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- 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.
“This dehydrator does everything I want it to. Experimenting with sprouted grains, fruit leathers, and can't wait to see what it does with a belly full of chiles. Why did I wait so long?”
– Russel G., KS
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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– John G., NY
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|Manufacturer Part Number||FD-1040|
|Brand||American Harvest, Nesco|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||8-3/4 lb.|
|Number of Fans||1|
|Nominal Fan Diameter||4.6"|
|Drying Area, Standard||4 sq. ft.|
|Drying Area, Maximum||20 sq. ft.|
|Functions & Features||Timer|
|Temperature Range||95° - 160° F|
|Warranty Length||1 year|
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By Laurel M. in TX on 4/11/2016 - Verified BuyerI'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.9 out of 9 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By John G. in NY on 4/9/2016 - Verified BuyerVery good quality just an all around good product.7 out of 7 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By David S. in Gilroy, CA on 4/13/2016 - Verified BuyerHave 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?
By Sandy M. in MO on 4/12/2016 - Verified BuyerBasically 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?
By De Anne H. in IL on 5/11/2016 - Verified BuyerThe 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?
By Ngoc N. in CA on 4/10/2016 - Verified BuyerThanks3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Barbara L. in CA on 12/30/2017 - Verified BuyerI 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.0 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Thomas S. in IL on 3/3/2020 - Verified BuyerThis 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.Was this review helpful to you?
By Bonnie K. in MI on 12/14/2018 - Verified BuyerGave this to my son in law as a gift, he loves it.Was this review helpful to you?
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