FD-1010 Gardenmaster Pro Food Dehydrator

FD-1010 Gardenmaster Pro Food Dehydrator
Item Number: FD-1010

Regular: $149.99
Sale: $129.99

Availability: Out of Stock

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Our "Top of the Line" unit! More powerful and larger than any other. Unit comes with four trays and expands to a giant 30 trays with the purchase of additional trays so you can dry large quantities all at once! 1000 watts of drying power means you can dry more, faster. Patented Converga-Flow® fan forces heated air up 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 95-160° F thermostat 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.

FD-1010 currently cannot be shipped outside of the USA

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• 1000 watts of drying power! 120 Volt
• Patented Converga-Flow®.
• Adjustable Temperature Control (95-160° F).
• Includes 46-page recipe and instruction book, 4 drying trays, 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 in base of unit.
• Opaque Vita-Save® Exterior (blocks harmful light).
• Expandable to 30 trays. No Tray Rotation, 1 Sq. ft. Per Tray. Tray size 15 1/2" in diameter.

• Additional Accessories Available for Model FD-1010:
TR-2P Add-A-Trays (set of 2)
SLD-2 Fruit Roll Sheet (set of 2)
MS-2 Clean-A-Screen (set of 2)

FD-1010 currently cannot be shipped outside of the USA
Customer Ratings and Reviews
13 Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5
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3 out of 5
Adam H
Great Dehydrator for the price, but has it's flaws Oct. 24, 2018
Howdy all. I have been making venison jerky for over 30 years and have used about every dehydrator out there-from cheap to expensive. I have to say that this is one of the best for the price, but it is not without flaws. I bought this unit with 8 trays and got about three years of use out of it averaging 30 lbs of "wet" meat weight per year (10 lbs of jerky/year). Well, last season the darn thing quit on me. After going through it with my multimeter (as the one year warranty was no longer valid) I found that the thermal fuse was bad (gotta love made in China/Taiwan/Korea junk). This little $2.50 or less part took it out. Now I have replaced three of these thermal fuses always to the same effect. 30 minutes of repairs and about 3-4 minutes till it blows the thermal fuse again. I consider myself an electrician (used to work on nukes and missiles for the military,install furnaces and HVAC, repair computers, wire houses,repair appliances, etc. for a living) and went against sending it in to do it myself. Now I believe there is a thermostat issue or I have a bad batch of thermal fuses. To this avail, "NESCO, PLEASE stop using cheap foreign components in your USA products." You have something good here and skimping on these parts hurts your reputation. For God's sake, up the price another $10-20 and put quality electronic components in and warranty your products for 3 years at least. A good contract manager could probably get you a deal on 10,000 quality thermal fuses, electric coils, thermostats for a couple bucks more a unit. Since this time, I have purchased another Nesco American Harvest dehydrator (the big 1,000 watter again) as I have become to be known as the deer jerky guy and I have a reputation to uphold. Jerky makes a great Christmas present and ships well across the country to those family members out of state. I am going to give Nesco "American Harvest" (with foreign junk components" one more chance, before I buy another brand or build my own unit. In closing, I would buy this unit again and have, but am in hopes that it lasts longer than the last 3 year old 1,000 watter I bought. At least now I have 16 trays for the same unit and just dried a 10 pound batch last night. It says it can handle 30 trays, but after filling 16 trays that would be pushing it I believe for jerky (maybe herbs that would be ok). Good luck and if you buy one, you will get some enjoyment out of it, hopefully yours last longer than mine did. Take Care!
5 out of 5
Queen B
Orange, VA
Buying again Sep. 11, 2018
I use my dehydrator A LOT! I have worn out 2 over the past several years and I'm getting ready to purchase the 3rd. It has worked very well for me.
2 out of 5
Jane Y
Naperville, IL
Don't buy, unless you are deaf Mar. 8, 2018
This product can only be used outdoors it's so loud. When we complain they had to send it back but they sent it back the same way and told us we were crazy. Don't use this product. We paid over $100 and a very dissatisfied. You can get it quieter one for $50 on Amazon.
4 out of 5
Sonya U
Great dehydrator June 15, 2016
Great product! It is my first ever dehydrator but I have already used it countless times to make a variety of things from kale chips, jerky to fruit leather. My only concern is it doesn't say anywhere n the description if it is BPA free or not.
Nesco Response: There is a BPA Free logo at the bottom of the description.
5 out of 5
Carolyn B
Green Forest, AR
I have 3! Dec. 28, 2013
I have had 2 of these dehydrators for 30 years, and have only had to buy a new knob, which got lost moving to our retirement home. I bought #3 a few years ago, and use them on a regular basis. I've been well pleased with the results of the fruits, vegetables, herbs and jerky. I would be totally lost without my dehydrators! I have a big garden and during the gardening season, there's usually a dehydrator going 24 hours a day! I have been so pleased with the results of everything I have dried with these dehydrators. I do canning and freezing, but dehydrating also saves so much space, and I can make my own garlic and onion powder, and for peppers they are a must! Since the first two were getting old, I decided to get a third one, just in case one of the old ones gave out! So far, all are still going strong! Can't say that for a lot of appliances nowadays! Nesco products are the best!
5 out of 5
Mark M
What a dehydrator! Nov. 21, 2012
I purchased my dehydrator 6 years ago to do venison jerky. I have dehydrated over 500 pounds of venison jerky, 100 pounds of beef jerky and at least 12 boxes of apples. I have never had any problems with it. A friend purchased a different manufacturers product and it takes 16 hours to dry jerky while I can do 3-4 loads in the same amount of time. I wish I had another one! Excellent value! Have dried apricots, peaches, plums, tomatoes, peppers and cherries in it and always the same great result. I highly recommend these dehydrators!
5 out of 5
Barry L
Dehydrator is our favorite Nesco product. Sep. 22, 2012
We have used the Garden Master dehydrator for years and dried hundreds of pounds of fruit and veggies with it. In winter we cut up apples and dry them in the basement and it helps heat the house. The trays do eventually wear out from hunderds of hours of drying and I have had to replace the bottom heating/fan part, but the service has been excellent. It is, for us, a time tested product that performs better than many appliances we have had. I no longer add anything to apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, etc. I just cut them and put them in, and if it is a hot sunny day, just put the trays out in the sun for that part of the day. I finished them in the dryer when needed during hot days.
5 out of 5
Gary P
Deer Park, WA
Good old time winner Sep. 15, 2012
We've had model FD1008 for 15+ years...it finally quit..i tried to repair it, nope. Found this and our existing trays still fit! All the specs are the same from what i can see. Got the first batch of zuchinni chips going now. This is a true semi-pro unit in my opinion.
4 out of 5
Doreen H
FD-1010 June 16, 2012
Just finished cleaning the Gardenmaster dehydrator I purchased for $6 at our local thrift store. I don't think it was ever used! Going to make rhubarb lace - sounds yummy. Also sounds like I got a screaming deal!!
5 out of 5
eduardo S
nothing better May 11, 2012
I got mine more than 20 years ago, have work it out with lots of all kinds of tropical fruits, veg., rolls, but meat, and this one keeps working like new!

