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Nesco/American Harvest Snackmaster Dehydrator

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Snackmaster Dehydrator

Snackmaster Dehydrator

Erin Huffstetler

The Bottom Line

The Nesco/American Harvest Snackmaster Dehydrator is a great dehydrator at a great price point.


  • Inexpensive
  • Dries foods quickly
  • No need to rotate the trays
  • Expandable
  • Dishwasher-safe trays


  • Only one temperature setting
  • A bit noisy


  • 425-watt dehydrator
  • Top-mounted heater and fan
  • Includes five drying trays, and expands to seven.

Guide Review - Nesco/American Harvest Snackmaster Dehydrator

At $40, the Nesco/American Harvest Snackmaster Dehydrator (FD-35) is a real steal. The top-mounted heater, strong blower fan and large drying trays deliver the kind of results that you'd expect from a much more expensive model.

Out of the box, the Snackmaster can handle five trays of fruits, vegetables or jerky at a time, and can easily be expanded to seven trays. Fruit roll sheets can also be purchased separately, if you'd like to use the Snackmaster to make fruit leathers or to dry sauces.

While it would be nice if the Snackmaster had more than one temperature setting and was a bit quieter, those features aren't important enough, in my book, to justify spending another $60+ on a dehydrator.

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 3 out of 5
Nesco Dehydrator, Member jg19902000

I was excited to buy my first dehydrator only to find out that the company for this brand doesn't include an instruction manual or even a ""mini"" recipe book. Most appliances have SOMETHING to direct you on how to use their product and even some recipes included. If this is a first time buy, like me, I would suggest either 1. looking up recipes online or 2. buying a different model.

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