Question about the Cabela's dehydrator

Discussion in 'Drying/Dehydrating' started by chris88, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. chris88

    chris88 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Hi every one I was at Cabela's this Saturday and was looking at the Commercial 80L dehydrator. I am thinking about getting one. If the one's that have one what are your likes and dislike. It would be mostly for beef jerky.
     
  2. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Not sure about that exact model but i just got my first 1 last week.. Nesco-american harvest fd-80... Made my first jerky over the weekend,, I love it... good luck.....
     
  3. hogfan40

    hogfan40 Meat Mopper

    I bought the Excalibur 9-tray dehydrator w/ 26 hr timer, and man does it make perfect jerky, the fan is in the back and recirc's the heat perfect on all 9 trays, they also have one's like you are looking at.

    http://www.excaliburdehydrator.com/9...gular-prod.htm

    You might check these out.
     
  4. baboy

    baboy Fire Starter

    We had the larger one at the university I worked at. Used it for jerkey, fruits and vegetables and even for gummy candies. It worked well for us. I found my dropped cell phone in the snow one morning, took off the cover, removed the battery and placed it in the dehydrator and by the end of work it was dried out and still works.
     
  5. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have thinking about getting a dehydrator. I was looking at the Excalibur also.

    Will be interesting to see how this thread pans out.
     
  6. hogfan40

    hogfan40 Meat Mopper

    You will be happy with the Excalibur, i have had alot of cheap dehydrators in the past, then i tried Excalibur, and this will be the last brand i ever buy. Well worth the money.
     
  7. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Chris I've been looking at the Cabelas dehydrators too let me know if you get one and how you like it
     
  8. chris88

    chris88 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    It looks like it is well built. I would like to get a good one I hate getting something that does not last. Right now you can get $50.00 off on the 80 along with free shipping.
     
  9. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I agree it looks like a good unit I just bought a 10 tray used off brand to try out before I upgrade to a commercial type unit. It would be nice to get a good one thats going to last a long time. Dang it now I'm gonna have to go look at them again and I haven't even done my first jerky in the other one yet [​IMG]
     
  10. chris88

    chris88 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Go to there web page and order it from there you will get the $50 off.
     
  11. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The good part is that if you dont like it Cabela's will take it back. Cant wait to see what you pick.
     
  12. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    have the cabelas 80l dehydrator for around 6-8 years now. first off they are a unit... top notch construction and quality throughout. my sister has the larger one as well. turn out some awesome dehydrated fruits, veggies, and jerky. great machine and highly recomend. i had my share of cheaper units and the results were not even close.
     
  13. chris88

    chris88 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the reply it looks like it is well built. I am going to get one. I will be checking to see if it goes on sale.
     
  14. chris88

    chris88 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I ordered the dehydrater from Cabela's and they or on back order. I will get it in May???
     
  15. txbigred

    txbigred Meat Mopper

    Dang, that seems like a long time for backorder... I have the big 160 liter from cabelas and like it a lot. I got mine off of Craigs list.

    Dave
     
  16. chris88

    chris88 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Yeah I may give them some time. Then I will give Cabela's a call maybe they can get one to me sooner.
     
  17. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer Fire Starter

    I have done this many times in my Excalibur!!!
     
  18. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have both the Cabelas 80L and digital 10 tray. Both work very good.
     
  19. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer Fire Starter

    I suggest the Excalbur 9 tray, the company that makes them is family owned and they are made here is the USA.

    Not sure which cabelas unit you are looking at, but one is a Chinese knock off of the Excalibur.


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  20. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer Fire Starter

    I agree.


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