I haven't had a dehydrator for a long time, and since I am trying to become more sustainable, I searched the internet high and low for the perfect dehydrator for our home. I read reviews, visited manufacture web-sites and even asked Bill's opinion, just to be nice that is, and I finally decided to by the Nesco FD-1020 Gardenmaster.
Dehydrators are not cheap and I wanted to make sure I bought a quality product. I have already made a fruit roll sheet batch. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great neither. It was my first attempt, so I wasn't too upset. We love fruit, so I plan on drying some fruit, making some beef jerky and dehydrating some onions.
Some details that I like about this machine over the others is:
- that some parts are dish-washer safe
- it has an adjustable thermostat
- there is no need to rotate trays (so they say, I haven't found that out for sure yet)
- the fan is on top of the unit forcing the air down
I'll be blogging more about recipes and ideas on how to use your dehydrator this summer.