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Nesco FD-60 Snackmaster Express Food Dehydrator, 4-Trays
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- 500-watt 4-tray food dehydrator dries in hours instead of days
- Top-mounted fan; adjustable thermostat from 95 to 155 degrees F
- Converga-Flow drying system; flavors don't mix; no need to rotate trays
- Includes fruit roll sheet and 2 original-flavor jerky spice and cure packets
- Measures approximately 13-1/2 by 13-1/2 by 9-4/5 inches
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Patented Converga-Flow drying system
NESCO/American Harvest has been the leader in food dehydrators for over 30 years! These units feature patented technologies that dry your food faster and more evenly than any of the competing models available, we know, because we've tried them all! Our Converge-a-Flow air flow assures even drying from top to bottom, without the tray rotation required by others.
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced "pro", making beef jerky, drying fruits, vegetables, herbs, or flowers, NESCO/American Harvest offers the best units available.
Nesco Snackmaster Express 4-Tray Food Dehydrator
The Snackmaster Express features 500 watts of drying power that generates maximum speed and quality for dehydrating fruits, vegetables, beef jerky, and venison jerky. Helps dry food in hours, not days like ordinary food dehydrators.
The adjustable thermostat allows you to dry different foods at proper temperature 95-155 Fahrenheit degrees, providing the flexibility to produce the best drying results.
The top-mounted fan prevents liquids from dripping into the heating chamber. Patented Converga-Flow drying system forces air down the exterior pressurized chamber, not through the trays, then air is forced horizontally across each individual tray, converging on the core for fast, even and nutritious drying. There is no flavor mixing and no need to rotate trays.
Top mounted fan and 500-watts of drying power generate maximum speed and quality for dehydrating fruits, vegetables, and jerky. Helps dry food in hours, not days like other food dehydrators. 2,100 RPM fan.
Comes with 4 trays; can operate with up to 12 trays. Drying pressure automatically adjusts to the number of trays in use.
FASTEST AND MOST EVENING DRYING DEHYDRATOR
Easy and economical way to make delicious fruit snacks, vegetables, herbs and beef jerky at home.
(95 degrees to 160 degrees)
Allows user to dry different foods at their proper temperatures.
PATENTED CONVERGA-FLOW DRYING SYSTEM
Provides even heat distribution, so no need for rotating trays. Flavors won't mix.
OPAQUE VITA-SAVE EXTERIOR
Helps block harmful light and retain vitamins and minerals. Because of the unique design of the patented Converga-Flow system of your NESCO/American Harvest dehydrator, you'll be surprised at how quickly most foods dry. Drying times may vary, depending on the type and amount of food, thickness and evenness of the slices, percentage of water in the food, humidity, temperature of air, altitude. Keep records to help you predict drying times for specific foods.
Fruits, fruit rolls and vegetables should be dried at 130 degree F to 140 degree F (55 degree C to 60 degree C). By drying foods in this temperature range you will minimize the loss of heat-sensitive vitamins A and C. All foods sweat when they begin to dry, the temperature may be set higher than 140 degree F (60 degree C) during the first couple of hours of drying. The actual temperature of the food will remain 15 degree F to 20 degree F (6o to 8o degree C) lower than the air temperature for the first couple of hours. Meats and fish should be dried on the highest temperature setting of your dehydrator. These temperatures also keep bacteria and other spoilage micro-organisms, common to meat and fish, to a minimum during the first stages of drying. Nuts and seeds are high in oil, and if higher temperatures are used, they will tend to become rancid, developing off flavors. The best temperature is from 90 degree F to 100 degree F (30 degree C to 40 degree C). Herbs and spices are most flavorful when they first open and should be harvested while very fresh, before they begin to blossom. Because the aromatic oils are very sensitive, temperatures should be 90 degree F to 100 degree F (30 degree C to 40 degree C) for drying. Take care not to load trays too heavily as this will prolong the drying time. Dried flowers, herbs and spices used for potpourri should be dried at temperatures ranging from 90 degree F to 100 degree F (30 degree C to 40 degree C) to maintain aroma and color.
DRYING FRUIT ROLLS
Fruit rolls are a favorite snack for young and old alike. It is a chewy fruit product made from pureed fresh fruit, which has been dried and rolled into snack sized pieces. Most fruits canned or frozen also combined with others. Some fruits, such as apples, are high in pectin and fiber, and have an excellent texture when dried. Use fresh fruit in season. You can also use slightly overripe fruits, irregularly shaped fruits, or slightly bruised fruits that would be unsuitable for canning or drying. Some fruits, such as citrus, should be used in combination with other fruits because they have so much liquid and very little pulp. If you find that a fruit is too runny, combine it with apple, applesauce or a similar fruit that will give it more substance. When fresh fruits are not available, canned fruits or frozen (either sweetened or un-sweetened) can be used. Simply drain the liquid, and pour the fruit into the blender. Applesauce can be taken directly from the container for wonderful fruit rolls.
Jerky is a favorite snack for school, lunch, on the trail or just about anywhere. It is made by seasoning lean, raw meat in a salt mixture, then drying it without cooking. The finished product is a protein-rich exercise in chewing and ever so delicious. Jerky also makes a savory broth base for soups and stews.
