FD-1010 Gardenmaster Pro Dehydrator


  • 1000 watts of drying power provides even heat distribution
  • Adjustable temperature control (95°F – 160°F)
  • (4) BPA Free trays with 1 sq. ft. of drying area per tray – Expandable to 30 trays
  • Proudly made in the USA of global and domestic components
  • Includes (1) Fruit Roll Sheet, (1) Clean-A-Screen, a sample of Jerky Seasoning & Cure, and a 52-page recipe & instruction book

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SKU FD-1010 Category


The NESCO FD-1010 Gardenmaster Pro Dehydrator is our top of the line unit-more powerful and larger than any other. 1000 watts of drying power means you can dry more, faster. This dehydrator comes with four (15 1/2″ diameter) trays and expands up to 30 trays so you can dry large quantities at once, with no tray rotation needed. Additional Add-A-Trays sold separately. The adjustable temperature control (95°F -160°F) gives you the flexibility to achieve the best results when drying different foods that need varying temperature settings. The quiet, powerful Converga-Flow® fan forces heated air up the exterior pressurized chamber, then horizontally across each individual tray. The air flow then converges in the center for quick, consistent drying that is four times faster than other dehydrators. The NESCO FD-1010 Gardenmaster Pro Dehydrator provides the drying power that generates maximum speed and quality for dehydrating your favorite fruits, vegetables, herbs and jerky.

Additional Accessories available for Dehydrator Model FD-1010:

Dehydrator Manual


 WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm. 


Additional information

Weight 12 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 18 × 18 in

16 reviews for FD-1010 Gardenmaster Pro Dehydrator

  1. Bob M Norwich, CT (verified owner)

    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!

  2. Jeff P Levittown, PA (verified owner)

    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.

  3. Greg S Kearney, NE (verified owner)

    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.

  4. eduardo S (verified owner)

    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. ItŽs 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.

  5. Doreen H (verified owner)

    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!!

  6. Gary P Deer Park, WA (verified owner)

    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.

  7. Barry L (verified owner)

    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.

  8. Mark M (verified owner)

    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!

  9. Carolyn B Green Forest, AR (verified owner)

    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!

  10. Sonya U (verified owner)

    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.

  11. Queen B Orange, VA (verified owner)

    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.

  12. bgilbert0202 (verified owner)

    F1010 Gardenmaster Pro
    Wonderful dehydrator. Even, strong distribution of heat. Accessory screens & fruit roll-up screens for smaller foods/spices work great – no falling through & no stick! Regarding the sound, I do not find it annoying at all. It’s white noise, not as loud as a bathroom fan. Shipment from NESCO was fast. Very pleased customer!

  13. Mago

    Great dehydrator. It is much louder than the 700w and 500w NESCO dehydrators I’ve used but the fan is also the strongest. Sure, the digital model looks nice too but it’s more to fuss with and this one is just a simple switch and a knob. Just having an on/off switch is nice compared to the lower wattage models. The add-on trays fit better on the base than the ones it came with, for some reason, and also look to be better quality.

  14. Larry Kingsbury

    Greetings! I have had this gardenmaster food dehydrator for about 25 years and it provided good service. However, the mechanical heating coil and fan have stopped working. The electric light swith still works. Can it be repaired? Or, should I just purchase another one? Please let me know. Larry

    • Jodi Matzke (store manager)

      Hi Larry! While internal components cannot be replaced for safety reasons, we do have offer the power units that house the internal components as replacements parts. Please call our customer service department at 800-288-4545. Thank you!

  15. Steve

    Shelf will not seat properly down on fan/motor base. Cannot make it work.

    • Jodi Matzke (store manager)

      Hi Steve! Please call our customer service department at 800-288-4545. We would be happy to help resolve this issue for you!

  16. Ben

    Worked very nicely the first few times, but now won’t do anything after not being used for a year or so. The light on the power switch comes on, but neither heat nor fan engages. It has been in my kitchen the whole time—not like I’m keeping it in a barn—so I’m not sure what could have happened to it. Less than thrilled

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