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Storage Beef, Game, Poultry, Fish Jerky Raw & Living Foods What Are Living Foods Food Temperature vs. Air Temperature Enzymes and Temperature How to use your dehydrator for Living Foods Other Dehydrator Uses Herbs and Spices Nuts Raising Bread Pasta “Stale”. Operating cost for your Excalibur Dehydrator is approximately 3 - 6 cents per hour. Using ® your dehydrator compared to traditional canning or freezing methods will prove to be well worth your initial low-cost investment.
SAFEGUARDS & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS When using electrical appliances, these basic safety precautions should always be followed. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Operating your dehydrator is extremely simple! Begin by plugging in your unit.
Excalibur Dehydrator Instruction Manual Pdf sharp utensils should not be used inside the dehydrator. Do not use this appliance for any reason other than its.
Then using both hands (to prevent tipping) carefully slide trays loaded with food into position. Once the trays are in place, replace door. and set the thermostat to the correct temperature.
Your machine is easy to clean, both inside and out. The interior food contact areas and exterior of your Excalibur Food Dehydrator should only be cleaned by wiping with a soft cloth or sponge dampened with warm water and a mild detergent. The dehydrator can then be rinsed using a soft cloth or sponge dampened with clear water.
DO NOT immerse any portion of this appliance in water except the trays and poly screens. Your dehydrator has been equipped with a removable door. This solid door prevents light from fading the colors or withdrawing nutrients from the food as it dries. Treat your door carefully to prevent it from getting scratched.
When using a dip, follow the specific directions listed above. Then, drain the treated food and rinse it thoroughly. Blotting off any excess moisture with paper towels before placing the food in the dehydrator is the final important step. Excess moisture of foods will prolong the drying cycle. Dehydrated foods can easily be incorporated into your diet. Snacking on banana chips, dried seasoned meats and pieces of dried vegetables is a typical habit formed by many owners of Excalibur® Food Dehydrators. Reconstituting dried foods adds yet another dimension to the versatility of daily food preparation.
FOOD DRYING GUIDE FRUITS Dry best at 135ºF/57ºC Food Preparation Test Time Pare, core & cut into ¼” slices or rings. May be Apples Pliable 7-15 hours sprinkled with cinnamon if desired. Wash, cut in half, slice and Apricots remove pit.
Push in backs Pliable 20-28 hours dry skin side down. FOOD DRYING GUIDE FRUITS Dry best at 135ºF/57ºC Food Preparation Test Time Wash, pit and peel. Cut into Nectarines 3/8” slices, dry skin side Pliable 8-16 hours down. Wash, pit and peel-if Peaches Pliable 8-16 hours desired 1/4” slices. Wash, remove core, peel Pears Pliable 8-16 hours.
FOOD DRYING GUIDE VEGETABLES Dry Best At 125ºF/52ºC Food Preparation Test Time Asparagus Wash & cut into 1” pieces. Brittle 5-6 hours Beans, Wash, remove ends, cut 1” Greens or Brittle 8-12 hours pieces or French style. Remove all but 1/2” of the top scrub thoroughly, steam Beets Leathery. FOOD DRYING GUIDE VEGETABLES Dry Best At 125ºF/52ºC Food Preparation Test Time Wash thoroughly, trim, remove tough stems, spread over Greens trays so leaves aren’t matted Brittle 3-7 hours together. For more even drying, stir several times.
Brush off dirt or wipe with damp cloth, slice 3/8”. FOOD DRYING GUIDE VEGETABLES Dry Best At 125ºF/52ºC Food Preparation Test Time Cut into pieces, remove all seeds. Bake or steam until tender, scrape pulp from skin and puree in a blender. Pour Pumpkin Leathery 7-11 hours onto Paraflexx™ sheets or kitchen parchment paper. 1/8' thick at the center and 1/4' thick at the edges.
Place the prepared puree in the dehydrator with the temperature set at 135º/57ºC. Average drying time for leathers is 4-6 hours. When the leather has dried, it will be a bit shiny and non-sticky to the touch. Turn the strips over several times to ensure thorough coating. Dehydrating Shake off any excess cure and spread the meat strips in a single layer on the dehydrator trays.
