Thursday, July 9, 2015

Nesco Dehydrator Review



I have been wanting to use a dehydrator for some time now, just never got around to getting one. I had the opportunity to review Nesco’s FD-77DT Digital Top Mounted Dehydrator. I had no idea what fruits would be best to put in there so I did a little research and picked some of my favorite.




I did not realize that it took so long to get everything prepared. Depending on the fruit, I had to peel, cut, wash or boil them before they could go into the dehydrator. So it took awhile for me to get the bananas, peaches, strawberries, and blueberries. Even though it took some work to get everything started, it was fun. Even my husband got into the spirit and helped me with the preparation.




Seeing on how this was the very first time I had ever used a dehydrator, I had no idea how long it had to be on. Luckily Nesco has a book that tells you exactly what tempature and how long that food item needs. With the digital reading on the top you can set the temperature and the length you want it on. I was surprised that most needed at least 10 hours if not longer.

This dehydrator comes with 4 trays but you can expand it up to 12 if you want to buy more. I was ok the first time with the 4 that it came with but I am thinking I may want to buy a few more. We are in the process of moving so i’ll wait until we get to the new house then order some.

The worst part of the whole experience was having to wait the 10 hours to try everything out. I started it in the evening so that by the time we got up in the morning it should be done. I did learn that I should have set it a little longer. with the digital, it turned off since I told it to run for 10 hours. That was my fault for not knowing. The fruit still tasted so good that even though it was “undercooked”.

I can’t wait to try more things other than fruit, like spices and beef jerky. I have bought dried fruit in the store, but the ones we made tasted so much better and fresh. This model cost $115, but is worth it in my opinion since you can do so much with it. I really recommend that you check t out, and maybe buy one for yourself or even as a gift (it is wedding season).




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55 comments:

  1. I would use this to dehydrate fruit!

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  2. Yummy sound/looking. This would be a great treat. To start, of course dehyrate fruit. Love these and family has always loved dried fruit from the stores. But never even thought of making them ourselves! This would also make us try all different types of fruit, but using it, I'm sure we'd be up for trying many new things also to dehydrate. Fun fun fun!

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  3. I would use thisntonmake kale chips.. And jerky.. And fruit and dehydrated sweet pees yummmy

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  4. I would use it to dehydrate fruit.

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  5. I would use this to dehydrate fruit,specifically my favorite apricots,and apples,bananas,and strawberries would be delicious!

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  6. I would use this to make beef jerky!

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  7. I would use this to make fruit chips. Apple, banana and pear.Possibly some vegetables. I'm not sure what dries well.

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  8. This sounds so nice. I would love to have one for my family. I think my grandchildren would really like this. Thank you so much for sharing

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  9. I would love to use this for fruit - strawberries and raspberries would be the first thing!

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  10. I would use this to dehydrate strawberrys, bananas, pineapple and some herbs like parsley, oregano, and some cilantro.

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  11. I'd use this to dehydrate fruits and make different kinds of veggie chips!

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  12. I would definately use it for fruits & veggies. However, I would also like to try it for jerky.

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  13. I WOULD USE THIS FOR FRUITS, VEGGIES AND DOG TREATS.

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  14. id love to use this for fruits and veggies, jerky and fruit leather for my kids!

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  15. I would use the dehydrator to dry fruit, veggies and my husband would love to make deer jerky.

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  16. I would use this to dehydrate fruit and vegetables.

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  17. My mom had a dehydrator when I was a kid and made fruit leather and beef jerky for us. I would like to try make those things for my family.

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  18. I would use this all the time. we do a lot of canning, and this would be another way to preserve fruit and veggies.

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  19. I would use it to dehydrate fruit when it was in season . ELLEN SCHULL

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  20. I would use it to dry fruit. Also my hubby would make jerky.

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  21. Jennifer KreislerSunday, July 12, 2015

    One of the things I used to dehydrate (when I had a machine) was watermelon. It is ah-mazing! Try it! I really want more, but I don't have my old machine any more. I'd adore a new dehydrator! My kids would be really into using it and experimenting too!

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  22. I so NEED a dehydrator! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one.

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  23. I would use this to dehydrate fruits for my grand children

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  24. Kimberley Thomas (Dunmore00@aol.com)
    I would use it to make dried Banana & Apple Chips for a healthy snack and go from there !

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  25. i would use it for fruit for sure

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  26. I would use this to dehydrate apples and strawberries.

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  27. I'd use it to make vegan jerky as well as raw crackers from my juicer pulp.

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  28. I would love to use it to make beef & chicken jerky as well as dried apricots & other fruits

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  29. I would use it to dehydrate fruits and veggies.

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  30. Tara musser


    I'd use this to dehydrate fruit for my kids :D

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  31. I've been wanting a dehydrator to dry my own fruit, especially bananas and apples, and to try my hand at making fruit leathers. I'd also like to dry herbs.

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  32. I would use it for fruits, veggies and jerky

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  33. I'd love to use this to make dried bananas as well as beef jerky!

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  34. I would use this for soooo many things! Jerky, dried fruit (especially blueberries!), fruit leather, etc.

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  35. I would use this to dehydrate tomatoes to store them over the winter.

    ellen beck

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  36. For the over abundance of fresh fruits of the summer, especially bananas

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  37. I would use it for pears, blueberries, bananas, and other fruits. I'd also like to try bell peppers, onions and tomatoes. I really learned a lot about dehydrators from your review post! Thanks very much!

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  38. I would use this to dehydrate fruits to use as healthy snacks for the kids.

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  39. I would use this to make lots and lots of jerky! So expensive to buy!!

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  40. We would use this for drying beans. We dry our half runner beans and then cook them. Yum!

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  41. Jerky & Dried fruit Yummm!!! I HAVE WANTED ONE OF THESE FOR ALONG TIME BUT MY CHILDRENS' WANTS COME BEFORE MINE
    "BLESSED BE"

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  42. I would use this Nesco Dehydrate to make dried strawberries.

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  43. I would dehydrate fruits as well as make beef jerky.

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  44. I would use this to make beef jerky which my family loves to eat but we always have to but it so this would be great to use.

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  45. Adrienne ZedellaThursday, July 23, 2015

    I would use this to make different flavors of beef jerky by marinating the beef in different flavors of sauce before dehydrating!!! It's cheaper to make it than to purchase packaged jerky so I WANT THIS!!!!

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  46. I would use this to dehydrate fruit, probably even fruit I wouldn't eat in the raw state. Would be a dehydrating fool!! I would try all kinds of fruits!! Bananas, strawberries, peaches, etc.... I really need this! Have always wanted one!

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  47. I would use it for fruits, veggies, and meats for jerky!

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  48. I would love to have this for fruits and vegetables

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  49. I'd love to have this for drying herbs from my garden for use in the long winter months!

    coriwestphal at gmail dot com

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  50. I have always wanted to try one of these. Can't wait to try it with fruit like cherries and strawberries.

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  51. I would use this to dehydrate fruit...I especially would love to make banana chips Yummy!!!

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  52. I'm definitely going to try making beef jerky first if I ever get my hands on this Nesco’s FD-77DT Digital Top Mounted Dehydrator!! So exciting! !

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  53. Love dried fruit

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