For the love of Dehydration! WIN an Excalibur Dehydrator!

For the love of Dehydration! WIN an Excalibur Dehydrator! Entries open from Feb 14th - 28th. GOOD LUCK! (I totally want to go make some kale chips...)

Enter to win you own 5 tray Excalibur Dehydrator!

This giveaway is open to everyone, but the Excalibur Dehydrator will only be shipped to U.S. or Canadian residents. Winners who live outside of these areas will receive an Amazon gift card in the amount of the item in USD.

The giveaway runs from February 14th – 28th (PST) so get in quick!




1. Click to take a closer look at the Excalibur Dehydrator and check out the terrific features! 
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2. Subscribe to  The Urban Ecolife’s newsletter by entering your email address below.

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3. Complete the mandatory skill question.  (As presented in the Rafflecopter widget below.)


4. Leave a blog comment letting us know what you would make first with the Dehydrator! (I’d totally make vegetable chips and jerky!)


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You can earn extra entries by following the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below.

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Note: If you cannot see the Rafflecopter widget, click here to see the widget and enter now.
 A winner will be chosen via We will announce the lucky winner on February 28th, 2013. The winner will have 48 hours to contact (emily at theurbanecolife dot com) with his/her full name, address, and phone number. There is no purchase necessary to win. This giveaway is open to everyone, but the Excalibur Dehydrator will only be shipped to U.S. or Canadian residents. Winners who live outside of these areas will receive an Amazon gift card in the amount of the dehydrator.

 Best of luck!

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  • Valerie F

    Goals are to go Gluten & Dairy-free. Heal my gut! Change our lifestyle! Make homemade ferments! lots more… dehydrator would be AWESOME!!

  • Karen

    Probably crackers but…..jerkey……mmmmmmm, jerkey!

  • Katie H.

    My 2014 goal is to build my soap making business.

  • Chloe

    My goals are to get back in shape (lose extra weight and run a 10k), and to save up enough money to move to Germany

  • Kristi @The Mind to Homestead

    My goals are to use my dehydrator much much more—that being said, the goal would be met much more easily if I won this dehydrator! Mine is a cheapie and I wouldn’t mind replacing it with one of these gems!

  • Angela Young

    Jerky, dried fruit, veggie chips and fruit leather!

  • Angela Young

    Just curious why there isn’t an entry for liking The Urban Ecolife on Facebook?

  • / Emily Uebergang

    Hey Angela!

    The Rafflecopter widget we are using to take entries limits us to how many entry avenues we can use. So I’ve personally opted for Pinterest simply because I’m a HUGE fan of it :-)

  • Loren

    Apple Rings, Kale Chips, Green Beans and then Jerky… in that ORDER! I’ve absolutely always wanted one but it’s out of my budget ..leck be a lady (or a jerky) tonight@

  • Ashley

    I would love to make apple chips. My best friend makes them and I am in love!



  • Miranda

    I would love to recovery from my injury and start running again

  • deaconsbench

    canning and drying for 2014

  • Kaleena

    2014 goals: get published, manage time better, and eat healthier!

  • Cindy Cole

    I will be doing endurance trail riding with my horse Cory She is 8 yrs old I will be 52 in June. It will be a first for both of us. Endurance trail riding (for those who don’t know) is were you ride your horse out on the trails, you do ether 25 miles in 6 hours or 50 miles in 12 hours theres also 100 mile ones. I would make dried fruit and veggies for me to munch on while I ride and horse treats for my mare.

  • / Emily Uebergang

    That’s really cool! My cousin breeds and breaks in horses back home in Australia. Must be an awesome experience being out on the trail all day! Good luck :-)

  • / Emily Uebergang

    Exciting! What are working towards having published?

  • / Emily Uebergang

    Yes! These things are amazing. Sprinkled with cinnamon… heaven!

  • / Emily Uebergang

    All of the above! *drool*

  • / Emily Uebergang

    Totally hearing you. These guys are like the Ferrari of Dehydrators. Good luck!

  • / Emily Uebergang

    Awesome Katie! Well definitely good luck then :-)

  • / Emily Uebergang

    Oh yes… YES!

  • Katrina

    I would totally make dried broccolli for snacks! My goals for 2014 are to try making homemade dairy/soy -free milk!

  • christina p

    I would like to eat healthier.

