The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that I, was to carry Excalibur. THAT is why I am your king. (Monty Python's Holy Grail)
you know i had to do that....
The box was perfect
Oh, it is nice! I had read a few reviews at Amazon before i bought it. Some people were whining that it was basically a plastic box with a fan in the back. Duh. An oven is just a metal box with a heat element in it.
I was expecting plastic that might feel a tad flimsy but i wouldn't mind. What arrived is far sturdier than i expected. It is a very solid piece of equipment.
The other thing i wasn't sure about was the noise. Its really not that bad! I mentioned before that i have two older dehydrators to compare this with. One is a Durabrand and the other is a NESCO FD-39. The Excalibur isn't quite as silent as the Durabrand, but it is much quieter than the NESCO. The Durabrand is only that bit quieter because it is much smaller really.... the NESCO is just plain annoying. But, yes... definitely i can see running the Excalibur throughout the day and night and it not be a disturbance.
My model has an on/off switch on the temperature control- and i love that. I don't like appliances that only turn on by being plugged in.
All i need to do now is wait for someone small and cute to get ready for her nap so i can empty the clean dishes from the dish washer. Then i can run the dehydrator trays and mesh through some hot vinegar water to clean them for use.
Hmmm, what to dry first?
If i want to make jerky it will have to take time to be prepared- marinated.
So i think i'll try some of those extra bags of frozen veggies i have taking up space in the freezer. They shouldn't take too long to dry and the machine will be free to use for jerky tomorrow.
Sounds like a plan.