Nesco American Harvest FD 1010 Gardenmaster Food Dehydrator

Nesco American Harvest FD 1010The Nesco American Harvest FD 1010 Gardenmaster Food Dehydrator is the perfect tool for drying your meats for jerky.

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Top of the line food dehydrator that is larger and more powerful than all others.

The Nesco American Harvest FD 1010 has the capability to expand with up to 30 additional trays, so as your needs expand so can your food dehydrator!

Features of the Nesco American Harvest FD 1010 Gardenmaster Food Dehydrator:

  • Foods dry super fast with the drying power of 1000 watts for this machine! Food dries in hours, not days as is the case with other methods. Beef jerky 4 hrs, Fruit rolls 3-6 hours, Pineapple 4-6 hours, Bananas 5-8 hours and Apples 4-6 hours as some example drying times.
  • Includes a quiet 2 400-RPM motor and specially designed 4-1/2 inch fan which is what allows the food to dry faster than other dehydrators without fans.  The faster drying times also account for more nutrition in your end result.
  • Utilizes an adjustable 90-150 degree F thermostat – this means that you can use different temperatures for different foods, giving you the very best results possible.
  • The Converga-Flow fan pushes the heated airflow up the outside pressurized area before it then travels across each of the individual trays joining in the middle for super speedy,  even and nutritious drying.
  • The opaque outside of the dehydrator blocks the light from reaching the food so as to keep more of the food’s vitamins and nutrients intact throughout the process of drying.
  • The Nesco American Harvest FD 1010 includes 4 drying trays to get your started, but it is fully expandable for up to 30 additional trays that you can purchase and include at a later time when your needs also expand.
  • Even if you are using the full 30 trays, there is no need to worry about tray rotations or flavor mixing among the foods.
  • The drying pressure will automatically adjust to suit the number of trays that you currently have filled with food.
  • Includes a no-spill fruit roll sheet – perfect for drying semi-liquids, sauces, soups and fruit rolls
  • Contains a flexible screen which is perfect for the drying of small items such as potpourri, spices and herbs.
  • Includes a Jerky Spice Packet and Cure so that you can get started making your beef jerky at home right away.
  • Includes a FREE recipe and instruction book (52 pages) to help you get started with your drying right away!

A Few Quick Tips for Using the Nesco American Harvest FD 1010 Gardenmaster Food Dehydrator to Make Jerky:

  • Select lean meats that have very little fat.  A lean round or flank steak will make wonderful beef jerky.
  • Typically 3 lbs of raw meat will make about 1 lb of jerky.
  • You can make jerky from a variety of proteins including: wild game, poultry and fish.
  • When preparing the meat for drying, remove all fat.
  • Cut meat in thin uniform strips so that it will all be able to dry within the same period of time.
  • When cutting your strips of meat, cut across the natural grain as this will produce jerky that is easier to pull apart when eating.
  • If the jerky will not be consumed within 1-2 weeks, be sure to refrigerate or freeze in order to keep fresh until eaten.

Is your mouth watering yet? 😉

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What is Jerky?

Jerky is a type of meat that has been prepared in such a way as to make it a great snack of a salty, sweet or savory variety.

Jerky is made by trimming the fat off of meat and cutting it into thin slices. The meat is then marinated in different types of special jerky seasonings, spices or sauces before being smoked or dried. The marinating process could take anywhere from 1-2 days, depending on the strength of flavor that you are going for. Once the jerky is finished, it does not need to be refrigerated at all. For much of history, drying meat in this way was the only safe way to preserve it.

The term “jerky” means to burn and jerky can be made from different meat sources, such as beef, venison, elk and any number of others. Beef jerky is probably the most common of jerky products that are sold within the United States. This can be a great high protein snack.

If you are interested in making your own jerky, one of the most important tools that you will need would be a food dehydrator. There are many to choose from in the marketplace today and a good one to consider might be one of the Excalibur dehydrators.

Making the jerky is actually a pretty fast process. Once the meat is placed into the dehydrator it can take anywhere from 2 to 6 hours. The time that it takes for drying can depend on the thickness of the meat and you should check it thoroughly by cutting into the meat when you think that the drying process should be complete. Be sure that the meat is no longer raw or pink at all before you remove it from the dehydrator.

Once the jerky is completely you should place it in plastic bags to refrigerate or freeze. If you want to store the jerky for longer than a few weeks, jar storage is best. The jerky can be safely kept in closed jars for months with no problem

Enjoy your jerky and don’t be afraid to experiment with different seasons and sauces to get the perfect blend for your own tastes.