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If you frequently purchase dried snacks like banana chips and beef jerky, or need to preserve your garden harvest, a food dehydrator could be a practical and cost-saving investment. Using a fan and heating element to circulate warm air, these handy appliances extract excess moisture from food items placed inside, extending their shelf life and allowing them to be stored safely without a refrigerator or freezer. They come in a wide variety of sizes and prices too, so there’s one out there that should suit your specific needs, whether that’s drying tomatoes or preparing piles of meat.
After researching the most popular dehydrators online, we put 11 models to the test, dehydrating a variety of food items to get a sense of their overall ease of use, speed and — most importantly — ability to dehydrate evenly. In the end, we finally selected the Nesco FD-1018A Gardenmaster as our top choice for most people’s needs.
As hard as it is to believe, spring is on its way, which means produce lovers across the country are gearing up for another abundant season. Herbs are one of the first plants to pop up, and for those of us who know just how plentiful they can be, a food dehydrator seems like a better idea each and every year.
It’s the perfect way to extend the life of those aromatic leaves and sprigs, and now’s the best time to buy one. One of our tried-and-tested favorites is on sale: Score the Nesco Gardenmaster Food Dehydrator while it is 43% off at Amazon. The biggest bonus? It’s our top choice for dehydrating those delicate herbs.
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Using a dehydrator opens up a whole new world of culinary possibilities and is a space-saving way to preserve herbs and produce from the farmers market or your garden while at their peak. The Nesco Gardenmaster earned top marks during our intensive tests with its simple-to-use design and customizable tray options.
Preparedness comes about in more than one way. You may purchase items to use during and after an emergency. You might also prepare for a disaster, with items that you’ve purchased. NESCO® can be part of your preparedness in both ways!
I’m a big fan of beef jerky, I’ve made it for years. And as good as it always was, I was always searching for a way to perfect my technique. More flavor. More tender…