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SKU: PU455, Part Number: FD-1018A, Shop more American Harvest, Nesco items

Features

  • 8 square feet of drying area
  • Expandable to 30 square feet
  • Auto air pressure adjustment
  • Converge-a-Flow air circulation
  • Little or no tray rotation needed
  • 1000 watt heater

Description

Nesco FD-1018A Dehydrator w/Book

American Harvest/Nesco's biggest, most powerful dehydrator! Comes with 8 trays, each 1 sq. foot, expandable to 30 trays for huge 30 square feet of food drying area! Combination of large, quiet, 4.5-inch fan, 2400 rpm motor and 1000 watt heater lets you dry food gently in hours instead of days. Temperature is adjustable between 95° and 150° F., and this dehydrator air pressure adjusts automatically to number of trays used.

With so much expandability, the American Harvest is the most popular of our food dehydrator models among people who use their dehydrators a lot.

  • “I've bought three of these over the years. They serve very well for drying all fruits, veggies and herbs.”

    – Susan K., NJ

Patented Dehydrator Airflow: The American Harvest dehydrator's double outside wall design provides fresh air equally to every tray, eliminating tray rotation and flavor-sharing. It's opaque Vita-Save Exterior blocks light to preserve all the goodness in your food.

Included with American Harvest Dehydrator: 8 drying trays, plus 8 mesh screens, plus 8 fruit leather/jerky sheets.

Plus, order now and receive a free copy of Deanna DeLong's 160 page book, How To Dry Foods. Deanna's well-illustrated book shows how to preserve food easily and expertly and it's loaded with dehydrator recipes. Also included is a 52 page recipe and instruction book.

  • “The American Harvest 1018 is a great machine for first time users. Love the stackable trays. It comes with a recipe book that was really handy. I would recommend for anyone looking to invest without spending a lot of money.”

    – Pat A., AR

Food contact parts of the American Harvest/Nesco dehydrator are dishwasher safe and BPA-free.

The FD-1018A measures 15.25" dia. x 14.5" high (with 8 trays.)

Pleasant Hill Grain offers many dehydrators. Click for our category page of all round, square, stainless, plastic, home-use & commercial food dehydrators!

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  • Eggs all winter.
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I love to dehydrate my fresh chicken eggs..... a great way to assure we have enough in the winter when hens lay fewer eggs. Lightly mix 4 first-day eggs per solid sheet and carefully spread evenly. Use only 4 sheets per drying time. Dehydrate fresh eggs until totally dry (about 8 hours or more). Then pulse in blender a few times and store in sterilized quart jar. All steps need to be as clean as possible.

    A 1:1 ratio of water to dried eggs works well. For large eggs use 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons of both dried egg and water.

    Resource: FOOD STORAGE: PRESERVING MEAT, DAIRY AND EGGS by Gregersen and Armstrong
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  • Great product....
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Does what it's supposed too. I use it mainly to make jerky. I'd recommend this product to anyone looking for a quality dehydrator that doesn't break the bank.
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  • Dependable, easy to use dehydrator
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I've bought three of these over the years. They serve very well for drying all fruits, veggies and herbs. And the folks at Pleasant Hill Grains are very friendly and helpful. They will give you as much individualized attention as you need to be satisfied.
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Nesco FD1018A Dehydrator
    By on - Verified Buyer
    The Nesco FD-1018A is by far the best dehydrator I've ever owned, regardless of price.
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Dehydration made easy
    By on - Verified Buyer
    The American Harvest 1018 is a great machine for first time users. Love the stackable trays. It comes with a recipe book that was really handy. I would recommend for anyone looking to invest without spending a lot of money.
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  • Great Product
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Very Happy with the unit made several batches of deer jerky already. Unit has good heat/fan power, more then my older units. I like that unit comes with 8 trays. Only issue is this unit is bigger diameter than my older unit and trays wont fit in dishwasher for easy cleaning. But really like the product. Cant wait to dry some fruits and pumpkin seeds next year. Won't take as long for making jerky as some other machines.
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  • Great dehydrator
    By on - Verified Buyer
    We're drying apples with trays stacked 16 high and they dry as fast and evenly as if we only had a few trays.
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  • My second one
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I dehydrate all of our meals for backpacking; breakfast quiche, minestrone soup, chili, spaghetti sauce, pineapple, cantaloupe, you name it. I bought this second dehydrator for our summer house to take advantage of all the fresh produce in Colorado.
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  • Why did I wait so long?
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I've been drying chiles and tomatoes for years, in a very kludgy homemade dehydrator. It was always a race between getting them dry and keeping them from getting moldy.

    Not a problem now. This dehydrator does everything I want it to. Experimenting with sprouted grains, fruit leathers, and can't wait to see what this thing does with a belly full of chiles.
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  • Good company.
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    I have your address and will contact your company when I need additional product.
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Specs

Manufacturer Part Number FD-1018A
Brand American Harvest, Nesco
Diameter 15.5"
Height 14.2"
Product Weight 15-1/4 lb.
Color White
Number of Fans 1
Nominal Fan Diameter 4.5 inch
Trays, Standard 8
Trays, Maximum 30
Drying Area, Standard 8 sq. ft.
Drying Area, Maximum 30 sq. ft.
Housing Material ABS
BPA Free Yes
Temperature Range 95° - 150° F
Power Electric (AC)
Volts AC 120
Watts 1000
Amps 8.33
Hz 60
Cord Length 38.8
Cord-End Plug Std. 120V
Commercial Warranty No
Warranty Length 1 year
Country of Manufacture United States

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