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Giveaway: Stainless Steel Excalibur Dehydrator ($400 Value)

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Ten Bucks

It was a bet I was willing to take for the prospect of fruit roll-ups, freshly dried garden herbs, and salty sweet almonds. My garage sale purchase was nothing fancy, but it saved me a lot of money, and what’s not to love about THAT??

I wore out the motor on that little dehydrator in less than a year, so I started shopping for a better one. This month I’m giving away the one I chose for myself, only better!

The Excalibur Stainless Steel 5-Tray is incredibly durable – it comes with a 10 year warranty – and it has a few features that I absolutely love:


  • The 26 hour timer allows you to leave the house while your dehydrator finishes up a batch of goodies – no need to rush home to turn it off. (Also, even if you’re home it’s just one less thing to have to keep track of during the day)
  • Unlike my older version which has plastic trays that I line with parchment paper, this one comes with stainless steel trays
  • More inexpensive models often only have one temperature setting, but this one has an adjustable thermostat that ranges from 95F to 155F

Wondering how I save money with my Excalibur? Here are a few ideas:

How To Save Money With A Dehydrator

One of the best ways to maximize great deals on produce is to stock up and preserve them for later. Summer tomatoes are dried for a zesty addition to italian dishes later and fruits such as apples can be dried with cinnamon for a kid-friendly treat.  You can also dry herbs you grow for use in the winter, make beef jerky, yogurt, dry coconut flour, and make your own soaked and dehydrated nuts/beans/grains.

How To Enter

1. Click on this link:

Stainless Steel Excalibur 5 Tray Dehydrator

(It will take you to to read about the product. Just come back here and carry on with steps 2 & 3.)

2. Click here to sign up for my newsletter. I have uhMAZing giveaways planned for the next few months, but to be eligible to win you must be subscribed at the time the winner is drawn. You can unsubscribe at any time. (P.S. I never sell or give your address to anyone – the only person you’ll hear from is me!)

3. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter the giveaway. This giveaway is open to everyone, but the dehydrator will be shipped to continental U.S. residents only. Winners who are residents outside of the U.S. will receive a gift card for the lowest listed price for the prize on Amazon.

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2,243 Responses to Giveaway: Stainless Steel Excalibur Dehydrator ($400 Value)

  1. Stephanie says:

    fruit leather!

  2. Courtney says:

    Beef Jerky!

  3. holly reed says:

    I would make apple chips!

  4. Jessica says:

    I am going to use it to dehydrate my soaked grains!

  5. First thing will be dried apples. They are my kiddos’ favorite!

  6. Beth L says:

    First up on the “to do” list if I won the dehydrator would be crispy nuts, fruit leather and jerky.

  7. April M says:

    I’d dehydrate surplus from my garden.

  8. Annette says:

    Beef jerky!

  9. Hallie says:

    I would SO love to try making yogurt… but would REALLY put it to use drying herbs!!

  10. Katie Winston says:

    would love to make fruit leather and dried apples!!!

  11. Cheryl Medlin says:

    Beef jerky, all the way!

  12. FRAN KOZICKI says:

    After winning this, I would dehuydrate onions first, and try out the timer!!

  13. Lee says:

    Dried strawberries!

  14. Jennifer says:

    peppered beef jerky…yummmmm!

  15. Genevieve says:

    I’m a new stay at home mom trying to save money and have healthy options for my little family. My husband would be psyched for some homemade jerky!

  16. chagit says:

    I would love to try soooo many things!!! Maybe veggie chips would be the first..

  17. Heather A. says:

    Jerky! :)

  18. LindaW says:

    My toddler LOVES dried apples. I think they’d be an easy first try.

  19. Melanie says:

    I’d dry the herbs that are somehow still green despite the snow first, but what I’m really looking forward to is drying tomatoes from our garden!

  20. Lyzz says:

    Natural Remedies for a Fever pinned!

  21. Amber W says:

    I will probably experiment with fruits for the first thing! My son loves chips so I am hoping to make crispy banana chips!

  22. michele says:

    I would start out with almonds because i’ve been wanting to soak and dry them for a long time!

  23. Jessica says:

    I chose the post about top mistakes people make when going Gluten-Free because we are trying to do this. I have an autoimmune disease and am hoping that it will make not only me feel healthier, but also my family.

  24. Katie M says:

    Definitely some dried fruit! Or maybe fruit leather… or beef jerky! Mmm…. jerky

  25. Rebekah says:

    I think I’d make banana chips!

  26. Anna L says:

    Dried mango and beef jerkey

  27. Em says:

    First thing I’d make is beef jerky or apple rings or fruit leather….can’t decide!

  28. Katy says:

    I would probably make crispy nuts first, since most fruit is out of season right now. I know I would use it for yogurt as well. Then, come spring and summer, I’m sure I’d be using it daily for fruits and veg! Thanks for another great giveaway! :)

  29. Angela says:

    I’d dehydrate fruit!

  30. Kelley says:

    I’ve pinned your homemade hot cocoa mix and homemade marshmallows.

  31. Kristy says:

    I love dried apples to snack on, and since they’re readily available (even now), it would probably be first… but oh, the things I’d like to try: strawberries, persimmons, apricots, pear… the list is endless!

  32. Angela Y says:

    I would make some kale chips.

  33. Lindsay says:

    Been eyeing one of these to dehydrate sprouted grains…
    Next in line will be beef jerky – yum!

  34. Kathy says:

    I would LOVE to make homemade fruit leathers for the kiddos!

  35. Melissa says:

    Beef jerky

  36. Jeri Thurber says:

    Fruit leather.

  37. Becky E says:

    Dried apples and fruit leather for kid snacks!

  38. Korey says:

    Banana chips.

  39. Barbra H. says:

    Dried pineapple is the best!!

  40. Hallie says:

    I repinned the cinnamon kombucha!! Can’t wait to try it! :)

  41. Susannah Petrounov says:

    I would make Kale Chips stat!

  42. Teresa says:

    apple slices

  43. Jess Lamson says:

    I’ll want to make beef jerky first but I probably actually make fruit leather!

  44. Sarah M. says:

    Fruit leather and deer jerky

  45. Janet says:

    Fruit leather!

  46. kiersten says:

    Apple chips or jerky!

  47. Kristy says:

    I’d make dehydrated nuts for sure!

  48. Stephanie says:

    Dried apples, cherries and berries!!!

  49. michele says:

    cherry pie larabars! been making em every week for school snacks!

  50. Becca says:

    would like to try jerky

  51. Kailee says:

    I would love to make dried herbs! I can never get through what I have growing in the herb garden in the summer and then I could enjoy them all year! Yum!

  52. Maile says:

    I would make dried fruit leather for my kids

  53. Shelby says:

    I pinned “homemade ketchup”..and “dried mangoes”…and “lentil stew”. Got a little carried away :)

  54. Amanda F says:

    Mmmmm fruit leather would be amazing

  55. Donna Marie Cali says:

    The minute we bring a dehydrator home we will make lots and lots of kale chips :)

  56. Kelly G says:

    Dried pineapple and mango…my favorite

  57. Janet says:

    I pinned the tallow lotion post. I bought some too. So excited to try it out!

  58. April says:

    Grain-Free Almond Butter Cookies :)

  59. Kaitlyn says:

    I really love that it has metal trays and temperature settings.
    I had a cheap one with plastic trays, followed the directions carefully, rotating the trays every few hours… and it still melted the trays. It was really depressing.

  60. Lee Ann Kaplan says:

    Looks awesome! I’d love to make some jerky and fruit leather with this!

  61. Kara says:

    I re-pinned 25 At-Home Science Experiments, can’t wait to try some of them with the kiddos!

  62. myllysia says:

    Beef jerky

  63. Susanne says:

    Dried strawberries cranberries . Beef Jerky. Save money by making my own and no preservatives.

  64. SUSAN says:

    deer and beef jerky and in the summer lots of good veggies

  65. Jessie C. says:

    I would make dried cranberries.

  66. Patty C. says:

    Fruit leather will be first. Dried apples a close second. Crispy nuts. Sprouted grains. So many uses!

  67. Katy H. says:

    Dried fruit! Yum – apples, mangoes, bananas, etc..

  68. Rebekah says:

    I pinned the homemade marshmallow post-

  69. Korey says:

    Paleo Lemon Bars was my favorite recent post! Yum!

  70. Stephanie says:

    I want to make venison jerky. I pinned your 40 healthy snacks for kids.

  71. Heather says:

    That dehydrator looks awesome and I would definitely make the dehydrated strawberries!

  72. Lois Sciligo says:

    SNEAK PEEK: DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes – So important when you have little ones about the house and for those who constantly fight allergies and sensitivities to chemicals. Love your website btw! I’m a grandmother now, wish you had been around when I was raising my children. Thanks!

  73. laurie says:

    dried jerky – just bought a 1/4 cow!

  74. Jennifer says:

    Fruit leather…no jerky…bread. I don’t know so many things to do!

  75. Julie says:

    dried apples and mango

  76. Pat S. says:

    25 tips for real food on a budget

  77. Betsy says:

    I pinned the dehydrator.

  78. rachel says:

    I would first make some apple and banana chips. Yummo!♥

  79. Melissa B says:

    I love the oil cleansing among so many of your other recipes!!! You are such a help in my efforts to leaving a healthy lifestyle! Thank you!

  80. says:

    I would dry herbs! And definitely dehydrate fruit and beef for jerkey :)

  81. Rachel says:

    I’d start with fruit for my toddler to snack on, probably apples!!

  82. Lindsay says:

    Beef jerky! We call it dried meat in my family and it is worth double its weight in gold.

  83. liz says:

    I’m making banana chips !!!!

  84. Kaitlyn says:

    I’d make dried strawberries and bananas first. Yum :)

  85. Lee Ann Kaplan says:

    I pinned Red Wine and Sushi: Pregnancy Diet Myths Debunked/ very interesting read!

  86. Katie says:

    ave always wanted one! I think i would start with beef jerky for my husband :)

  87. Camerly B says:


  88. laura says:

    dried strawberries

  89. liz says:

    I favourited your “No-Cook Chocolate & Nut Butter Fudge”
    Definitely going to try these!!

  90. Sarah says:

    Happy tummy almond butter! And raw kale chips, omg.

  91. Lori says:

    Apple slices.

  92. Sarah C. says:

    I’d make fruit roll-ups for my boys! They LOVE them!

  93. monica crust says:

    Apple slices

  94. Laura Stephens says:

    Which thing first?! I think I’d like to make me some fruit leather. I’m totally addicted to it when I want something sweet.

  95. Coley says:

    If I won I would make dried strawberries and mangos! Yum!

  96. Ami says:

    I want to dry my herbs

  97. LaDonna says:

    I’d try yogurt for sure!

  98. Julie says:

    Zuchinni chips!

  99. Michelle says:

    Definitely would start with fruits and make fruit leather for the grandboys!!

  100. Michelle Wigfall says:

    I pinned the DIY non-toxic cleaning recipes as I can’t collect enough of them! It is definitely a passion. I am currently experimenting with soapnuts and am blown away with the clean, super soft results.

  101. Susan Lawrence says:

    I pinned your post about making yoghurt in a dehydrator. Would love to try it in this!

  102. Tamara says:

    Beef jerkey!

  103. Tracy says:

    I pinned the natural teeth whitening post that you did! I would love to have a dehydrator, I want to make fruit leather! Also try my hand at jerky!

  104. I’ve pinned the homemade sunscreen.

  105. Kimberly J. says:

    I would love to win this and make jerky and fruit crisps. My favorite post that I put on Pinterest was How to Season and Care for Cast Iron Cookware.

  106. Mariyana Petrova says:

    Apple chips.

  107. Kindra says:

    Dried fruit for the kiddos!

  108. Mindy says:

    I pinned your birth video. I wish I had someone that would have captured those moments for me with my 4 children.

  109. Megan says:

    Yogurt and soaked nuts to top it with!

  110. monica says:

    Crispy nuts!

  111. Cassandra says:

    I’d love to dehydrate herbs and make beef jerky. Thanks for the opportunity :)

  112. Emily R says:

    Probably make homemade yogurt for the beneficial strains of bacteria! I pinned the How to Make Vanilla Extract article since I hear that homemade is way better than storebought!

