FD-60 Snackmaster® Express Dehydrator


(32 customer reviews)
  • 500 watts of drying power provides even heat distribution
  • Adjustable temperature control (95°F – 160°F)
  • (4) BPA Free trays with 0.8 sq. ft. of drying area per tray – Expandable to 12 trays
  • Proudly made in the USA of global and domestic components
  • Includes (1) Fruit Roll Sheet, a Jerky Seasoning & Cure sample, and a 52-page recipe & instruction book
SKU: FD-60 Category:


The NESCO FD-60 Snackmaster Express Dehydrator has the drying power that generates maximum speed and quality for dehydrating your favorite fruits, vegetables, herbs and jerky. The quiet, powerful Converga-Flow® fan forces heated air down 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. This dehydrator comes with four (13 1/2″ diameter) trays and expands up to 12 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 NESCO FD-60 Snackmaster Express provides an easy and economical way to make delicious jerky, nutritious veggie chips, and all-natural fruit snacks at home.

Additional Accessories available for Dehydrator Model FD-60:

  • LT-2TV (Add-A-Trays, Set of 2)
  • LSS-2-6 (Fruit Roll Sheet, Set of 2)
  • LM-2-6 (Clean-A-Screen, Set of 2)


Learn About Dehydrating

Dehydration Recipes 

Dehydrator Manual

Metal Ware Corporation claims trademark and trade dress protection for the Snackmaster® Express Dehydrator and accessories.  This trademark and trade dress protection includes, but is not limited to, trademark or trade dress rights in SNACKMASTER®, ADD-A-TRAY, FRUIT ROLL SHEET, CLEAN-A-SCREEN, and the three-dimensional configuration of the Snackmaster® dehydrator lid handle.

Additional information

Weight12 lbs
Dimensions10 × 14 × 14 in

32 reviews for FD-60 Snackmaster® Express Dehydrator

  1. Donald T Bensalem, PA (verified owner)

    I have been using the FD-60 since it 1st hit the market !6 children and 14 Grandchildren RAVE about my Jerky !! My mix of Venison and Hamburger is made all year round ! Keep up the Good Products !

  2. MARYLIN L CLINTON, MO (verified owner)


  3. Jim G Coronado, CA (verified owner)

    I bought a FD-60 Dehydrator a few years ago. I use it to make beef jerky, usually once a month. I could not imagine using any other product. This machine is fantastic and I have recommended it to many friends. I really like the ability to adjust the temperture. I’m finding that the machine works as well today, as the first time I used it. It’s a very well made product. The FD-60 comes with four trays. I’ve found that I need two more, so I plan to purchase them today. Thanks NESCO!

  4. Tim M Baltimore, MD (verified owner)

    Look – I’ve been using your dehydrators for years and they work well. But I’m mad at you guys advertizing with big bold letters on both the box and your website that the unit is made in the USA when it clearly is not. The most important part – the power unit which houses the heating element and blower motor is made in CHINA! So what did you guys make? WOW – The plastic trays & the box they came in – well that’s bull – a big advertizing lie – you should be ashamed of yourselves. Nesco Response: Thanks for your review and for your support of our product. We are glad that you think they work well. We state on our carton that the product is “Made in U.S.A. of U.S. and foreign components”. We are keeping jobs in the USA by molding the plastic components, making cartons, literature and our spices in the USA. Only one part of the dehydrator is imported. Most of our competitors are 100% made in China or another foreign country.

  5. Byron P Millinocket, ME (verified owner)

    Boy this is some great machine, i lovt it and planning to get some more of these for my friends, when the want one. Can you tell me where i can get a spare bottom tray holder for my DF 60 I cracked mine and would like to get a spare one. Thanks for a great item Byron Nesco Response: Thanks for your review and for your support of our product. We are glad that you think they work well. Replacement parts are available from our Customer Service Dept. at 1-800-288-4545

  6. John K (verified owner)

    I purchased this Nesco several years ago. Why Nesco? I love their roasters, and I didn’t need some huge dehydrator that would take up a ton of space and be hard to store. I bought mine specifically for drying fruit and fruit leathers to take on business trips. This machine is quiet, has been dead reliable, and I’ve also dried some vegetables now. I’ve made a lot of use of the low-stick tray inserts and the ‘rollup’ inserts. I recently discovered the FD-80 and bought one, because I like the idea of being able to make more in the same basic space. My excellent FD-60 is being passed on to a young couple who need to be making fresh, non-processed snacks for their children. I know they’ll love this machine as I have!

