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Nesco FD-1040 Digital Dehydrator

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SKU: DD237, Part Number: FD-1040, Shop more American Harvest, Nesco items


  • Temperature range from 95° - 160° F
  • 4 to 20 square feet of drying area
  • 4 trays included, expandable to 20 trays
  • Automatic pressure adjustment (to tray number)
  • Adjustable timer from 1-48 hours
  • Dehydrator turns off when timer runs out
  • Top-mounted 4.6" fan & heater are ideal for wetter foods
  • Food contact parts are dishwasher safe


  • 4 drying trays
  • Stick-resistant poly mesh screen
  • Fruit leather/jerky sheet, prevent any spilling of liquids


Nesco FD-1040 Digital Dehydrator

The FD-1040 American Harvest/Nesco dehydrator comes with 4 trays, each 1 sq. foot, expandable to 20 trays for large 20 square feet of food drying area! Combination of large, quiet, 4.5" fan, 2400 rpm motor and 1000 watt heater lets you dry food gently in hours instead of days. Temperature is adjustable between 95° and 160° F. Air pressure adjusts automatically to number of trays used. Measures 15.25" dia. x 10.25" high (with four trays). Adjustable timer can be set for up to 48 hours of drying time.

Top-mounted fan and heater are ideal for drying wetter foods. This design prevents liquids from ever dripping into the motor or heater. Makes cleanup easy!

The FD-1040 dehydrator features electronic control with timer.

  • “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

Patented Converga-Flow™ Design: The American Harvest FD-1040 dehydrator's double outside wall design provides fresh air equally to every tray, eliminating tray rotation and flavor-sharing. Opaque Vita-Save exterior blocks light, preserving all the nutrients in your foods.

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

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  • “Very nice dehydrator, no problems, runs like a charm.”

    – John G., NY

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Manufacturer Part Number FD-1040
Brand American Harvest, Nesco
Diameter 15.25"
Height 10"
Product Weight (lbs.) 8-3/4 lb.
Color White
Number of Fans 1
Nominal Fan Diameter 4.6"
Trays, Standard 4
Trays, Maximum 20
Drying Area, Standard 4 sq. ft.
Drying Area, Maximum 20 sq. ft.
Functions & Features Timer
Housing Material ABS
BPA Free Yes
RPM 2400 RPM
Temperature Range 95° - 160° F
Power Electric (AC)
Horsepower 1.3 HP
Volts AC 120
Watts 1000
Amps 8.33
Hz 60
Cord Length 45.7"
UPC 029517010111
Origin Imported
Warranty Length 1 year

Use & Care

Food contact parts are dishwasher safe.


We stock this product in our Nebraska warehouse. Most of our shipments are by FedEx Ground or Home Delivery and you should receive your order in four business days or less from ship-out. Click here for more information about shipping.



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  • More Than I Expected
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I've been using this dehydrator for over a year and it far exceeds my expectations. I've dried tomatoes, celery, peppers, apples, peaches, squash, zucchini, flowers, carrots and anything else I can think of. My only regret is that I have not ordered additional trays.
    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Very nice dehydrator, no problems, runs like a charm.
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Very good quality just an all around good product.
    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Love this Dehydrator
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Have been using this product for years and expanded it a few years ago with more trays. I use it primarily for drying sprouted wheat berries.
    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Works great!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Basically wanted it to dehydrate nuts that were soaked in a sea salt solution and it works fine. I do need purchase some more trays and some mesh liners. Some of the nuts fall in between the regular tray bottoms, so I line with parchment paper, don't know that that is ok, but works. Next order, I'm adding on some 2 more trays and 4 mesh liners.
    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Easy to clean
    By on - Verified Buyer
    The trays have been updated but fit nicely on top of the others. Love the dehydrator too.
    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Excellent I love it
    By on - Verified Buyer
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Nesco Dehydrator
    By on - Verified Buyer
    This is my second dehydrator from Nesco. The first (model FD 1010) was over 20 years old, so I'd say sure got my moneys worth. I see the same quality in my recent purchase of the FD1040.
    1 person found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Welcome Christmas present
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I bought the dehydrator for my son and his wife as a Christmas present and they were delighted with the choice. I don't think they have yet had the opportunity to use it, but they had used one of similar design borrowed from a neighbor.
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  • Excellent Customer Service
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Am very pleased with the product. Delivery was prompt and customer service most excellent.
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  • Awesome
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Gave this to my son in law as a gift, he loves it.
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