Nesco FD - 40 Snackmaster Elite Food Dehydrator Reviews
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Nesco FD - 40 Snackmaster Elite Food Dehydrator

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  • Sshhhh, don't tell anyone how healthy snacking can be...

    May 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great dried foods at more than half the cost you'd pay in stores...
    Cons: none really

    Summary: I guess you could say I'm the ever famous snacker. Who doesn't love to snack? I think I do more snacking on things than I do spending time eating meals. I replace meals with snacking many times, and that is NOT a good habit to get into. I always like ... read more

  • Snack/Craft Master is more like it!

    Sep 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Economical! and Easy Cleanup!
    Cons: Beef Sold Separately! LOL!

    Summary: My husband and I purchased our Snackmaster Dehydrator about a year ago specifically to make Beef Jerky, and we absolutely love it! We paid about $50.00 for the dehydrator, which came with two drying trays and a flat tray for "fruit ... read more

  • Healthy snacking...it can be fun!

    Aug 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy....quiet...healthy
    Cons: takes up counter space when turned on

    Summary: Do you love snacks? Do you love sweets? Do you wish you could snack in a more health-conscious way? Well, look no further. This machine is exactly what you need. I got this dehydrator for Christmas and I love it. Instead of snacking on potato chips ... read more

  • How Did I EVER Make it WITHOUT This Thing???

    Jul 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful healthful snacks
    Cons: None... I love it!

    Summary: With my extremely busy lifestyle, fast food, "junk" and snacking were taking their toll on my health, and I found myself extremely overweight! Eeeeeeek... "time to take control," thought I! I've never liked to cook, so I ... read more

  • Slow...but gets the job done

    Apr 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Homemade is always better than store bought
    Cons: VERY time consuming

    Summary: I love the taste of fresh fruit and when I discovered a dehydrator preserved the *sweetness of fresh fruit I HAD to buy one. I have since realized how good homemade jerky can taste AND how easy it is to preserve herbs and flowers using a dehydrator. ... read more

  • Dryer's Dream

    Apr 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Simple, user friendly, very cost efficient
    Cons: you can't just throw it out when it gets sticky

    Summary: We bought our SnackMaster dehydrator when the first wave of the dehydrating craze passed over and we have been very pleased with it through the years. My sister has been the expert on it, though we have all tasted the usefulness of it literally. It is ... read more

  • Backpacker's delight

    Mar 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: makes great hiking food
    Cons: hard to clean, noise

    Summary: I'll be honest: I bought this particular dehydrator because at the time it was the only one I could find locally. However, I have no regrets, as it has served me well through the preparations for a number of extended trips. I bought it for ... read more

  • Makes Jerky Easy

    Mar 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: No smoke to get in your eyes.
    Cons: Not quite as good as hickory smoked jerky

    Summary: I got this American Harvester Snackmaster Elite dehydrator for Christmas last year. Since i have got it I have made several kinds of sausages, jerkys, and dried apples. It is considerably easier than the jerky I used to make on my smoker outside. ... read more

  • AND it makes a great pipe tobacco!

    Feb 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Sturdy and quick.
    Cons: None, really.

    Summary: I bought this food dehydrator towards the end of the last growing season because I was growing tobacco at the time. As you can imagine, growing tobacco in upstate New York was very difficult. As the days grew shorter, I needed something to dry and ... read more

  • A Wonderful Product

    Feb 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Really useful and economical
    Cons: None

    Summary: I got my dehydrator as a gift from my husband. I grow a garden every year. I love to dehydrate onions, bell peppers,hot peppers, potatoes, and herbs. These come in handy in the winter, when fresh vegetables aren't available or are expensive. It also is ... read more

  • great invention

    Jan 31, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: many uses
    Cons: clean up

    Summary: I bought my dehydrator about six years ago. I did not realize how handy this machine would be.Ever since I started using it I do not know how i went with out it.My whole family just loves it. We make beef jerky all the time in it. We do a lot of ... read more

  • Smoke it, Dry it, Eat it.

    Jan 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: easy, quick, cheap.
    Cons: none

    Summary: Dehydrators are an excellent investment for the snack type. It has a lot of space to dry oodles of what you want. It take a while usually two or three day but it is well worth the wait. You can dry fruit, vegetable, and meats with no hassle. It ... read more

  • This is AWESOME

    Jan 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: makes fast jerky!
    Cons: the trays are hard to clean

    Summary: Almost six years ago, we saw this infomercial on TV for this amazing product. It as this oven that could cook things really fast. They also had on this dehydrator. I had just been introduced to food drying by my grandparents and I immediately began to ... read more

  • Great for Snacks

    Jan 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: efficient. makes great nutritious snacks, saves money
    Cons: takes time to prepare food, plastic trays can crack with continual use

    Summary: I love our Snackmaster Elite Dehydrator! We have quite a few fruit trees and the dehydrator is the perfect tool for making great snacks. Yes, it is time consuming to peel the fruit, and slice it evenly, but take a look at the prices for dehydrated ... read more

  • Food Dehydrators are COOL!

    Dec 27, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, Fan, FRUIT LEATHER
    Cons: none

    Summary: If you have not tried dried fruit, you are definitely missing something. I grew up eating dried bananas, apples, apricots and peaches. Last year, I was introduced to dried strawberries and kiwis. These are two of my favorite fruits, and they taste ... read more

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