Product Comparison: Nesco FD-1040 vs Excalibur EXD400B


General Specifications
Brand
Nesco
Excalibur
Model
FD-1040
EXD400B
Origin
USA
USA
About the Product
Our 'New Digitally Controlled' unit! Top mounted fan eliminates liquids dripping into the heater chamber. Expands to a giant 20 trays so you can dry large quantities all at once! 1000 watts of drying power means you can dry more, faster. Patented Converga-Flow forces heated air down the exterior pressurized chamber, then horizontally across each individual tray, converging in the center, for fast, even and nutritious drying. No flavor mixing! No need for tray rotation.
The EXC400B by Excalibur comes with 4 trays, a total of 4 square feet of drying space. The adjustable thermostat temperature control ranges from 95?F to 155?F making it safe to dehydrate meat for jerky. The fan, heating element and thermostat are in the back of the unit, so cool air is drawn in, heated and then distributed evenly over each tray. This patented Parallex Horizontal Airflow is exclusive to Excalibur and helps the food to dehydrate faster, retain more nutrients and look and taste better, without tray rotation. Since 1973, Excalibur has been made in Sacramento, California. Over the years, Excalibur has taken the lead in advancements related to the mechanics of dehydration including air flow, heating dynamics, and materials.
Key Specs
Number Of Trays
4
4
Number of Temperature Settings
8
7
Convection Fan
Yes
Yes

Nesco FD-1040

Excalibur EXD400B

Nesco FD-1040

Excalibur EXD400B

Size & Weight
Material
Plastic
Polycarbonate
Color
White
Black
Height
9.5 in.
6.5 in.
Width
15.5 in.
13 in.
Depth
15.5 in.
16.25 in.
Weight
8.9 lbs.
8 lbs.

Nesco FD-1040

Excalibur EXD400B

Nesco FD-1040

Excalibur EXD400B

Nesco FD-1040

Excalibur EXD400B

Nesco FD-1040

Excalibur EXD400B

Details
Type
Convection
Convection
Programmable
No
Yes
Timer
Yes
No
Adjustable Thermostat
Yes
Yes
Maximum Temperature
160 °F
155 °F
Minimum Temperature
90 °F
95 °F

Nesco FD-1040

Excalibur EXD400B

Nesco FD-1040

Excalibur EXD400B

Control
Control Type
Digital
Dial
Display
Yes
No
Led Indicator
No
No
Features
Non-Stick Interior
No
No
Auto Shut-off
Yes
No
Overheat Protection
No
No
BPA-Free
Yes
No
Extras
Up to 48-hour timer, Clean-A-Screen, Fruit Roll Up Sheet, Expandable to 20 trays
Dehydrate faster with square trays that hold more food, Remove trays as needed to increase the height needed to dehydrate bulky items or raise dough, Easy to clean polyscreen tray inserts
Power
Wattage
1000 Watts
220 Watts

Nesco FD-1040

Excalibur EXD400B

Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1

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