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Excalibur 9-Tray Digital Dehydrator 4948CDB


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WIN A $100 SHOPPING VOUCHER. Click here to find out more. Did You Know? Excalibur Dehydrators aren't available in shops and no matter who you purchase from, all new units are shipped by the distributor. Include drying sheets with your unit and use this discount code at checkout to receive $10 off your order - EXCAL10 (Dehydrator & Sheets combo only). Sprout's customers also receive exclusive access to quality ebooks to download including "Dehydrating Food: A Beginners Guide" and more.

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Green Arrow Buy your new Excalibur Dehydrator from Sprout and you also receive access to download a range of eBooks. Hundreds of recipes, tips, guides, ideas and motivation for a healthier lifestyle. Exclusive to Sprout's customers.

The mighty Excalibur Dehydrator range is unbeatable in the world of drying. Whether it be fruit, vegetables, meats, flowers, nuts, yoghurts, herbs or anything you require dried, the Excalibur will provide the best tool available to do it well and to do it correctly. Decades of experience has helped bring you the best dehydrator for the job.

The Excalibur Dehydrators available from Sprout are suited to our power supply and ready to go as soon as they arrive at your door.

Excalibur has been successfully operating in the US market for decades and has positioned themselves as the go-to brand for dehydrators and other drying products. You just have to read the reviews on US-based websites to see that they are highly regarded. Get yours today.

Price MatchPRICE MATCH. Sprout works hard to keep on top of competitor prices but if you do happen to find a lower price, please click on the Price Match icon there to the left and submit the details with a link - easy done! If you want to speed it up a bit, please give me a call on 1300 793070 with the details (9-5, 7-Days)



Excalibur Dehydrator ShippingShipping of Excalibur Dehydrators: regardless of who you purchase from, all Excalibur Dehydrators are shipped directly to customers by the distributor. They are located in Far North Queensland. Estimated business days to arrive in metro areas: Brisbane 3-4 days, Sydney 4-5 days, Melbourne 5-6 days, Adelaide 5-6 days, Hobart 6-7 days, Perth 7-9 days, Darwin 4-5 days. More if you are regional, rural or remote.

Also available in the 5-Tray Digital Model 4548CDBAll digital models come with a free copy of the "Preserve It Naturally" book by Excalibur valued at $39.00

Arrow Explanation of Model Numbers: the 4948CDB shown here on this page is identical to the US version 3948CDB. The number '4' distinguishes the fact that the machine has an Aussie plug at the end of the cord and is suited to our 220/240V power. This is the only difference to the 3948. The number 9 denotes it has 9 trays and the "48" shows that it has a 48-hour timer. "CDB" stands for Clear Door Black. Do not get sucked in to buying a 110V anything from overseas sites - they will not cope with the 240V.

Should any part or parts of the Excalibur 4948CDB Dehydrator become defective during the first 2 full years, the Australian Distributor (located in QLD) will repair or replace the defective part/s at the manufacturer’s option free of charge.

The Excalibur brand has been trusted by American customers for decades. Now available here in Australia. All Excalibur Dehydrators are 100% BPA-Free.

Excalibur Quality Make

Arrow A Quick Note on the Drying Sheets (Premium Teflon or Ultra Silicone):

Excalibur Drying SheetsWhat's with the Non-Stick Drying Sheets? These sheets are produced by Excalibur specifically for their machines. The sheets offer a protective layer on top of the mesh trays that come with the machine. Some people use them all the time no matter what they are drying as this saves on cleaning the trays as well as stopping crumbs/drips from reaching the bottom level, however they are mainly used for drying liquid or runny type foods such as fruit strips, yogurt roll-ups etc. - those types of things that would normally run or ooze through the mesh trays.

The sheets are quite thick in nature, non-stick, easy to wipe down and are re-usable over and over again. They will last you for years and years. You can save on the purchase price and postage by ordering them with your unit. Order one to try it out or get nine for the whole unit - you can find the Premium Sheets here and Silicon here.

The Premium Paraflexx sheets are a Teflon base material with the alternative being the Silicone based Ultra sheet. Some people have a preference of one over the other but ultimately, they achieve the same results. Order sheets with your unit and use EXCAL10 at checkout for $10 off your order.

Arrow The brand new release from Excalibur, USA - the digitally controlled 9-Tray Unit Dehydrator.

This all new unit - model number 4948CDB in Australia or 3948CDB in the US - comes with a 48-hour digital controller, trays, polyscreens and a clear door so you can view the progress without interupting the drying process. Available in Black Only.

The 48-hour timer allows you to set up Two Time/Two Temperature with the unit automatically adjusting after the first setting and turning off after the second setting is complete. For example, you can speed up the drying process by setting at a higher temperature for a specified period of time and then set the dehydrator at a lower temperature for the remaining period. The 48-hour timer allows you to set-and-forget.

The adjustable thermostat provides temperatures between 35C and 74C (95F to 165F). This temperature range is low enough to preserve active enzymes in fruit and vegetables and high enough to meet safety standards when dehydrating meat for jerky. The unit automatically turns on when the thermostat is in use.

