Nesco American Harvest FD-61 Snackmaster Encore Dehydrator and Jerky Maker

List Price: $68.99

Our Price: $55.66

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Product Description

This convenient dehydrator makes great tasting, healthy snacks & jerky! Introducing the Snackmaster?? Encore???. It's Grey top and marbled design features 500 watts of drying power, and 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 top mounted fan eliminates the worry of liquids dripping into the the heating chamber!You can make delicious beef jerky, turkey jerky, fish jerky, trail mix, homemade yogurt, apple snacks, banana chips, dried soup mixes, dried tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, mangoes, papaya and other dried fruits at a fraction of the cost. Make dried herbs and spices; also make potpourri and dried flowers for any occasion.

  • 500 wats to dry faster
  • Adjustable Thermostat
  • Patented Converga-Flow action for fast drying
  • No need to rotate trays
  • Expandable to 12 trays

Customer Reviews:

  • This item pays for iteself within weeks
    I absolutely love my dehydrator. I received it as a gift for Christmas and I have already used it a dozen times. So far I've made beef jerky and venison jerky, and I've dried fruits, vegetables, and herbs. It has already paid for itself. There are 7 heat settings and a quick heating guide on the cover. It also comes with a how-to/cook book and jerky seasonings/cure. This is the perfect item for the cook who seems to have everything, plus, it can save you money....more info
  • Makes great jerky
    This is about as easy as it gets to make great jerky. The unit does not use a lot of electricity and is very consistant when timing foods for dehydration. We use it for jerky and dried fruits and they come out great. A word of caution though. Don't share with your friends. They will keep asking you to make more. ...more info
  • Great product
    I've been very pleased with this dehydrator and have found myself looking for opportunities to use it on a variety of fruits and vegetables. The recommended settings are pretty much right on as far as the correct temperatures; some experimentation may be necessary with high-moisture fruits such as pineapples but for the most part, just stock the trays, turn on, and a few hours later, enjoy....more info
  • I love it
    I purchased this dehydrator because I wanted to dry sweet potato slices for my dogs instead of buying them all the time and while it works wonderfully for that, I've found many more uses for it. I've kind of gone through a phase where I want to try drying all kinds of foods just to see how they'll turn out, and everything from applesauce leather to zucchini chips have come out absolutely delicious. The unit isn't too loud and is easy to clean. If you are looking for a dehydrator for your kitchen, I think you'll be happy with this....more info
  • Nesco dehydrator
    I had the old Ronco. It finally melted. This one is twice as fast because of fan. I feel my jerky turned out better. This unit has temp. control. I really like it. I would buy again....more info
  • great product
    I received this dehydrator for Christmas. I have only done bananas and apples so far, but the drying time is much faster than other dehydrators out there. I am impressed how quiet it is and that you can adjust the temperature. Cleaning is a breeze. Great product....more info
  • works like a charm & so much fun to use!
    I bought this product because I am getting into raw foods. It works beautifully to dry fruits and vegetables. I have done apples, pears, mango, bananas, strawberries and pineapple. The dried watermelon and cantaloupe are the best, as they taste like candy! It also does a nice job on flax crackers. I would suggest rotating the trays mid-way, since the top and bottom trays seem to dry more quickly. ...more info
  • Great product
    I ordered this for my husband to make jerky. It has been great. I received everything in the box just as the ad stated. Fairly quiet operation. Jerky is done in 31/2 to 4 hours. Highly recommend....more info
  • Great for Jerky!
    I recently purchased this because I make Venison jerky. It was quick however I have to agree with one review on here! Be careful about the temp settings cause my jerky came out as crunchy as potato chips!! That is the only reason I did not give it five stars!...more info
    This dehydrator is top notch for the money. I read the reviews, making note of people wanting timers, time tables in the instruction manual being incorrect and one that states they didn't like the hole in the middle, huh? That's where the fan blows hot air downward. As far as a timer and the manual being off on time tables, let me point out you don't need a timer and you don't want to rely on one. This dehydrator doesn't take days to finish, so if you have to leave the house or go to bed..unplug it. Use it when you can check on the progress. It's not a Crock Pot. As far as the time tables being off, take into consideration that people cut their foods into different thickness and a quarter inch differs from eye to eye. Humidity levels are different place to place and so many different factors are in play. So the time tables are only a guide and not the law. That's why you DON'T want to use a timer. This product can also be used WITHOUT electricity. Take the top motor off, cover the top of the trays with clear or black plastic and set in the sun. It's a great product and a good buy,
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  • Much better than the Ronco.
    The dehydrator itself is far superior to others in its price range.

    I wouldn't use the temperature settings that they suggest for jerky again though. The Jerky was kind of crunchy. I made another batch at the lowest setting and it's perfect. You are, after all, dehydrating, not cooking. ...more info
  • awesome jerky maker
    I bought this dehydrator for my son's 26th birthday--he's been keeping us in jerky every since. Works great. ...more info


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