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The Meta Ware Corporation

NESCO American Snackmaster Express Food Dehydrator

Average Rating:out of 5 stars
Walmart # 1597368
$65.54$65.54
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Ships to San Leandro, 1919 Davis St

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Product Highlights

Key Features and Benefits:
  • Adjustable Thermostat. The adjustable thermostat allows you to dry different foods at proper temperatures (95-160º F), providing the flexibility to produce the best drying results
  • New-Powerful Top Mounted Fan. Top mounted fan and 500 watts of drying power
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Our Snackmaster Express features 500 watts of drying power that generates maximum speed and quality for dehydrating fruits, vegetables, beef jerky, and venison jerky. Helps dry food in hours, not days like ordinary food dehydrators. The adjustable thermostat allows you to dry different foods at proper temperatures 95-160 degrees, providing the flexibility to produce the best drying results. Our top mounted fan prevents liquids from dripping into the heating chamber! Our Patented Converga-Flow® drying system forces air down the exterior pressurized chamber not through the trays. The hot air is forced horizontally across each individual tray, converging on the core for fast, even and nutritious drying. There is no flavor mixing and no need to rotate trays.

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Our Snackmaster Express features 500 watts of drying power that generates maximum speed and quality for dehydrating fruits, vegetables, beef jerky, and venison jerky. Helps dry food in hours, not days like ordinary food dehydrators. The adjustable thermostat allows you to dry different foods at proper temperatures 95-160 degrees, providing the flexibility to produce the best drying results. Our top mounted fan prevents liquids from dripping into the heating chamber! Our Patented Converga-Flow® drying system forces air down the exterior pressurized chamber not through the trays. The hot air is forced horizontally across each individual tray, converging on the core for fast, even and nutritious drying. There is no flavor mixing and no need to rotate trays.Adjustable thermostat allows you to dry different foods at proper temperatures (95-160º F)New-Powerful Top Mounted Fan. 500 watts of drying power. 120 voltsComes with 4 trays, but is expandable to 12 trays( Trays 13 1/2" in diameter.)Vita-Save® Exterior. Opaque Vita-Save® exterior helps block harmful light which destroys nutritional content of food being dehydrated.Patented Converga-Flow® drying system forces air down the exterior pressurized chamber (not through the trays). The hot air is forced horizontally across each individual tray, converging on the core for fast, even and nutritious drying. No flavor mixing and no need to rotate trays.

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proposition 65 reasons:titanium dioxide, other chemicals

Specifications

Features
Nesco FD-60 Snackmaster Express4 x trayFruit roll sheet2 x jerky spice pack
Brand
The Meta Ware Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number
fd-60
Lifestage
Adult
Manufacturer
The Metal Ware Corporation
Model
FD60
Color
White
Assembled Product Weight
7.00 lbs
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
13.50 x 9.75 x 13.50 Inches

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Average Rating:(4.7)out of 5 stars
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Most helpful positive review
Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars
Powerful little dehydrating machine!
This dehydrator is amazing, SO easy to use and works like a charm. SO much faster than oven drying and the herbs I've dried have been so much more flavorful then the ones you buy at the store! Easy cleanup and simple design is great. My only issues are that it is a little loud and it needs a power but these minor issues are well worth it because it works very well!
Most helpful negative review
Average Rating:(1.0)out of 5 stars
Base and manual is what I need
The trays dont sit on the base . Can you send me another base this one warped . I didn't get a manual no directions I will change from 1 star to 5 stars if you make this right . I need a new base and directions!
Most helpful positive review
Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars
Powerful little dehydrating machine!
This dehydrator is amazing, SO easy to use and works like a charm. SO much faster than oven drying and the herbs I've dried have been so much more flavorful then the ones you buy at the store! Easy cleanup and simple design is great. My only issues are that it is a little loud and it needs a power but these minor issues are well worth it because it works very well!
Most helpful negative review
Average Rating:(1.0)out of 5 stars
Base and manual is what I need
The trays dont sit on the base . Can you send me another base this one warped . I didn't get a manual no directions I will change from 1 star to 5 stars if you make this right . I need a new base and directions!
This dehydrator is amazing, SO easy to use and works like a charm. SO much faster than oven drying and the herbs I've dried have been so much more flavorful then the ones you buy at the store! Easy cleanup and simple design is great. My only issues are that it is a little loud and it needs a power but these minor issues are well worth it because it works very well!
The trays dont sit on the base . Can you send me another base this one warped . I didn't get a manual no directions I will change from 1 star to 5 stars if you make this right . I need a new base and directions!

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1-10 of 741 reviews
Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Powerful little dehydrating machine!

Verified purchase

This dehydrator is amazing, SO easy to use and works like a charm. SO much faster than oven drying and the herbs I've dried have been so much more flavorful then the ones you buy at the store! Easy cleanup and simple design is great. My only issues are that it is a little loud and it needs a power but these minor issues are well worth it because it works very well!

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

So far so good

Verified purchase

I have an older model by American Harvest/Nesso and have enjoyed using it. My grandchildren love dried apples and one dehydrator is not enough to keep up. I bought this one so I can make more apples at one time. It worked fine and now I can make more for the grandchildren to enjoy. Plus it is made in USA.

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Good Eats

So far I have done Jerky, Apples, Tomatoes and jalipanos and all came out EXCELENT! The tomatoes and peppers look way better than I have ever seen- beautiful

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Met Every Expectation

You will have perfect results every time. I "put foods by" utilizing different procedures. This is by far the easiest and more creative of all the methods of food preservation.

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Nice little home machine

Verified purchase

Temperature settings written on the top so no guess work. I liked the recipes for fruits and veggies. And you get seasonings for jerky and hamburger jerky. And its easy to clean.