Featuring Excalibur's patented Parallex Horizontal Air Flow and Hyperwave Fluctuation Technology, the most effective heat/dry combination on the market.

9 large trays with BPA-Free mesh screens - 15" x 15" each or approximately 18kg of capacity. One reliable 7-inch fan.

Made in the USA, Excalibur has come to be the 'go-to' brand for dehydrators right around the world and have established a sound reputation here in Australia over the past few years.

Specifically made for people who demand a lot from their food dehydrator, it has 9 large trays and a unique design that is way ahead of traditional round dehydrators.

Like all Excalibur dehydrators, it uses a trademarked horizontal-airflow drying system, ensuring that the food is dried evenly on all the trays. The drying system is located in the back of the unit, pushing warm air out the front. Thanks to the horizontal drying, there's no need to rotate the trays. With this dehydrator you'll get perfect results every time, with minimal effort!

Arrow Why Dehydrate?

Well, for one, it's a great way to make snacks that are both delicious and nutritional. Unlike the case of high heat cooking, food that has been dehydrated holds almost all of the nutritional value and flavor. How about dehydrating strawberries and enjoying them every breakfast? Or you could make beef jerky, which is great to snack on when you need some quick energy.

According to reviews, the Excalibur Digital 9-Tray series blows the competing food dehydrating machines out of the water. The proprietary dehydrating system really works like a charm, and produces incredible results. Sure, you might have to pay a bit more than you would with a budget dehydrator, but the results are well worth it.

It doesn't get any easier than this! Also, the quality of this machine is outstanding. Don't be surprised if it lasts for decades - that's how well built it is.

This is the perfect size for large families, gardeners & crafts-people.

Dries up to 18kgs at a time, it has a built in thermostat, 18cm fan and 600 watt motor. (4548CDB 5-Tray is 400W)

Available in black only.

This Food Dehydrator Retains Living Enzymes

The Excalibur dehydrator is reputed to be the best dehydrator for preserving the nutrient levels of living foods. The best technique for retaining the enzymes is to set the Excalibur on 105F/40C setting throughout the entire cycle. That way, the food temp will never go above 120F/48C even after it is dry.

Dehydration is the Healthiest, Easiest, Most Economical Way to Preserve Foods!

Arrow How Can You Benefit?

Save money on food bills when you buy and dry foods in bulk

You will preserve and savour every fruit and garden vegetable you grow

You'll preserve fish and meats FAST - in just 4 hours

You'll dry more easily, less expensively than canning or freezing

You'll eliminate preservatives and additives in the food you eat

You'll give your kids (and yourself) healthy alternatives to junk foods snacks

You'll dazzle your taste buds with high-flavour foods as flavours intensify with drying

You'll dry home crafts, flowers, dough creations

You'll make it pay for itself in no time

You'll savour luxuries on a shoestring

You'll slash your food storage space - no pantry, no freezer necessary

Excalibur dries BETTER, FASTER & SAFER thanks to the Hyperware Fluctuation.

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 Hyperware Fluctuation (changing heat through the drying cycle) for faster, better and 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, bacteria growth and spoilage.

With the adjustable Hyperware thermostat and removable trays, you can dry just about anything!

The adjustable thermostat lets you fine tune to the exact temperature you need - in fact, you can program two temperature cycles with ease.

Removable trays lets you customise drying space for small or large items eg. 1.25 litre yogurt which is impossible in a stackable dehydrator.

Lots of drying space so you can handle large volumes up to 10-times faster.

Electronics are back-mounted so spills won't bake on

The adjustable Hyperware thermostat allows precision drying

Units for sale through Sprout have the 48-hour timer for added versatility

Removable, dishwasher-safe trays are easy to load; remove some for drying bulky items

Economical - just 6c to 7c electricity per hour - environmentally conscious product

No harmful fumes like low-quality styrene dehydrators

The polycarbonate is a natural heat insulator, better than single-wall stainless steel

Virtually indestructible - trays won't crack or break - made from medical-grade recycled plastics (as well as the case, door and knobs)

Arrow Warranty & Specifications

Manufactured in the USA, the Excalibur family of dehydrators has developed a solid reputation for being a leader in the design and manufacture of some of the best quality dehydrators on the market. They have been exceptionally popular in the USA for quite some time now.

The Excalibur 4948CDB 9-Tray without Timer is supported by a strong domestic warranty - 2 Years across the board. All warranty issues are all looked after by the Australian warranty provider located in Northern QLD. Replacement parts are shipped to you and there is no need to send the machine overseas should you encounter any problems. In all honesty, problems with the Excalibur are few and very far between.

The Excalibur 4948CDB features a digital display panel with a 48-hour timer. You can set 2 times with 2 temperatures via the adjustable thermostat from 35oC to 74oC (95oF to 165oF)

Dimensions: 19" Deep x 17" Wide x 13.4" High (48.3cm D x 43.2cm W x 34.0cm H)

Weight: Unit weighs 10.2kg with Shipping Weight of 11.2kg

Arrow Why Buy Your Excalibur Dehydrator From Sprout?