  113. Gini says:

    My first attempt at dehydrating with the Excalibur would either be herbs and vegetables to use in soups, or jerky. :)

  114. Melissa says:

    I pinned the Vanilla extract making post. :)

  115. Marissa says:

    Beef jerky! Or kale chips… or banana chips… or nuts… it would be a very difficult decision! LoL

  116. Laurie says:

    I chose “Easy Homemade Deodorant”

  117. kathleen kiley says:

    fruit leather

  118. Sheila says:

    I pinned…….”What to eat while traveling on a GAPS diet.”

  119. cori doron says:

    i will soak and dehydrate some almonds for almond butter! love it! what a great giveaway!

  120. Rachelle says:

    I use my tiny little dehydrator for dehydrating nuts and seeds– I would love to have one big enough that I can do a bunch at once. The kids have been begging for fruit roll up snacks, which I never have the space to make because the dehydrator is always full of nuts and seeds– I think this would solve that problem and then some! :)

  121. Mery says:

    I would make dried bananas :)

  122. Anna Hawkes says:

    Fruit snacks, kale chips, mostly snacks. :)

  123. Jennie S says:

    I pinned ‘DIY Sunscreen’!

  124. Wendi B. says:

    We love making sun dried tomatoes out of our garden. Our dehydrator is on its last leg, so we could really use this!

  125. amber says:

    Since all I make is jerky in my old one and the smell & taste has leached into the plastic I’d like to do something sweet for a change

  126. Lindsey says:

    The first thing I’d make would be fruit leather!

  127. Karla says:

    Jerky! All kinds of it!

  128. Gini says:

    I pinned 25 tips for Real Food on a Budget

  129. monica says:

    I pinned the post about soaking and dehydrating nuts.

  130. Terra W says:

    I would make dried bananas and apples!

  131. Sally says:

    My husband and I are working closely this year on an organic vegetable farm, and we hope to expand into more fresh herbs this season. I would love to use this dehydrator to dry our own herbs and vegetables! Onion rings, kale chips, dried basil!

  132. Denayc says:

    I pinned the Lavendar Mint Soothing Herbal Body Butter. I’m just starting into the DIY butters, soaps, lotion bars etc. and I am collecting the recipes I find the most interesting…can’t wait to try this one.

  133. Casey says:

    Oh, how I want one of these! I would make banana, plaintain, pejibaye and coconut flour for baking. I would also love to make soaked and dried nuts, yogurt, and sprouted and dried beans.

  134. TiffanyH says:

    Pinned: Easy Spring Plants to Grow

  135. Kayla says:

    I pinned the one on circumcision :)

  136. Vannessa farmer says:

    Fruit leather!!

  137. jenn says:

    I have always wanted a dehydrator. My family Looooooooves dried fruit and this would allow me to make lots of it!! Please, please, please pick us!!!

  138. Calien Laure says:

    I would probably start with the nuts. I use them pretty much daily. Then would be dehydrating pears and cherries. They’ve had some really nice ones at the stores lately!

  139. Shira says:

    Salmon jerky!

  140. Dawn says:

    I pinned the article on The 5 Most Common Gluten Diet Mistakes. We have been looking into this; very interesting. Thank you for the opportunity to enter to win such an awesome gadget. :)

  141. Christina says:


  142. Sarah D says:

    I would make sprouted nuts and seeds and raw cookies and breads!

  143. Janet says:

    oooh!!! Thank you for this competition!!! I would first make cauliflower popcorn, and then I’d dehydrate some pineapple, and fruit bits, and olives, and .. and … and…!

  144. Kim F. says:

    crispy nuts

  145. Aylin says:

    Fruits a d beef jerky

  146. june says:


  147. Elizabeth says:

    Lots and lots of fruit and veggie chips as well as coconut, and jerky

  148. Kaitlyn says:

    I would use it to dehydrate soaked almonds/pecans, and I’d also try making homemade fruit leather and jerkey.

  149. Tiffany says:

    I’d be making beef jerky first and then drying herbs!

  150. Valerie F says:

    I’d make fruit roll ups for the kids! & try to make crackers too!

  151. Lori Pay says:

    Veggie chips…or fruit leather! I can’t decide! :)

  152. Katie Smith says:

    Dried herbs!

  153. Amanda says:

    I would dehydrate apples.

  154. Vicki says:

    Would love this for nuts….my oven is not quite cutting it…

  155. Esther says:

    I used to have an Excalibur dehydrator. They are amazing!! But, living in NYC, once the roaches decided it was a good place to hide, I couldn’t use it anymore. Can’t wait to make dehydrated raw almonds and crispy apple chips again!

    As for the pin, one of my favorite articles is the antioxidants vs. sunscreen.

  156. Gia Welch says:

    Fruit leathers! I grew up with jerky from the dehydrator, but hubby has a smoker, so that’s the way we do it now.

  157. Nicky says:

    dried fruit

  158. Jeni says:

    Banana chips!

  159. Michelle T says:

    There are 5 trays, so all sorts of dried fruit! Apples, bananas, oranges, kiwi, and raisins to name a few :)

  160. jennifer says:

    Well, I would most likely dry fruit, but my daughter is wanting to make placenta capsules when her baby is born so this may be our first use if I win.

  161. Jessica says:

    Soaked and dehydrated nuts. :)

  162. Valerie says:

    I would dehydrate mango and bananas, first!

  163. Angela says:

    I have not used a dehydrator before although I would love to have one. Having eight children at home makes finding nutritious snacks a little tougher and a lot more expensive. I think with this I would be able to buy bulk in season produce and make a large amount of snacks! Wish me luck!

  164. Tamara says:

    Fruit leather and dried nuts!

  165. Samantha R says:

    Probably jerky or dried fruit.

  166. Alicia says:

    Soaked nuts!

  167. laura says:

    soaked granola

  168. Joy says:

    I’d like to make my own garlic and onion powders!

  169. Ilka W. J. says:

    Banana chips! For some reason, nobody really asks for them, but when I have them, they are gone in no time! LOL

  170. Heather S says:

    Jerky first! Then fruit leather.

  171. Sheryll Ziemer says:

    Love this giveaway! I would like to dehydrate some fresh herbs. I always seem to buy fresh, not use them all and they go to waste.

  172. There are so many things to dehydrate! Jerky, fruit, veggies, and the list just keeps on going!

  173. Sarah says:

    Sour Gummies! We make these practically every day!

  174. tara says:

    I wish this was the bigger 9 tray model. I already own a regular 9 tray model. and it is always full( there is only 3 of us with a small garden) we do a lot of fruit and raw food style type dehydrating sprouting nuts grains etc and then dehydrating. As well as dehydrating almond flour coconut flour. But we do just our normal produce as well… It is a main staple in my kitchen. It is great not to waste food. IF your fruits or veggies are looking a bit wilted you can just dehydrate them instead of wasting! fruit type snack are wonderful. ( try different melon chunks!! heavenly!I cut them big though they shrink a lot) would love this though This one looks a lot easier to clean! And i need more shelves!

  175. Karen says:

    I pinned and when I get a dehydrator the first thing I am going to make is dried tomatoes and venison jerkey.

  176. Deb. Mathenia says:

    I would make chicken jerky for the dogs!

  177. Casey says:

    I pinned the post on the homemade pregnancy tea:

  178. Sally says:

    I would make beef jerky.

  179. Karina says:

    Fruit leather, soaked nuts, etc!
    Life After Ketchup {GAPS Update}

  180. Rachel says:

    I would make almond flour from my remains of my almond milk!

  181. Stephanie says:

    Apple chips for sure! Then I’d attempt beef jerky :)

  182. Stephanie Bowden says:

    Crispy nuts

  183. Misha says:

    I really want to make soaked granola!

  184. katharine says:

    oh, granola for sure and then a ton of other things. thanks.

  185. Syrita Barbera says:

    Hubby is Italian, so I make a ton of recipes that include garlic powder. Would love to make it myself. Thanks so much. REally love you recipes, not just saying that. (0:

  186. Holly says:

    I would make dried pears!

  187. Norma Tumberg says:

    Dried tomatoes, fruit leather, beef jerky, crackers, dried fruit….. to name a few things.

  188. I’m going to dehydrate lots and lots of fruit, but I also want to make beef jerky, and my kids will be very, very happy if I can learn to make our own fruit leather. And nuts and granola?!? I didn’t even know I could do those with this!! Now I want to win even more, if that’s possible!

  189. Kristen says:

    Kale Chips! I burn them all too often in the oven.

  190. cherieann says:

    fruit leather, dried fruit chips, and jerkies! Thanks for the giveaways. <3

  191. Liz says:

    beef jerky and soaked-then-dehydrated nuts

  192. Annette says:

    I would like to make jerky and dried fruits

  193. Katie Smith says:

    I repinned the one about making your own natural Easter egg dyes!

  194. Tami says:

    I’ll be drying fruit and making fruit leather!

  195. Kristen Saucedo says:

    Jerky I’ve been craving it for months, then fruit leather for my son!

  196. Monica b. says:

    I’ve always wanted to make jerky. I once had deer jerky and loved it! If I win, I’d have to find someone to give me some deer meat.

  197. Tiffany M. says:

    Dried strawberries!

  198. Stephanie KL says:

    All stainless steel with a 10-yr. guarantee. What’s not to like. I’ve been wanting a dehydrator for so long. After soaking nuts I dry them in the oven. Having a dehydrator would free up my oven for other meals. I would try making your pumpkin spice granola. Yogurt in a dehydrator? Now that sounds like an interesting challenge. My husband loves yogurt but the commercially available yogurt contains too much sugar. I may have discovered a viable option!

  199. Norma Tumberg says:

    I have several fave posts but really love this one:
    Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies (GAPS Friendly)

  200. Christina Smith says:


  201. Amanda says:

    My husband will make dehydrated watermelon as a treat for the family!

  202. Melissa says:

    I dont have one…I cant pick just one…lol…I love checking and re checking your DIY boards…there is always something more i can learn from or something i missed from the last time i looked. I am most interested in making my own Milk based Keifer as well as water based Keifer so that is my current favorite…thanks again

  203. Mira M says:

    How to make Homemade Ginger Ale – pinned. :)

  204. Crystal says:

    Definitely banana chips!

  205. Lauren says:

    Fruit leather for the kiddos!

  206. Clarissa Eads says:

    I would love to dehydrate my soaked grains.

  207. Courtney Foster says:

    My favorite post was Levi’s birth story :)

  208. Chelsea G. says:

    I would make all kinds of fruit chips- banana fruit chips especially!

    As for the pin, I kept getting page not found when I clicked on your posts :( so I pinned a bunch of your I Heart Breastfeeding (Articles) to my Breast Is Best board. Such as- 101 Reasons To Breastfeed Your Child.

  209. Becky says:

    I’ve pinned many of your posts, I pinned this one, and almost always pin your recipes. Thanks for everything :)

  210. Jenny Zrubek says:

    Banana chips!!!

  211. Jessica says:

    My husband says we will be making jerky!!

  212. Rebecca says:

    I would make granola. :)

  213. Lindsey says:

    I pinned your Egg Drop Soup… yum! Just a heads up, a lot of the side bar links and recipe links (through the nav menu) aren’t working for me :( too bad too, cuz I really wanted to pin that marshmallow recipe!

  214. Mary Lapp says:

    I would make beef jerkey! :)

  215. Angela says:

    Definitely yogurt and crispy nuts! :)

  216. Paula says:

    apple chips

  217. Amanda says:

    I pinned the fermented the jalapenos. We have been talking about making our own fermented veggies…pickles, peppers, krauts… This seems like a great place to start.

  218. Stacy says:

    I would make soaked nuts! I love the almonds done this way.

  219. Emily says:

    I was to make kale chips!

  220. Sandra McGrandle says:

    I will attempt beef jerky! Also, I’m already subscribed to your newsletter. :)

  221. Gabrielle says:

    Beef jerky and granola!

  222. Jenell says:

    I’d make fruit leather!

  223. Monna says:

    I’ll dry apples. :)

  224. Darcie says:

    Not sure what I’d make first. Probably ALL THE THINGS.

  225. Jennifer says:

    Dried fruit… all. the. way. No question.
    I repined your pin of a Chris Kresser article on raw milk. It was hard to choose since we’ve already got so many pins in common.

  226. Celeste says:

    homemade ginger ale

  227. Sammi-Jo says:

    It would be amazing to use this to dry my fresh herbs :)

  228. Jeannette Olton says:

    Apple chips.

