9-Tray Excalibur Food Dehydrator: $249 Giveaway!

by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist September 27, 2012

A little over two years ago, I ran the very first giveaway for this blog.  Boy was it a clunker.

Believe it or not, I actually gave away a jar of sauerkraut that I made myself in my own kitchen and mailed it to the winner!

What a mess that was!  Lesson learned.  Mailing items made in my own kitchen is not a very practical or professional way to conduct a giveaway!

Fast forward 2 years later and I now have an awesome and longtime blog sponsor, Cultures for Health, that is much more equipped to efficiently and professionally handle all the logistics of getting live cultures and other supplies shipped to folks who need them!

Cultures for Health is your one stop shop for anything related to culturing food.  Even cheesemaking and sprouting supplies are available along with plenty of books and free e-books for your perusal.

The best service offered by Cultures for Health, in my opinion, is the live online chat that is available for any questions you may have once you receive your quality culture or supplies in the mail and have any issues putting it all into practice in your kitchen.

You just can’t beat that level of commitment to service.  You are never left hanging after you make your purchase.  Cultures for Health follows through and helps you make it happen in your kitchen if you have any speedbumps along the way!

The 9-Tray 3900 Excalibur Dehydrator

I am thrilled that Julie at Cultures for Health has generously given the thumbs up for me to give away the large, 9-tray model of the Excalibur Dehydrator to one lucky reader!  This $249 value also includes free shipping right to your door!

If you don’t have a dehydrator already, you need one.  Dehydrators are very handy kitchen tools for preserving the nutrient loaded rawness of all your various kitchen creations including crispy nuts, homemade jerky, sprouted grains and other seeds – even homemade fruit leathers!

You can use your oven for the same purpose, but the problem with that is that most don’t go down to a low enough temperature for dehydrating purposes, and let’s face it – we need ovens for cooking and dehydrating can be very inconvenient for a busy household with lots of cooking going on!

How to Enter the Excalibur Food Dehydrator $249 Giveaway

All you have to do to enter this giveaway for a $249 Excalibur Dehydrator is click the link below to the Cultures for Health website and sign up for their very informative newsletter which frequently includes video how-to’s.

To earn more entries in the giveaway to give yourself a better shot at winning, you can do one or more of the following at your choosing:

Click over and “like” the Cultures for Health Facebook page, join their Twitter feed and YouTube Channel (LOTS of great how-to videos here).

REALLY need a dehydrator?  For even more entries, sign up for my newsletterfriend me on Facebook and Pinterest and/or subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Leave a comment for each entry (up to 8 total entries are possible).

The giveaway will run from today, September 27, 2012 through Friday, October 5, 2012 at midnight. The winner will be selected by Random.org and announced on the blog sometime on Sunday, October 7, 2012.

Be sure to enter as even those who do not win will get a special coupon for starter cultures on the Cultures for Health website after the giveaway ends.

Good luck!


Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist


Comments (3,199)

  1. Just entered to win the Excalibur Dehydrator! Thanks Sarah! My husband and I were just looking at one for our family, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed!

  2. Wow!! Now this I could use!! What a gorgeous dehydrator. I already follow your you tube channel, on facebook and via email. Fab giveaway. Thank you for a chance.

  3. Just clicked on Cultures for Health (I already subscribe to them and LOVE their products–have some kefir culture which has been going strong over 3 years now!)

  4. Hi Sarah! love your website- I already get your newsletter – I am signed up with FB and twitter and youtube with you- love you! And I have already been signed up with the other company also- newsletter, twitter- FB and you tube. Thanks for the contest! Always look forward to all your information! thanks

  5. water (H2O) is a nesscesary atomic component of many if not all nutrients (proteins, vitamins, etc.) When you remove any of the atoms or molecules of atoms that makeup a larger molecule, you destroy that molecule. When you dehydrate something, every nutrient molecule that is made up of Oxygen and Hydrogen will be affected as well – also known as eliminated – this includes Vitamin C, A, The B’s, all proteins and amino acids.

    You can’t then just add water back to the entity and think it will good as knew – molecules damaged are irreparable (non reversable). Oliver

  6. “liked” cultures for health on FB, followed their twitter feed, and subscribed to their youtube channel. I also followed you on Pinterest, and subscribed to your youtube channel.

    Thanks again!


  7. Might as well give it a try. I don’t use facebook or twitter and already get your newsletter. I’m not sure that I don’t get CFH’s newsletter, but will sign up if I don’t.
    When I tried facebook, I was deluged with undesirable emails and won’t use it again.

    • I did everything I was supposed to but I am not on Twitter.
      I love my Excalibur and I know my daughter will love hers if I win this.

  8. Subscribed to your YouTube channels–would so so so much like to win this. I have a stockload of recipes I’ve been wanting to make that requires a dehydrator. Would make soaking & drying nuts as well as yogurt so much better! Thanks!!!!