Jerky may be made from a variety of wild game meats, fish and poultry. Use filets of fish and the breast of chicken. You can make delicious jerky from ground meat, using the NESCO/American Harvest Jerky Works TM kit. It's best to use ground round or lean (or extra lean) meat. Season with NESCO/ Harvest Jerky seasoning mixes.
- 500 watts of drying power with top mounted fan
- Adjustable thermostat
- Dries food in hours, not days
- Precision drying for best quality
- No need for tray rotation
|Double Wall Converga-Flow||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Expandable to Levels/Trays||12||12||8||30||30||20|
|Includes Fruit Roll Up Sheet||1||2||No||1||8||1|
|Matched Accessory Model Numbers||LT-2W, LM-2-6, LSS-2-6||LT-2SG, LM-2-6, LSS-2-6||SQT-2, SLD-2-6, SQM-2-6||TR-2, MS-2-6, SLD-2-6||TR-2, MS-2-6, SLD-2-6, HP-9||TR-2, MS-2-6, SLD-2-6|
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|Item Dimensions||9.75 x 13.62 x 13.5 in||22.13 x 13.75 x 13.87 in||11 x 13 x 13 in||5.86 x 11.25 x 12.75 in||10.25 x 15.25 x 15.63 in||9.25 x 14.12 x 14.25 in|
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|Wattage||500 watts||—||500 watts||500||—||400 watts|
Today's consumers lead eco-aware lifestyles. That includes making nutritious foods and snacks with efforts towards sustainability. And they're doing it with powerful Nesco/American harvest dehydrators. Call them the "green" machines. Now you can save money by making your own jerky, dried fruits, vegetable, trail mix and more. It means that you are not buying those foods in-store, with packages that end up in the landfills. That is sustainability; perfect for the times. Nesco builds the world's fastest, most even drying dehydrators. The Nesco FD-60 snackmaster express is sleek, contemporary design featuring top mounted fan and 500-watt of drying power for maximum speed and quality in dehydrating fruits, vegetables and jerky. Helps dry food in hours - not days like ordinary food dehydrators. It's patented converge-flow drying system forces air down the exterior pressurized chamber (not through the trays). The hot air is forced horizontally across each individual tray, converging in the core for fast, even and nutritious drying. No flavor mixing and no need to rotate trays. The adjustable thermostat allows user to dry different foods at the proper temperatures. Thermostat range of 95-to-155-degree Fahrenheit provides the flexibility to produce the best drying results. With the opaque vita-save exterior that helps block harmful light which destroys nutritional content of food being dehydrated. The FD-60 is packed with 4 trays, but is expandable to 12 trays. Includes fruit roll sheet and 2 original flavor jerky spice and cure packets.
Top Customer Reviews
I dry/cook a variety of items in my dehydrator. Granola bars, fruit leather, jerky, dried fruit and veggies. I love that I can adjust the temperature. The fan makes it dry the foods much faster than my old Ronco brand unit.
Jerky takes about 9 hours, apples take about 12, fruit leather (at my house) is never consistent in drying time because I just pour in as much puree as I want without weighing or measuring. This is a way easier method for making fruit leather than using the oven.
I bought 4 extra trays and extra fruit roll inserts. I also have a silicone insert for each of my trays. I have never dried anything directly on the plastic tray so I don't know if the dried fruits/veggies come off easily.
I DO NOT recommend ever dehydrating onions or garlic. They are very cheap to buy already done. The smell is very hard to get out of your house and it seems to stay in the plastic forever.
I have many fond memories of being with my grandmother, drying or canning food that she grew in her garden. Then, we would eat from that same garden all winter. There is just something so satisfying about the whole process.
So when I started my own home garden and grew WAY MORE than we could eat before it went bad, I knew it was time to bite the bullet and get a dehydrator for the things I couldn't can.
I was a bit surprised at how much I can fit into this. Quite a bit as it turns out. So far I'v'e dried Strawberry chips, Apple Chips, Kale, celery, herbs, tomatoes, and fruit leather. I love it, and we use it at least once a month. It's a great way to either preserve your harvest, or to preserve food that you got a good deal on at the store. Not to mention, it's a great way of making healthy snacks!
Plus, I love that it has the settings clearly marked for what you are drying (fruits, herbs, meat, etc). The trays are also surprisingly easy to clean.
In fact, I love it so much i'm going to buy more trays for it so I can dry more at once!
Got it, it is very clean, and the motor and fan stay that way. It comes with two trays that for 'smaller' piece or making fruit skin rolls.
So far two flawless batches of Beef jerky using just plain Top round roast, and a bottle of commercial Teriyaki marinade, to get 2 lbs of Beef Steak strips jerky at about $20 per batch.
I also use this device to bake recording tapes which have experienced what is called sticky-shed syndrome. (Google it). I've been able to restore about 1,000 tapes which I have had since the early 70s which were unplayable and thought to have been lost for good. I also restored the master of a well known 70s musician, who also thought his works were lost. The FD-60 will hold 10" reels of tape. It's good to have one of these around the studio just in case you encounter the problem!
The quality of the device is excellent.