  229. Gilla says:

    Beef Jerky, better know to us as Biltong a South African favorite!!!

  230. Melissa says:

    I pinned your tutorial on “Man Stink Killer” deodorant. My husband and I have been using this for a week and it’s working great so far! If I win, I’m definitely going to try drying tomatoes since we grow so many during the summers.

  231. Amanda Clouse says:

    I would make banana chips with some local raw honey. Yum!

  232. Paula Nothstine says:

    Definitely fruit leather.

  233. Monica G says:

    I tried going to the post to pin my favorite but got an error of page not found. So when I tried to go to others same thing. Anyway… I was going pin the oil cleansing how to post. I’ve been oil cleansing for the past month and so far love it. Thank you! :)

  234. Anjuli says:

    I would make fruit leather! And apple chips.

  235. Amy says:

    Fruit leather

  236. Liz G. says:

    Would love to win this, would make amazing beef jerky!!!

  237. Kristin Moriarty says:

    I would dry my soaked nuts first. Excited it’s stainless steel!! Thanks!

  238. Rebecca says:

    Garlic for making garlic powder.

  239. Ruth says:

    Beef jerky!

  240. Alaina says:

    I would soak and dehydrate nuts immediately. Then fruit rolls.

  241. Jana says:

    Fruit leather or dried basil.

  242. Candice says:

    trail mix

  243. Susan says:

    fruit leather!

  244. Misty says:

    this would make perfect camping and traveling snacks!

  245. Liz G. says:

    Pinned the Sour gummy stars post!

  246. Jes says:

    I love your website, and following you on pinterest! I have never owned a dehydrater but alway thought it would be so much fun to try out recipes and projects like fruit leather snacks, and dried apple/banana chips! YUM!

  247. Candiss says:


  248. Lance says:

    Soaked and dried nuts!

  249. Taylor says:

    Awesome giveaway! I would definitely make some fruit leather!

  250. Cheryl Burella says:

    I need an easier, faster way to dry herbs for remedies and budget bought veggies.

  251. sharilyn says:

    veggies and fruits and anything else that I can dry out.

  252. Taylor says:

    I also pinned “Breastfeeding a toddler” here!

  253. Sandee Hill says:

    I pinned “Let Your Baby Eat Bugs!! An Introduction to First Foods” onto my Doula board! :)

  254. Nancy K says:

    Levi’s birth story/video! Loved reading about this little potami.

  255. Leela says:

    Yogurt! Thank you :)

  256. Rachelle C. says:

    <3 this give-away!! Dried herbs and tomatoes!

  257. Dena says:

    Homemade Sour gummy stars is one that I pinned and use all of the time!

  258. Carisa says:

    soaked nuts

  259. lindsey says:

    Dried apples are my favorite! they would be the first things I make!

  260. Sandee Hill says:

    I would make jerky first! Been too long since I’ve made any!

  261. Cat says:

    Plantain chips! I love them!

  262. Maria says:

    I would love to use it to dry soaked nuts!

  263. Beth Burwell says:

    Fruit leather!

  264. Sarah says:

    there are so many options to choose from. i would probably let my kids pick first.

  265. Jessica says:

    I will make dried apples!

  266. Leah says:

    Dried apple slices and fruit leather, my favs growing up!

  267. kari says:

    Venison jerky!!!

  268. Parveen says:


  269. cat says:

    Crispy almonds! Right now I use my oven to dry my soaked nuts, but then I can’t use my oven for other things!

  270. Noel says:

    I want to try scrambled eggs! (I entered the wrong email address that I subscribed via…. and I can’t change it.)

  271. Amber says:

    Soaked nuts and beef jerky

  272. Dede says:

    I want to make Kale chips first (so I can stop buying the outrageously expensive ones at Whole Foods!!!)

  273. Kristi says:

    oven dried tomatoes and beef jerky!

  274. Gabriella says:

    Apple chips and yoghurt

  275. Marnita C. says:

    I’m making some apple chips. That sounds so yummy!

  276. Sarah P. says:

    The post/pin I most frequently refer to is sour gummies.
    I want a dehydrator to make coconut yogurt, jerky, fruit leather, granola . . . and the list goes on.

  277. I will make apple chips probably. We eat alot of those around here.

  278. Amy S says:

    Yogurt and jerky! Thank you!

  279. Melissa says:

    I’d really like to make fruit leather for my kids.

  280. Dianne says:

    I pinned DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning recipes. Thanks for your many great helps!

  281. Deirdre Hopkins says:

    Fruit leather.

  282. Sarah L says:

    I would use it to dry my garden herbs and tomatoes for winter use.

  283. Izzy says:

    I would make some venison jerky first! Then some fruit for my daughter.

  284. nikki says:

    Fruit leather.

  285. Sarah L says:

    I pinned your 3-ingredient body butter (lotion?) when it first came out. I make it on a regular basis. In fact, it is the only lotion my kids and I use anymore.

  286. Jamie C says:

    The first thing I’d make would be a dried fruit, yum!!

  287. Gabriella says:

    I pinned Lavender Mint Soothing Herbal Body Butter

  288. Amelie L says:

    I would start by dehydrating wild mushrooms !

    I’ve pinned that one:

  289. Riley says:

    How to soak and dehydrate nuts

  290. Dried fruit for my little one!

  291. Lorie says:

    I will be making Kale chips and fruit leather!

  292. Jessica says:

    I love the pin about homemade play dough and homemade crayons

  293. Jessica says:

    I would make fruit leather, chips, and learn to make bread and cookies, the one I have now is small, this would be a blast to win!!

  294. Lynn says:

    Dried everything for camping and snacking around the house. As well as herbs. :)

  295. Donna Farrell says:

    I pinned “link Love: When Snarky Meets Sublime”. I would make dried soaked almonds and also flax crackers on the dehydrator.

  296. Elise says:

    Hmm..strawberries, apples, jerky…

  297. Marnita C. says:

    I really like the post about the 5 ways to change your child’s palate toward real food.

  298. karen says:

    Dried Jerky!

    Pinterest post on heartburn :)

  299. Toni Terrell says:

    Healthy sour gummy stars.

  300. Sarah says:

    I would definitely make beef jerky and then plantain chips!

  301. Deb. Mathenia says:

    I pinned the post about cast iron cookware care:

  302. Elisha Gallagher says:

    Fruit. I love Dried fruit!!!

  303. Michele says:

    Ohh I want to use mine to let bread rise AND make yogurt

  304. Kara says:

    I would make fruit chips first. Would love to make dried tomatoes in the summer too.

  305. candice says:

    Would love to be able to make my own Beef Jerky, dried fruits, etc that all my family can enjoy especially our toddler Lexi!

  306. MARCI says:

    my husband just started making beef jerky. this would be awesome so that we don’t need to run our oven at 170 all day long!

  307. Jess G says:

    Beef jerky!

  308. cat says:

    I just pinned your post with a recipe for gf/df pumpkin custard bars. They look so good! I can’t wait to try them out!

  309. Christine Bailey says:

    I would definatly make deer jerky! Yum!!

  310. Sheri says:

    First thing I would make is fruit roll-ups, followed by soup stock base, then dried nuts. So many things I’d like to get moving in this beauty!

  311. Carrie P says:

    First thing I’ll make is banana chips.

  312. mandy r says:


  313. Faith Mackillop says:

    Dried bananas and jerkey!

  314. I’ve pinned a ton of your stuff in my Natural Bath & Body, Baby, and GAPS, Fermented, & Whole Foods. Thanks!!

  315. Lori Nicholas says:

    I would make some amazing seasoned nuts. Almonds or cashews. I have had blueberry almonds before and I would try to make something like that. Yummy!!

  316. Melissa says:

    Brussel Sprout Crisps!!

  317. janosik says:

    HI! i’m trying to link up to your page but my favorite posts of yours are missing!! what happened and are they in a new location?? i’m looking for how you healed your daughter’s tooth decay, the one about not getting sunburn by having the proper nutrients(i LOVE all the research you put into that one..)! this is as far as I got… not sure if the nontoxic cleaning guest post is still there or not…
    Can you help??

    • Heather says:

      Hi Stephanie, there was a database issue this morning. The links are all still there, but you need to clear the cookies from your browser or access it from a different browser. So sorry for the hassle!

  318. Jess G says:

    I pinned the ‘healthy sour gummy stars’ recipe, love it!

  319. Tammy says:

    I’d try to make jerky.

  320. Marybeth says:

    Dried pears! (candy to my kiddos!)

  321. Kelli says:

    Fruit leather would definitely be first!

  322. Tammy says:

    I pinned the Lunch on the Go Survival Guide.

  323. Angela says:

    I’ve been eying them for awhile, but it’s not in the budget. I’d love to use it to make kale chips ooh and other fruit chips and fruit roll ups for the kids and jerky!

  324. Mishi Robinson says:

    Fruit Leather!

  325. Allison says:

    dried fruit!

  326. Loretta says:

    I’d make fruit leather!

  327. Lisa says:

    pinned gummy fruit stars

  328. Michele White says:

    I posted your yummy pumpkin bars on Pinterest

  329. Melody says:

    The first thing I’ll make using my dehydrator is sweet potato chips

  330. Jo Ocobock says:

    Oh, I would make some grass fed beef jerky! Thank you!

  331. Lisa says:

    first thing crispy nuts!

  332. Holly says:

    Banana chips, dried mango, pineapple, jerky, fruit leather…. I could go on and on and on…..

  333. Lori says:

    Getting into the healthier eating movement!!

  334. Michelle T says:

    I pinned your grain free chicken fried steak with gravy!

  335. Elisha Gallagher says:

    I pinned 7 Natural Remedies for Depression

  336. Sandy says:

    Have a freezer full of venison that I would love to jerk.

  337. Melissa says:

    Soaked nuts!! Also like to learn how to make jerky.

  338. Lori Nicholas says:

    I pinned a post about restless legs in pregnancy. This is my 4th pregnancy and with my last one I actually had restless arms. I would have to get up and shake them out repeatedly. It was awful!! I will keep this post handy so I can refer back to it.

  339. Brianne says:

    fruit leather!

  340. Jess says:

    Dehydrate herbs ;)

  341. Olinda Paul says:

    I have been wanting one of these for YEARS! There are so many things I would love to dehydrate. coconut strips, tomatoes, blue berries, jerky….the list goes on.

  342. ruth says:

    I would make beef jerky

  343. Karen says:

    The first thing I would make is yogurt. No more messing around with oven lights or coolers with hot water in them. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  344. Carolyn Boyd says:

    I would first make dried fruit – then the possibilities are endless!!

  345. Dani says:

    Mmmm. Can’t wait for plum season to turn my mom’s italian plums into yummy prunes. In the meantime, cranberries are on sale…

  346. Heather Koehler says:

    We just got a whole deer and don’t have enough room in our freezer! Deer jerky’s on the menu!

  347. Judy M. says:

    I pinned the article about Holistic Dentistry Q&A. Very interesting and this dentist is in my area, so I may check him out.

  348. Sarah D says:

    I pinned Vanilla Bean Coconut Macaroons!

  349. Doina says:

    Beef jerky is the first thing I’ll make.

  350. Barbara says:

    Crispy nuts!

  351. Heather says:

    Jerky! And fruit leather. Oh how I would LOVE to win this beauty!

  352. April says:

    I would make so many different things!! Dried fruit probably first!

  353. Paula B` says:

    I pinned, among others, your 21 Grab & Go Snacks. And I’d probably try soaking and drying almonds first thing, and then maybe some apple chips. Dried tomatoes would be a must in season, and we recently found a super deal on organic blueberries and I would’ve dried several packages.

  354. Brittany says:

    Mm I would probably make fruit leathers/rollups or jerky!

  355. Denise Boston says:

    Not sure what I will make first. I have been wanting a dehydrator for so long! I guess I would start easy with fruit or kale. Love the idea about onion & garlic powder, never thought of that!

  356. Lisa says:

    I pinned the post for the Sour Gummies recipe. Can’t wait to try them!

  357. Christine says:

    beef jerky

  358. ra thompson says:

    soaked nuts and fruit before it gets too ripe to enjoy.??…no experience with these, but have pondered them for the past idea what to look for/what to choose?…be great to win one!..

  359. kallie miller says:

    I would dehydrate my soaked walnuts and pecans.

