I had an old dehydrator previously that was just ok and took many hours to produce the required results.
This one has the old one beat hands down. It's built much better , is fairly quiet ,looks great and the results are marvelous.
I bought this mainly for making jerky for my dog due to the problems with commercial dog products from China causing illness and death. I have also used it for people jerky that is great.
This machine work like a charms in much less time than my old one.
I highly recommend it to anyone .
we purchased this product to dehydrate food for backpacking. So far, we have been very satisfied. We did have to purchase (separately) screens to set on top of trays to prevent smaller veggies from falling through the slots in the trays. We found the screens at our local Bed, Bath, and Beyond. They ordered the product and sent it to our home - free shipping. So far, so good!
I bought this to make sweet potato trears for our dogs. Our Golden Retriever puppy has severe allergies to fowl, and there are not very many treats I can buy that don't have chicken in them. Plus, I have to worry about where the treats are made. I've used my new dehydrator twice now. My sweet potato treats came out better the second time, but only because I sliced them thicker. Our pets love them, and it's a lot easier than baking treats. My next project is beef jerky for my husband. This was a great investment for our kitchen, especially since store-bought sweet potato treats are not cheap!
I love this product! It dries fruit and vegetables very quickly and is a very nice size. I only have the 4 trays it came with plus the solid piece for doing fruit roll ups but I would recommend getting a couple of additional trays if you do a lot of drying at once. The only thing I would add is an on/off switch in the unit. The unit needs to be plugged and unplugged to turn it on and off which is somewhat a hassle, especially since you can't see inside. The trays and the base are solid and not clear so protect what you are drying from the light which is fine. However, this requires that in order to see if the items are done you need to lift the top and without an on/off switch you have to unplug it to shut the power off. Otherwise this product is excellent and I got it for a great price on Overstocks!
I bought this to save money on dog treats and I know I will have no regrets. Used it for the first time last weekend and love it. Made chicken jerky for my dog and he was practically jumping on the counters to get some. Never had a food dehydrator before so have none to compare it to. You will not regret purchasing this, especially if you have a dog.
According to the manufacturer it works with USA voltage of 110/120. Thank you for shopping with us! Vicki Hoverstockcustomercare2 on May 21, 2014
Does it include the trays or are they purchased separately? Is there a fruit leather screen that can be purchased?auntie02 on Dec 12, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello auntie02, the Nesco American Harvest FD-61 Snackmaster Encore Dehydrator/ Jerky Maker includes 4 trays but can operate up to 12 trays. There are additional trays and screens that can be purchased. Hope this information was helpful. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 16, 2013
Where do I go to purchase more screens and trayssteph69york on May 7, 2014
Hello xtine77, we appreciate your inquiry. This item comes with (4) trays, but is expandable to (12) trays. We hope you have found this information helpful. Thank you for shopping with us. Have great day!overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 3, 2013
Hello, eem1963. Hope your day is going well. This item does come with a user manual that contains several recipes inside. Thank you for shopping with us and please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.
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