Nesco fd-75a Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator - Review

Nesco FD-75a Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator – Review

Nesco FD-75a Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator – Review

The Nesco FD-75a is a compact stackable dehydrator with many good reviews and a modest price tag. It is also known as the Nesco 5 Tray Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator.

General characteristics of the dehydrator Nesco FD-75a

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Nesco FD-75a Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator

The Nesco FD-75a dehydrator is compact and comes with 5 trays, but is expandable to 12 trays. (Trays with a diameter of 13 1/2 inches).

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Increase the overall drying area by expanding your dehydrator with additional trays

Vita-Save’s opaque appearance helps block out harmful light that destroys the nutritional value of dehydrated foods.

Made in the USA from global and domestic parts. Only the power supply of this item is imported from China. The rest of the product is 100% manufactured and assembled in the USA.

Packaging characteristics

Wattage600 watts
Item Dimensions LxWxH13.75 x 22.13 x 13.87 inches
Voltage120 Volts
Item Weight7.75 Pounds
Shape Round

Drying technology Nesco FD-75a

Drying technology
Patented Converge-Flow drying system

The Nesco FD-75a dehydrator has a fan and heater located at the top of the folded trays. The patented Converge-Flow drying system forces air into the external chamber under pressure rather than through trays.

Hot air is directed horizontally through each tray, converging towards the core, ensuring fast, even, and nutritious drying—no mixing of flavors and no need to flip trays.

The power supply leading the device can be easily removed from the trays using the integrated handle. The location of the fan and motor on top of the machine means they stay clean — food cannot be spilled or dripped down onto them. As with all stacking designs, you only need to use as many trays as you need.

The Nesco FD-75a Snackmaster Pro food dehydrator dries your favorite meals in just a few hours.

Nesco Food Dehydrator Control Panel

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Nesco Food Dehydrator Control Panel

An adjustable thermostat allows you to dry various foods at the correct temperature, of 95-160 °F (35 °C — 71 °C). The Nesco FD-75a control devices are leading the machine, on the power unit that contains the fan and heater. No automatic timer or power switch. The temperature controller only ranges from 95 °F (ca. 35 °C) — 160 °F (ca. 71 °C), which meets food dehydration standards.

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Food Dehydrator Nesco FD-75A

Many dehydrator users would like to dry foods that take a long time to dry at night. You could load at night load the products, and in the morning receive the finished product.

The absence of an automatic timer for stopping the operation of the dehydrator does not allow leaving it turned on for a long time unattended. This can lead to spoilage of the finished product. Alternatively, you may need a timing device if you want to integrate an automatic shutdown function.

Cleaning and maintenance

The trays for the Nesco FD-75a are dishwasher safe as long as the dishwasher is set to “passive dry.” The trays are removed from the dishwasher before drying. Since the trays are relatively small, you can quickly soak them in the sink for several hours, making cleaning much more accessible.

Complete set of food dehydrator Nesco FD-75a

Five trays are included, but the unit can be expanded to 12 trays (additional trays sold separately) to dry high volumes at once. Accessories: Two sheets of fruit rolls, ideal for drying semi-liquid liquids such as soups, sauces, and fruit rolls. Two flexible Clean-A-Screen sieves make it easy to dry small items such as herbs, spices—three original bags with spices for jerky. Furthermore, included is a 52-page recipe book and instructions.

Complete set of food dehydrator

Noise Nesco FD-75a dehydrator

A tranquil unit and one of the quietest food dehydrators available. During operation, it emits approximately 55-60 dB.

Pros and cons of dehydrator NESCO FD-75A, Snackmaster Pro

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Different foods can be dehydrated at the same time


  • Shows practical work on dehydration of products, does not require rotation of trays;
  • Very compact and does not take up much space on the counter;
  • Expandable up to 12 trays;
  • The adjustable thermostat can effectively dehydrate various products;
  • Easy to clean;
  • Low noise level;
  • Good value for money;
  • Milking, a 12-month warranty from the manufacturer.


  • Supplied without timer;
  • There is no automatic shutdown at the end of drying.


Even though the Nesco FD-75a dehydrator does not have an automatic timer, it is a popular model among dryers. This machine is quite budget-friendly and can save money on the purchase of many overpriced products. Provided with a wide temperature range, it can dehydrate almost all products, from herbs for spices to meat and fish. For your beloved pets, prepare a treat that costs a lot of money.

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Preserve the nutritional value during drying; this dehydrator with a life-preserving shell.

Allows you to dehydrate more products in a short time, adding trays up to 12 pieces. Doesn’t make a loud noise.

Cleaning is also easy, thanks to the fan installed in the dehydrator lid. This feature also extends the life of the fan as moisture and food droplets do not enter the airflow system. Mesh screens dehydrator Nesco FD-75a improves cleanability by preventing food from sticking to trays.

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2 responses to “Nesco FD-75a Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator – Review”

  1. Thank you very much for nice and beneficial review of dehydrators. This was very useful to make my final decision! Michael

    • Michael, I’m glad that my reviews of dehydrators helped you with your choice. I will be waiting for your dehydration results. Ask questions if you have any difficulties.

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