  360. Sandra McGrandle says:

    For one of my all time fave posts of yours, I pinned Levi’s birth film in my collection called “Beautiful Things”…so loved it. We planned for home birth and ended up way overdue, pressured into going to the hospital for induction, and after a series of cascading interventions and 2 1/2 days of unmedicated back labor, ended up with an emergency C. Funny, no one told us our daughter was “sunny side up” till she was being removed from my body…it would have helped to know that. Anyway – your birth was much closer to what we had dreamed of! :) Thanks for sharing it!

  361. martine says:

    8 Natural Remedies for kids

  362. Becky L says:

    Beef jerky!

  363. Leela says:

    Yogurt! Thank you :-)

  364. Carissa says:

    Fruit leathers for my kids!!

  365. Mary says:

    Already drying tons of stuff but this will be a nice upgrade.

  366. Josselyn Claudio says:

    When I win, I’m going to make dried orange slices for the fairy house I’m making with my daughter.

  367. denise says:

    sweet potato chips and crispy nuts

  368. Tristen says:

    We do fruits and spices all the time here but our dehydrator is slowly dying

  369. I will make fruit leather?? OR…maybe dried fruit!!!

  370. Dianne Aikey says:

    I’d love to make some jerky! That, and homemade gingers :) Thanks!

  371. Julie says:

    banana chips

  372. Mandi says:

    Willing to try any types of fruit!

  373. Rachael says:

    I would make veggie chips, jerky, fruit leather and preserve my summer garden produce for the long winter :)

  374. Candace says:

    Healthy Sour Gummy Stars!!! Cant wait to make these for my little man!

  375. Mary says:

    way too many to choose just one :)

  376. Susan says:

    If I were to win, I’d make grass-fed beef jerky!

  377. ra thompson says:
    the smallpox vax causing a std!…

  378. Alda E says:

    Dried fruits are so good. I would like to try out drying herbs too.

  379. Stephanie says:

    Pinned your Blackened Salmon With Pineapple Mango Salsa. YUM!

    Would love to dehydrate loads of fruits and make jerky! :D

  380. Myra Callahan says:

    Would love to make crispy nuts with this. My oven can’t be set for a low enough temperature for it to be beneficial to making the soaked nuts.

  381. Nita says:

    Hi! I pinned ’25 Tips…Real Food on a Budget’. The first thing I would like to make are dried herbs. Thanks for this opportunity! Love seeing your posts go through my facebook feed!

  382. Kristina says:

    Love your blog posts! You have so much info on here I have to come back and keep reading!!:)

  383. Mallory says:

    I will make beef jerky!!

  384. Tristen says:

    pinned the almond cookies

  385. Beth says:

    Yummy beef and deer jerky!

  386. Susan says:

    I pinned my favorite post of yours: “How to Make Coconut Oil Soap” at

    I can’t wait to try to make soap!

  387. shirley knieper says:

    I have 2 plastic dehydrators already, but this metal dehydrator sounds fantastic. I would use it to dry strawberries, blueberries, my vegies and maybe even try to make some jerky!

  388. kim says:

    tomato, onion powder – we love it on chicken, pork, potatoes etc
    I go through app 1 dehydrator a year, so maybe like you – its time for a better quality one ;)

  389. Faith says:

    If I won, I would make beef jerky first!

  390. Amanda Richardson says:

    That dehydrator would look real sexy in my kitchen with its first load of beef jerky…here in South Africa we call it ‘biltong’. Thank you for all the lovely posts xx

  391. Jenny says:

    I would properly prepare nuts! I pinned the pin about sunscreen and aging!

  392. Abby says:

    Crispy nuts!

  393. Stephanie says:

    Dried apples, crispy nuts and granola!!

  394. Reyna Villegas says:

    Honey and Cream Taffy!! Looks amazing and easy :)

  395. Liza says:

    I would sprout and dehydrate grains for quick use throughout the week :)

  396. Stephen says:

    Real Food on a Budget: 25 Tips to Make Eating Healthy Affordable

  397. Elizabeth says:

    I love the homemade marshmallows!

  398. Angela L. says:

    I really appreciated the Real Cause of Morning Sickness post. I have subsequently bought and started using magnesium oil!

  399. Amber Bell says:

    here is my favorite post of yours: The homemade gummi treats :)

    If I win the dehydrator I will finally be able to start encapsulating placentas :) I haven’t had the money to buy a dehydrator yet but would love to start. I hope I win.

  400. Zedda says:

    Dried peaches, or apples if I can’t get ahold of peaches.

  401. Kim says:

    Love the Oil Cleansing post. I used to sell Aloette Cosmetics long ago and they had an oil cleanser that I loved. It was the best cleanser I have ever used. I don’t think they sell it anymore, so i am excited to try this method. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

  402. Misty says:

    fruit leather

  403. Diane Ness says:

    Beef jerky, and I pinned the Real Food on a Budget.

  404. Roxana S. says:

    I pinned the 25 tips of real food on a budget to my health & wellness tips board :O)

  405. Bridget says:

    I would do fruit, jerky, and then fruit leather. I currently use my only dehydrator for business purposes (placenta encapsulation), so having one for home would be wonderful!

  406. Jennifer says:

    I love love love your blog. I was just checking out this dehydrator. Would love to make my own fruit leather, dried veggies and jerky!!!

  407. Stacy B says:

    Almonds and fruit leather!

  408. Shiree says:

    crispy nuts, for sure!

  409. Padmaja says:

    DIY homemade sunscreen

  410. Andrea says:

    Fruit leather for the kids!

  411. Georgie says:

    I would make banana chips first! My kiddos would love this!!

  412. Fajr says:

    beef jerky

  413. Kelsye says:

    Pretty much everything!!!

  414. Stacy B says:

    Tutorial on Christmas Ornaments pinned!

  415. Rebecca Benson says:

    fruit leather! my kids would love it!

  416. shelly says:

    I would use the dehydrator to make yogurt, which i am currently making in my crockpot. I repinned the make your own horseradish pin from your fermented food board!

  417. April says:

    I would definitely make fruit leather for my kids!

  418. Terry says:

    Dried apple rings!

  419. Lindsay C. says:

    I would probably make banana chips–everyone in my family loves them!

  420. Christy says:

    Dried apples

  421. Breza says:

    I would make jerky! I’d like to try to make fruit leather, too.

  422. Lindsay C. says:

    I pinned the post on making DIY unbleached tea bags.

  423. Heather Barnes says:

    Pinned the no sew unpaper towels

  424. Michele C. says:

    It’s a toss up between jerky and fruit leather!

  425. Leanne Overlander says:

    I would make either jerky or fruit leather.

  426. Dagmara says:

    I’ll make kale chips!

  427. Perola says:

    I pinned DYI lavender mint body butter I hope to make it soon….

  428. Mari says:

    How to wash you hair with clay :)

  429. Perola says:

    Oops I misread the post I would like to dehydrate fruits and veggies as they become available.

  430. Rebecca says:

    I loved your “Real Food on a Budget” post—so helpful and applicable! Made an overwhelming topic much more manageable and do-able! Thanks!

  431. Maria Castro says:

    I would love to win, this is my next dream item for the kitchen that I REALLY want. I would love to make kale chips, nuts, seeds, fruit chips :)

  432. Mabel says:

    I would love fruit leather!

  433. Laurie says:

    I would soak and dehydrate nuts.

  434. Debbie D. says:

    I would try making blueberry fruit leather.

  435. Michele C. says:

    I pinned the post about un-paper towels!

  436. Heidi Bahr says:

    I would make Jerky, Dried Fruit & Fruit Leather (our little lady will love this!) and definitely a whole slew of new things I didn’t know I could dehydrate ;)

  437. Georgie says:

    I pinned the gummy stars.

  438. Heather says:

    Dried fruit, meats, nuts, dog treats.

  439. Mariah says:

    I would make beef jerkey! We already have a dehydrator (a cheap plastic one, purchased from craigslist) but it’s about to bite the dust, and I hate that it is plastic. But we use it all the time anyways.

  440. Shiree says:

    I pinned The Real Cause of Morning Sickness

  441. Valerie says:

    I’d love to make fruit leather first. Then move on to camping foods!!

  442. Meagan BS says:

    i want to make fruit leather for my daughter.

  443. Sharron says:

    Fruit leather. :)

  444. Tanja F. says:

    I pinned the greenhouse made from windows. I would love to have that in my yard! =)

  445. Jennifer S says:

    Lots of jerky and banana chips!

  446. Mariah says:

    I pinned “Real Food on a Budget”!

  447. Ellen says:

    The grain-free Chocolate Coconut Doughnuts! So delicious!

  448. Jordyn says:

    Soaked/dehydrated almond butter! And I pinned Homemade Natural Laundry Detergent Made Easy (thank you)

  449. Karen says:

    I pinned beef and liver chili. I hope I win…I would make some beef jerky!

  450. Ashley B. says:

    I’ll be making lots of jerky and fruit roll ups!

  451. Sandy Anker says:

    Fruit leather and dried veggies for healthy, portable snacks!

  452. amy says:

    I would fill each tray with something different!

    Tray #1: soaked & dehydrated granola
    #2: soaked & dehydrated nuts w/ a spirulina coating for mom
    #3: apple chips for the kiddos
    #4: kale chips w/ a spicy cashew “cheese” coating
    #5: turkey jerky for the hubs

    Also, I pinned the homemade detergent post b/c it’s almost time for me to make some more!

  453. Rosina Lapp says:

    fruit leather and tomatoes

  454. mindy says:

    i pinned the homemade marshmallow recipe!

  455. Nicole says:

    Loving this dehydrator! Would make beef jerky, dried strawberries, fruit leather, and more

  456. Faythe says:

    Fruit roll ups and apple chips!

  457. Amanda says:

    Soaked nuts, apple chips!

  458. Carol G. says:

    I have pinned quite a few of your posts. I really liked the “How to make beeswax candles.” I plan to make up several large candles then hand carve (I have been educated as a sculptor and painter) and embed color into them with natural veggie-based pigments so they are one of a kind. I like to have hand made items on hand for gifts.

  459. Sharron says:

    I pinned DIY Non-toxic recipes

  460. Stephanie says:

    First thing I’ll be doing with this baby is fruit leather. I’m a student and I love having healthy snacks to munch on, this would help me stay healthy during stressful exam times.

  461. Elizabeth says:

    I would make beef jerky and dried fruit!

  462. Holly Storm-Burge says:

    I’m going to make some strawberry fruit leather for the kids and then some banana chips for me ;)

  463. catherine says:

    I’m completely intrigued by the idea of yogurt from a dehydrator.

  464. Vidya says:

    I’ve never dehydrated anything before. I’d love to dehydrate fruits from my toddler. I’d probably start with banana!

  465. Pat Nolan says:

    I would continue to dry apples from my in-laws trees

  466. Sara G. says:

    I would love to make fruit leather and granola with this dehydrator.

  467. Cindy says:

    I will be drying soaked nuts, seeds and many other things…

  468. April Alphin says:

    I pinned Levi’s birth film…so inspiring :)

  469. Natalie says:

    I repinned The Real Cause of Morning Sickness

  470. Laurie Heard says:

    Gonna try to make laundry soap today! Love the give-aways!

  471. Ayala Fonseca says:

    I will make tons of dried fruit for my family!

  472. Ashley says:


  473. Beth C. says:

    Oh so Many things I want to try hard to pick!

  474. Cynthia T. says:

    I repined how to Soak and dehydrate nuts. I’ve been trying to read up on different things that I can do with a dehydrator!

  475. Leslie says:

    I would make fruit strips. Thanks for the opportunity!

  476. Tannis W says:

    I’d like to make some fruit leather.

  477. Jessie says:

    fruit leather or jerkey!

  478. Holly Storm-Burge says:

    Pinned my favorite post here:

  479. Elena Vo says:

    The first thing I will make in the dehydrator would be deer jerky!

  480. Kate says:

    Being able to dry and encapsulate my placenta is the main reason we are researching dehydrators. After that, apples from our tree, and tomatoes from our garden as well as “raw” cookies and crispy nuts.

  481. Rebecca says:

    Fruit Leather!

  482. Donnismarie says:

    I have your mint chocolate whipped body butter pinned – I’ve made it for Christmas gifts the last two years (and keep the extra for myself!).