  9. Went to CFH website to sign up for newsletter again. Have gotten it for about a year and love it. I have purchased cultures from them and they are great. Love their How To videos too. Hope to win!

  10. Just entered the contest at Cultures For Health- Also Liked both them and you on Facebook. I already get the newsletter too. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great prize! I’ve been wanting an Excalibur for some time, but it is not in my budget right now. Thanks again!

  11. I would LOVE to win that dehydrator! I’ve been dying to get one but just havent had the $$ yet to buy one! Been using my oven! lol Hope I win!!!!

  12. I liked the Cultures for Health facebook page! Thanks for doing this giveaway, I actually asked my husband for a dehydrator for Christmas.

  13. Signed up for the newsletter – I’ve been wanting a dehydrator awhile now as I have a huge interest in raw foods at the moment.

  14. Oh, my gosh! I have wanted one of these for a very long time! A friend let me borrow her for a week and I fell in love! I have done all of the requirements for entering to win. I already subscribe and follow your site and have had Cultures for Health bookmarked for a longtime. Love to visit their site as I always learn something new!

  15. Wow…what a great give-away!
    I already like you and Cultures for health on F/B
    Signed up for your newsletter, cultures of health newsletter
    Subscribed to You and Cultures for health on Youtube.
    Added you to my Pinterest!

  16. Wow, I was thinking just the other day how nice it would be to have a dehydrator, and today I see that you are giving it away! thanks so much.
    I have been a subsriber to Julie’s newsletter for a while now actually, so here is my first entry :)

  17. Just signed up to receive the Cultures of Health newsletter! Love their website. I have been wanting to order some starter cultures from them for a while.

  18. I signed up for Cultures for Health. (I’ve been wanting one of these for a long time!! Thank you so much for giving an opportunity!)

  19. Oh, yes and now for you tube. Can’t wait to watch there videos. I am so excited…thanks Cultures for Health

  20. I’m signed up for your newsletter. (I’ve been wanting one of these for a long time!! Thank you so much for giving an opportunity!)

  21. Just entered. I have loaned my Excaliber to a friend who is now colon cancer free, so I could use one for my own family.

  22. I just signed up for your you-tube videos…can’t wait to watch. Thanks for this give-away. I want a food dehydrater soooo bad!!

  23. Just liked them on fb and signed up for their newsletter. I would absolutely love a dehydrator, and have been coveting this one in particular for a while now.

  24. I love Cultures for Health and have purchased their wonderful sourdough and yogurt starters. I am already signed up to receive their newsletters. How I would love to have one of those dehydrators.

  25. Ooooh, I would love to have an Excalibur! And I love Cultures for Health, having ordered numerous times from their site.

    Not being particularly tech savvy, I fumbled my way through each entry option for the Excalibur. However, I’m fairly new to FaceBook and, for the life of me, I can’t figure out how to friend someone! How sad is that?

    Good luck to all of us.


  26. We have lots of apples and pears, as well as other fresh veggies in the summer. I’d love to win this! Thanks for the chance.

  27. Of course, I’m already signed up for your newsletter, hence this e-mail and all my entries. Awesome prize by the way.

  28. I signed up for CFH newsletter & youtube channel and was already subscribed to everything else! Fingers crossed! I have been researching dehydrators so this is really timely. Especially timely as my birthday is the 7th!!

  29. I am now following you on Pinterest! I had already “liked” you on FB some time back. Would LOVE to have this dehydrator, I keep thinking I’ll get one for Christmas. :)

  30. Just entered your giveaway. Super excited!! I’m already a follower of yours on FB, Pintrest, and I get your newsletter. I hope that counts towards the extra entries.

  31. I am already subscribed to your newsletter, liked you on facebook, follow you on pinterest and am currently trying to figure out how to subscribe to your you tube channel.

  32. I fit in the “REALLY need a dehydrator category” so I have more than one comment/entry for you…here goes nothing. ;)

    1. Subscribed to Cultures for Health newsletter.

  33. 2. I Liked Cultures for Health on Facebook.
    (Ironically I just started my first sourdough starter which I purchased from them.)

  34. Hi Sarah! love your website- I signed up to get your newsletter — I am signed up with FB and I signed up to your Pinterest and youtube. I also signed up with the other company to their youtube and subscribed to there FB. Thanks for the contest! :)

  35. Wow, what an exciting offer. My heart is pounding a mile a minute at just the possibility of winning this!!!

    I also follow you on FB and am subscribed to your newsletter. You always share such fantastic information.

    Thanks for your site

  36. I’m already subscribed to your newsletter, and Cultures for Health as well. I would love to win this dehydrator!

  37. I’m sure I am not the only one drooling over this dehydrator right now. Just signed up for the CfH newsletter. thanks

  38. Just joined you on Pinterest, and subscribed to your youtube videos, which are AWESOME , I already receive your news letter. I would really love to have the dehydrator, I used my old one to death, and am in need of another. They make it so much easier to make healthy snaks for your family, and to stock up on the organic veggies you grow in your garden ! We love the fruit roll ups you make in the dehydrator!! I’m a homeschool mom , and am teaching my daughter about healthy snacks like dehydrated fruit, and zucchini chips, etc. Hope I win this !!

