How does dehydrating work?
- A food dehydrator uses a heat source and air flow to reduce the water content of foods. Removing moisture from food restrains various bacteria from growing and spoiling food. Dehydrators preserve and extend the shelf life of various foods.
What optional extra's are available?
- Paraflex re-usable nonstick sheets are available to buy as an optional extra. These are used when you are drying runny or marinated foods, such as flax crackers, roll ups (leathers), marinated veg or meat biltong etc. (The trays come standard with a mesh sheet on top called the polyscreen sheet. The Paraflex sheet, if used, is placed on top of the mesh sheet.)
- There are 2 types of Paraflex sheets. The paraflex premium is teflon coated and the paraflex ultra is silicone and thicker.
- They are available individually or in pack sizes which work out a little cheaper.
What is the difference between the 4926 and 4948 9 tray models?
- The size is exactly the same
- The timer range is different where the one can be set for up to 26 hours and the other for up to 48 hours.
- The unit we refer to as the 26 hour timer unit is the original Excalibur design that uses knobs and dials to set the timer and temperature
- The unit we refer to as the 48 hour timer unit is a newer Excalibur design that uses a digital control panel to set the timer and temperature
- The unit we refer to as the 48 hour timer unit has an added feature of 2 time zone, 2 temperature control which means you can set the timer to dry at temperature x for x amount of hours and then automatically change to temperature y for the next y amount of hours.
Where can I download the user manual?