    I’d make my hard-working hubs beef jerky and fruit leather for our little boy :)

  483. Maddie says:

    Fruit leather or beef jerky!

  484. Jennifer T says:

    I would make dried fruit.

  485. Neveen says:

    My favorite pinned post is the homemade teething remedy post that I looked up last night and made some of for my 18-mo-old!

  486. Angela C says:

    What a neat looking dehydrator! I think I’d try my hand at some beef jerky. My sister makes it and it’s oh so good!

  487. Michelle says:

    I would make crispy nuts and beef jerky

  488. Viviana says:

    Yay, I so want this to get my seeds/nuts dehydrated after soaking! :D I also want to use it for vegetables! :D

  489. Megan says:

    I would first make dried apples!

  490. Sarah A says:

    I pinned a favorite post – should saying no to vaccines be a crime?! love

  491. Amy says:

    At first I thought I would dry my own fruit but now, after reading all the comments, I think I want to make beef jerky….

  492. Sarah A says:

    I would start w/ dried apples & bananas for the kiddos lunches & yogurt – we have a big family!

  493. Renee says:

    If I win I will be making dehydrated apples and bananas and probably some granola. :)

  494. Mie says:

    I just tried the homemade-gummy-stars, yum!

  495. Sarah says:

    I would first make YOGURT!!

  496. Heather says:

    I would love a dehydrator. I’d use it to make yogurt, dehydrate brothand so much more.

  497. Meagan says:

    Fruit leather and kale chips!

  498. Rachel Figueroa says:

    I would dehydrate fruit!

  499. Claudette says:

    I would like to try the raw macaroons!!! YUM

  500. Gaby says:

    I can’t wait to make dried apple rings!

  501. mari says:

    strawberry leather :)

  502. Marnita says:

    Wow. I am not sure, onions, apples, celery. I have a list.

  503. Marianne says:

    I would dehydrate nuts

  504. Erin says:

    I really want to make some nightshade-free jerky :)

  505. jennifer says:

    fruit leather for my little one!

  506. Maddie says:

    I pinned the post about red wine and sushi… Our baby was born in November so now I can have sushi again but my whole pregnancy I wished I could eat it so bad but I always held off because they say you’re not supposed to, I think the next baby I will help myself!

  507. Christy says:

    I pinned That GAP Between Your Ears Is Your Gut: An Introduction To GAPS Diet

  508. Emily Upchurch says:

    Had trouble finding a favorite post I hadn’t already pinned! ;) Ended up with the salt dough ornaments. Hadn’t gotten around to that one yet.

  509. Kara says:

    strawberry fruit leather!

  510. Jenesa says:

    I’ve been pinning SO many of your posts lately, mostly recipes since we’re just starting our foray into a grain-free life :) I just pinned your gummy recipe since my sister and I just placed an order with Great Lakes Gelatin!

  511. Natalie says:

    kale chips and dried fruit!

  512. JESS K. says:

    I would make jerky!

    I pinned the homemade teething oil!

  513. Sarai says:

    Jerky, granola, dried fruits.
    I have your porridge for nursing mothers recipe pinned.

  514. charity says:

    I will make fruit leather and beef jerky!!!

  515. Fibia says:

    I would make jerky and dehydrate my soaked grains. Thank you for the giveaway.

  516. Julie says:

    The pin I chose was for soaking nuts. I’m a newbie at soaking nuts but am determined to get it right. I’m doing this to get the rest of the world on board.

  517. KAREN WALKER says:

    Wow, how I would love this to pieces! 5-nice trays and set and forget timer. Wonderful. I would start out by making jerky for sure, and then try your granola recipe. Thanks for the opportunity!

  518. Diana W. says:

    crispy nuts & beef jerky

  519. Mandy Belnap says:

    I would make dried fruit and veggies!

  520. Erin says:

    Fruit Leather!

    i pinned your homemade marshmallow recipe! its a favorite!!

  521. Stephanie says:


  522. Nicole says:

    I pinned the post about making your own sour gummy stars for the kids

  523. Karen says:

    Would make beef jerky and/or fruit leather, pinned the yummiest. Thanks!

  524. michele says:

    I’d love to try those Vanilla Coconut Macaroons — it hit upon all my favorite flavors!

  525. Melissa says:

    Since I’m in Canada, I suppose I will have to buy a dehydrator with my gift card, and THEN I will make fruit leather for sure!

  526. Jen says:

    I pinned 50 ideas for family pictures

  527. Haley says:

    Fruit leather!

  528. Harley says:

    I would use this to help my family and friends eat healthier and help them make better choices.I would make dried fruits and make trail mix to take to school and work… Dried veggies or soups and stew. Jerky! All kinds of things. This will also help with my goal to become a chef.

  529. Patti says:

    Dehydrate my sprouted grains!!!!!

  530. sarah says:

    i pinned your post about earthing, it’s soooo important and we are trying to find out what we can do in the wintertime – when we are homebound – to still nourish our connection to the earth.

  531. Jackie says:

    I would probably do nuts first and the apple chips.

  532. Hana says:

    Grain-Free Almond butter cookies…yum!

  533. Meg says:

    I’d dehydrate soaked nuts!

  534. KAREN WALKER says:

    Ooops! I pinned your Shrimp Chowder/Dairy Free recipe. Honestly, I cannot wait to try it! We are snowed in today with ten fresh inches of snowfall so it’s a perfect soup day but I don’t have all of the ingredients. They are on my grocery list though!!! :) So happy I found your page.
    Thanks again!

  535. Jaime B says:

    I’d make cheesy kale chips!

  536. Jackie says:

    I loved the post on Real Food on a Budget

  537. Marnita says:

    I pined the post on Restless leg, I have used it and sent it to others before. But never pined it.

  538. Stefani says:

    I have had the excalibur on my wishlist for 2 years! Would like to make greenbeans. Also, love the post on coconut oil soap. We have been looking for an easy recipe for bar soap, and you nailed it. :)

  539. Karen says:

    I would make fruit leather.

  540. Patti says:

    I pinned 25 tips for eating healthy on a budget.

  541. Laurel says:

    Is “Healthy Whole Grain” An Oxymoron?

  542. Denise R. says:

    Beef Jerky or Pemmican

  543. Aejin Hahn says:


  544. Sarah says:

    Beef Jerky!!!

  545. Lori says:

    I would use this to dry fruits, veggies, and herbs in season. I also pinned the paper towels on a roll that are made of cloth. Great way to save money! Thanks!

  546. Nancy johnson says:

    I would make dried beef jerky and dried fruits. How wonderful would that be!
    Thank you!

  547. Rachel says:

    dried apples

  548. Meg says:

    Kale and carrots!

  549. Kay says:

    I pinned your Burn Salve Recipe… been meaning to give it a try! I have my fingers crossed for the excalibur… could really use it for making crispy nuts and yogurt for GAPS, I’ve exceeded my budget, big time!!!

  550. Rebecca Dahl says:

    Beef Jerky!!! I’m so sick of paying so much money for quality jerky and am eager to make my own!

  551. Abry says:

    I would love to make some dried fruit!

  552. JC says:

    Fruit leather

  553. julie says:

    Would love to be able to make carrot chips and dehydrated green beans (yum!). And I love juice pulp crackers but they never turn out crispy in my oven. I’ve pined for a dehydrator for years….

  554. Katherine says:

    I would make dried fruit!

  555. Carli says:

    I pinned the Real Food on a Budget post

  556. Abry says:

    I recently tried your gummy stars recipe and loved them! I pinned the recipe for them.

  557. Sheila Daniel says:

    I would like to try my hand dehydrating veggie chips.
    After over eating this weekend, I was experiencing some heartburn and I found the remedy for indigestion/heartburn in one of your posts! I had almonds and apples on hand and they did the trick… thank you for the instant relief. :)

  558. Stephanie says:

    I always use the dehydrator to dry soaked nuts, but I would love to make more jerky out of beef heart! We tried it last month and it was great!

  559. Carra says:

    Coconut yogurt!

  560. Tracy says:

    I would make kale chips and dried fruit chips

  561. Heather says:

    Real food on a budget – 25 ways to afford clean-eating

  562. jamieS says:

    I would begin sprouting my own grains. I soak, but the next step into sprouting is where I really want to go!

  563. Michelle says:

    Beef jerky!

  564. Amber says:

    Pinned “Homemade Teething Oil” :)

  565. Brittany says:

    Beef Jerky!! YUM!

  566. Leah says:

    Would love to dry peaches when they are available during the summer for too short a time!

  567. lyss says:

    Probably dried fruit and/or fruit leathers…

  568. tara says:

    ways to help with a fever was really good timing and useful. I would love to make Jerky and anything for baby

  569. Angela Young says:


  570. Janice says:

    fruit leather!

  571. Kendra says:

    Venison jerky, fruit leather, and the bounty from my garden this coming year!!

  572. Nicole Webb says:

    Zucchini chips!

  573. Tracey says:

    I think I would dry apples first :)

  574. Heather says:


  575. Lisa says:

    I pinned the Sour Gummies-yum!

  576. Courtney says:

    I would dehydrate fruit.

  577. Christy Foster says:


  578. Angela Young says:

    I pinned the 25 Tips to Real Food on a Budget post.

  579. Bethani says:


  580. Miranda says:

    I pinned The Real Cause of Morning Sickness

  581. Karis says:

    Dried fruit

  582. Hali says:

    I re-pinned natural diaper rash balm and baby powder

  583. Kirsten says:

    I pinned about gelatin: ‘Better than Botox':

  584. Christy says:

    I want to try meat jerky and produce that might otherwise spoil like bananas or apples on their way out, and maybe sweet potatoes. With 4 kids, 2 of them teens, I need this!

  585. Beth S. says:

    My favorite post I pinned was Levi’s Birth Story in Pictures

  586. Martica says:

    Loved the Real food on a Budget post, saved it to Pinterest to reference on my next grocery run.

  587. susan b says:

    Apple chips!

  588. Emily S. says:

    First? Probably apples. :)

  589. Kris says:

    First cinnamon apple chips. Then I try my hand at some jerky.

  590. Rebecca Feldman says:

    Beef jerky for sure!!! Thx for great giveaway :-)

  591. shelly says:

    I pinned your Vanilla Bean Coconut Macaroons.

  592. Anne says:

    The first thing I would make if I were to be your lucky winner? Dried apples. I love love love them, but rarely get to enjoy them because they’re way out of my budget.

  593. Kris says:

    I pinned How To Make Non-Toxic Homemade Sunscreen.

  594. Laura H says:

    First thing? Jerky!

  595. Wanda C. says:

    I would make beef jerky!!

  596. Patti says:

    Beef jerkey… yay!

  597. Joan Jones says:

    Homemade marshmallows

  598. Sheetal says:

    If I win, I will first make dry ginger powder.

  599. Megan says:

    Fruit leather & making crispy nuts!

  600. Lisa says:

    Dried herbs and fruits! Yum!

  601. lauren says:

    I would start with the bushel of apples I have sitting here. They are begging to be made into yummy things! Thank you for the chance!!!! (And I shared the Banana Walnut Muffins recipe :-)

  602. Sarah says:

    I would make yummy fruit leather first!

  603. I pinned the Real Cause of Morning Sickness

  604. Angie says:

    I can’t wait to make apple rings with this! Thanks for the opportunity!

  605. Anita Sharp says:

    I would take advantage of the wonderful produce we have here in the Central Valley of California, and use it to preserve seasonal produce!! Dried pears, jerky, fruit leather….I love it all!

  606. Laura says:

    Dried fruit! Gotta start somewhere right? Want to figure that out before moving on to more complicated things :)

  607. MrsMurrrm says:

    Dried fruit? Granola? Maybe a few things at once!

  608. Leslie says:

    Banana Chips – Hands Down!

  609. Breeanna Cobb says:

    The first thing I’d use the dehydrator for is my placenta. I’m due next month and I plan to encapsulate my placenta!

  610. Myra Horst says:

    I will dehydrate crispy nuts!

  611. Susan Ruby says:

    I would definite make fruit leather, fruit chips, jerky, etc. thanks so much!

  612. Sheetal says:

    I pinned DIY laundry detergent

  613. Amol says:

    I would dehydrate nuts for my nut butters first, and then make dry fruit snacks.

  614. Rachel W. says:

    Onions, for homemade onion powder and onion salt.