  39. I’m subscribed to your newsletter and you tube channel, have friended you on facebook.

    I now follow you on pinteres have signed up for the cultures for health newsletter, friended them on facebook and subscribed to their you tube channel.

    I love making ferments and hopefully I’ll win this dehydrator!

  40. It’s all been done. I would love to have that Excalibur and I always appreciate the steady stream of good information from both you and Cultures For Health…

  41. I just entered to win the Dehydrator on the Cultures for Health website! Fingers crossed! I’ve been wanting one for awhile now!

  42. Just signed up for their newsletter! Our dehydrator just bit the dust after yeeeeears of use, so I started looking for a new one, and voila! Here comes your drawing! :)

  43. Kelly Jim Spezzano via Facebook September 27, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    We have a 9 tray Excalibur and it is AWESOME! Someone is going to be very blessed to win one! :)

  44. OH!!!!!!! i have drooled over this for years!!! I did it all except pinterest..I’m scared of getting addicted to that!!!

  45. We love our dehydrator, but it isn’t big enough. We would LOVE an Excaliber! My husband uses ours for dehydrating his peppers to make his hot pepper mix we use on all of the lunch meat we make for his lunches, beef jerky (you can’t keep that in the house), onions for onion powder, herbs, and whenever I make almond milk, I dehydrate the leftover almonds from making the milk and store it in my freezer to use as “breadcrumbs (I am gluten intolerant), in muffins and other baked goods.

  46. Signed up for the CFH newsletter. Hope to win this fantastic giveaway! With Winter coming, there will be plenty to dehydrate/culture!

  47. What an awesome give-away!! I receive your newsletter (and LOVE it). Thanks for this opportunity, and thanks for all you do!

  48. Paula Costa via Facebook September 27, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    did all 8, is there anything else I need to do? I have this bookmarked to buy for 2 years now! Finger crossed! : )

  49. Jaci Bonanno via Facebook September 27, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I’m already your friend on facebook, and did others, and like Paula, I too have this on my wish list for 2 years, LOL

  50. Thank you for sharing all your information, I am on a tight budget and want to do the best with what I have. Bless you

  51. Hi! I just entered for the dehydrator.

    Did all of the following:
    1. Entered
    2. Followed Cultures for Life of Facebook
    3. Followed Cultures for Life on Twitter
    4. Suscribed to their youtube channel
    5. I already am friend with you on FB.
    6. I subscribed to your newsletter.
    7. I already follow you on Pinterest.
    8. I suscribed to your Youtube channel.
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  52. TOTALLY AGREE: The best service offered by Cultures for Health, in my opinion, is the live online chat. I just did that with them this AM re: my water kefir. They got me back on the right track.

    I signed up for CFH newsletter.

  53. I liked Cultures for Health on Facebook. Thanks for the chance!! I’ve been wanting one of these for a long time!!! Crossing my fingers:)

  54. I like Cultures for Health on Facebook YouTube Channel (LOTS of great how-to videos here).

    REALLY need a dehydrator? For even more entries, sign up for my newsletter, friend me on Facebook and Pinterest and/or subscribe to my YouTube channel.

    Leave a comment for each entry (up to 8 total entries are possible

  55. ooh, I’d love to win this! I have been wanting one for so long!

    I’ve signed up for both newsletters, follow both of you on Facebook, starting following you on pinterest, and followed cultures for health on twitter now too! :)

  56. Sarah, I LOVE your newsletter and have been slowly changing the eating habits of my family. Winning the dehydrator would be awesome. My son is on the Modified Atkins Diet for Epilepsy but I am also cleaning up his diet more than that. It is saving his life.

  57. Sarah, I AM CONFUSED! I just watched the video about teeth, including avoiding dried fruit for dental health – and here, the dehydrator picture shows fruit all lined up!
    Thanks for all you do.

  58. If my husband hears me say “Healthy Home Economist” to ONE MORE PERSON he is going to FLIP…maybe not IF I win this dehydrator… P.S. Try translating your name…tres funny!

  59. Hi Sarah,
    Thank you for the opportunity at such a great give away. I am already following you on FB, and now on Pinterest, & Youtube as well as your news feed and now following Cultures for Health on Twitter, FB and YOuTube. Thanks!
    Healthfully yours,
    Kathryn Jost

  60. Jennifer Starmann via Facebook September 27, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Want this! It’s on my Christmas list but could make so much before the holiday if I got it early!!

  61. I get your newsletter and facebook updates so delighted to see this giveaway! I had already decided this dehydrator is the model I would like for crispy nuts, yogurtmaking, and jerky, etc.
    I haven’t gotten a Cultures for Health Newsletter for a while, so I’ll go sign up there again and see if I need to order from them again :-)