Wide Range of Food Recipes Possible
Being a fan of turkey and trail mix, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the dehydrator is capable of dehydrating these, but also producing beef and fish jerky. Furthermore, the product allows for dehydrating and storing virtually any fruit or fruit leather to produce dry fruits that remain edible over the crucial winter season.
Lastly, the Nesco Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator FD-75A allows one to dry flowers, make potpourri and dry papier mache products, so I can participate in local competitions as well.
Excellent Thermostat and Drying Mechanism
As our guide to food dehydrator reviews showed, the Converga Flow system created by Nesco causes the air to flow down rapidly along the outer shell and then move radially inwards across each tray. This, along with the fact that the fan is at the top and not at the bottom, makes the product one of the most efficient when it comes to drying high moisture foods in a short while.
Furthermore, the drying of turkeys, fish and beef as well as delicate flowers and herbs is made possible by the 95 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit temperature range of the thermostat.
Quality thermostats need to be accompanied by great power capacity, and the Nesco product comes with 700watts of power with which to dry the foods or flowers necessary. Interestingly, the actual power used at any time is dynamic. Instead of using full power at all times, the product varies the power consumption over time to provide efficient drying sans high power bills.
Further, another Nesco innovation – the Vita-Save, ensures that the foods or flowers being dried inside are not exposed to lights from outside the container. Since lighting has a direct impact on the quality of drying, this feature ensured that we could use the dehydrator in a well lit living room or dining room.
Free racks and Recipe book
The product comes with five racks/trays, and if needed, a further seven can be purchased from the market at a low rate. No matter whether you use five or 12 trays, the drying efficiency of the product remains unchanged.
To make life easier for novices, the company has also come out with a free recipe book that can teach you how to make everything from regular fish jerky to fruit rolls without having to requisition many new items.
And One Disadvantage
During our initial use, we found that the product comes with little by way of good indicators. There are a number of indicators for temperature, but none for other parameters (such as fan). Though not a major inconvenience, it can take a little time to get used to.
Warranty : 1 Year Limited Warranty
Though food dehydrator reviews may include a number of other points, it is my belief that the above constitute the primary USPs of the Nesco Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator FD-75A. Though the lack of indicators takes time getting used to, the sheer range of drying options and the efficient drying mechanism together ensure that the product is a truly value for money proposition regardless of the requirements of the users.