  615. david owens says:

    I would make dried chickpeas

  616. Elizabeth says:

    Crispy nuts and nettles in the spring

  617. Tamara says:

    Apple cinnamon chips!

  618. lanae says:

    Fruit leathers and banana chips

  619. Jill Morris says:

    I would dehydrate herbs for my horses!

  620. Genee says:

    I pinned the real cause of morning sickness because it I’d kicking my butt right now!

  621. Nina says:

    Yogurt and/or beef jerky!

  622. theresa says:

    dried fruit would be amazing! i’d love to dry our tomato harvest too!

  623. Shana says:

    I’m looking forward to making soaked and dehydrated crispy nuts with my dehydrator and my favorite post that I pinned is your DIY Laundry Detergent.

  624. Gay says:

    I didn’t even know the Excalibur comes in Stainless Steel! The first thing I would make is beef jerky. I pinned the Honey Mustard Dressing recipe since we are on GAPS now :)

  625. Lynn Rhodes says:

    Pinned the sour gummy stars…love these! I’d love to dehydrate fruit and veggies and make beef and salmon jerky.

  626. rod jackson says:

    I would lmake dehydrated apple chips.

  627. Amber says:

    I’ve been wanting to make some granola, so I pinned your recipe for pumpkin spice granola. It sure looks yummy.
    I think I could get distracted for a long time looking through all the recipes you have on here. Thanks for the great giveaways and fun recipes!

  628. Amy M says:

    I love Kale chips, so that is what I’d make first.

  629. J-9 says:

    I’ll try making some jerky.

  630. Kierstan says:

    My placenta for encapsulation!!!

  631. Abby N. says:

    The Excalibur is already on my Amazon wishlist!!!! I pinned your DIY baking powder to Pinterest.

  632. Lillian says:

    I would dehydrate my herbs and fruit. Make fruit roll ups for my grand children.

  633. Cindy says:

    I would like to dry pieces of liver and make turkey jerky.

  634. Sea says:

    Dry ALL the things! I’d dry veggies and pasta for instant lunch soups.

  635. Elizabeth Johnson says:

    We will make fruit leather!!

  636. Rebecca G says:

    Healthy Sour Gummy Stars is my first and favorite post, and I repinned it!

  637. Katie M says:

    banana or apple chips

  638. Melissa says:

    Fruit Leather

  639. Janine says:


  640. nicole says:

    Sprouted almonds and I pinned the real food on a budget.

  641. Karen says:

    My favorite pin is “10 Things You Should Know Before Making Homemade Laundry Detergent”. I have read a lot about making your own laundry detergent and have wondered how well each of them work. Thank you for the break down of each ingredients and what is does and which is the biggest bang for my buck. :)

    • Karen says:

      I would make fruit leather. I love that stuff and it is pricey in the store. I also would like to make my own fruit and veggie chips as a healthy snack for my family.

  642. Emily Jacobson says:

    I pinned your Thin Crust Pizza post:
    It would be wonderful to win!

  643. Michelle B. says:

    Fruit and veggies, especially apples.

  644. Amber says:

    Venison jerky!

  645. Sally says:

    If I win, the first thing I’ll make is some fruit leather!

  646. Kristen says:

    I would make sweet potato chips. I pinned the sour gummy post on pinterest.

  647. Sally says:

    I pinned the homemade marshmallow post. I’ll have to get some gelatin and try those!

  648. Elizabeth says:

    i’d make jerky first.

  649. Niki says:

    A favorite post of mine is your homemade pregnancy tea! Can’t wait to make some this pregnancy!!

  650. Elizabeth G. says:

    I would make lots of kale chips!

  651. Babs C. says:

    I think I’d start with some fruit chips or fruit leather, then herbs…etc. Also, one of my favorite articles I’ve pinned from you is the one about eating real foods on a budget. I’m not a mommy right now, but still benefit from alot of what you share about eating and health and general life practical matters! Thanks for all the practical help you share!

  652. Nicole Smith says:

    Lemon coconut macaroons!

  653. Danielle says:

    Granola, fruit leather, vegan burgers… Any yummy snacks for my boys like dehydrated fruit or pulp crackers

  654. Karen says:

    I’d dehydrate veggies from my garden, fruit from my yard.

  655. Brenda Thompson says:

    I would make beef jersey :)
    Thanks for the offer!

  656. Jennifer Harbin says:

    Beef jerky for my 12 year old who is craaaazy about it!

  657. rayraycartucci says:

    I would make beef jerky!

  658. Megan L says:

    I would make dried bananas and apples for the little ones. And I would definitely dry my herbs from my garden for Daddy and I!

  659. Deanna says:

    The first things I would make would be crispy nuts, dry sprouted grains (so that I could grind them), and make raw milk yogurt.

  660. Martina says:

    wild salmon jerky – I think that would be such an awesome snack to have on hand for my boys! Thank you for all the wonderful info you share!

  661. Tonya M says:

    I would love to try making dried fruit!

  662. Natalie says:

    Apple chips are my FAV!!!
    I have wanted to start dehydrating for SO long. Crossing my fingers BIG TIME!

  663. Deanna says:

    I pinned your Fermented Salsa recipe…can’t wait to try it with home-grown veggies this summer!

  664. MPaula says:

    I would first make crispy walnuts, grind it into flour and start baking.

  665. Tonya M says:

    I pinned the post on how to make peppermint and honey facial toner!

  666. daniell powell says:

    I pinned the DIY Beauty book. I bought it and I love it =)

  667. H. Powers says:

    Def. making beef jerky or drying herbs.

  668. Maureen says:

    I want to dry my herbs!!!!

  669. Sheila M says:

    I want to dehydrate some cranberries, tired of trying to find some that are not sweetened

  670. Sheila M says:

    Grain-Free “Looks Like Whole Wheat Biscuits

  671. Janette says:

    I would make banana chips!

  672. Nicholaus says:

    I’d love to make Kale Chips! Powdered garlic and onion looks good as well.

  673. Beth K. says:

    Crispy nuts!

  674. ana says:

    The first thing I would make would be onion powder or crispy nuts

  675. Brenda says:

    I would make fruit leather! And I pinned your post on Real Food on a Budget. It’s hard to pick a favorite post, though. I loved the one for your 10th Anniversary!

  676. Nicole U says:

    Fruit leather. Thanks for the chance to win!

  677. Jamie V says:

    Crispy nuts!

  678. ivy says:

    I look forward to drying all sorts of fruit. I would do what ever is in season at the time.

  679. Candra M. says:

    Dried fruit & dried soaked nuts!

  680. Lori Williams Gearheart says:

    I would use the dehydrator to make pineapple bits. I’ve been seeing pineapples super cheap lately!!
    I love the idea of reusable towels!! I’m going to do this someday!! Promise!!

  681. Tiffany C says:

    Dehydrated bananas

  682. Rebecca Sousa says:

    I will be making jerky!!!

  683. I would like to break-in the dehydrator with the lemon macaroons–after that the sky is the limit. Thanks for giving someone the opportunity the share this experience.

  684. Amber says:

    I have wanted one of these for 2 years, I can not imagine all the ways it can help my families eating habits.

  685. Page says:

    I will be doing TONS of soaked crispy almonds!!!

  686. Lissy says:

    WOULD LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to try this!!!

    I’ve loved this website for a while, there are so many great articles. Recently I got pregnant, and reading about “The Real Cause of Morning Sickness” really helped! I’ve been taking my Cal-Mag and doing so much better!

    Check out my pin of it here

  687. Lissy says:

    Oh, I also forgot to say, I would love to make dried apple slices. My grandmother used to make them for me when I was a little girl in her dehydrator, and they were a favorite snack (especially when you put them in the freezer and then suck on them). :)

  688. Tiffany C says:

    How to make an herbal infusion

  689. Tanna says:

    Jerky and fruit leather

  690. Lori says:

    Dehydrate liver! Tired of doing it in the oven!

  691. Michele says:

    I would make beef jerky, soaked nuts, dried fruit and many other yummy things!

  692. Faith Storms says:

    I pinned your post regarding tetanus

  693. Natalie says:

    Gummy Stars!! I can’t wait to try them!

  694. Lori says:

    Pinned the real food on a real budget post

  695. Faith Storms says:

    I would make dried cherries

  696. Alana Weintraub says:

    Soaked and sprouted nuts, paleo crackers, and fruit leather

  697. Michele Lam says:

    Pinned your recipe for solid perfume! Great for traveling

  698. jamieS says:

    I pinned the sour gummies. I LOVE those things!

  699. Want to try the kale chip nachos. Follow you all the way.

  700. Marie says:

    I would make pumpkin spice granola!

  701. Sarah says:

    Beef Jerky!

  702. Desiree Stakelum says:

    Apple and banana chips : )

  703. Nancy Dziki says:

    apple chips, fruit leather & jerky!

  704. Susan says:

    Homemade marshmallows…

  705. Laura says:

    First, I’ll make kale chips, then dried cranberries, then maybe some ‘fake bacon’ (seasoned eggplant strips).

  706. Lyn says:

    I pinned about this contest… of course!!

  707. Bethany says:

    Fruit roll ups!

  708. Debra says:

    Non-toxic Cleaning Recipes

  709. DeAnna N says:

    I’d love to try granola!!!

  710. Kelly says:

    Gentle Cleanser/Mask for Sensititve Skin

  711. Lisa says:

    Definitely fruit leather… without all the added sugar!

  712. DeAnna N says:

    I pinned the natural remedy for seasonal allergies. It’s almost that time of year again! ;)

  713. Kara says:

    I just pinned Real Food on a Budget — such great tips!!

  714. Amy says:

    Beef Jerky!

  715. Sarah L says:

    I’ll make fruit leather first.

  716. Molly Ross says:

    I want to try your fruit leather~

  717. Molly Ross says:

    I have tried and like your gummy recipe

  718. SD Murray says:

    I’d start with veggie chips. My son gets migraines from MSG and has food dye allergies…. making my own chips would allow me to control the ingredients!

  719. Mary F says:

    i think I’d dry some cherries. :)

  720. Jenni says:

    I’d dry liver to make my own liver capsules!

  721. Rose says:

    I’m all over fruit leather! Yogurt drops sound good, too!

  722. Mary F says:

    I pinned the sunscreen post. :)

  723. dana says:

    I would make veggie leather strips!

  724. kristina says:

    fruit leathers!

  725. Natalie says:

    Fruit roll ups!

  726. Jennifer says:

    Plums, apples and pineapple!

  727. lisa says:

    home made crackers nom nom!!

  728. becky says:

    Strawberry-rhubarb fruit leathers with chocolate chips!!

  729. Deanna says:

    Fruit leather

  730. SD Murray says:

    I pinned Real Food on a Budget — a fantastic guide!

  731. GlendaM says:

    Pinned Real Reason for Morning Sickness to my Doula board.

  732. Kelly says:

    I’ve always wanted a dehydrator!

  733. Amanda S says:

    Yogurt! Nothing beats homemade yogurt!

  734. jessica says:

    i would make beet chips

  735. Michelle M says:

    I was going to say deer jerky, but then as I was scrolling through, I noticed someone suggested drying their own herbs, and I’ve officially changed my mind :)

  736. Julia says:

    Yoghurt! My son eats so much I should definitely be making it.

  737. laura says:

    fruit leather for sure!

  738. LeAnn says:

    I have some fruit I haven’t canned yet so I would make dried fruit and fruit leather…might even try the dried chicken broth. Probably not at the same time! :)

  739. Karen Wood says:

    I would probably do some apple chips since there are a lot of recently harvested apples available around here. Would also go get some more of the organic sweet potatoes from costco and do up some of them just to have a bunch stored up. I love sweet potatoes.

  740. karen says:

    carrot, banana chips and dried strawberries

  741. Laurie Winkler-Cull says:

    Fresh Fig Canapes

  742. Jenn says:

    The first thing I would make would be fruit leather followed by using the adjustable thermostat to make non dairy yogurt!
    I pinned the Sour gummy stars because I have made them once and they were fantastic and will be making them again soon.

  743. Jenafer Barker says:

    Probably a mix between kale chips fruit chips or deer jerky.

  744. Cathy says:

    I would make yogurt and dry herbs.

  745. Beth Holland Sharer says:

    I pinned the DIY sunscreen~

  746. Sean says:

    I would use it on fruit, vegetables, meat, herbs, the possibilities are endless. Can’t wait to see who wins and the goodies they will make.

