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

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ITEM# 12710471
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    ITEM#: 12710471

    Prepare your own dried fruits, dried herbs and jerky treats with this convenient food dehydrator and jerky maker. Featuring multiple trays, this unit offers ample space for dehydrating large batches of your favorite meats and fruits. The adjustable thermostat makes it easy to choose the right temperature for each type of food, and the patented Converga-Flow action reduces the time it takes to dehydrate your ingredients.

    Boasting an attractive marbled design, this dehydrator coordinates with a range of countertop appliances and kitchen design themes. The round shape allows for easy arranging of your foods, and the compact design lets you easily fit this item in a cabinet when not in use.

    • Dehydrator/jerky maker makes dried fruits and vegetables, jerky, dried flowers and dried herbs for added versatility
    • Adjustable thermostat lets you control the temperature for each type of food
    • Patented Converga-Flow action dries foods in hours
    • Expands to accommodate up to 12 trays
    • Unique design eliminates the need to rotate trays during the drying process
    • Marbled design coordinates with a range of kitchen design themes
    • Top-mounted fan prevents liquid from entering the heating chamber for additional safety
    • 500 watts of drying power delivers the performance you need for all your dehydrating needs


    Material Plastic
    Type Dehydrator
    Assembly Assembled
    Color White
    Product Features Variable Temperature Control
    Wattage 400-600 Watts
    Dimensions 13.0x13.0x9.0
    Warranty 1 year Manufacturer
    Model Number FD-61
    Country of Origin China

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    • Most Recent

    • so Excited!!!
      Verified Purchase

      Received my Food Dehydrator and immediately set it up with various fruits to make homemade trail mix. Should be reasy in approximately 8 hours... healthy... yum. Great deal!!!

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    • Dehydrator
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      I have been wanting one of these for a long time.. So finally I bought one. I grow my own food, I never liked how my squash would freeze, it is always mushy when I cooked it. I dried some squash already and will use some for chips and dip. I have more and will dry some for breads..

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    • Good value for the price
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      This worked great for my healthy jerky. I agree the on/off switch is a bit dangerous. I used a power strip and saved from buying a more expensive version.

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    • ecvdave
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      works great I gave it as a wedding gift came in handy during hunting season

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    • no on/off switch
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      This is poorly designed & dangerous. The heating element is in the lid, & since the trays aren't clear, it's impossible to check your food unless the lid is removed. The only way to turn this off is by unplugging it from the outlet. The lid is still hot, so there's a good possibility of a burn on your hand. No on/off switch .This item should be recalled.

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    • Most Helpful

    • great for the money
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      you do not get what is in the picture, the only thing you will recieve is the FD-61... very deceiving and dishonest. the discription should be update as to whats in the box.

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    • No Hassle Dehydrator
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      The strange thing about this dehydrator is that it doesn't have an on/off switch, making it a pain to check the progress of your drying. Having said that, works great, works fast and powerful motor but is surprisingly QUIET.

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    • What a great gadget !!!
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      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 .

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    • My Pet Treats Maker
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      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!

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    • Very Quick!
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      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!

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    Questions & Answers

    • Q:

      "Does it come with a guide and recipe book, it's mydehydrator"

      • A:

        Hello Adam, this item does feature a guide book and recipe book. Thank you for shopping with us.

    • Q:

      "Why did you choose this product?"

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        Great price. Just what we were looking for. Can't wait to use it...

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        good price and good recommendation

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        was a wedding present

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        Looking to make my own backpacking meals. Hopefully it's a good dehyrdrator.

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        Replacement for older model

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        To dry food, duh!

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        For my daughter. had one before and it wore out and she wanted a replacement.

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        My daughter and her husband wan to feed tier children healthy and asked for one for Christmas

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        for treats for dogs

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        it said jerky maker and all I really want to do with it.

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        I have one and it is awesome. This is a gift.

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        I hope this is sturdier than the Waring dehydrator I got from Tray was broken because plastic was thin. This brand might be sgronger.

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        Just need to make dog treats from sweet potatoes, fruits and meats. This should do the job. My Boston Terrier is allergic to grain and the grain free treats are very expensive. I will recoup this cost in no time by drying my own treats.

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        This product was chosen in order to dehydrate food.

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    • Q:

      "Hi, does this model work on 220V or just 110V??"

      • A:

        Hello almjazif, According to the manufacturer it works with USA voltage of 110/120. Thank you for shopping with us! Vicki H

    • Q:

      "Does it include the trays or are they purchased separately? Is there a fruit leather screen that can be purchased?"

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        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!

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        Where do I go to purchase more screens and trays

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    • Q:

      "How many trays in total are included with this purchase?"

      • A:

        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!

    • Q:

      "Does it come with a recipe book"

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        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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      "Does this have a timer?"

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    • Q:

      "Could you please list what exactly in the box? Thanks."

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        Only the dehydrator is in the box.

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      "does this have a adjustable heat control?"

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        Yes, it does have an adjustable thermostat.

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