– Good performance
– Large capacity
– Suitable for use with various types of foods
– Great value for money
– Not as efficient while fully loaded
– Minor quality control issues
Benefits of having a healthy diet with dehydrated foods is a well-known fact so being able to prepare your own for the whole family requires a high-quality dehydrator.
For those of you who require larger volumes of foods processing, we suggest checking out Excalibur models.
We shall now explain in more detail why Excalibur 3926TB Food Dehydrator makes a lot of sense and represents a great choice for bigger families.
Fast Dehydration and Large Capacity
The adjustable temperature makes Excalibur 3926TB universally usable dehydrator that will allow you to process foods just the way you need. Making more space on the inside is as easy as removing trays to free up internal capacity. Patented airflow tech ensures that the dehydration itself occurs in a controlled manner to allow perfect results and long-lasting foods for storage.
It’s important to note that this is a model that doesn’t use the rotation of inner trays and instead relies on the direction of airflow for best results. All heating elements and the fan are on the back which allows the cold air to flow over the whole surface area of the trays. During our time testing the review unit, it was performing great and it was reliable each and every time.
Design and Features
Performance wise, well, needless to say, that the Excalibur series of dehydrators are well known among both home and professional users and with a good reason too! Proprietary “Parallex Horizontal Airflow” patent ensures that all of the food dehydration returns perfect results each and every time. The 7-inch fan that is coupled with 600 Watt heating elements performs great and processes the whole inner volume fast and efficiently. The noise from the fan is not that bothersome which is a big plus in quiet kitchens and homes where noise levels are of some concern.
The drying temperature is fully adjustable via the onboard thermostat and can be set at 105°F and all the way up to 165°F. This temperature range is optimal for various types of foods and ensures best results. Just be sure to read guides and the included manual for best results during use and operation of the unit.
Things We Didn’t Like
It also worth mentioning that the unit needs significantly more time to dehydrate foods when you use all of the trays and fill them to their maximum capacity. Truth be told this is somewhat expected and not all that unusual.
The customer support service could be a bit better considering the price of the unit and the reputation of the company. The agents are helpful and nice to talk to, however, the waiting times to get in touch are too long and demand plenty of patience.
This will speed up the dehydration while sacrificing a small amount of foods that will wait for the next turn. We feel that such a trade-off is well worth it!
Value for money factor is very high with this model which means that you get a great kitchen appliance that will last you a very long time no matter how often you intend to use it. If this larger version is not suitable for your requirements – be sure to check out the 5-tray model instead or take a look at some of our other reviews of the most popular dehydrators. Our guides and relevant articles will help you decide and pick the best model to suit your needs!