  747. Erika Teigland says:

    Mmmmm, fruit leather!

  748. Jennifer says:

    I would make some mango yumminess for my youngest daughter

  749. Erica says:

    Ummmm… dried anything. Though the kids will probably win out and get granola or fruit leather.

  750. The MamaS says:

    OH MY! I’d make SCOBY SNACKS as I always have mothers laying around. I pinned Levi’s birth story because I can’t get enough of it!! So lovely, I hope my home water birth in June is as wonderful as yours was!!

  751. elisabeth says:

    fruit leather!

  752. Vanessa W. says:

    Fruit leather. :)

  753. shaina graetz says:

    have to do jerky!

  754. LeAnn says:

    I pinned the gummy stars.

  755. Kelly Gray says:

    Definitely jerky. However we have our first baby on the way, so any healthy snack I can store in my purse would also be on the list.

  756. Nancy Brooks says:

    I want to make kale chips!

  757. Dawn says:

    I didn’t know that yogurt could be made in a dehydrator, so that would be my first attempt.
    Trying to eat more protein so the dehydrator would be awsome!

  758. Diane says:

    Beef jerky!

  759. Ashley R says:

    venison jerky

  760. Cristina says:

    It’s dried tomatoes and peppers for me. I cannot wait till I will not have to purchase those… :) And yes, fruit leather :)

  761. Tanya says:

    I love and have pinned your articles, “The ‘Naughty’ Skin Care Ingredient You Absolutely Must Try!” and “18 Ways To Help A New Mom”… :)

  762. Kim Wagner says:


  763. Kelly Sangree says:

    I’ll dehydrate whatever produce is cheap and plentiful! Maybe my soup mix – dried carrots, celery, and onions, and maybe some beef strips – dried beef stew!

  764. Nancy Brooks says:

    Sour gummies is my pin :)

  765. Sandi Hall says:

    I want to dehydrate strawberries!

  766. Lynn says:

    I want to make the kids fruit leather! And I pinned DIY unpaper towels! :):)

  767. Angel says:

    I would love this dehydrator to make my On my way! dried fruit, dried herbs and beef jerky. :)

  768. Cyndy says:

    Fruit roll ups for sure! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  769. tara says:

    pineapple bites! apple chips! beef jerky!

  770. Dominique says:

    Would definitively make granola or nuts. I love the idea of gently cooking foods in order to preserve their nutrients.

  771. Karen Wood says:

    I pinned the Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

  772. Missy says:

    Beef jerky!!

  773. Ceara says:

    Homemade face paint :)

  774. Johna says:

    I will make raw flax crackers!

  775. Rachelle says:

    Everything!! But I’d start with drying nuts in bulk :)

  776. Becky Peterson says:

    I seriously pinned all of the chicken tips. I can’t wait til we’re out of the military and I can have my own chickens! Yayy!

  777. Cathy says:

    I pinned Real Food on a Budget

  778. Angie says:

    I would use the Excalibur for soaked almond flour, and DIY placenta encapsulation.

    Also, my favorite post is about how to get rid of morning sickness!

  779. Kay Rivera says:

    Dried fruits and herbs….and I may even attempt homemade yogurt!

  780. S. Nimz says:

    I repinned the earthing article..something I have read about and not tried yet..

  781. Laura Powell says:

    I would probably do kale chips, followed by the raw macaroons, followed by all kinds of different things. It all sounds so good! Then I would have to hide it…because once word is out, the family will all be wanting to borrow it! LOL! Happy New Year!

  782. jennifer says:

    apple chips followed by kale chips and /or jerky

  783. Carrie says:

    This was my favorite post :) We need to keep that baby’s bottom nice and dry ;)

  784. Tim R says:

    Jerky then fruit leathers!

  785. tara says:

    I pinned Kombucha-rita: The Probiotic Margarita

  786. Janet says:

    Looking forward to making so many new things in an Excalibur Dehydrator!!! ~Janet

  787. Elizabeth Hel says:

    Dried fruit!!!! We just love it!

  788. maushami says:

    i like to have one stainless steel dehydrator to give it a try

  789. Ashley DeLaporte says:

    I pinned “Why Our Mothers Shouldn’t Have Listened To Theirs” This would be amazing to have :)

  790. Lisa says:

    I pinned “How to Season and Care for Cast Iron”. :) And if I won, the first thing I would make is deer jerkey!!

  791. Kristin heron says:

    kale chips, dehydrated plantains, dehydrated fruit and veggies, jerky…..

  792. Carolyn Bowers says:

    I would make all kinds of dried fruit. My kids love the stuff!

  793. Angelle says:

    Banana chips

  794. Andi Crater says:

    My placenta that is in my freezer ;)

  795. Joni owada says:

    i would love to make kale chips and banana chips

  796. Elana Harbour says:

    This thing is awesome I want it! The first thing I would make is fruit roll ups followed by dried apples and beef jerky!

  797. Amanda says:

    Fruit leather

  798. Emi Fox says:

    Thank you so much for this chance! My cheap dehydrator is on it’s last legs, I have it running a lot. Probably the first thing I’d use it for is drying sprouted oats. We eat a lot of granola!

  799. Rachel S says:

    I pinned the article about the turmeric face mask. So many great articles to choose from!

  800. Jennifer says:

    Beef Jerkey

  801. Emi Fox says:

    I pinned The cultured fruit leather recipe. This looks incredible!!!

  802. Melissa says:

    I pinned the sour gummys. Want to increase gelatin intake and kiddo will think it’s a treat :)

  803. Britni L. says:

    I would make apple and banana chips for my son. Also, I re pinned your 40 healthy snack ideas for adults and kids.

  804. Debbie says:

    deer jerky , fruit leather

  805. Jessica Pena says:

    I don’t know! It all looks soo good! I’d probably start with dried apples and bananas and make it a mix for my kids.

  806. Melissa says:

    Fruit leathers for munchkin, granolas for me & jerky for hubs :)

  807. Christina says:

    Fruit leather!

  808. Laurel says:

    What to make first?! It’s a toss up between spicy kale chips, nuts, or banana chips!

  809. Kelli Wilcox-DeGraaf says:

    Possibilities are endless!!!!!

  810. Tanya says:

    Dried strawberries…my toddler is a fanatic!

  811. megan c. says:

    fruit leather :)

  812. Amy Widner Messick says:

    will either make dried bananas or strawberries

  813. Becca F says:

    I would make cheezy kale chips

  814. Regan Boissey says:

    I would make jerky for my daughter

  815. KC says:

    I would probably try a fruit and veggie snack mix first. My toddler *thinks* he doesn’t like veggies, but maybe I could sneak some into a fruity mix.

  816. Carolyn Bowers says:

    I pinned your gentle cleanser/mask for sensitive skin. :)

  817. Katie says:

    I love Levi’s birth film so much!! That’s what I pinned. :)

  818. Joell says:

    I pinned the recipe for homemade dish soap.

  819. Maria says:

    Dried fruit and crackers!

  820. Shelley says:

    Hmmm…. fruit leather and some kind of fruit/veggie chips! And what about dried spices like garlic? That would probably be doable, too, eh?

  821. Barbara says:

    I’d make apple chips first…!

  822. Annette K. says:

    I’ll make dried apples, I love them.

  823. Barbara says:

    I posted the article on making beeswax candles

  824. Jessica T says:

    I pinned the one about gummy stars. Can’t wait to try it!

  825. Amy A says:

    Fruit leather…yum!

  826. Rebecca Kayser says:

    Wow! I dream of dehydrating!! I have been eyeballing this beauty for a while.
    I would start with a fruit leather, then dehydrate some onions for storage, then make some jerky…

  827. Sara Shay says:

    Raw coconut macaroons

  828. Buffy Miller says:

    The first thing I would make is jerky. I and both my daughters are hypoglycemic. Jerky would be a great thing to carry on trips or at times when protein is not very accessible.

  829. Sherri says:

    Would love to win this! I have been wanting a dehydrator for a long time! There are so many things I want to make!!! :)

  830. Jill says:

    Just saw this recipe today: Thinly sliced apples dipped in maple syrup, then covered in shaved coconut, and then dehydrated.

  831. Miriam says:

    pineapple chips

  832. Kristen says:

    dried fruit, garlic, basil and other herbs, and whatever other suggestions I could find!

  833. Miriam says:

    I pinned homemade natural laundry detergent made easy

  834. Joan says:

    Salty sweet almonds. Nothing beats salt and sweet together.

  835. Monique says:

    I’d love to upgrade to this – it would be a great improvement over my plastic tray unit. I love making beef jerky.

  836. Shannon says:

    Fruit strips. The babies, they love them. lol!

  837. andrea says:

    dehydrated green chiles

  838. Emily says:

    I’d start simple, with fruit chips!

  839. Jennifer E says:

    The first thing I’d make would be venison jerky! One of my favs!!

  840. Rebecca Sipes says:

    I would like to use it to make jerky and to dry herbs.

  841. Jennifer says:

    I think I would try drying fruit. I already dehydrate nuts in my oven but I would love to have this tool to try instead.

  842. I pinned the Shrimp Creole…..oh YUM! I would love this dehydrator….I have wanted one for sooooooo long! We just butchered our cow and I need to make a LOT of beef jerky!

  843. Anita says:

    I would dehydrate beef jerky, apples, granola, nuts and veggies.

  844. Lori says:

    I would make beef jerkey and dried fruits

  845. Becky says:

    We have a Nesco that is MADE IN THE USA!! But it is plastic, I would love to upgrade to stainless steel. My hubby would be so excited to try his beef jerky on this machine!

  846. Amanda H says:

    I would use it to dry herbs from the garden. YUM!

  847. Lisa says:

    I would use it to dry out nuts that I soaked to make nut milk.

  848. Rachel says:

    Thank you so much for this drawing! If I were to win, the first thing I would dry would be tomatoes. Mmmmm….

  849. cherrie says:

    Jerky and Strawberries!! Yummy!!

  850. Charity says:

    Fruit leather!

  851. Melinda Stortenbecker says:

    I’d make kale chips and try carrot and bell pepper chips

  852. Nicole says:

    Lots and lots of kale chips!

  853. Crystal says:

    I have wonderful memories of my Grandma’s homemade fruit leather. She would mail it up to Alaska from her home in CA. I would make that!

  854. Christine Hebert says:

    Apple rings and banana chips!

  855. Ruth Ann says:

    First on my list would be deer jerky from the deer my grandson brought me. Second would be ingredients for my dehydrated soup mix I came up with this summer that the whole extended family loves (dehydrated carrots, celery, onion, mushrooms, potatoes with some spices). This dehydrator would be the newest and much loved member of our family.

  856. Heather says:

    Seasonal fruit chips.

  857. Kathryn says:

    I would like to try making dried fruits, kale chips, and jerky

  858. Hayley says:

    I pinned your homemade sunscreen post!

  859. kate says:

    Fruitchips for my kids, beef jerky for my hubby!

  860. Katie says:

    Banana and apple chips, jerky, granola, and crispy nuts

  861. Jennifer says:

    I’m most excited about making fruit leather.

  862. Nicolette Bohannon says:

    Sprouted Wheat!

  863. Kristin says:

    I’ll make banana chips!

  864. elaine says:

    love that it has 8ft of drying space, can do my banana chips and apple chips…

  865. Marcy says:

    I grew up on homemade fruit leather! And I’ve always wanted to try beef/turkey jerky!

  866. Krista, mom of 4 says:

    Salmon Jerky – my fave, but kinda spendy to purchase!

  867. Melissa Wilks says:

    The first thing I will be making is dehydrated pineapple, but fruit leather and jerky will be soon after.

  868. Stephanie Watson says:

    I want to make fruit leathers, yummmmm

  869. Kristin says:

    I pinned your “Gentle Cleanser and Mask for Sensitive Skin” blog post.

  870. Annianna says:

    Dried flowers & weeds, salt dough characters & personalize objects to decorate wreaths, driftwood, picture frames, etc. For food: chives ($19.99/lb!), fruit chips and leathers for nutritious snacks and then garden produce so it wouldn’t take up so much space in the pantry… dream on to peppered kale chips and teriyaki jerky and finally herbs… imagine, herbs with no strange additives and FRESH, any time you wanted!

