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Top 5 Nesco Dehydrators

Having the right equipment makes any job easy. And, when it comes to making jerky, having the right dehydrator is no different. We’re going to take a look at the top 5 dehydrators available for making jerky offered by one of the top names in jerky-making products – Nesco. Depending on your need, your budget and your desires, you should find one of the following is just what you’ve been looking for to make delicious homemade jerky.  Most of the items are reasonably priced between $30-65.00.  To visit the product page – click on either the name or the product picture.


No. 1 Nesco FD-75A 700-Watt Food Dehydrator

This dehydrator gets 4+ stars with 679 reviews. It is moderately priced and has free super savings shipping. Some  features are:

  • 700-Watt 5 tray food dehydrator dries in hours instead of days
  • Top-mounted fan; adjustable thermostat from 95-to-160 degrees F
  • Flavors don’t mix; no need to rotate trays; opaque exterior blocks harmful lights
  • Includes recipe book, 2 solid sheets, 2 mesh sheets, and 3 jerky spice packets


No. 2 Nesco American Harvest FD-37 400 Watt Food Dehydrator

This dehydrator gets 4 gold stars with over 150 reviews. It is economically priced with free super savings shipping. Some features are:

  • 400-watts of drying power
  • Expandable to 7 trays
  • Clear top to monitor the drying process
  • Fan forced radial air flow means no tray rotation needed
  • Made in USA


No 3 Nesco FD-80A Square-Shaped Dehydrator

This model gets 4+ gold stars from over 190 users. Its unique shape and bale handle make it easy to handle and store.  Some features offered are:

  • Easy-to-use dehydrator for drying fruit, vegetables, herbs, and jerky
  • Air-circulation system ensures fast, even drying; no need to rotate trays
  • Adjustable thermostat; printed guidelines on motor housing
  • Bale handle; dishwasher-safe parts; instruction manual



No 4   Nesco American Harvest FD-61 Snackmaster Encore Dehydrator and Jerky Maker

This dehydrator gets 4+ gold stars from over 100 users. This model can be used for snacks as well as jerky. Reasonably priced with the following features:

  • 500 watts to dry faster
  • Adjustable Thermostat
  • Patented Converge-Flow action for fast drying
  • No need to rotate trays
  • Expandable to 12 trays


No. 5   Nesco American Harvest FD-61WHC Snackmaster Express Food Dehydrator All-In-One Kit with Jerky Gun

This all-in-one kit with jerky gun gets 4+ gold stars from over 100 users. If you’re looking to get everything at one time, this is it. And at under $65.00 for everything – it’s quite a deal. Some of the features offered are:

  • All-in-one kit has a top mounted fan
  • Easily dries fruit, vegetables and jerky quickly and evenly
  • Comes with 5 trays and jerky gun
  • Includes fruit roll sheet, clean-a-screen for drying herbs or sticky fruit; recipe guide

Accessories and other dehydrators are available from Amazon. visit this link   for a variety of jerky paraphernalia!


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