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best dehydrator brand

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im looking on ebay for a dehydrator, and the same few brands keep popping up.... which is best out of these? what do you like or dislike about them

these are the brands im seeing alot of:
1-excalibur, ive heard its really good, but i probably cant afford on

and these are some others i just saw a few of
mr. coffee, tristar, north bay, magic chef, durabrand, vitamix, deni
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I have a small nesco dehydrator. It's a few years old now, and it's the only one I've ever had. It was pretty cheap, and I know there are much nicer ones on the market, but it does a pretty good job for what I paid (don't even remember, but not more than $30 CDN). Sometimes if I am using the sheets in it, it dries a little unevenly, but I have no complaints otherwise. I've used it for jerky, drying herbs, nuts, seeds, fruits, veggies, etc.
Hibou, is the temperature variable on your dehydrator? Have you put a thermometer in it to see if the temperature remains low enough to prevent cooking the food?
Well, I only have experience with one. I got the smaller of the Excalibur dehydrators. It's got a great temperature variability, and it's easy to clean. Sounds like a hair dryer when it's on, but works great.
I've heard some good things about the Vitamix one, but I have no personal experience with it.

- Krista
We have an Excalibur. Not sure of the size, I didn't buy it, so I didn't know there were other sizes. It probably has 10 trays. We really like it. We have done jerky, apples, bananas, strawberries, and a few other things. It's great - we need to use it more often.
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