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Model #FD-1040

Gardenmaster 4-Tray Expandable White Food Dehydrator with Temperature Control

  • 1000-Watt of drying power produces impressive results
  • Converga-Flow drying dehydrator ensures consistent drying
  • Expands to hold up to 20 trays for massive storage capacity
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Highlights
  • 1000-Watt of drying power produces impressive results
  • Converga-Flow drying dehydrator ensures consistent drying
  • Expands to hold up to 20 trays for massive storage capacity
  • Includes 4 trays for optimum item segregation
  • Adjustable time settings helps for accurate dehydration
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Product Overview

The Nesco FD-1040 Gardenmaster Digital Pro Food Dehydrator is Nesco's "Top of the Line" unit. More powerful and larger than any other. Expands to a giant 20 trays so you can dry large quantities all at once. 1000-Watt of drying power with top mounted fan means you can dry more, faster. Patented Converga-Flow fan forces heated air up the exterior pressurized chamber, then horizontally across each individual tray, converging in the center, for fast, even and nutritious drying. No flavor mixing. No need for tray rotation.
  • Patented converge-flow drying system ensures even drying, no need to rotate trays, dries food in hours, not days
  • 1000-Watt of drying power with top mounted fan
  • Digital adjustable thermostat - auto off timer - 48 hour maximum timer at 30 minute intervals
  • Expands to 20 trays with TR-2 Add-A-Tray accessories (sold separately)
  • Adjustable thermostat ranging from 95-155° enables user to dry foods at proper temperature
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
15.5
Product Height (in.)
9.5
Product Width (in.)
15.5

Details

Appliance Type
Dehydrator
Color/Finish
White
Color/Finish Family
White
Features
Temperature Controls
Includes
No Additional Items
Maximum Drying Time (hrs.)
8
Number of Trays
4
Preset Cooking Options
Dehydrate
Product Weight (lb.)
8.95
Returnable
180-Day
Small Appliances Color Family
White
Small Electric Product Type
Dehydrator
Style
Modern
Wattage (watts)
1000

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1-year limited

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Questions & Answers

9Questions14Answers

How many trays extra will it work with.

Asked by Chief September 6, 2020
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The Nesco Garden master comes with 4 trays it will hold 20 trays.

Can meat be used with this machine?

Asked by Panda August 22, 2020
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How many trays can you expand it to.

Asked by Remfire49 July 15, 2020
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This Nesco dehydrator can expand up to 20 trays.

Is a fruit leather tray, a recipe book and jerky seasoning included.

Asked by TC May 9, 2020
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Yes, fruit leather tray, two jerky seasoning packets and recipe book are included.

How much does it cost if I want more tray

Asked by Youa November 3, 2016
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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot Youa. Please utilize the link below to see if it would suit your needs. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Nesco-Gardenmaster-8-Tray-Food-Dehydrator-in-White-FD-1018A/206409814 We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.

Will the Gardenmaster model FD 1040 fit trays from the FD 1020?

Asked by LL July 12, 2016
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How many tray does it come with

Asked by NATHAN January 3, 2016
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It comes with 4 trays, they're about 13 1/2". It can accommodate up to 20 drying trays.

How many trays comes with this unit?

Asked by John November 6, 2015
4
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This Nesco dehydrator comes with 4 trays.

Do you carrry extra trays for this dehydrator?

Asked by John November 6, 2015
1
Answer

Hi John, unfortunately we do not offer extra trays for the food dehydrator on Homedepot.com as a singular purchase. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot!

