Nesco FD-1040 Gardenmaster Digital Pro Food Dehydrator

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    Nesco FD-1040 Gardenmaster Digital Pro Food Dehydrator
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    Dry fruit and vegetables, herbs and flowers, granola or strips of jerky in hours instead of days with this 1000-watt food dehydrator. Top mounted fan eliminates liquids dripping into the heater chamber. New digital timer is programmable for up to 48 hours


    ITEM#: 15359003

    Dry fruit and vegetables, herbs and flowers, granola or strips of jerky in hours instead of days with this 1000-watt food dehydrator. Top mounted fan eliminates liquids dripping into the heater chamber.

    • 1000 watts of drying power allows you to dry more, faster
    • Digital controls for easy use
    • Patented Converga-Flow forces heated air down the exterior pressurized chamber, then horizontally across each individual tray, converging in the center, for fast, even and nutritious drying
    • Dries in hours, not days
    • Fruit rolls 3-6 hours, beef jerky 4 hours, apples 4-6 hours, bananas 5-8 hours, pineapple 4-6 hours
    • Powerful 2,400-RPM fan motor mean faster, more nutritious drying
    • Adjustable temperature from 90-160 degree Farenhiet digital thermostat control gives you the flexibility to get the best results
    • Vita-save exterior is an opaque exterior that blocks light to retain more of the food's nutrients and vitamins during the drying process
    • Expandable to meet your needs this four-tray unit can be expanded with up to 20 trays (20-square feet)
    • No-spill fruit roll sheet perfect for drying semi-liquids: soups, sauces, fruit rolls
    • No flavor mixing, no need for tray rotation
    • A square foot per tray (15-inch diameter)
    • Easy to clean base and trays are completely immerisible
    • Brand: Nesco
    • Included items: 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.
    • Type: Food Dehydrator
    • Finish: Glossy
    • Color White
    • Style: Modern
    • Settings: Temperature range from 90-160 degrees Farenheit
    • Display: Digital
    • Wattage: 1000
    • Model: FD-1040
    • Dimensions: 15.5 inches high x 15.5 inches wide x 9.5 inches deep


    Color White
    Material Other
    Assembly Assembled
    Number of Overall Speed 10
    Product Features Variable Temperature Control
    Speed Control Type Button
    Variable Temperature Control Yes
    Wattage 1000-1500 Watts 800-1000 Watts
    Dimensions 15.5 x 15.5 x 9.5 inches
    Manufacturer Warranty 1 year Limited Manufacturer
    Materials Plastic, Electronc
    Model Number FD-1040

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    • Great gadget

      Have been using the dehydrator almost nonstop since it arrived. The fan is a little loud, but I leave it in one corner of the kitchen and hardly notice it unless I'm standing next to it. I've mostly been dehydrating fruits and so far appears to be dehydrating all the pieces on all the racks fairly evenly (fruit on bottom rack dries at the same rate as fruit on middle and top racks and fruit near the edge is the same as fruit near the center). Probably should have bought extra trays, though, as the four trays don't really hold that much.

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    • Dehydrators Delight

      Excellent product! I love it for so many are a few : 1) it is expandable (I added an additional 2 trays without any decrease in the time it takes to dehydrate food); 2) the timer; 3) the drying power of 1000+ watts and 4) cost. I use mine year round and love being able to make health food items for myself. What an awesome what to preserve fruits, veggies, and fresh herbs for later use. What a cost saving product. I purchase things when they are on sale and dehydrate them for later use. Would definitely purchase another one without thinking twice.

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    • Nice product but,

      We have two nesco units. The first purchase is the FD-1010 (a few years ago) and we recently purchased the FD-1040. The first unit heats from the bottom and the 2nd unit heats from the top. We loaded both units up with sliced apples to dry w/10shelves each. The FD-1040 took an hour longer to dry. There appears to be no benefit of this unit, fd-1040, compared to the older one, fd-1010 other than the timer. At this point in time I wish we would have purchased another FD-1010. I do not know why a timer is not in the fd-1010. It does not take and engineering miracle to do that.....

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    • I like the product so far and would recommend it.

      The product seems to be of good quality and will get many years of use. Thanks!

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    • will the trays from a older fd-50 fit this unit?

      • No, these trays are 2" larger at 15 1/2"

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