  871. libby says:

    how to make a ginger bug!

  872. Jennifer says:

    I’d make apple chips and strawberry chips! my son looooves those!

  873. Kate Doyle says:

    I would make raw chia and date bread!

  874. Annie says:

    Our girls would love apple and banana chips. Plus some duck, goose, and venison jerky will be delicious

  875. Elizabeth L-A says:

    Definitely dried fruit of some sort — though I’m sure my hubby would opt for beef jerky!

  876. Kristi says:

    My kids love fruit leather and I’m a huge fan of dehydrated pears!

  877. loyri halliburton says:

    banana chips and beef jerky

  878. Terese Christian says:

    Apple chips and dried herbs

  879. Tamara says:

    I would make Veggie Chips!

  880. Janice Yeagle says:

    Sweet potatoes

  881. mchull says:

    Great giveaway! I would definitely use this for drying my royal iced cookies mostly, but I can also see me using it for dehydrated fruit, one of my favorite snacks!

  882. Tabatha V. says:

    I will make my own sprouted seeds :)

  883. Alivia says:

    I’m thinking dried fruit, or fruit roll-ups to start. I have so many things I want to use this for.

  884. Elsbeth Fielding says:

    I pinned Coconut Milk Kefir

  885. Tricia Hoff says:

    Granola from soaked oats and nuts!

  886. Elsbeth Fielding says:


  887. Alison says:

    properly prepared nuts, beans, and grains!

  888. Jennifer says:

    I’d make fruit leathers.

  889. Brandee Simmang says:

    I am dying to try my hand at making jerky! Just saved a recipe using ground beef……now I just need a dehydrator!!!1 ;0)

  890. Pati says:

    Oil Cleansing

  891. Anna says:

    Fruit strips!

  892. Emily R says:

    I pinned a bunch of stuff! Specifically the posts about morning sickness and magnesium! so helpful! =]

  893. Lindsey says:

    Apple chips!! :)

  894. Brandee Simmang says:

    Just pinned Marshmallow popcorn balls!

  895. Brooke says:

    Kale chips + all sorts of dried fruit snacks!

  896. Michelle says:

    Real food on a budget.

  897. Debi H. says:

    pinned the post about making your own sunscreen

  898. kendra d says:

    Beefy Jerky!!! I’m a celiac and most beef jerky has wheat in it from the soy sauce they marinade it in. I will make some gluten free :) …and probably eat it all in one sitting!!! haha! I really, REALLY miss beefy jerky.

  899. Janet says:

    I pinned the almond cookies and the almond pancakes.

  900. karen williams says:

    Would love to try yogurt

  901. Kharmen says:

    Beef jerky

  902. Courtney says:

    I have been wanting one forever! I want to make fruit roll ups and jerky.

  903. Amy says:

    Dried fruit.

  904. Rikki says:

    BEEF JERKY!!!!!

  905. Jax says:

    Beef jerky!!! lots!!!

  906. jessamyn says:

    Fruit Leather!

  907. Nicole says:

    Fruit leather.

  908. I would love to make some beef jerky…or fruit leather…or yogurt. So many choices!!

  909. Rebekah says:

    I would make yogurt drops, fruit leathers, & would dry any organic fruit we could get our hands on. The kiddos would absolutely LOVE this, & would probably want to try some nuts too!

  910. Melody James {Sweet Ivy Confections} says:

    I would use it to dry my royal icing on my sugar cookies. :)

  911. Rachel says:

    I would dehydrate my soaked nuts!

  912. pilar roy says:

    pineapple juice dipped banana chips!

  913. I’ve pinned many of your posts, but a favorite (especially lately!) is the teething oil.

  914. Kim says:

    Fruit Leather for the kiddos first!!

  915. Carrie says:

    apple chips and fruit leather!

  916. Krystal says:

    I would like to try my own garlic and onion powder first!!

  917. Mikhaila says:

    Dried fruit!

  918. Carrie says:

    fruit leather!

  919. Allison says:

    Fruit leather! After that, maybe some coconut milk yogurt.

  920. Amy Skelton says:

    I want to dry some blueberries!!

  921. Garland says:

    Yogurt and beef jerky

  922. Kasia says:

    I really want to make the fruit gummy drops for the kiddos!

  923. Tori says:

    Jerky! I shared your tortilla recipe… thank you!

  924. Sonya says:

    My organic herbs.

  925. Jennifer says:

    I would probably start with cinnamon apple chips for the kids and hubby, who love the store bought ones so much. Now that I do nearly no packaged foods, I would use this for soooooo many made-from-scratch items. This is on one of my must haves some day!

  926. DonnaB says:

    Hard to decide what to dehydrate first. Dehydrated stawberries, cherries, and watermelon taste just like chewy candies but oh so much more healthier. A friend dehydrates her own soup mixes by dehydrating minced carrots, onions, celery, celery leaves, parsley, then storing combined in a jar with some sea salt. Love this idea and so easy to add a few spoonfuls to water to make “soup in a cup”.

  927. Amy Pautsch says:

    I would dehydrate nuts and apples.
    I pinned your Baking Powder Recipe

  928. Dani Faucher says:

    I’d like to try different meat jerky recipes, also to dry seasonal fruits with the dehydrator. as for your blog, am keen to try the raw lemon coconut macaroons.

  929. Lisa says:

    Granola for sure!

  930. Sarah B. says:

    I would love to make fruit leather to start and eventually make almond burgers. :)

  931. C. DeLira says:

    I would love to make banana chips and jerky — one of the few things my very picky son will eat!

  932. Stephanie Ann says:

    I’d love to make fruit leather, i think I’d like it a lot!

  933. Elizabeth S. says:

    I pinned “When Should My Baby Start Solids?”

  934. Dianne says:

    Apples and bananas first, then experiment!

  935. Dawn Osborne says:

    I actually love to make apple chips and jerky but my friend and I share a dehydrator and she is way more organized than I am and she uses it more than I do….. would be great if we both had one!

  936. Apple says:

    Peach fruit leather like my Grandma used to make for us as kids!

  937. Kendra says:

    Fruit roll ups:)

  938. Rebekah says:

    I would use it to make dried tomatoes, dried apples and berries, and all kinds of garden stuff dried and stored for winter!!

  939. Faith says:

    dried fruit! it’s one of my favorite treats, but it’s so expensive to buy and usually full of other things I don’t want.

  940. Bethany says:

    My favorite post has been “The Real Cause of Morning Sickness” so that is what I pinned :)

  941. Debbie says:

    I want to make jerky and have it to dry my vegetables from my garden next summer

  942. Nicole says:

    Beef Jerky from grass fed cows

  943. Dawn says:

    I pinned Cultured Apricot Fruit Leather! :)

  944. Morgan says:

    I’d use it to dry all the things!!!

  945. Kristine says:

    I would make many kinds of dried fruit. Apples bananas and strawberries to start with.

  946. Momma J says:

    I’d LOVE to try to preserve more of my garden…..dried tomatoes, beans, hot peppers, etc. Plus ALL the fruit!! What fun!!

  947. susan says:

    i want to try all the recipes!!! thanks for the chance to win this great item!!!

  948. Kimberly says:

    I would make beef jerky

  949. Jennifer says:

    I pinned the marshmallow. Would LOVE to make these for my kids who haven’t had the joy of marshmallows yet since I can’t bring myself to feed them the store bought ones.

  950. Stephanie says:

    Dried fruit for my son!

  951. Pam says:

    I would dehydrate mushrooms,tomatoes,peppers,zuchinni,cucumbers,carrots,celery,onions and make fruit leathers. I love to dehydrate. I have old ronco dehydrators. So I would be estatic with a new excaliber. Thank you for hving this drawing. Hoping to win. But wishing everyone good luck.

  952. melanie knudsen says:

    Mmmm…dried apples and banana chips!

  953. I would love to try dehydrating our extra eggs in the spring! Our chickens do not lay well in the darker months and I usually resort to buying eggs in January and February, but giving them away by May.

  954. norma mccomas says:

    jerky!! thank you :) xo

  955. Vicki says:

    I am a novice at this stuff, but making yogurt in the excalibur dehydrator sounds like fun!

  956. Stephanie says:

    I pinned the Sour Gummy Stars recipe. I really want to make it, just need to convince my husband to let me spend $23 on gelatin, lol.

  957. Elisa Koranda says:

    Dehydrated pineapple!

  958. Crys Cook says:

    I will make fruit bars from the fruit pulp that remains after we use the juicer! (and then jerky) :)

  959. Barbara Kolander says:

    The first thing I might make with this awesome dehydrator is either dehydrated Kim Chi, or Cactus Jerky.. :)
    My fav post right now is the Real reasons for morning sickness. So many women think it’s normal and they jsut have to deal with it, when they could feel better by making sure they are eating right and not deficient in vitamins and minerals.

  960. Elizabeth says:

    I would first make dehydrated tomatoes!

  961. Julie says:

    Dried fruit for my son. :)

  962. Dana says:

    Fruit roll ups!

  963. carrie says:

    I will throw out my broken one and make beautiful raw crackers and breads

  964. Sophia says:

    I would use the dehydrator for all kinds of fruit and tomatoes for sure. My favorite post is the DIY sunscreen.

  965. Kimberly Senior says:

    Apple rings and/or sweet potato chips!

  966. Andrea says:

    Pinned: 7 Causes of Diaper Rash and How to Treat Them Naturally!

  967. Angela A says:

    Beef Jerky!

  968. Mary M. says:

    I posted the Caring for Cast Iron

  969. Leann L says:

    I would make some yummy fruit leather & maybe some beef jerky.

  970. Mary says:

    I’d definitely dehydrate pineapple – my favorite!!!

  971. Angela says:

    First thing I’d make is dried pineapple! My SIL makes it, but she doesn’t live close enough for me to get it very often! :)

  972. Cecily Frank says:

    I want to make Kale Chips galore!

  973. Kaely says:

    I’ll make fruit and veggie “chips”

  974. Cathy says:

    I chose the oil cleansing. There are so many I love, hard to choose.

  975. Melanie says:

    Definitely kale chips! And I pinned The Oil Cleansing Method! :)

  976. Heather Bee says:

    I would like to dry some herbs and then some apples for kids’ lunches. This is a gorgeous appliance!

  977. Michelle C says:

    dry my sprouts for flour, dry herbs and make fruit leather ;)

  978. Richelle says:

    For sure some venison jerky and dried tomatoes. Yum!

  979. sarahg says:

    Are you kidding me? Crackers, crispy nuts, fruit leather, jerky…the list goes on and on! I am pregnant with my first child and plan on making lots of yummy kid snacks! :)

  980. April Tvinnereim says:

    Apple rings, banana chips , fruit leather and beef jerky. ;) Something for everyone.

  981. Chelsea says:

    Fruit leather or granola!

  982. Brooke says:

    I would make beef jerky for my hubs and fruit leather for me and the girls. I have been checking Craig’s list for these and never find them.

  983. Rachel says:

    I have a cheap dehydrator which gets the job done, but it would be really nice to not have to line my trays with parchment paper to ensure my grains don’t slip down the holes.

  984. Dawnette says:

    I would try almonds first and then spices.

  985. Cinde says:

    I pinned about Oil Cleansing.

  986. Brooke says:

    I pinned the DIY sunscreen. I would love to make this!

  987. Catherine Gabowicz says:

    Beef Jerky!! :3

  988. Would love to win this to encapsulate placentas!

  989. I would also love to make some healthy snacks for my three kiddos!

  990. Catherine Gabowicz says:

    I pinned the article “Real Food on a Budget: 25 Tips to Make Eating Healthy Affordable” its awesome! :)

  991. Loree says:

    I pinned 25 tips for Real Food on a Budget!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I can’t wait to win to dry my almond and coconut flours that we are wanting to start making from scratch!

  992. Emma says:

    herbs, fruits, nuts… dry everything!

  993. Susan says:

    Pinned affordable healthy eating tips. Thanks

  994. Angela G says:

    Placenta jerky!! Just kidding. Kinda. I would love this to start my placenta encapsulating business!

  995. SaraLM says:

    Totally dehydrate pumkin from my garden

  996. holley smith says:

    If I win my first thing to try out would be something simple, banana chips, LOL!!!! ;)

  997. Parker says:

    Healthy Sour Gummy Stars =)

  998. Emily says:

    boring delicious banana chips, if I win. :D