Nesco FD-75A Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator Review

Do you need a sleek dehydrator with a contemporary design that dries food in hours and not days? Do you want a dehydrator that comes with a tough exterior which blocks harmful light?

Nesco/American Harvest is a leading brand that has been manufacturing food dehydrators for the last 30 years. They are fitted with patented technology which is exclusive to the brand.

For starters, the Nesco Snackmaster FD-75A Pro Food Dehydrator comes with an adjustable thermostat. This allows you to dehydrate different foods, for example, beef jerky, turkey jerky, fish jerky, venison jerky, fruits, and vegetables.

It also allows you to dry tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, soup mixes, banana chips, homemade yogurt and trail mix. The thermostat has a temperature range of 95°F to 160°F. This provides flexibility, producing the best drying results.

It is fitted with a new powerful top-mounted fan which has 600 watts of drying power; this can generate maximum speed allowing for dehydrating of foods with high-quality results. The fan works together with the Coverga-Flow system which is a patented technology, used to promote fast-drying times for foods.

What you need to note is that there are factors that affect drying times for each food, including the type of food, amount, thickness, evenness of slices, humidity, temperature, altitude, and percentage of water in the food.

The unit is expandable as it comes with 5 trays. The manufacturer allows for the expansion of up to 12 trays which means more food can be dehydrated.

You can finally prepare fruit rolls which are a favorite snack for many people; since it’s chewy like jerky, it is made from pureed fresh fruit that is dried and rolled into a snack; they are easy to make.

You can also prepare homemade jerky which is less expensive than jerky slices or sticks bought at the store. Since it’s a favorite snack for school, it provides protein to the body.

Did you know that natural light is harmful to food as it destroys its nutritional content? Nesco American Harvest engineers have taken this into account.

The unit is designed with an opaque Vita-Save exterior which blocks harmful light. This helps to prevent the destruction of nutritional content for food being dehydrated.

Features

  • Has 5 drying trays
  • Available in white
  • Has an adjustable thermostat
  • Comes with a powerful top mounted 600-watt fan
  • Weighs 7.8 pounds.
  • Product dimensions: 13.8” by 22.1” by 13.9”

Pros

  • It’s fitted with a top-mounted fan that generates 600 watts of drying power
  • Comes with the Coverga-Flow system that improves drying times
  • Has an adjustable thermostat that enables you to dry different foods at proper temperature
  • It’s fitted with an opaque Vita-Save exterior which blocks harmful light. This preserves the nutritional content of food
  • Can be used to dehydrate a wide range of foods from meat, fruits, and vegetables

Cons

  • The trays may warp if exposed to high temperature
  • There is limited information regarding the components of the unit being dishwasher safe

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Verdict

If you are looking for a unit that comes with an opaque Vita-Save exterior which helps to block harmful light, then you need to go for the Nesco FD-75A Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator. It is fitted with a top mounted powerful 700-watt fan that helps to improve drying times.

It generates maximum speed, thus improving the quality of your dried food. This helps to dry foods in hours instead of days, which is common with other models. It comes with 5 trays which can be expanded to 12 trays, allowing you to dehydrate a wide range of foods.

The adjustable thermostat has easy to use controls plus it has a temperature range of 95 F to 160°F; this provides flexibility producing the best drying times. Some of the foods you can dehydrate include fruit rolls, vegetables, meat, fish, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices and dried flowers used to make potpourri.

Nesco FD-75A Snackmaster Pro Review

 

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