Im looking to get more info. about bigger or industrial ones from you.

It´s the FD-1010 the biggest.

Thanks and keep on with excelent ways to better living.

Nesco Response: Our "Top of the Line" unit! More powerful and larger than any other. Expands to a giant 30 trays so you can dry large quantities all at once! 1000 watts of drying power.
4 out of 5
Greg S
Kearney, NE
Great machine Apr. 21, 2012
I love the machine, works well, just has a problem if you dry meat that is a bit fatty it that allows the drippings to get into the heater/blower unit. It starts to smoke a bit.
Nesco Response: Greg,
We advise in our use and care manual to only use lean cuts of meat to prepare jerky.
Also the use of a fruit roll up sheet on the bottom tray is suggested to catch drippings.
This unit will not smoke if liquids are not introduced into the heating element.
5 out of 5
Jeff P
Levittown, PA
Can't beat it! Jan. 21, 2012
I have had my dehydrator for a little while now and my son and I have had a blast! We've made dried apples and deer jerky so far. As far as the fruit goes, it's ok to do in the house but jerky should be done in the garage or your house will smell like jerky for weeks to come. The unit works like it's supposed to and the food comes out great although you may have to alter the temp setting and time duration. I bought this unit because my father loves his.
5 out of 5
Bob M
Norwich, CT
Worth every penny! Dec. 29, 2011
I purchased this about a month ago and LOVE IT! We have made apple and banana slices, hamburg jerky and venison jerky. We have been very satisfied with the results so far!

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