Excalibur Dehydrators have been designed and manufactured in California since 1973, meaning they have set the industry standard for design and excellence for over 40 years. Their high-quality design ensures precision throughout the dehydration process, and helps to preserve the food’s maximum nutrient and enzyme levels. Proudly family owned and operated, Excalibur Dehydrators Australia are designed to empower you throughout your journey of creating a lifestyle focusing on health and wellbeing.
We sat down with the team at Excalibur Dehydrators Australia to chat a bit more about the food dehydration process, and why dehydrating your food is both beneficial for your health and for the planet. Keep on reading to learn more about the story behind these incredible dehydrators, and where they are headed in the future!
Tell us a bit about yourself and how you started Excalibur Dehydrators?
We're a small, eco-conscious family business. Beginning way back in 1996 as a small bricks and mortar store in the Yarra Ranges, Victoria started by our mother, our focus has always been to offer superior products to support a healthy lifestyle.
We introduced the Excalibur Dehydrator range to our retail store around 2005, so we're long-time fans of the brand. The opportunity to become a distributor of the brand here in Australia arose during the havoc of COVID-19. Despite the obstacles posed by the pandemic, by mid-2020 things were ready to roll and our first shipment was on its way to us.
Can you tell us a bit more about the process and benefits of food dehydration?
The actual process of dehydration is to remove the water content from food. This concentrates the flavour of food and is a quick and easy way to extend the shelf life of food. Drying food is as simple as preparing food and loading it onto the dehydrator trays, and within hours, your food is dried and ready to eat or store.
Dehydrating can allow you to take advantage of purchasing food in peak season or in bulk, to be stored for later use in a more space efficient manner than canning or freezing.
Why was creating a sustainable product important to you?
With the relatively recent shift towards being ever more eco-friendly, it's become more important than ever to have a zero waste kitchen, which means equipping yourself with quality kitchen appliances.
Having both seen and experienced the waste generated by products designed to break and therefore be replaced after the first year, the Excalibur Dehydrator is as eco-friendly and sustainable as an appliance can be.
By drying your own food at home with a reliable dehydrator, one can also reduce the inevitable packaging waste that accompanies store-bought dried food by using only fresh grown produce.
What do you believe has been Excalibur Dehydrator’s biggest success so far?
It's still early days for us as distributors of Excalibur Dehydrators, but earning that distribution has certainly been a huge success for us!
What does the future hold for Excalibur Dehydrators?
Excalibur dehydrators are noted as being 'America's best dehydrator'. We aim to achieve the same recognition and brand awareness here in Australia.