Nesco GardenMaster Digital Pro Food Dehydrator - FD-1040

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Nesco GardenMaster Digital Pro Food Dehydrator - FD-1040Nesco GardenMaster Digital Pro Food Dehydrator - FD-1040
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Been busy Review by Dave
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Our new Garden Master been going almost non-stop now for the past 4 days. It dries FAST! We absolutely love it! We've done some banannas, strawberries, mushrooms, tomatoes,pounds and pounds of potatoes, and bananas. Garden Master dries all 8 trays consistently in about half the time it takes my smaller, older dehydrators to work. I am thrilled with the way it performs. Now I just have to decide whether I want to buy another Garden Master. I wish that the trays for my smaller dehydrators were interchangeable, but of course they aren't.

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Real food rules Review by Carter
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This is my second Nesco (the first is still working!) As far as I am concerned, it is one of the best ones on the market. You can fit tons of food onto 30 trays!
This unit comes with 8 trays, screens, and fruit roll forms which is enough to get anyone started in the drying process. Watermelon dried is fantastic! The book that comes with this model takes you through every scenerio you can imagine. If you like Beef Jerky, get the Jerky kit that is offered by Nesco. You will never buy jerky from a store again.
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Surpasses expectations Review by Esha
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This dryer works very well. Easy to use, easy to clean, not much noise. Very convenient to assemble. So far I've used it to dry cherries that had been dipped in sugar. The melted sugar was still easy to clean! Highly recommend this.

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Really? Review by Tyler
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This dehydrator bit the dust just after the warranty expired. The two dehydrators I owned before the Nesco lasted considerably longer.

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Get creative Review by Mandy
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I researched a long time before I settled on this dehydrator and all the accessories. I originally bought it to try and improve our freeze dried meals when backpacking and canoeing, I now see that it has many practical (and delicious ) uses at home, too. It is powerful, efficient and easy to clean. I love it. The fan isn't too loud. This is my first dehydrator. I have had this just over a month and it's so much fun. So far I've dried 4 kinds of beef jerky, salmon jerky (really delicious -- try it!) applesauce fruit leathers, yogurt- granola fruit leathers, strawberries, peppers, bananas, mangos, beef stew (really) and a sausage/potato/egg breakfast bake. It's really nice for camping breakfasts. Get some books, start reading and don't be afraid to try different things!

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Quality machine, makes great jerky. Review by Tioby
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I bought this Nesco as an upgrade and regifted the old one(and new owner is getting good use of it). The new Garden master works well. It includes a sturdier metal base, double-walled lid, and 8 trays. The control switch has also been improved. I have made a full batch of venison jerky. Delicious.

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Ask before buying Review by Julie
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I did my research on dehydrators for about a month and narrowed my choices down to the excalibur and the gardenmaster. I decided to go with this model because of the expandibility factor, but after a few rounds I think I should have gone with the excalibur. This really isn't designed for pie crusts, breads, whole peppers, etc. if you are thinking about purchasing a dehydrator and want to dry those foods, choose the excalibur.
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Still a good dehydrator, not what it used to be Review by Félix
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We purchased this dehydrator about 15 years ago. What a wonderful machine. The design is fantastic. Each tray dried evenly without my standing over it, rotating food. The 15-year-old unit finally gave up, it had put in many many hours. After buying this new model, it's apparent that things have changed over time. The new base is poorer quality and does not have the adjustable fan. Nothing seems to be built like it used to be. The new base is still running ok. The design is still superior to box dryers. I would still tell someone to buy this unit, but not to expect it to last 15 years.
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More trays! Review by Rita
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This is my second of these dehydrators and this was the better bargain. I love that it comes 8 trays instead of 4 and it includes 8 fruit roll sheets and 8 cleaning screens that you usually have to buy after the fact. My old trays fit the new one, which saves me money. Also fantastic. I am up to 16 trays so far.

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Nice! Review by Arun
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Our ancient dehydrator began to fall apart a few weeks ago and after doing thorough research a replacement, we decided to go witht the Nesco. Though a bit noisy (it is fan driven - our old one used a heating element), it works extremely well and we are very pleased.

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