Industrial-level Dehydrator for Personal Use
The Excalibur 3926TB provides industrial-level dehydrating power and size for personal use. It is a durable and high-powered unit with 9-tray capacity and a side-mounted fan and heating element for even dehydrating. In comes with a built-in on/off switch and a timer for automatic shutoff, so it requires less oversight than the average personal-use dehydrator.
Built-in on/off switch
The Excalibur 3926TB comes with a built-in on/off switch. Many dehydrators on the market today do not include an on/off switch and are turned on by simply plugging it into the wall. An on/off switch does not impact the drying process and how convenient it is as a feature will depend on your personal preference.
Fits 9 trays
This model fits 9 trays, which is on par for other models in the same price range. Users have reported that there is not much space in between the trays for bulky foods, but the trays are removable so you can make more room if you need to. The Excalibur does not come with any solid trays, necessary for making fruit jerky or dehydrating any semi-solid liquid, so you will have to purchase those separately should you need them.
The Excalibur 3926TB has a built-in, 26-hour timer. This saves users the hassle of buying external timers or keeping track of the dehydrating process themselves. The extra cost of the timer may or may not be worth it for the average user, though people who dehydrate frequently will enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that the unit will automatically shut off at the desired time.
Adjustable temperature control
The Excalibur 3926TB has a built-in thermometer that ranges from 105 to 165 degrees. This is less range than other dehydrators in the same price range, but this model is particularly good at maintaining the temperature you set, whereas other models need to be set for lower or higher temperatures than you want due to the unreliability of the temperature control device.
Parallex Horizontal Airflow
The Excalibur 3926TB utilizes Parallex Horizontal Airflow technology to ensure even drying on all nine trays. The fan and heating element are back-mounted; cool air is pulled into the heating element, heated, and released evenly across the trays. You will not have to manually rotate the trays as your food dries.
The Excalibur 3926TB is one of the largest home dehydrators on the market. It will be hard for apartment dwellers or people with little storage space to accommodate its size, but dedicated users may find that the superior quality of this model excuses its size.
This model is one of the nosier units on the market today. Depending on where you choose to set up the unit, this may or may not be a problem for you; if you will be using it in the kitchen and your bedroom is right next door, you may be able to hear it overnight. Many people choose to use this dehydrator in remote areas of their home to accommodate for the noise.
The Excalibur 3926TB is one of the most high-tech and powerful dehydrators available on the market today, but it may be too much for the casual user. The built-in timer is a standout feature, as is the Parallex Horizontal Airflow feature. The Excalibur 3926TB’s ability to adhere to set temperatures is its greatest advantage. The average user may elect to invest in a less expensive, more basic model, but veteran users will appreciate the sophisticated technology.