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  • 41 Customer Reviews
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars overall
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So far, I've only used it to make fruit leather. It took longer than the book said it should, but...
So far, I've only used it to make fruit leather. It took longer than the book said it should, but I was operating it with only 1 tray. Later I read in the instruction booklet that you're suppose to use at least 4 trays. So that was my fault. I live that this model is 1000 watts and had the digital display for temp. Control and timer. I also like that you can purchase more trays and stack up to 20 trays.
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I like that the blower and heater are built into the top of the dehydrator instead of the bottom like my old one. This means that if you put anything wet on the trays or when bits fall off they fall into a base that is total washable. The top that you can’t immerse in water should stay clean. The effective drying area on the trays for this dehydrator is 355 mm diameter compared to my old one which was 323 mm, so even though this one only comes with 4 trays and I bought 2 extra ones for my old tray the drying area is probably about the same. I would like to get some extra fruit roll sheets so I have one for each tray but that is a problem. It comes with 4 trays and 1 fruit roll sheet, so I need 3 more. Unfortunately they come in packs of 2. I don’t really want an extra one. I don’t know who at the company did the math on this. I called NESCO customer service but their answer was to just buy 4. I’m sure that works well for the company but not for me. I was told it is only $5 for shipping which isn’t bad but I’ll have to compare with Amazon. They have a recipe book that comes with the dehydrator that looks good but I haven’t done any of them yet.
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I would recommed this Gardenmaster Food Dehydrator. Quality built product, easy to use and very functional. It comes all assembled and ready to use, with a quick rinse of some of the parts. I started with drying cherries that I had just picked. I found the instructions easy to follow and very helpful. I just cut my cherries and placed them in the drying trays, they take longer about 16 hours but well worth it. They taste great and now I can store them to take hiking and camping. I am now going to try making my own jerky which I am very excited about. You can add trays to this and go up to 20 cooking sections. 1000 watts of drying power is more then enough. Adjustable thermostat from 95 - 155 degrees. I will be able to pick more fruit, dry and keep for longer periods of time. I am very happy with this product and the amount of uses for this Dehydrator are to many to mention here.
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New favorite kitchen gadget
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Growing up my dad and I used to dehydrate everything, we made lots of our own fresh herbs and home-made fruit roll ups. I gave this unit a try and love it! It comes with four trays, a roll-up sheet and a sheet for making dried spices (or flowers if you are into that). You can add up to 16 more trays, but I'm assuming the dry time would significantly increase. Love that the trays and bottom are completely submersible for easier cleaning (although cleaning cinnamon sugar off each tray will never be super easy). The unit looks sharp, the settings are very easy to use and read to see how much longer you have to go. It comes with a great booklet with basic drying instructions and how to achieve the best results with veggies, fruit n flowers, and herbs. I'm planning on making fresh fruit roll ups for my 20 month old this weekend. The unit is a little loud if you plan on leaving it out in your kitchen at night and have a small house like I do. But it's not an annoying sound, just a low pitch whirring from the fan.
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Fun and healthy
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Thought this would be a good addition to my kids diet as they do need to eat healthier. No assembly required, so out of the box and a way we go. Sliced apples, strawberries and bananas. It is somewhat loud, like a fan, but a constant "white noise" level, so I didn't mind it. Thankfully my kids and I liked the taste (though the sliced bananas came out looking brown/blackish) We opened the top and checked the fruit every hour or so, it's not hot like an oven as I expected, so it's safe to touch the fruit. However, it took TIME to cook: at 4 hours the apples and berries were dry but a little chewy, the bananas were too soft still and probably needed another hour.
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Good budget dehydrator. Seals well with its semi locking shelfs,...
Good budget dehydrator. Seals well with its semi locking shelfs, heats pretty evenly from top to bottom tray(With the standard 4 included trays), sturdy enough youll only break it if careless. The digital timer is a very pleasant feature, it auto's to stopwatch when you start if you dont set a timer, so its always keeping track of time for you. Give it 5 stars for its price point, Ive used 3 dehydrators personally for my jerky making.
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Easy to use. You do have to move the trays from top to bottom, depending on how long you are deh...
Easy to use. You do have to move the trays from top to bottom, depending on how long you are dehydrating. I have used it about 6 or 7 times just in the last month.
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Easy to operate, easy to wash. Overall, it is a...
Easy to operate, easy to wash. Overall, it is a great a product.
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