Snack Healthier with a Nesco Food Dehydrator! ~Review

NESCO FOOD DEHYDRATOR REVIEW

I received the  FD-60 Nesco Food Dehydrator for review, and my husband and I have been using it almost non-stop! We have dehydrated apples (which don’t last long around me by the way), carrots, bananas, and even fruit leather.

I just love snacking on my dried apples; plus it is a much healthier alternative than grabbing a candy bar or some other treat. This is something that will truly be an asset to any home!

The first thing we tried to dehydrate when we got our dehydrator was apples. I love dried fruit, especially apples, and we always have an abundance of them each year from our family orchard.

The first thing we did was grab a few that were nice and ripe, and give them a quick wash.

Next we had to prepare them for going into the dehydrator.  My husband has become quite the pro at this, and he has a nice method down. We actually have one of those old fashioned hand crank corer, peeler, slicer tools that works great for this! The handle actually broke off of ours, so my husband just uses a vice grip to turn it and it works out great!
After preparing the apples, we put them in and set the correct temperature. Then we waited. Since it could take quite a few hours, we set it to run when we went to bed, and then we when got up in the morning our apples were perfectly dried!
Here they are ready to be removed and packaged up (if I don’t just eat them all first!).
Here they are all nice and packed up in some air tight containers.  These will fit perfectly well in my purse for an on-the-go snack!
Overall I have to say our dehydrator is great. So far, everything we have done has turned out really well. There was one instance where my husband got a little overzealous with the fruit leather, and added way too much apple. It didn’t exactly dry out into a leathery snack, but it still tasted good and I ate it nonetheless!

As long as you follow the directions indicated, this dehydrator from Nesco works out great. We have not tried any jerky yet, but it does come with some seasonings so I’m excited to try that out next!  

If you are looking to purchase your own dehydrator, or even give one as a gift (these would make a great gift for the holidays!), you can find this model and more at the Nesco site here: NESCO 

This particular one retails for $69.99, and is on sale right now for $64.99. It comes with four trays, the fruit leather tray, and some seasoning to try out making Jerky. 

 

Written by Jesica H. Disclosure: The Mommy Bunch received a free product to facilitate this review, however, all opinions are our own.  These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, mitigate, diagnose or cure any disease. 

Jesica H

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64 thoughts on “Snack Healthier with a Nesco Food Dehydrator! ~Review

