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Nesco American Harvest FD-61 Snackmaster Encore Dehydrator and Jerky Maker by Nesco

  • Patented Converga-Flow action for fast drying
  • Adjustable Thermostat
  • Expandable to 12 trays

$59.95

$79.99

Product Description

Nesco/American Harvest - "The Best Food Dehydrators in the World"

The Snackmaster Encore 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 temperature 95-160 degrees, providing the flexibility to produce the best drying results. The top-mounted fan prevents liquids from dripping into the heating chamber. Patented Converga-Flow drying system forces air down the exterior pressurized chamber, not through the trays, then 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.

Features:

  • 500 watts of drying power with top mounted fan
  • Adjustable thermostat
  • Dries food in hours, not days
  • Precision drying for best quality

Detailed Highlights:

Top-Mounted, 500 Watt:

Dries faster with more power getting great results in hours, not days. 2,100 RPM fan.

Expandable:

Comes with four trays; can operate with up to 12 trays. Drying pressure automatically adjusts to the number of trays in use.

Fastest and Most Evening Drying Dehydrator:

Easy and economical way to make delicious fruit snacks, vegetables, herbs and beef jerky at home.

Patented Converga-Flow Drying System:

Provides even heat distribution, so no need for rotating trays. Flavors won't mix.

Adjustable Thermostat (95 degrees to 160 degrees):

Allows user to dry different foods at their proper temperatures.

Opaque Vita-Save Exterior:

Helps block harmful light and retain vitamins and minerals.

13 1/2 Diameter Add-A-Trays
Drying Temperature

Fruits, fruit rolls and vegetables should be dried at 130 degrees F to 140 degrees F (55 degrees C to 60 degrees C). By drying foods in this temperature range you will minimize the loss of heat-sensitive vitamins A and C. All foods sweat when they begin to dry, the temperature may be set higher than 140 degrees F (60 degrees C) during the first couple of hours of drying. The actual temperature of the food will remain 15 degrees F to 20 degrees F (6o to 8o degrees C) lower than the air temperature for the first couple of hours. Meats and fish should be dried on the highest temperature setting of your dehydrator. These temperatures also keep bacteria and other spoilage micro-organisms, common to meat and fish, to a minimum during the first stages of drying. Nuts and seeds are high in oil, and if higher temperatures are used, they will tend to become rancid, developing off flavors. The best temperature is from 90 degrees F to 100 degrees F (30 degrees C to 40 degrees C). Herbs and spices are most flavorful when they first open and should be harvested while very fresh, before they begin to blossom. Because the aromatic oils are very sensitive, temperatures should be 90 degrees F to 100 degrees F (30 degrees C to 40 degrees C) for drying. Take care not to load trays too heavily as this will prolong the drying time. Dried flowers, herbs and spices used for potpourri should be dried at temperatures ranging from 90 degrees F to 100 degrees F (30 degrees C to 40 degrees C) to maintain aroma and color.

Drying Fruit Rolls

Fruit rolls are a favorite snack for young and old alike. It is a chewy fruit product made from pur degrees ed fresh fruit canned or frozen, which has been dried and rolled into snack sized pieces. Most fruits can also be combined with others. Some fruits, such as apples, are high in pectin and fiber, and have an excellent texture when dried. Use fresh fruit in season. You can also use slightly overripe fruits, irregularly shaped fruits, or slightly bruised fruits that would be unsuitable for canning or drying. Some fruits, such as citrus, should be used in combination with other fruits because they have so much liquid and very little pulp. If you find that a fruit is too runny, combine it with apple, applesauce or a similar fruit that will give it more substance. When fresh fruits are not available, canned or frozen fruits (either sweetened or un-sweetened) can be used. Simply drain the liquid, and pour the fruit into the blender. Applesauce can be taken directly from the container for wonderful fruit rolls.

Drying Jerky

Jerky is a favorite snack for school, lunch, on the trail or just about anywhere. It is made by seasoning lean, raw meat in a salt mixture, then drying it without cooking. The finished product is a protein-rich exercise in chewing and ever so delicious. Jerky also makes a savory broth base for soups and stews.

Drying Meat

Jerky may be made from a variety of wild game meats, fish and poultry. Use filets of fish and the breast of chicken. You can make delicious jerky from ground meat, using the NESCO/American Harvest Jerky Works TM kit. It's best to use ground round or lean (or extra lean) meat. Season with NESCO/ Harvest Jerky seasoning mixes.