  • christina p

    I would make jerky!

  • Karen Wood

    My main goal is to move out of apartment to a house with a yard so I can grow a whole garden instead of a dinky partial one.

  • Vicky C.

    I want to increase my pantry and storage this year. I have been buying canning supplies and I need a dehydrator very badly. It’s a slow process of getting the equipment but I’m determined! Thanks for the chance to win this!

  • / Emily Uebergang

    It is a big job isn’t it!

  • Martha

    I would make grain free crackers and pizza crust.

  • Joel

    I would make antelope jerky all the time. As for 2014, losing weight and becoming healthy is a must.

  • Georgette Helton

    lose another 25 pounds

  • Ruby

    My goals are to write three ebooks – two on frugal living and one on living well with chronic illness.

  • Joanne Keith

    My goals are to grow more use less and start raising chickens this year!

  • / Emily Uebergang

    Antelope Jerky sounds awesome! My friend I’m staying with has a neighbor who kindly gifted us some the other week… I’m all over this!

  • / Emily Uebergang

    Pizza Crust… why didn’t I think of this!

  • Bev Dixon

    My goal for the year is to continue to eat cleaner, can, freeze, and dehydrate more from my garden or local organic farmers.

  • Annette Knupp

    I’d love to dehydrate herbs for my kitchen and to make herbal remedies.

  • Mary Beth Elderton

    Our goal is actually a continuation–to make progress towards only eating whole foods made from scratch at home.

  • Sheryl Cheingthong-Simpson

    I would like to try apple slices first.

  • Sheryl Cheingthong-Simpson

    Goals are to work on food preservation and changing over to a “real food” diet.

  • Maureen

    I would dehydrate fruit first ♥

  • https://fb Nancy Tindall

    I really need a big dehydrator. Mines small & I borrow when I have alot to dry.

  • Dorothy Teel

    Goals for 2014, to enjoy retirement, and make do with what we have and enjoy the grandchildren. Enjoy fresh tomatoes, and herbs from my garden and perhaps some cucumbers..

  • jessica

    my goals are to garden more and preserve it like crazy

  • Megan

    I have lots of goals for 2014, like growing my wellness coaching & natural childbirth business, as well as selling our house and paying for a tiny one with CASH! I have a new goal now though- Make a RAW cake-sized fiasco in a NEW dehydrator!

  • / Emily Uebergang

    That all sounds way too epic!! (Congrats) and good luck! :-)

  • Sarah

    I would love to use this to make tasty treats for my little boys.

  • Sarah

    My goal for 2014 is to figure out what is causing my son to have such problems with bloating so he can be comfortable and able to eat more regularly.

  • J. Rose Konungrinn

    This would be so awesome. I think the first thing I would try is jerky. I hunted the internet for organic jerky last summer, since it’s so hard to eat at my annual 1-2 week campout event (It’s actually got a food court, but I have multiple food allergies so that’s not so good for me.) It would be awesome to make my own stuff to take camping. :)

  • Karen D

    I keep trying to subscribe, but it keeps giving me an error. Can you please check on it for me? Thanks

  • / Emily Uebergang

    Hi Karen! I just checked on my end and you did manage to subscribe successfully so you’re all good to go :-)
    Thank you and more importantly, good luck!

  • / Emily Uebergang

    Good quality jerky is certainly hard to come by! Especially without all the artificial add-ins… good luck!

  • / Emily Uebergang

    Hi Sarah! Oh no, sorry to hear about your son. Have you tried something along the lines of an elimination diet with him? Common culprits are gluten, dairy and sugar, but it might be a good idea to go along to a holistic practitioner to see if he has other food intolerances causing this. Good luck all the same!

  • Amanda

    Would love to win this for soaking nuts and making dried fruit!

  • Arcelia

    my goals are to lose weight and become more organized so that cooking healthy meals for my family becomes easier.

  • Arcelia

    i would love to make fruit lathers for my kids! (: thanks for the opportunity!

  • Jessica

    My biggest goal for 2014 is to eat more raw foods–I just found out I am expecting our first child, and I am trying to incorporate fresh juices and lacto-fermented foods into our diet. I was blessed with a good juicer & food processor for Christmas, but want a dehydrator so badly so we can stock up on farmer’s market fruits and veggies and make raw, dehydrated chips and snacks and fruit leathers to eat healthier and save money! I love veggie chips and can’t eat commercial ones with vegetable oils.

