unit for even drying. With our free shipping, the Excalibur food dehydrator is an affordable $199.95 for the 5-tray, and $249.95 for the 9-tray.

Once you begin to use it, you will see that the possibilities are nearly limitless. You can dehydrate meat, fruits, and vegetables, make raw tortillas, create fresh fruit roll-ups, and you can remove the inner trays to make a perfectly tart yogurt. You can even make paper in your Excalibur! So in addition to using the Excalibur to create healthy and delicious dishes and snacks, you can also use it to make crafts with the kids!

The Excalibur food dehydrator has been a popular choice for raw foodies, who use it to craft all kinds of healthy and creative dishes in their restaurant and home kitchens. And after using it myself, I was surprised at the number of ways I too could use the Excalibur to make new and exciting recipes, and even use it to make food items my family and I eat all the time, but always purchase at the store, like bread and tortillas. So today I’d like to share a recipe I’ve made several times with the Excalibur dehydrator: raw tomato pepper tortillas.

Ingredients:

4 cups chopped tomato, any kind

4 cups chopped red bell pepper

1 ripe avocado

2 T ground flax seeds

a pinch of sea salt to taste

-Begin by combining all ingredients in your high-speed blender. The Vita-mix is a great option for this, which MetroKitchen also carries at a great price, with FREE shipping!

-Start blending on a low to medium speed until mixture is completely smooth.

-Next, prep your Excalibur trays with parchment paper that you simply cut to fit the trays.

-Pour the mix onto the center of the tray and use an offset spatula like the CIA bakeware 10 inch offset spatula to smooth the mixture into a circular shape. Make sure to spread the mixture as thin as it will go, but no so thin that you can see your parchment paper peaking through. Repeat for the remaining trays.

-Cook in the Excalibur food dehydrator at 110 degrees for 5 hours.

-At this point you will want to peel the tortillas (should be pliable like a fruit roll-up) and flip to cook on the other side.  Now you can also remove your parchment sheet so that the tortillas can finish dehydrating directly on the mesh screen.

- Check the tortillas periodically. The tortillas are finished cooking when they are pliable, not crispy.   Once they are ready to peel off the tray, you can stuff them with whatever you like, but I like to fill mine with fresh spinach, red onion, avocado, bell pepper and hummus. Enjoy!

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