Get One of My Favorite Kitchen Tools! Excalibur Dehydrator Giveaway–$408+ Value

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Readers–do I have a treat for you today!

I’ve joined with a bunch of other bloggers to offer to you a giveaway of one of my all-time-favorite kitchen tools.

The Excalibur Dehydrator!

And not just any Excalibur Dehydrator–

The biggest model (the 9 tray, Excalibur 3900) loaded with 9 Paraflexx Drying Sheets and a Dehydrating book as well.

If you’ve poked around my blog, you know how much I use my dehydrator.

In fact, right after I finish this post I’ve got:

- 5 lbs of brazil nuts
- 5 cups of soaked rolled oats
- about 28 cups of soaked buckwheat

waiting to go into this fabulous machine.

Yes, you can fit about 38 cups of nuts / seeds / grains into the 9-tray Excalibur.

That’s one reason why I love it.

Why I LOVE my Excalibur Dehydrator

- Durable

This machine has a 5 year warranty and is made with very solid parts. I’ve had mine for about 10 years now and it’s still going strong. And believe me–I use it A LOT!

- Roomy

As I said above, you can fit about 38 cups of nuts / seeds / grains in this machine.  If you like to do things in bulk (like I do) then this machine is for you.

- Even Drying

You won’t get moldy apples on the bottom and overly dry ones on the top with this machine.  The fan circulates the air throughout to ensure even drying.

- Saves Money

I can buy in bulk and dry a bunch of produce at one time, which saves our family a TON of money.  This year we got about 200 pounds of free apples that I turned into leather and dried apples. I wouldn’t have been able to do that with a small dehydrator.  For more on how the dehydrator saves us money, read this post.

- Boost Nutrition

With a dehydrator, you can soak and dry your nuts and seeds, as well as make things like sprouted cereals, quickly and easily.  That’s what I am going to do with my soaked buckwheat.  I hope to make this fabulous Gourmet Buckwheat Granola.  For more on how the dehydrator can boost nutrition, read this.

- Saves Time and Space

Drying is quicker than canning. And the food takes up a lot less space. For more on how the dehydrator saves time and space, read this post.

Excalibur Dehydrator Giveaway

Anyhow, I teamed up with a group of bloggers to offer this GREAT kitchen tool to you.

Yippee!

With spring coming soon (sorta), now is the time to get this machine so you are ready for the harvest.

Here is what you can win:

- 3900 Excalibur Dehydrator in Black or White
- 9 14×14 Paraflexx Drying Sheets (perfect for making fruit leathers, chocolate nuts, sun dried tomatoes, flax crackers, drying sesame seeds–basically anything small or “goopy”.
- Preserve it Naturally book – a $24.95 value
- shipped to you in the contiguous U.S.

Here are the bloggers/websites involved in this fantastic Excalibur Giveaway:

1. Whole New Mom (that’s me, of course)

2. Food Storage Mom

3. Home Ready Home

4. Common Sense Homesteading

5. Food Storage And Survival

6. The Survival Moms

7. Simply Canning

8. Prepared Housewives

9. Geek Prepper

10. The Backyard Pioneer

11. Survival For Blondes

This giveaway is limited to the US (48 contingent states) because of the shipping expense. This giveaway is not sponsored by ExcaliburDehydrator.com, Facebook or Pinterest–we are paying for the machine out of our own pockets. The Excalibur Dehydrator is the same model shown above.  It’s mine, in fact :).

A Few More Things:

1.  Please note that you do need to Follow ALL of the Pinterest Boards of the bloggers in order to have your entry count. That just means that you need to click on the Red “Follow All” button once you get to their Pinterest page.

2.  And also, in case you don’t win, I offer to everyone the Best Deal on Excalibur Dehydrator on the internet.

If you find another price lower from an authorized dealer, I will do my best to match it.

You can get more details about that here.

3. This has nothing to do with the giveaway, but if you would like to stay connected, please hop over to Google+, where I am sharing my posts plus those of others.

Facebook has made it so I need to pay about $600 to reach my fans, and I can’t afford that.  So while I will still do what I can on Facebook, I am needing to do other things.

I’m on Google+ as myself and as Whole New Mom. You can of course, follow both. It’s been a lot of fun over there.

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So that’s it! I can’t wait to see who wins this great machine.

What would you use this Excalibur Dehydrator for if you won?

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  1. What wouldn’t I use it for. I have wanted one of these for years! :)

  2. Love to give it a try

  3. Skye Ferguson says:

    If I won this food dyhydrator I could give up on the labor intensive of my smaller dyhydrator and get a lot more dehydrating done. I dehydrate fruits, veggies, and some jerky for my SO as he and I do horse back camping. Fun Giveaway!!!

  4. I have a cook book for raw foods, many recipes for making bread or crackers require a dehydrator. I have my food processor, all I need is a dehydrator to create healthy food for my family of four. Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway.

