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N Thomas
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Hi everyone,
Do any of use Nesco food dehydrators? I am thinking of getting a Nesco FD-37A American Harvest Food Dehydrator, 400-watt. I hope to use it to make jerky on a regular basis. Will it do the job reliably and easily?
Thanks!
 
Nicholas Jones
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Hey Marcus Epictetus,

I bought this a few months ago after reading about it at http://bestfooddehydratorhq.net and I've already made jerky, fruit leathers, and lots of dehydrated fruits. My only issue with it is that it gets very hot. So hot that I think it might actually cook the food a little. Depending on what you're dehydrating that could be a very bad thing. It definitely gets the job done though.
 
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Nicholas Jones wrote:Hey Marcus Epictetus,

I bought this a few months ago after reading about it at http://bestfooddehydratorhq.net and I've already made jerky, fruit leathers, and lots of dehydrated fruits. My only issue with it is that it gets very hot. So hot that I think it might actually cook the food a little. Depending on what you're dehydrating that could be a very bad thing. It definitely gets the job done though.

Hi Nicholas,
Just to clarify you bought a Nesco dehydrator? (Your link went to a website but not an item)
 
Ian Rule
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Hola! My Nesco vacuum sealer arrived recently - a necessary purchase after buying an Excalibur dehydrator (10 tray).
While not exactly answering your question....

Both were purchased within the last month, and Ive been very happy with both thus far.
I paid ~250 for the dehydrator and ~90 for the sealer, shamefully, on Amazon.
After hours of reading reviews on all the top dehydrators/sealers, these two were the best for what I wanted to pay.

Both companies seem legitimate, hope this helps!
 
Chris Sargent
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I have a Nesco dehydrator (a different model though). I think the company makes good mid-quality dehydrators. I've dried lots and lots of mushrooms, herbs, and fruit in mine over the last several years and it's still doing great. I have the square model which allows you to adjust the heat...which is really nice when doing things you really don't want to cook. I don't really make jerky so I can't answer to how it does for that.
 
Stephen Correia
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I have a nesco that I have used to dehydrate fruit and jerky for years with no issue. I wish there was a timer so I could turn it off at a certain time, sometimes the jerky gets too dry. Other than that I love it.
 
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