  • Lori

    Dried veggies and Jerky

  • Monica G

    Stay on an exercise routine and further my education.

  • jinny

    My goals are to be happy, spend more time with my kids, be a loving partner, get into a better rhythm, make more of my own bread, get more organized, live life to the fullest!

  • Danielle

    I would make veggie chips and jerky for me and my dogs.

  • Misty Smith

    I would make
    apple chips!

  • Misty Smith

    My goals are to get better organized & prepare more healthy meals for my family :)

  • Judy M.

    My goal is to continue to be grain free and get more good veggies in my diet.

  • kelly

    My 2014 goals are to have a successful garden and cut my grocery bill down while eating healthier.

  • Kim

    Not sure what I would do first! There are so many things I would love to try! Jerky….nuts….seeds….fruit leather

  • Kim

    One of my goals for 2014 is to begin to properly prepare grains, nuts, seeds and beans. This dehydrator would sure help make that happen!

  • Linda

    would love the dehydrator for making Kale Chips and other goodies. I would like to try making jerky too but would probably start with kale and other veggies.

  • julia fugate

    I would start with apple rings, then kale chips.

  • Jessie

    I would love to make granola and crackers!

  • Brandy W

    Eat healthier is definitely a goal for 2014. I can’t wait to dehydrate fruits and veggies into healthy chips.

  • Erik Orton

    I’ve been doing an awful lot of dehydrated onions and garlic lately…..homemade powders for cooking…mmmmm!

  • Mary Beth Elderton

    ****Trying to subscribe to Urban Eco Life–get notice that says “too many subscribers.Try again.” So far I have been unsuccessful.

  • / Emily Uebergang

    Hi Mary Beth! I’ve manually signed you up and you’ve received the entry point so hope that’s ok. Not quite sure why it’s sending you that message because that’s not the case. Maybe it’s just having a lazy Sunday morning in bed and doesn’t want to be disturbed >_< Thank you and GOOD LUCK!

  • Kara

    My goals are heals my guts(and hopefully get rid of my new dairy intolerance!!) and get my family to eat real food! Thanks for this giveaway!

  • Tiffany

    My goals are to eat a more healthy real food diet!

  • Barbara

    I’d make dehydrated pineapple slices. Hubby loves those and the ones in the store are horrible…

  • Tracy S

    My goals for 2014 include eating cleaner and saving more

  • Jaime

    Dried fruit and veggies – my 11 month old loves to snack on it when we are on the go!

  • Lesslie

    My goals for 2014 are to work on my blog, my garden, build up my food and water storage, and to practice canning!

  • Darcy

    I would make fruit straps for my baby boy!!! Followed by some veggie chips for the whole fam!

  • Chrissy

    Goals for 2014 – Be Healthy in every aspect I can.

  • Shelby E.

    I have been drooling over this machine for years! I want to make kale chips ( and carrot chips) ! I have tried making them in the over but they are just not the same :( All my life I have had a bad problem with loving potato chips a little tooo much. Finding a healthier alternative to everything I can, is a big goal of mine. (p.s I found you because of your “NO POO!” blog entry. My goals for 2014 are to cut out all the GMO foods I can and be even more cautious of the food I am buying (learning the codes/big words the food industry disguises poison with…such as Dextrin, Dextrose,Saccharose ect.) Thank you for this opportunity to enter!

  • / Emily Uebergang

    That’s awesome Shelby! Thank you for sharing. So glad you found your way here :-)
    It’s great finding healthier alternatives and being able to make them yourself! If there’s any way I can help (obviously other than sending you the best of luck for this giveaway!), then don’t be shy to holla my way!

  • Andrea

    Goals are to perfect the Paleo lifestyle!
    I would make venison or elk jerky first with the dehydrator!

  • Deena

    My goals are to go grain free this year and cut out processed snacks! Thank you for this opportunity!

  • bella

    Thanks for that giveaway. Hopefully I ll win i, to make some healthy snacks for my kids.

  • Stacy

    My primary goal in 2014 is to continue to use “whole foods” to put my diabetes in remission and heal damage caused to my heart through my congestive heart failure diagnosis. Being able to dry my own grown foods will help promote this goal immensely!

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