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Nesco Food Dehydrator

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From Facebook Fan Kelly ... I think I am naming her Joan. My dehydrator is big and loud..... Kinda like Joan Rivers (big as in busty, not as in fat). Like Joan Rivers, she gets the job done.... So Joan it is ;) IJS haha

From Facebook Fan Kelly ... I think I am naming her Joan. My dehydrator is big and loud..... Kinda like Joan Rivers (big as in busty, not as in fat). Like Joan Rivers, she gets the job done.... So Joan it is ;) IJS haha

From Facebook Fan Kelly ... I think I am naming her Joan. My dehydrator is big and loud..... Kinda like Joan Rivers (big as in busty, not as in fat). Like Joan Rivers, she gets the job done.... So Joan it is ;) IJS haha

Nesco Food Dehydrator is one of the leading names in food dehydration and has been for more than 30 years. The brand makes use of technology that has been patented and proven to dry foods quicker and more evenly than other models.

Nesco Dehydrators do not require any tray rotation because of the Converge-a-Flow technology used to evenly dry food. This circulates the air and then the air is forced out across the trays in a horizontal direction. This also helps to not mix the flavoring of different foods.

Nesco’s are suitable for both beginners and those who have been dehydrating food for years, and no matter what the food to be dried the Nesco range of food dehydrators can handle it.

There are a wide range of Nesco Dehydrators to choose from.

The FD-1020 Gardenmaster Digital Pro Food Dehydrator comes with 5 trays and up to 20 trays can be added. This model comes complete with a 52-page recipe and instruction book, 1 solid sheet, 1 mesh sheet, and 1 packet jerky spice to make great tasting beef jerky or venison jerky. There is also a digital timer that is programmable for up to 48 hours.

The FD-28JX Jerky Xpress Food Dehydrator is a fixed temperature dehydrator and comes with 4, 13 1/2" in diameter trays, A jerky gun with 3 tips and 4 spice and cure packs.

The FD-39 Food Dehydrator comes with a clear top and 4, 13 1/2" in diameter clear trays and can be expanded with up to 7 trays.

The FD-75PR Snackmaster Pro 700 Watt Food Dehydrator comes with 5 trays and is expandable to 12. There is an adjustable thermostat that allows you to dry different foods using the proper temperature.

The FD-37 Food Dehydrator comes with four speckled 13 1/2" in diameter trays and is expandable up to 7 trays.

The FD-1010 Gardenmaster Pro Food Dehydrator is a massive dehydrator, it comes with 5 trays, but is expandable to 30! The unit is capable of drying in hours, now days.

The FD-60 Snackmaster® Express Food Dehydrator is perfect for simple snacks and comes with 4, 13 1/2" in diameter trays, 1 fruit roll sheet and 2 original jerky spice packs.

The FD-80 Snackmaster® Square Dehydrator & Jerky Maker comes with 4 square trays and is expandable up to 8 trays. This unit also has an adjustable thermostat.

The FD-35 Snackmaster® Entr'ee Food Dehydrator is another small, yet very efficient dehydrator. It comes with 5 trays and can be expanded up to 7.

The FD-61 Snackmaster® Encore Food Dehydrator comes with 4, 13 1/2" in diameter trays and is expandable up to 12 trays.

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by: Jeri

I am getting the NESCO/American Harvest Food Dehydrator
I will be dehydrating pumpkin puree

Dont Have to Be Costly
by: MAF

Have Loved Dehydrating food for Years (HATE waste) I got my Nesco Dehydrator last year when a friend needed to borrow my old dehydrator. She wasn't sure if she would use it often enough to make the investment so I Lent her Mine.

I'd been happy with it except that its fan was on the bottom so as things dried or dripped before they dried it ran into the fan and was hard to clean.

While she had it I ran across a Nesco in a Flea Market for $12 And the fan was on the top so no dripping problem. Only trouble is no temp control. But I can live with out that . I can still expand it so when my friend found she loved dehydrating as much as I do I told her to keep my old one.

I even dehydrate commercial products that I can no longer use in a singe meal for my family (Empty nesters) Such as our favorite spaghetti , sauce. We might use a half jar. Every time I stuck it in the fridge it was spoiled before we could spaghetti. again.

Just measure, I write down this amount, dehydrate until crispy, and grind into powder. When ready to use just add enough H20 to equal the original volume and it's ready in about the same time as Hamburger Helper.

Hope this helps get you thinking of all the other type things you use that you can dehydrate and then share the wealth of knowledge thats out there just waiting to be spread.

Nesco professional
by: Anonymous

Mine is round with heat/fan in top. I do sometimes rearrange trays to get things to dry more evenly. I like mine but wish it had a fan only setting since I often use it outdoors in summer to keep the house cooler. I like that extra accessories are easily available through Amazon and it is plenty of dehydrator for me.

Best of the Best
by: Christine

Nesco is the best! I dehydrate all year, farmers market has specials whether mushrooms, celery onion or squash, I grab them and dehydrate them. The Nesco is fast and efficient. I highly recommend it to all my friends I have the 700 watts and it is the greatest ever. Will be trying Jerky this year had to many veggies to spare the time for jerky last year but will this year. In North Carolina with so much humidity certain items take a bit longer, but in the winter makes good for added heat and things dry fast! I have just finished 4 bags of yellow squash (sale items 99cents a bag) in less then a couple of hours they were done. Having sliced them with a mandolin it only took 5 minutes to set 5 trays up. Nice!

