Christmas Giveaway: Cultures for Health (Excalibur Dehydrator!)

Welcome to our Week of Giveaways!  This is our way of saying “Merry Christmas” to our readers. :)  We think you’re all awesome and wanted to give you a Christmas gift — so all week, you’ll have the chance to win amazing prizes!  There will be two different prizes per day, one posted at 8 AM and one at 2 PM EST.  Each will have 7 different ways you can enter (all optional).  All giveaways will close on Saturday night, December 8th, at midnight, and all winners will be announced next Monday, 12/10.  (This is so our sponsoring companies have a chance to ship prizes to winners before the holidays.)  Good luck!

Today’s prize is a 4-tray Excalibur dehydrator from Cultures for Health!

Have I ever mentioned I love my dehydrator?  I use it at least a few times a week, and I have for almost three years.  It took the place of my microwave in my kitchen and I haven’t looked back.  Most dehydrators are round trays with fairly large openings, and they stack up inside the machine (which means that you lose space due to the hole in the center, smaller things can easily fall through, and if you want to remove a tray you have to remove all the ones on top of it — plus the trays don’t dry evenly since the drying mechanism is on the bottom, requiring you to have to rearrange the trays a few times for even drying).  Excalibur is different.  It’s a square unit and the trays slide into it sideways, and the drying mechanism is at the back.  There’s no lost space and the trays all dry evenly.  The trays not in use can even be removed so that the unit can be used for other things!

The Excalibur can be used for:

  • Making jerky
  • Drying fruits and vegetables
  • Drying fruit leather
  • Drying sprouted grains
  • Incubating yogurt
  • Rising bread
  • …and more!

I have used mine for all of the above and more at different times.  It is a great tool to have in my kitchen.

Cultures for Health is sponsoring this giveaway.  If you are into cultured and traditional foods, this company is the one to go to.  They offer starter cultures for sourdough, fermented veggies, water and milk kefir, kombucha, cheese making, and lots more.  They also carry books and supplies for getting started with your own brewing and fermenting.  I have been intrigued by their cheese-making supplies for awhile (presses, wax, various starter cultures) but haven’t had enough extra milk to be able to try it myself yet.  Julie, the owner, is also really good with customer service!

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below.  Comments on this post DO NOT count.  (Even for the entry that says ‘leave a blog post comment’ you must check it off on the Rafflecopter or it won’t count.)  Remember the giveaway ends on Saturday night, 12/8 at midnight.  Good luck!

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Why would you most like to win a dehydrator from Cultures for Health?


  1. Caroline says

    This giveaway is really awesome! I’d love to win the dehydrator! We are trying to rely less on electricity for food storage (freezer) and canning is fine, but it sure takes up alot of room!

  2. Brittany Iverson says

    I have reaaaaally wanted one of these for a long time!! My kids would absolutely love the fruit leathers that I could make and my husband and I would love some jerky!

  3. Teresa says

    I am a single working mom. I pack my son’s lunch every day because his daycare feeds him chocolate cereal and frozen hamburgers if I don’t (don’t worry, they are seriously awesome in every other aspect). I have been buying vegetable chips for a while to send, but those things are expensive. So, I would love this dehydrate to be able to make him homemade veggie chips to send in his lunch.

  4. Teresa says

    Besides the dehydrator of course, I honestly would have no idea what to do with the starter kits. So, I think the cookbook that actually tells about how to use all the kits would be my favorite.

  5. Kelly H says

    I have wanted an excalibur dehydrator for a while! I have another brand, but think the Excalibur would work so much better.

  6. Anna says

    I’d like to win because I could prepare fun, healthy snacks for my family. A dehydrator has been on my wishlist for a while.

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