  7. Gloria K Yuba City, CA (verified owner)

    Had an American Harvester years ago, but it finally warped and had to get rid of it.. Need a better one this time

  8. diane V IOWA FALLS, IA (verified owner)

    I love this product and the jerky spices you sell!!! I make about 50-100lbs of deer jerky a year I have 2 of these dehydrators and I have 7 trays each. I could use 2 more this year so hoping to give hints for xmas. It is the best and last a long time had @ 5yrs now and wouldnt trade it for anything!!!! Out standing product!!!!

  9. Gus G Lancaster, SC (verified owner)

    Have had this unit approx 2 years and believe it to be the best dehydrator I’ve ever used. It’s great to be able to set up and not change anything until jerky is ready.

  10. Mitchell OKingsport, TN (verified owner)

    I have a FD-60 and it does a great job.. So far, I have only made beef jerky from extra lean hamburger meat (97%/3%). I have family members coming of the wood work when I make jerky.. It’s the main reason I visited the site today, to get more trays..

    Keep up the good work Nesco..

  11. Doug F (verified owner)

    I’ve owned this model for 6-7 years and have an older FD-25 that I’m still using as well. Years ago I bought 4 extra trays for this one and 2 for the FD-25 so that I could knock out an entire batch of venison jerky at one time. I’m still very pleased with the way these both work and my wife has to stop me from buying more of them just to have backups. No complaints, only praise. Still working like new after all these years. Keep up the good work Nesco! If I ever wear one of these out… I’ll be buying one of the square ones. Might be a while tho.

  12. Jodi G (verified owner)

    I got my FD-60 dehydrator for Christmas from my In-Laws and I finally got to use it! I dried some strawberries that I picked locally and they turned out great :) My only question is if I add more trays does it take longer to dry? Thanks Nesco!!

  13. Terry C Christiana, TN (verified owner)

    Product works great! Can not make it fast enough for my son and his friends.

  14. lacroo F Sarasota, FL (verified owner)

    I have owned 5 Nesco dehydrators over a period of many years. Originally, I had the kind with the motor on the bottom. While they worked nicely, I felt that having the motor on top made for better clean up. So, I currently have 3 (yes 3!!) of this unit and I use them multiple times monthly to make beef jerky. I have enough trays to load 6 per motor and when I load them full with meat in liquid marinade, it takes approximately 4 hours to dry. If you think this is too long, try spending $500 for Cabela’s “commercial” unit. It is beautiful, no doubt. I bought one in August thinking I could make more jerky faster… NOT! When I loaded the 16 trays, it took 10 -12 hours. Now I realize that’s more meat than I’m putting on my Nesco trays. But I could load my Nesco trays 3 times and be done in the same amount of time or less. And loading/handling the Nesco stackable trays is much easier than loading trays you have to slide into place. Regardless of your equipment, jerky making is messy and time consuming. I’ve been doing this for over 20 yrs and, so far, using my NEsco trays is as good as it gets for a non-commercial operation. Cleaning the trays? Here’s my suggestion: You could spray your trays with something like PAM. I have done it – it doesn’t hurt the trays and it hasn’t changed the flavor of my product. The other thing I do – since I have so many trays – is soak them in hot, hot water and Cascade overnight. I can practically rinse them clean afterward. I did say “practically” – they almost always require a little work with a brush of some kind. And don’t be fooled by the claims of the big units with “non stick” trays. It’s no easier. And because Nesco’s trays are white, it’s much easier to see what you are trying to get clean! Another issue I have yet to overcome – even/uneven drying. Even the big unit from Cabela’s had hot spots. Needless to say, I sent the unit back. I will be buying an additional Nesco unit – or 2!!

  15. Adam L Rochester, NY (verified owner)

    machine is awesome I have had one a year. my dad loves the jerky i make and asked about doing spices so i got him one for this xmas so he has his own. I use my dehydrator every couple months and have not had any issues once, thanks Nesco

  16. Alan S (verified owner)

    Very good product, well made and makes excellent jerky!!!

  17. Katy C Burgaw, NC (verified owner)

    I purchased the Nesco FD-60 about a month ago when I started making our own dog treats from vegetables. I love this dehydrator. We are now making Jerky and the veggies aren’t just for the dogs anymore. I just ordered some add-a-trays as this is in high demand in our house.

  18. Yasmin E (verified owner)

    I have used my Nesco food dehydrator for many many years, mainly for drying strawberries and excess tomatoes, both always turning out tasty and delicious. Also have dried wild herbs for tea. My dehydrator is invaluable to me. Today unfortunately I have warped the base because it was too close to the hot stove. I came here to look for a replacement of the base, but can’t find one. Looks like I will buy a new dehydrator.

  19. Tom J St Marys, WV (verified owner)

    I have used this dehydrator for over 5 yrs and wouldn’t trade it for any other brand. I do lots of deer jerky year round and it has performed to perfection. I have expanded mine to 10 trays. I also used the jerky mix from nesco and everyone goes crazy for it. Great products!!!