Nesco American Harvest FD-61WHC Snackmaster Express Food Dehydrator Review

By | November 15, 2015

A dehydrator is capable of delivering a large quantity of nutritious snacks that tastes scrumptious. It can also be a lot of fun experimenting with different foods and recipes. The dehydration process dries out the foods, without depleting the nutritional value. If you are searching for a delicious midday or late night snack, you should definitely consider investing in a Nesco dehydrator.

Nesco Dehydrator Review


  • Includes 5 drying trays, jerky gun, and 2 screen liners
  • Exterior has an Opaque Vita-Save construction to block out UVR
  • Superior air circulation system, which pushes air down and horizontally
  • Speedy drying process, which completes in hours, instead of days
  • 500 Watts power supply
  • 120 volt appliance


The Nesco Snackmaster Express is constructed out of BPA-free plastic, so the food will not come into contact with harmful toxins. The overall measurement is around 11” W X 13” in diameter. Each tray is 1 1/2” inch thick, so you can dry strawberries, thick sliced beef, and grapes. You can also throw the trays in the dishwasher, after use for a thorough cleaning and sanitizing.

The powerful built-in fan is top mounted, so it is safe from dripping juices. This location is actually improves the air circulation, so the foods will dry more evenly. You can even expand the American Harvest dehydrator to 12 trays, but you will have to purchase the additional trays separately.

The Clean-a-Screen is embedded with narrower holes to prevent smaller sized foods from falling through and to prevent sticking. The thermostat dial is located on the top of the lid, so you will always have easy access to it. This is a very user friendly appliance, thanks to the adjustable temperature dial, large numbers, and the recommended food temperature setting, which is embedded into the top of the lid.



  • Measurements 11” H X 13” in diameter
  • User friendly
  • Very affordable
  • Capable of holding up to 12 stacking trays
  • Trays are dishwasher safe


  • Does not have a built-in timer


Overall Assessment

If you are ready to alter your diet and snacking habits, you should definitely consider investing in the Nesco American Harvest FD-61WHC Snackmaster Express. It is designed to provide a large quality of nutritional snacks and offer an extended longevity.

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