Win an Excalibur Dehydrator from Pantry Paratus!


It’s giveaway week here at The Prairie Homestead, and today is the Grand Finale!

So far you’ve had a chance to enter giveaways for:

I’ve been waiting all week to announce today’s prize… It’s valued at $269.99 and is the biggest single item we’ve ever given away here at The Prairie Homestead.

*drumroll please*

A 9-Tray Excalibur dehydrator from Pantry Paratus!


Pantry Paratus is a long-time sponsor of The Prairie Homestead, and for good reason– they carry everything the modern-day homesteader needs to create quality homemade food from scratch.

From their Berkey Water Filters, to canning supplies, to grain mills, to cheese making equipment, they have got you covered!

I purchased my All-American Pressure Canner (one of the loves of my life…) from Pantry Paratus this summer, and I have used it non-stop ever since!

Current Specials:

Pantry Paratus has some spectacular specials happening right now!

silicone honey dipper2

First off, get a free silicone honey dipper with any purchase of $30 or more! (Good for now through March 8th.)

Simply put the honey dipper in your shopping cart & and use the coupon code: giveaway
You can also get free shipping on all Frontier Spices, as well as $1.25 off of every box of Tattler Reusable Canning Lids.

I’m willing to bet that many of you are already quite familiar with Excalibur dehydrators— they are the cream-of-the-crop when it comes to dehydrating equipment.


Features of the 9-Tray Excalibur ($269.99 value):

  • 1 year warranty
  • 15 square feet of drying space (!)
  • Free copy of the Preserve it Naturally book
  • An adjustable thermostat (85-155 degrees)
  • 7″ fan, 600watts, 110V, 60Hz
  • Choice of white or black

You can dry everything from jerky, to fruits/veggies, to yogurt, and herbs in this baby– the sky is the limit!

Every homesteader needs a dehydrator, and here is your chance to win one!

One lucky reader will win a 9-tray Excalibur Dehydrator (your choice of black or white).

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter:

(If you are reading this post via email, you will need to click through to the actual blog in order to see the widget.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Comments left on this post do NOT count as entries.

Giveaway ends March 1st, 2013 at midnight.

Winner will be chosen at random, contacted via email, and announced here on this post.

Fine print stuff: Contest open to anyone 18 years of age and older. No purchase necessary to win. One winner will be chosen at random.

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  1. Theresa says

    I love your blog and your free e books. What a cool idea to have prizes! thank you and keep up the wonderful work you are doing. I

  2. Jen says

    I just wanted to tell you how glad I am that you have this company as a sponsor. After checking them out, I began to research Tattler lids a little more. I’ve heard of them, but I just didn’t know much about them. Once I found out that they are bpa free (while regular lids aren’t), I decided that those are on the list to purchase soon!

    Anyway, this place has all sorts of goodies I want! 😉

  3. j says

    Having recently decided to try change a major part our lifestyle to raw organic vegan for multiple health issue (both myself and my two children) I would very much appreciate this dehydrator. I think this would be a constant use item. Thanks for the wonderful opportunity figures crossed and good luck to all who enter! :)

  4. Ted says

    Here’s a tip to the eventual winner of the dehydrator: If you want to dehydrate garlic, you might want to do it somewhere other than your kitchen — or your entire house for that matter. Ha! BTDT. Use an outbuilding if possible.

  5. says

    I’vehad my eye on this dehydrator for awhile now! Love it. Question: I get “The Prairie Homestead” via email which I thought was the same as feed burner but I wasn’t sure. My brain is no functiong today and I can’t figure out how to sign up under the feed burner thing. Anyone wanna help me out?

    • Jill says

      It’s technically the same thing Hannah– feedburner allows you to sign up as a subscriber through a reader or via email updates. :)

  6. Cheeryshirley says

    We have so wanted an Excaliber but it was needing to wait on the back burner for a while…hoping, hoping! :) Thank you so much for offering this contest! Cheeryshirley

  7. susy b says

    wow!!!! what a giveaway. truly, saved the best fro last huh. theyre all good, but who doesnt NEED one of the babies. i surely do!!!! thank you so very much. good luck everyone:)

  8. Billi Cummings says

    A luxury to die for! Been using my oven to dehydrate. I t would be wonderful to learn how to do the real thing!

  9. says

    I have heard so much about these–I totally want one! :)
    Thanks for the great giveaway! Have a great day! I always enjoy your blog…

  10. deana says

    Oh be great to win one of these. I have been asking for one for years but so far nothing. Be great to finally make my own fruit roll ups for my grandkids, beef jerky for the guys in my family, and dry some herbs for some nice sachets for the women in the family as well.

  11. Aprilshowers67 says

    I’m excited about this one! I’ve been using my toaster oven as my dehydrator. Maybe I can win a real one!! :-)

  12. Cyndi Davis says

    COOL! This would be great to have. I love to make jerky but my dehydrator kicked it.
    I would love this machine! Thanks for the opportunity

  13. Helen B says

    This is awesome! Have been watching yardsales for one! We are really getting nto “prepping”
    and thanks for all your info!

    • Jill says

      No, you should still be able to see the widget, even if you’ve already entered. YOu might check back in a bit– Rafflecopter has hiccups sometimes.

  14. Angela says

    Your blog never ceases to amaze me! Thank you so much for giving us all the opportunities to win stuff. As a lady on a budget any chance at free makes me happy :) Thank you for the wonderful information you provide to the blogverse daily.

    Cheers from snowy upstate New York!

  15. Dyanne Spease says

    I’m so excited!! It’s almost time for the winner to be announced for the dehydrator. I so can’t wait to make my first batch of bread and crackers! (Positive thinking)

  16. Sweetpsalms says

    I have NO idea how I accidentally pinned it 5 times. I entered the url for one of them though.

    Call, me silly, but I had never thought about using a dehydrator for ART PROJECTS! I saw they had that idea listed on their website, and immediately thought, “oh yeah!!! No more drying my work on makeshift screens in the sunshine for me! Yay!” (Actually, I “ghetto-rigged” it. I use fine mesh netting over chicken wire. LOL!) As an artist, this would help me immensely! It’s such a pain to have to wait to dry work on days only when it’s sunny, hot, and NOT windy! And then using chicken wire can cause ripples. Ugh! Such an annoyance! But, I have to work within my budget… 😀

    Even if I don’t have the utter joy of winning this delight, i’m going to put this on my “wishlist” for the future! Thank you, JESUS! :)

  17. Sarah Schneider says

    I am so excited about this giveaway! Thank you so much for sharing Pantry Paratus! We are planning to buy some storage supplies it hour refund this year, so it is perfect timing for such a great resource!! Thank you!!!

  18. Nicole Hale says

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway! I’m trying to place an order with Pantry Paratus, but your discount code of “giveaway” keeps coming up “not valid”. HELP!

    • says

      Hmmm— I tested it this morning, and it was working. You need to have a minimum order of $30 in your care in order for the code to apply. Let me know if you are still having trouble!