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FD-1040 Gardenmaster Digital Pro Food Dehydrator
Item Number: FD-1040

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Regular: $169.99
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Regular: $169.99
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Our "New Digitally Controlled" unit! Top mounted fan eliminates liquids dripping into the heater chamber. Expands to a giant 20 trays so you can dry large quantities all at once! 1000 watts of drying power means you can dry more, faster. Patented Converga-Flow® forces heated air down the exterior pressurized chamber, then horizontally across each individual tray, converging in the center, for fast, even and nutritious drying. No flavor mixing! No need for tray rotation.

Fast, powerful fan! A quiet, 2,400-RPM motor and specially designed 4-1/2 inch fan mean faster, more nutritious drying. Four times faster than dryers which have no fan or motors.

Adjustable thermostat! Different foods need different temperature settings. The adjustable 90-160 degree F digital control gives you the flexibility to get the best results.

Vita-Save® Exterior! The opaque exterior blocks light to retain more of the food's nutrients and vitamins during the drying process.

Expandable to meet your needs! As needs grow, this four-tray unit can be expanded with accessory Add-A-Trays®, up to 20 trays (20 sq. ft.) Drying pressure adjusts automatically to the number of trays.

These Gardenmaster accessories Included FREE!

No-spill Fruit Roll Sheet. Perfect for drying semi-liquids: soups, sauces, fruit rolls. Has exclusive "no spill" lips.

Clean-A-Screen®. Flexible screen, allows easy drying
of small items such as herbs, spices, and potpourri.

Jerky spice packet and cure - Make your own jerky at home!

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• Model FD-1040
• Digital Timer is Programmable for up to 48 Hours of drying time
• 1000 watts of drying power! 120 Volts
• Patented Converga-Flow®.
• Adjustable Temperature Control.
• Includes 52-page recipe and instruction book, 1 solid sheet, 1 mesh sheet, and 1 packet jerky spice to make great tasting beef jerky or venison jerky.
• 4.5" Fan, 2400-RPM Motor
• Dries in hours, not days. Fruit rolls 3-6 hours, beef jerky 4 hours, apples 4-6 hours, bananas 5-8 hours, pineapple 4-6 hours.
• Opaque Vita-Save® Exterior (blocks harmful light).
• Expandable to 20 trays. No tray rotation, 1 Sq. ft. per tray. Tray size 15 1/2" diameter.

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Customer Ratings and Reviews
6 Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
Laura M M
fd-1040 Gardenmaster dehydrator Nov. 15, 2015
The best kitchen toy around. Love it. I've dehydrated, tomatoes, onions,garlic, eggplant, corn, kale, basil, oregano, sage, carrots, to name a few. I like to grow my herbs and some vegetables too. I utilize this dehydrator to dry all kinds of herbs and vegetables also fruits, I especially like the bananas chips. To be stored in mason jars, in my pantry to be used as needed. I am very satisfied with this purchase. thank you.
very happy in
Rockaway Park, NY
3 out of 5
John F
How warm. Mar. 17, 2015
When you're dehydrating your product, be sure to keep it in a room that needs to be warmed if possible. It will save energy. Enjoy.
5 out of 5
John E
Maine Prepper was right Jan. 14, 2014
Awesome dehydrator made in America
5 out of 5
Carole L
My Favorite Nesco/American Harvest Product Nov. 22, 2013
I absolutely LOVE my dehydrator!!!! The FD1040 is the best dehydrator and with it I dry fruit quickly to share with friends. - The unit runs very quietly and has the capacity to dry an ample amount at one time.

The FD-1040 is a great investment and great quality.
5 out of 5
Belinda B
Nebo, NC
My New Most Favorite Adventure June 26, 2013
I purchased this dehydrator about a month ago. I have made about 10 lbs of jerky so far. My husband does not get excited over kitchen stuff usually but after making jerky for him to eat on his job (he is an inspector for the highway dept) I think I have rated very high with him. This dehydrator is so well made, works so easily and has turned into an appliance that I recommend to everyone. Nesco is a good company and I have already ordered extra trays and more seasoning. Everything came so quickly. They had me in business very fast. Their seasonings are wonderful too. I think with high food prices now everyone should try these dehydrators. Thanks Nesco for such good quality products.
5 out of 5
Terri G
Jefferson, WI
Love this dehydrator June 19, 2012
I purchased this dehydrator a week ago and I can't believe how good this is. I have dried beef jerky, grapes, cherries, fruit rollups so far. I had this kind of a model Model FD-1010 for years and years and finally the cover gave in. This one is all hard plastic and you can take the bottom off and wash it. The other model I had you couldn't. Spend a little more money and get the good one. 1000 watts!

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