Personal Service, Experience & Knowledge - I've been selling dehydrators since 2005 and have watched them grow in popularity here in Australia. I have seen brands come and go and I have worked out which brands are worth your time. Those brands are on my website. I am happy to talk to you about your needs and to help you select the right dehydrator for you. I type how I talk so the item descriptions that you see on my website are all expressed in an informative, down to earth fashion and not copied from the manufacturer or other sellers. I want you to be happy with your choice so feel free to get in touch.

Experience: It Does Matter.

The price you see is the price you pay - 100% free delivery on this dehydrator - Australia Wide & direct to your home, office, PO Box, Parcel Locker or local post office. Whether you are remote or inner city, your new Excalibur will get to you with a tracking service and will require a signature on delivery.

Price Match Service (Australian Sellers Only) - click the price match image above. Keep in mind that newcomers to online selling think that the best way they can sell to you is knock a few bucks off prices listed by established businesses. Please consider experience, parts, advice and post-sales service in your decision. Sprout has been selling dehydrators and cold press juicers since 2005 - you don't last that long if you're doing it wrong.

Product Advice Available via Email or Phone - helping you make the right decision.

Australian Service Centre located in Queensland. While warranty issues are extremely rare for the Excalibur range, claims are processed quickly and simply.

Parts & Accessories Available - a reputable business should have parts available for your machine. You can find spare parts here at Sprout. 

Product Review listing right here.

Arrow Customer Reviews & Quotes

"This is a great dehydrator. I was deciding between various units to include a stainless model, glad I chose this one. It heats and keeps temp at 71c, perfect for jerky. The unit is very quiet and the digital timer is great. I can set it and not have to wait around, just come home to perfection. The airflow is balanced and cooks evenly. The square shape affords full use of the space and allows for maximum surface space for food. I put a Teflon sheet in the bottom too catch drips and the mesh cleans easily. I highly recommend this unit, it is a huge step up from my old circular model." - BaggyB

"Very pleased with the Excalibur. It produces the best jerky I've ever tasted. After owning several vertical airflow dehydrators, I can attest to the superior results of the horizontal airflow design. Food dries evenly, and doesn't require rotating. The removable mesh screens make the trays very simple to clean, and fruit leather couldn't be easier with the ParaFlexx silicone sheets which are sold separately. Very happy with how simple and easy it is to use. Wish I'd bought one a long time ago." - Mike Honcho

"Well worth owning and I did four and a half dozen ears of corn off the cob using all nine shelves and rotation while in use and the corn turned out great. Next thing on the agenda is to make deer jerky. Having a food dehydrator is going to save me from buying all those canning jars that take up a lot of space. Shelf life of food will last longer with a dehydrator too." - M.Miracle

"So far, I have dehydrated potato slices, potato dices, apple slices, orange slices (Yum! Like CANDY!), made 2 batches of jerky (Teriyaki and my own personal London Broil marinade recipe) and am currently dehydrating green beans. So far, everything has been perfect." - Snafooo

"I am so pleased with buying this dehydrator. I previously had Excalibur's 4-tray economy dehydrator but shortly after I realized that I needed more dehydrating space for all the healthy raw snacks that I make. If you are serious about buying a dehydrator, or want to dive into making raw foods - don't sell yourself short on one of the smaller models (although they work fine!) as you will find yourself in the same predicament as myself with wanting more space/trays! This model, along with the extra space also has a two-time digital timer and thermometer so you can practically "set it and forget it" and know that the temperature is in the right range as well! You will NOT be disappointed in buying this. Now I just have to figure out what to do with the 4-tray one I have... :)" - Richard

Price MatchPRICE MATCH. Sprout works hard to keep on top of competitor prices but if you do happen to find a lower price, please click on the Price Match icon there to the left and submit the details with a link - easy done! If you want to speed it up a bit, please give me a call on 1300 793070 with the details (9-5, 7-Days)


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Great choice Review by Lars
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When I opened up this dehydrator, I could tell it was quality. Well packed and solid when put on the kitchen bench. Having wasted my time and money on cheaper brands, I have been nothing but impressed with the 4948. Having had it since November, it has had a lot of work with summer fruits, healthy snacks for the kids and some treats for christmas lunch (that all disappeared in minutes). Don't waste your money like I did, just go with one of these straight away. (Posted on 3/01/2019)
very good service and a great unit Review by Pete
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I was looking around for a dehydrator and stumbled upon sprout, what good luck , Nathan gave the best price and 5 days later we have a great unit ready to use . it was tracked all the way from Qld to outback sth Australia , and I must say I wish all online purchases were as easy and Nathan gave me the right information to make the proper decision on size, brand and the extras needed . My wife is out in the kitchen now reading the manual and checking the garden to have the first use , I can't get near it and she is as happy as , so once again Nathan thanks mate , all's good ...Pete (Posted on 25/07/2017)

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