Dry at 155ºF/68ºC for approximately 4-6 hours, occasionally blotting off any fat droplets that appear on the surface. Layer the coated fish in an airtight glass or plastic container. Refrigerate for 6-10 hours. Remove the fish from the refrigerator and shake off any excess cure. Lay the strips on the dehydrator trays so none are touching, and dry for approximately 12-14 hours at 155ºF/68ºC. Testing: When you squeeze the fleshy part of a cooled piece of fish between your thumb and forefinger, it should never be crumbly or crunchy.
Canning also leaches out water-soluble vitamins and minerals, which also depletes the healthy qualities of the raw-living foods. Why Excalibur ® is Superior for Living Foods There are two important elements when dehydrating living foods to preserve the enzymes.
The first element is the proper control of temperature, and the second, is the time it takes the food to dehydrate. According to Ann Wigmore and Viktoras Kulvinskas, the best way to preserve the living enzymes, and overcome the potential of spoilage or bacteria growth, is to set the dehydrator on the highest temperature setting for the first two or three hours, then turn it down to less than 120ºF/49ºC for the remaining time. 115ºF/46ºC and allow the unit to preheat. Place a shallow pan of water on the bottom of the dehydrator. Insert a tray directly above the water and place the bowl of dough on the tray.
Cover the dough with a cloth to keep it from drying out. Other types will wrinkle unless pressed flat. Whole Meal Preparation Outdoor enthusiasts will want to use the dehydrator to prepare whole meals that need only to be rehydrated. Dried meats combined with powdered tomato and dried vegetable bits can be mixed with dried pasta and cooked in a kettle over the campfire for a “gourmet”.
YEAR-ROUND DEHYDRATION TIPS January Good Buys: Avocados, Bananas, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Mushrooms, Pears, Potatoes, Turnips and Winter Squash. February Good Buys: Avocados, Bananas, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kumquats, Mangos, Mushrooms, Pears, Tangerines, Winter Squash.
March Good Buys: Artichokes, Asparagus, Avocados, Bananas, Broccoli, Grapefruit, Kumquats, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Radishes, Spinach. RECIPES Banana Blush Leather 1 cup strawberries 1 banana Puree fruit in blender. Pour onto Paraflexx sheets or plastic wrap and dehydrate at ™ 135ºF/57ºC until leathery.
Peachy Pear Leather 1 cup peaches, peeled 1/2 cup pears, peeled Blend together and sweeten if desire. Pour onto Paraflexx sheets or plastic wrap and ™. Creamy Mushroom Soup 1 1/2 cups dried mushrooms 1/2 cup dried onions 2 cups hot beef bouillon 1/4 cup margarine 4 cups milk 1 tsp salt 6 tbsp flour parsley or garnish Saute mushrooms and onions in margarine in a heavy saucepan for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. One side of my drying trays seems to be dried before the other. What should I do? Because your dehydrator may dry one side faster than the other, halfway through the drying cycle you may want to turn the trays 180º. This will speed up the dehydration process and will reduce energy consumption.
Excalibur 3926tb Food Dehydrator Manual
® They are shipped in perfect working order. If you see any damage to the machine due to rough shipping you must report it to the shipper or dealer you purchased from.
Excalibur ® will not be responsible for damage due to shipping. Technical support may be contacted at (800) 875-4254 or (916)381-4254 from 8am-5pm Mon-Fri Pacific Standard Time. To install the door hold it at a slight angle, (see Fig. Place the hooks on the inside top of the door on the ledge at top of dehydrator, (see View A).
Be sure there is an even space between the door and the side of dehydrator, (see Fig. DOMESTIC 5 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY HOME UNITS Excalibur Dehydrators are built to a such a high standard they come with a 5 year limited warranty. Since we manufacture the EXCALIBUR here in the U.S.A., we have replacement ® parts on hand, if a component of your dehydrator is accidentally damaged or needs warranty repair. Do small or Large batches.
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If you are doing a small batch, put the remaining empty trays in the dehydrator. Your dehydrator is designed to work with all or none of the trays. Purchase the Preserve It Naturally Book! This book covers everything you need to know about dehydration and how to make the most of your dehydrator. Excalibur ® 6083 Power Inn Road, CA 95824 1.877.368.2797. www.drying123.com Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/ExcaliburDehydrators Household Use Only.