Love my Nesco Dehydrator
by: Supernana

I love my dehydrator. I use it several times a week now. Gardening everyday, canning, dehydrating and freezing. Do all this is one of my passions. Dehydrating and making so many things from the dry ed things, rubs, spices, snacks, veggies for later, the list could go on and on. Thanks Nesco

Old Faithful Nesco Snackmaster
by: Anonymous

I've been using mine for over 20 years. Often run it with 12 trays (the max recommended). I have enough save a screens to use one in each tray which I nearly always do. Makes removal and cleaning easier. I also have a bunch of fruit role up trays which I usually use for jerky making. If I dehydrate drippy things, like tomatoes, I put a roll up in the bottom tray to keep drips off the top of the dehydrator itself. Love mine, and it is still going strong after a lot of use. The only time I've had a problem with trays melting is when I put the two part ones in the dishwasher. Definitely recommend hand washing.

melted trays
by: Anonymous

I had 2 of these they both quit at the same time and melted the trays 1 was only a year old was very sad about this other was 2 yrs old and I didn't have them on high either only on veggie 135

A Nesco FD-80
by: Anonymous

I own a Nesco FD-80 and I love it. It is the first I have owned with the fan. crispy banana chips take 3 days, but they are perfect for grinding .
I recommend it to everyone that asks.

FD1010 Gardenmaster
by: Dawn

I LOVE this dehydrator! I actually have and use all 30 trays. When using that many trays, it does take longer to dehydrate, but worth it. Drying time for 5-7 trays is a snap and super fast!

like my Nesco
by: Anonymous

I have the square Nesco 80 and I have been happy with it.. I have done many batches of vegetables, apples and other fruits I would love to have the excaliber, but didn't want to spend the $$$ for something that I wasn't sure that I was going to like... I found this Nesco at a good price, and have since bought 4 more trays. I will someday get that excaliber, but will continue to use my Nesco until it dies..

FD 60 Snackmaster
by: Jan

I have the FD 60, and have added two extra trays, plus have four fruit leather trays, and four clean screens for when I am drying small fruits like elderberries or smaller herbs. It does a fantastic job, is slightly noisy, but I don't mind. I actually love the hum, to remind me to do some checking occasionally. I've dried tons of different fruits and veggies, made some mistakes, learned from them, and keep on trying! It certainly gets a workout during garden season, and in the winter, we love making fruit leathers from seasonal fruits of summer, thawed, pureed and mixed with applesauce. Nothing better!

I just got this one...
by: Susan

A Nesco FD-80. It's the square one and I've only dehydrated a full load of peppers. It took longer than I anticipated...but I think the main problem was that I set it outside (very humid East Texas) and when I had been running about 15 hours decided that I was trying to dehydrate the whole of my yard (lol). I brought it in the house....and could tell it was doing a much more efficient job. I am very pleased with this product. We have all kinds of plans for it. Today I am dehydrating almonds...and as soon as I get the shipment of fruit leather trays...we'll start on that. My grandkids can't wait.

non adjustable temps
by: Anonymous

My gardenmaster with adjustable temperature control is wonderful. As a backup I bought a snackmaster/jerky maker which has a fixed temperature. The fixed temperature is not a good deal unless you have tie to constantly check your produce you are trying to dry. Otherwise it will burn/brown your vegetables if left on too long.

Nesco food dehydrator
by: Anonymous

i have the Fd 61 and i think it is the best thing since sliced bread i am now up to 10 trays and it works wonderfully this years garden was much more productive than most years and i have had the poor machine running almost 24/7 for the last 3 weeks and not a lick of problems. i would definitely recommend it to any one of my many friends ... as i already have cant wait until next year im going to try many other fruits and veggies look out farmers market here i come

by: Melanie

I have the Nesco FD 37 and I really like it. I use it for fruits, vegetables and some herbs. It dries quickly and evenly but isn't terribly quiet - though that is a bit of a bonus to keep me from forgetting I'm using it!
I've purchased the optional fruit leather trays and though my first attempt was not the greatest I do plan to try them again.

Nesco FD 80
by: Elaine

I have the Nesco FD 80 Square dehydrator and I love it. I especially love the shape.
This machine is very quiet. Sometimes I don't even realize that it is running until you are right next to it.
I have used it to make some doggie treats like plain dried sweet potato and slices of banana.
Now that the garden is almost finished, I am drying herbs.
I had looked at lots of other brands and models before choosing this one and I know I made the best choice for my needs.

NESCO Dehydrator
by: Jessica

I have an FD 75 PR Nesco food dehydrator.

I love it! I am still learning how to use it, but it is lots of fun, and I am enjoying eating healthier because of it.

I can't wait to do all the summer snacks and treats I can make with it...dying to do a watermelon!

So far so good, and I think I am about the only person in Korea dehydrating their own fruits and veggies. Most people around here just buy stuff already dried.

It is a blast and I love discovering what I can do with it!

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