FAQ
1. Q: How Dehydration Works

A: The process is very simple. Increasing the temperature of food makes its moisture evaporate. Air moving over the food carries the moisture away. Controlling the temperature and air circulation prevents food from spoiling while it is drying. If sufficient water is removed from the food, micro-organisms and enzymes that would make the food spoil are disrupted.

2. Q: How do you know when foods are dry?

A: Always let foods cool for a few minutes. Check to see if the food is still moist or sticky. If it is leathery and pliable, it is usually done. However, foods that are over dried may become brittle and turn brown.

3. Q: If I powdered my dried vegetables, what could I use them for?

A: Powdered onion and garlic, of course, are great seasonings for meats and sauces. Powdered tomatoes can be reconstituted into tomato sauce, paste, catsup, juice or soup. A blender or food processor will give you the finest texture. Store in air-tight container. Try making our own lemon zest, pepper flakes or corn meal.

4. Q: Will flavors mix if I dry different foods together in the same dehydrator?

A: If you dry foods in the same category, such as fruits with other fruits and vegetables with other vegetables, the flavors should not mix. However, we do not recommend drying onions with any other foods.

5. Q. What are the benefits of food drying?

A: There are many benefits of drying food. Here are some:

  • You are in control of the quality of food you eat.
  • You will save money.
  • You can take advantage of supermarket specials.
  • You can create a tasty snack that is good for you.
  • You can take advantage of your own garden by drying your fruits and vegetables to be used year round.
  • Cheapest way to preserve foods - costs half as much as canning and seven times cheaper than freezing.
  • Storing dried foods requires 1/10 of the space of canned foods.

Nesco LT-2SG Add-A-Tray for Dehydrators FD-61/FD-61WHC/FD-75A and FD-75PR, Set of 2 by Nesco

  • Use for drying foods, herbs, flowers
  • Fits Nesco Dehydrators FD-61, FD-61WHC, FD-75A and FD-75PR
  • Expand your dehydrator as your needs grow with accessory trays

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Add-A-Tray Accessory Packs add 2 extra trays to expand your dehydrator's capacity. Perfect for drying more beef jerky with our famous jerky seasonings. Works with dehydrator model nos. FD-61, FD-61WHC, FD75PR and FD-75A.


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Latest News

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    11/23/13 ,via Wired

    For the average home cook who isn't doing huge bulk dehydrating and just wants something basic and simple for their kitchen, Nesco's $70 FD-61 American Harvest model the best of the bunch. It's a standard, round tray-stacking system with a heater fan

  • The Best Brands of Dehydrators for All Your Raw Food Creations

    02/24/15 ,via One Green Planet

    When it comes to fruit roll-ups, crackers, and granola, the options found in the grocery store tend to be full of preservatives, “natural” flavors, and even artificial colors. But when you make your own crackers and roll-ups at home, you can be sure

  • Food dehydrators find new fans

    02/13/14 ,via Chicago Tribune (blog)

    I tested four popular food dehydrators to see how easy they were to use. I tested drying herbs, mushrooms, citrus fruits, cherry tomatoes, peppers, bananas and beef jerky. How long it takes to desiccate certain foods depends on the thickness of the

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Recipes

  • Deer Jerky

    garlic powder, ketchup, liquid smoke flavoring, onion powder, black pepper, salt, soy sauce, venison, worcestershire sauce

Books

  • Dehydrating Food

    Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.. 2013. ISBN: 9781628732382,1628732385. 192 pages.

    With the easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions here, anyone can have fun, save money, and create delicious meals by dehydrating food. Learn the basic methods—sun drying, oven drying, net bag, and commercial food dehydrators—before moving on to drying herbs for tea, making your own tasty (and healthier) jerky, and so much more. Also included is a section on the nutritional benefits of drying food. With 164 recipes ranging from breads to desserts, soups to pies, and cereals to entrees, Dehydrating Food is a book for anyone who is interested in learning how to save money and create delicious meals by drying their own food.

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  • Nesco Digital Top Mounted Dehydrator

    08/11/14 ,via Examiner

    The Nesco Digital Dehydrator works just fine for all kinds of foods and is easy to expand with extra trays, more fruit roll sheets and screens for smaller food. You can also buy jerky seasonings, cures and a jerky gun to make jerky from ground meats.

  • Things That Can Be Dehydrated in a Dehydrator

    02/19/14 ,via livestrong.com

    While fruits and vegetables are definitely viable candidates for dehydrating, your dehydrator can dry a variety of other foods and even some non-food items as well. Pick fruits and vegetables when ripe and dehydrate at their freshest for the best taste and ...

  • Food dehydrators find new fans

    02/13/14 ,via Chicago Tribune

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