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Extremely Satisfied

I bought this dehydrator a couple of weeks ago. Wal-Mart was definitely best in price. I was an "oven drying"man for more than 30 years...I can't believe I wasted all that time in the oven. This machine was perfect for my jerky. Extremely even drying over all the racks without rotating, and dried my jerky in just 4 hours...very quietly, I might add. I dried every fruit from bananas to peaches, pears, apples, mango, pineapple, strawberries - that takes about 12 hours, which, if you are a dehydrator junkie is very quick. The most useful feature of this product is the temperature control, eliminating harmful bacteria in your meats, yet drying fruits without "cooking" them. An additional plus, is that the (quiet) motor is top-mounted, so any drippings go on a simple plastic easy-to-clean tray at the bottom instead of in your fan unit. I just bought 8 additional racks to increase my capacity because friends and family are inundating me with orders. That's over 20 square feet of drying surface. Everyone will be getting jerky for Christmas! I only wish Wal Mart sold the LT-2W drying racks as well. Additional racks can be purchased for $9.99 per pair if you Google it right.

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Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars

Quality machine but a bit noisy.

Verified purchase

Very easy to use and clean, but a bit noisy. Seems well-built. Also, my first attempt was with halved Italian plums. Took 24 hours -- not the 8 - 16 hrs suggested in the instruction book. Next time I will cut the plums smaller. Look forward to drying tomatoes and herbs.

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Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars

Works well with herbs.

Verified purchase

Nice beginner's dehydrator. Works well, albeit slowly. I'm used to drying in the oven and with the sun, so I'm still getting used to this. It is a tad loud, so I put it on our enclosed screened porch which didn't work well. It seemed to take a long, long time...longer than 24 hours to dry 4 layers of mint. Then it dawned on me that the outside humidity probably didn't help! So I moved it into my garage. It still took a while to complete the drying. As for design - I found it difficult to stack the trays - they do not stack tightly or easily and you have to more or less balance them. Other than that, the top motor is awesome as it leaves the bottom tray for drips and dropping leaves. It dried my mint, sage, chives, parsley, cilantro all very well leaving all a lovely shade of green and the fragrance pleasing. I used some of the mint in iced tea today and the oils remained and was quite tasty! As a note, I played with the temperature, as I found that the lowest setting recommended for herbs is really too low. It's nice to be able to adjust the temp. I'm trying produce next - jalapenos on the drying schedule for today!

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Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars

Pleased with purchase

Verified purchase

The biggest draw for me was the ability to expand. To pay this price and be able to add on later was what got me to think about this purchase, reading the great reviews is what got me to make the purchase. It's quiet and since we took it out of the box a few days ago, it's been running non stop and we haven't even tried to make jerky yet. My biggest reason for even searching dehydrators was because of our dog. She has food allergies that didn't develop until she was about 8 months old. Prior to the discovery, she loved rawhide chews. That had to stop and she was limited of what kind of treats she could have. The pup that was used to a variety of treats was now down to only hypo-allergenic treats from the vet until we discovered sweet potato chews at PetSmart, which she loved and didn't have a reaction to - the only ingredient listed on the package was "sweet potatoes". Paying $8.50 per lb just wasn't a smart option for me...I looked into doing it myself at home so thankfully, we only paid that retail price once! I ordered this machine on a Saturday and was making my own batches of sweet potato chews 4 days later. For what I paid for the machine, I could have purchased less than 6 lbs at retail price. Instead, I've spent less than $10 on sweet potatoes and ended up with 10 lbs of chews. I think we made a smart investment...and so does our dog. :-) IF I had to say anything remotely negative about this machine is that it puts off a good bit of heat so I make sure to have nothing else around it while in use to avoid possible melting. Otherwise...awesome!!!

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Average Rating:(1.0)out of 5 stars

Base and manual is what I need

Verified purchase

The trays dont sit on the base . Can you send me another base this one warped . I didn't get a manual no directions I will change from 1 star to 5 stars if you make this right . I need a new base and directions!

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by jerkyguyApril 6, 2010


1. yes!
by rsvolley
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2. mine came with a drip tray. everything was very easy to clean.
by Gaik
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3. Yes.
by granny2eight
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4. Yes
by healthfoodjunky
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5. Yes, it does.
by SanderZommero
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6. not exactly, it has a vented bottom that on a flat surface can hold a bit of drippings, advises using a fruit roll tray
by AceTheFireMedic
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7. No seperate drip tray. Excess fluid falls at the very bottom and its easy to clean.
by RealShopperIam
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Last answer: April 25, 2010

by deerjerjeyNovember 15, 2009


1. No you do not have to rotate the trays. But the thickness of the meat will very on the drying time. If you have thicker cuts, you should put them closer to the top because of juices dripping down.
by lifttech65
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2. I only have 4 trays - when i check on the process, i do rotate the trays a bit.
by GoldieOK
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3. You can rotate trays very easily;however, we don't if we use the Nesco Jerky Kit (also sold at Walmart) using deer burger.
by granny2eight
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4. No. The air flow is designed to circulate through them automatically. It works great.
by audioworm31
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5. I didn't for my jerky & it turned out perfect!
by gaspak
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6. You really don't have to since the distribution is even throughout given their design. I don't think it would matter if you did or didn't.
by Allothernamestakenasusual
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Last answer: November 23, 2009

by IvaMay 3, 2013


1. No. The depth is only 1/2".
by HIM001
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2. No. The trays stack on top of each other.
by ValueShopperLG
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3. No they are not that tall and are not adjustable.
by CRV816
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4. No! I didn't see anyway to adjust them
by Farmingmomof5
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5. No, the trays are not adjustable and the clearance (maybe an inch max) is designed for slices of food.
by Leela28
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6. No
by NuCook
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Last answer: June 10, 2013

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