  5. Fruit!

  6. These dehydrators are amazing! Need those non porous sheets to make fruit leather and more!

  7. I have wanted this dehydrator for a very long time. Thank you for the opportunity to win one! The first things I would make are apple slices and beef jerky!

  8. Wow! This would be so great. Right now I dehydrate a few things with a Ronco-type small dehydrator. I’ve dried green peppers, onions, etc. I would love to find out what could be done with a large dehydrator like this one. So cool!

  9. Stephanie ODonnell says:

    This is at the top of my kitchen equipment wish list. Grains, nuts, seeds, fruit and more. Thanks for the offer.

  10. Drying lots of goodies, I have had a smaller one for 15 years and it is staring to fall apart.

  11. I want to use it to sprout grains, make dehydrated liver pills, fruit leathers, dehydrated broth for traveling, nuts, nuts and more nuts, crackers, nut cheeses with a rind, etc etc etc…..thanks for this great gift to win. Whoever gets it will have an amazing tool for their kitchen and health!

  12. Linda Jones says:

    I would use it constantly! To preserve foods for emergencies, healthy eating, save costs. Would also prevent food waste. With a dehydrator and learning to can…we would be on our way to helping our retirement(happening soon) budget.
    Thank you for the opportunity to enter for a chance to win this treasure!

  13. I Would Use It For Everything-Fruits, Nuts, Veggies, Grains. Thank For You The Giveaway

  14. I wish these contests would be more broad about how you can ‘win’: I don’t do facebook, and have no idea how to “pin” or do pinterest…I know, I know, this is 2014, not the 1900’s, but I avoid the social media online for many reasons. I DO read blogs, such as this one, and enjoy them very much. So many interesting articles, recipes and suggestions that I either know and already do, or that spike my interest in researching and finding more out about it.
    Please don’t exclude me just because I have aversions to social media online: I do have value even though I don’t like facebook!
    I have been looking at dehydrators, and although there are many great reviews, there are lots of bad ones, and I don’t want to pick the wrong one! Spending over $300.00 for something, I do lots of thinking first! And, yes, the Excalibur is in my sights as a possibility.

    • Hi Carol. I didn’t set up the giveaway – so sorry about that. I typically include other things but part of the benefit to bloggers of having giveaways (and like this one, I paid money for it) is to build up our subscriber base and social media. You could sign up for pinterest and do a facebook account just for this purpose. That’s actually how I ended up on Facebook. I don’t do much w/ it besides stuff for my blog b/c I don’t have time.

      I assure you the excalibur is great. I am super picky. Maybe a commercial grade would be better but the expense for that is over the top. Thanks!

  15. I really hope I win! I would love to make some delicious flax seed crackers! the possibilities are endless!

  16. I’d love to win this for my grown daughter and I to share!!

  17. I would use it for lots of things, but to begin with, I would make beef jerky. My children always came home from school with Deer Jerky their friends had made and begged me to make some. They are grown now with children of their own, but they still ask me if I could please make them some Jerky. I have an old dehydrator, not one of the better ones, and I’m just not comfortable drying meat in it. I really want to win this! Thanks for giving me a chance.

  18. Thanks for the chance to win. I will get back into dehydrating nuts, seeds, making cereal, etc.

  19. Kim Murphy says:

    I would use for dehydrating food to eat in case of an emergency and for everyday eating too. I would use to dry herbs as well . Hope I win! That would be awesome!

  20. Darla Bunyan says:

    I need this so badly! I really hope I win!

  21. I have many autoimmune issues and am desperately trying to reverse some of these issues with good nutrition… I would totally LOVE a dehydrator to help and to help my kids avoid much of the suffering i’ve had to go through!

  22. I’ve been saving for an excalibur for years! A little at a time. They are a bit pricey, much with my little gir ls allergies! So hope I win!! Thanks for the giveway!

  23. Joyah Snyder says:

    I’m not a spammer :-). Just having issues with my phone :-/

  24. If I won I could use it for fruits and save tons of money because the dried fruits seem so much more expensive than the fresh fruit! I could also make my own jerky and really save money (not to mention I wouldn’t have all those pesky additives!) ;)

  25. I have wanted an Excalibur dehydrator for years and would be delighted to win this! Thank you to all of you for this giveaway. I would love to use it for soaked nuts & grains, buckwheat, snacks for the kids, maybe some kale chips for a treat…

  26. If I won Id give my old dehydrator to my daughter and get busy dehydrating faster with my new excaliber!

  27. I would definitely get stocked up for survival in case of a hurricane, power outage, or other event. There are so many things that I would like to make, but require a many drawer dehydrator to be able to do it! I would really love this machine and I would be forever THANKFUL and Appreciative!

  28. I’ve got the fermented foods implemented in our life, now I’d like to learn how to dehydrate and sprout foods. Thank you.

