NESCO FD-75A Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator

Last updated: April 9, 2024

Create healthy snacks for the entire family using this high-quality food dehydrator. The unit comes with four trays, but home chefs can purchase additional trays, as the unit can accommodate up to 12 at a time. The temperature control adjusts from 95 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing you to dry everything from meats to fruits to herbs.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: Since this food dehydrator has a 600-watt motor, it's able to dry your foods much more quickly.

In our analysis of 88 expert reviews, the NESCO FD-75A Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator placed 3rd when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Dry fruit, vegetables, and jerky in hours instead of days. The unit’s patented Converga-Flow drying system forces air down the exterior pressurized chamber, then horizontally across each individual tray, converging in the center, for fast, even, and nutritious drying. Flavors don’t mix, and there’s no need to rotate the trays. It’s top-mounted fan eliminates the worry of liquids dripping into the heater chamber, and an opaque Vita-Save exterior helps block harmful lights in order to retain more of the food’s nutrients and vitamins during the drying process. The unit’s adjustable thermostat ranged from 95 degrees to 160 degrees F, providing the flexibility needed to ensure excellent results. It’s a 600 watts unit. Five trays come included, but the unit can be expanded to 12 trays (additional trays sold separately) for drying larger quantities at one time. Accessories include two fruit roll sheets, perfect for drying semi-liquids like soups, sauces, and fruit rolls; two Clean-A-Screen flexible screens, which allow for easy drying of small items such as herbs, spices and potpourri; and three original jerky spice packets for making jerky. A 52-page recipe and instruction book also comes included. With a speckled gray design, the food dehydrator measures approximately 13-inch by 13-inch by 10-inch. FD-75A is Frustration free packaging and FD-75PR is retail packaging. Trays/base can be washed on the top rack of your dishwasher if you remove them before the drying cycle. CAUTION- Remove trays/base before the beginning of drying cycle of your dishwasher.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Can be expanded into a pretty large food dryer while still offering all the performance you need.
You don't need to rotate racks during the dehydration process.
Temperature range of 95-160°F
This is an excellent option for anyone looking to get into the exciting world of food dehydration. With a 1 year limited warranty, you know you’re in safe hands with Nesco

What reviewers didn't like

Not the most robustly built thing on the market, while the lack of a shut-off timer is a serious disadvantage.
This dehydrator comes with just five racks.
No on/off switch
the lack of indicators takes time getting used to
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