  • November 5, 2012 at 12:15 pm
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    Great product Reply
  • November 5, 2012 at 4:04 pm
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    6 Qt. Green/Gold Roaster with Porcelain Cookwell Reply
  • November 5, 2012 at 8:05 pm
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    I would love the Jet Stream Oven w/Digital Timer. Reply
  • November 5, 2012 at 9:37 pm
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    I'd love the 130 Watt Food Slicer so I can buy cheese and lunch meats in bulk and cut them at my home. Reply
  • November 5, 2012 at 10:16 pm
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    the 2-in-1 juicer blender would be great! Reply
  • November 6, 2012 at 9:36 am
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    I would love the 150 watt food slicer! Reply
  • November 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm
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    dehydrator sounds awesome, I have never tried one but do like the snacks you could make. Reply
  • November 6, 2012 at 5:38 pm
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    electric water kettle! Reply
  • November 6, 2012 at 7:19 pm
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    I have always been curious about a dehydrator. We love fresh fruit but have never tried preserving them. Reply
  • November 6, 2012 at 9:13 pm
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    I would like to have the 12 Quart Roaster Oven Thanks for the great giveaway Reply
  • November 6, 2012 at 11:18 pm
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    I really want the dehydrator! Reply
  • November 7, 2012 at 7:59 am
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    I'd love to have the FD-1010 Gardenmaster Pro Food Dehydrator Reply
  • November 7, 2012 at 12:59 pm
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    Food dehydrators are awesome! I want one bad! Dawn www.cheapisthenewclassy.com Reply
  • November 7, 2012 at 4:47 pm
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    A dehydrator would be wonderful Reply
  • November 7, 2012 at 10:53 pm
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    What a great way to have healthy snacks! I also like the pressure cooker--between it and a dehydrator maybe less of my garden would go to waste! Reply
  • November 8, 2012 at 8:18 am
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    i would love one of the food grinders. much nicer than my manual one. thanks for the giveaway! Reply
  • November 8, 2012 at 8:38 am
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    The 130 watt food slicer wold be great to have! Reply
  • November 8, 2012 at 9:24 am
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    This would help make healthy snacks for my family. Reply
  • November 8, 2012 at 9:28 am
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    Dehydration helps keep food longer. Reply
  • November 8, 2012 at 10:58 am
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    I would love the Roaster Buffet Kits! That would make a great addition to my kitchen! Reply
  • November 8, 2012 at 11:04 am
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    The food dehydrator would be wonderful! I am diabetic and this would be wonderful for snacks! Reply
  • November 8, 2012 at 2:15 pm
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    I wish I had the 4-Qt. Steamer with Rice Bowl! Thanks! h4schaffer at gmail dot com Reply
  • November 8, 2012 at 5:29 pm
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    I would like the try the Jerky Gun Kits! Reply
  • November 8, 2012 at 5:36 pm
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    I liked both Mommy Bunch and Nesco, but I cannot get the enter button to go through... Reply
  • November 8, 2012 at 5:37 pm
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    \whoops just looked and they just went through just now...sorry! Reply
  • November 9, 2012 at 12:02 pm
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    would be nice to win Reply
  • November 9, 2012 at 12:41 pm
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    http://www.nesco.com/products/Jet-Stream-Ovens/Jet-Stream-Appliances/Jet-Stream-Oven-w-Digital-Timer/session_9238f251ffb9/ Reply
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  • November 10, 2012 at 7:45 am
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    Tea Maker Reply
  • November 10, 2012 at 8:02 pm
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    6 Qt. Red Roaster, Glass Lid and Porcelain Cookwell Reply
  • November 10, 2012 at 9:44 pm
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    The portable conduction cooktop Reply
  • November 10, 2012 at 11:33 pm
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    I would love a 130 Watt Food Slicer! Reply
  • November 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm
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    besides a dehydrator, i could use a 5 Quart Roaster Oven Reply
  • November 13, 2012 at 9:50 am
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    130 Watt Food Slicer. Reply
  • November 13, 2012 at 4:08 pm
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    I like the 130 watt slicer Reply
  • November 13, 2012 at 7:53 pm
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    I like the Electric Water Kettle (2 Liter) Reply
  • November 15, 2012 at 8:38 pm
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    The roaster oven!!! Reply
  • November 15, 2012 at 10:48 pm
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    I like the Jet Stream Oven® w/Digital Timer. Reply
  • November 16, 2012 at 2:21 am
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    I like the tea maker. Reply
  • November 16, 2012 at 8:42 pm
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    Love the 4 Liter 4-in-1 Digital Pres. Cooker Reply
  • November 16, 2012 at 10:49 pm
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    I like the food slicer. Reply
  • November 16, 2012 at 11:20 pm
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    4qt Steamer with Rice Bowl Reply
  • November 17, 2012 at 2:04 am
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    I'd like to have the 2 in 1 Juicer/Blender (Green Trim) Reply
  • November 17, 2012 at 1:06 pm
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    5 Qt. Roaster, Porcelain - Red Reply
  • November 17, 2012 at 1:12 pm
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    would love the Jet Stream Oven® w/Digital Timer. Reply
  • November 17, 2012 at 2:52 pm
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    I would love the 2 in 1 Juicer/Blender. Reply
  • November 17, 2012 at 3:25 pm
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    150 Watt Food Slicer Item Number: FS-150PRP Reply
  • November 17, 2012 at 4:21 pm
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    4 qt steamer with rice bowl Reply
  • November 17, 2012 at 4:55 pm
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    I like the Tea Maker (1 Liter). Reply
  • November 17, 2012 at 7:21 pm
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    id love to have the 5 Qt. Roaster, Porcelain - Red! Reply
  • November 17, 2012 at 7:49 pm
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    I would like the roaster oven Reply
  • November 18, 2012 at 8:55 am
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    I could use the 6 Qt. Ivory Roaster, Glass Lid and Nescote® Non-Stick Cookwell Reply
  • November 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm
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    5 Qt. Roaster, Porcelain - Red Reply
  • November 18, 2012 at 9:16 pm
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    would love to have the 6 Liter 4-in-1 Digital Pres. Cooker Reply

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