  29. I would love to win. Thank you for the offer! I have a small old dehydrator and would love to replace it! I have wanted this one for a long time. :-)

  30. Thank you for this Awesome Giveaway! I have aways wanted a dehydrator! Oh my the things I could make / preserve! The possibilities are endless!

  31. Michelle Smith says:

    I would use this for just about everything! Dehydrating organic fruits and veggies from my garden, soaking and dehydrating grains, making jerky, drying botanicals and herbs for making soap and other beauty products and the list goes on and on.

  32. Do you have to do every entry to be eligible to win the dehydrator? I don’t have pinterest or twitter accounts, so only am able to enter the FB ones. Wanted to know if I’m wasting my time by entering if you have to enter all social media accounts?

  33. I am sorry, but I am not on Facebook. But I will tell you I love and I mean love dehydrating items from my garden and when I get items from the farmer. So, I would use this item for everything! Please, please pick me! I will even think of getting a Facebook page just to share it all! Hugs…

  34. This sounds like a great way to make some healthy snacks!

  35. So many uses for a dehydrator – especially a big one. I would use it for dehydrating soaked nuts, make sprouted grains, fruit strips, jerky, meringues……on and on and on!

  36. Thank you so much for the chance to win this to you and all the contributing bloggers. I have an old one that does not work that well and so I don’t use it much. I would put it to good use if i win and do nuts and grains, veggies, fruits and so much more. I love using a dehydrator and processing healthy food for camping, storing, using in cooking and baking, convenience and just fun. This would be really awesome to win.

  37. I think I would use the dehydrator for making sun dried tomatoes and drying other bounty from my garden. I grew up eating “leather britches” which were our excess green beans that we would string on thread and dry. Then in the winter we would soak them and cook them in the slow cooker with lots of bacon. We would have them with some cornbread or homemade rolls. Yum. I’m sure this would make lots of leather britches in a short period of time.

  38. I would probably try making granola first. I’ve never owned one and this would make it so much easier than drying in the oven. Thanks for the opportunity for this nice giveaway!

  39. I am never able to enter these drawings..the links never open. :( I have a kindlefire.

  40. Would use it to make some raw food recipes and lots of dehydrated fruits/veggies for snacking and cooking.

  41. Debbie Bishop says:

    This would be a godsend! My daughters, their families, and I have all been growing our own food in the last couple of years. We do a lot of canning but have been experimenting with dehydrating and this would be so also. Plus it works for so many things you can’t can. Would save room in my freezer as well!

  42. Thanks! I am so excited for this chance to better my family’s nutrition!!!

  43. Jerky, dehydrated liver (for taking like a pill), fruit roll ups, and of course, fruit for snacking. Then I’d experiment with all the other uses!

  44. I would use it to make fruit leather and learn to make a ton of other things! Great giveaway!

  45. This dehydrator would be a work horse in my house. I would make jerky when my boys shoot deer, dry fruit and try my hand at making Stevia by growing and dehydrating the actual plant so I don’t have to buy the very processed white stuff from the store. Has anyone else done this?

  46. This has been on our homestead *wish* list for many, many years! Would love to give a loving home :)

  47. I’d use it for tons of things!! Jerky, dried fruit, etc., etc.

  48. Pretty much everything that can be dehydrated including what I grow in my garden! :) Thanks for the opportunity! :)

  49. I have an OLD about to quit, cheap one I found at a yard sale that years ago. I have literally loved it to (almost) death. I have been wanting an Excalibur for a while but have told myself I will spend the money after my other quits on me. Even then I’m sure that I will slap some electrical tape on it and make it work again. LOL Thank you for the chance to win one!

  50. Been wanting an Excalibur for some time now – would round off my home preserving

  51. Lorinda Thompson says:

    I’ve recently changed my diet. Its been pretty easy for me but a little harder for my kids. I would LOVE an Excalibur! It would make this transition SO much easier and I could make healthy snacks for my kids, to make it easier on them! I’ve seen so many things you can do with one of these amazing dehydrators!! I can’t wait to get it!

  52. Adrienne Guarro says:

    I would dry the tomatoes and hot peppers that we grow in our garden.

  53. Marina Foreman says:

    I was just thinking this morning how a dehydrator would help me get a great start to living healthy. Dry fruit is my new candy!

  54. My old one died, but I used to dry fruit and I loved to dry cherry tomatoes, ummm so good in so many things, Also like to make fruit leather and various sprouted uncooked products, like bread, snack bars, A dryer is quite useful in many, many ways.

  55. We bought a farm last year. Along with all of the animals we are raising, I plan on trying a garden again this year ( last year I quit breathing and was air evacuated to a neighboring city where I lost 5 days). With any luck, this year will be much better! If it is… I plan on learning how to can and dehydrate lots of things! I can’t wait!

  56. I would love to win this, I would dry all the food that won’t fit in my freezer.

  57. I could really use one of these because the electricity goes off during the winter and we end up having to through out food just about every winter. Thank you.