Nesco Snackmaster Pro Even Heat Dehydrator

Last updated: December 23, 2022

The Nesco Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator's unique design helps you squeeze in plenty of food in a small space. You can buy extra trays to get up to 12 feet of drying space.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: A unique design that lets you squeeze lots of food into a small space.

In our analysis of 88 expert reviews, the Nesco Snackmaster Pro Even Heat Dehydrator placed 7th 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.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Up to 12 square feet of drying space with additional tray purchase. Fast drying times.
It comes with five trays, but can handle up to 12 if you want to work in larger batches. The thermostat on this dehydrator is adjustable from 95 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit, and it has a top mounted fan that’s designed to send the air downward and then horizontally across the food trays for more even drying.
The top-mounted fan and 600 watts of power assist in the drying process and keep liquids from dripping into the heat chamber. Flavors won’t mix because of this, which lets you dry different kinds of foods at the same time with no fear that anything will emerge with an off taste. There also is no need to move or rotate trays. You can easily clean the trays with warm, soapy water or on the top rack of the dishwasher.
Block out harmful light using its opaque exterior. Comes with 52 page recipe book, 2 fruit roll sheet and 3 jerky spice packets. Easy to clean function.Efficient in size.
You can add 7 more trays to this food dehydrator. That is quite a lot of food to dry in one go and keep all the good elements in them.
The dehydrator is very simple to use and easy to set up. An adjustable temperature control the machine is equipped with has 5 trays for profound food drying!
- Voice
It may look small but it can carry up to 6 circular drying trays so users can save time, effort and money by preparing large batches of food at the same time. These trays can expand to 12 trays which makes this unit more efficient than other small-capacity dehydrators.
The set includes 5 trays which should be enough for plenty of people but one advantage this dehydrator has is the ability to add more trays ( the maximum number is 12 trays ). All the trays are plastic and made of approved materials.
This dehydrator has an adjustable thermostat that ranges from 95 to 160°F. Has a top mounted fan. Foods and flavors never mix therefore there is no reason to rotate the trays.

What reviewers didn't like

Trays are not safe for dishwasher. No on/off switch. Isolated incidents of electrical failure.
This dehydrator doesn’t have a timer, so you’ll have to be nearby to turn it off when the food is ready.
This dehydrator comes with just five racks.
No timer
Fine mesh trays might be somehow difficult to clean.
First and foremost, there is no timer built into the machine that means you are to supervise the process all the time! Secondly, the machine is not equipped with a special manual on and off button too, so that you need to remove the plug every time you want to switch off the machine.
- Voice
It is handy as a home food dehydrator but is not intended for commercial use.
What it lacks is a timer feature which is understandable for this kind of price. Another small downside for me is the round shape, it is much better and more convenient for a dehydrator to be square/rectangle shaped. The last downside is a pretty short warranty period, only one year whereas excalibur for instance is covered by whole 10 years of warranty.
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