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Nesco American Harvest FD-1018P Gardenmaster Plus Food Dehydrator   Item Number: FD-1018P

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A step above the original Gardenmaster, the Gardenmaster Plus comes with four additional drying trays, four extra square feet of drying space, and more!

As your family grows, so does your need for healthy, flavorful, on-the-go snacks. The Gardenmaster Plus features all of the power and performance of the original Gardenmaster, but comes equipped with an extra four drying trays, increasing your total drying space to 8 square feet! This added space is perfect for accommodating your blossoming household.

Savor your garden a little longer this year! From tasty trail mix to delectable dried fruits, cereal toppings to garden herbs, the spacious Gardenmaster Plus will have your cupboards packed with tempting dried treats all year round.

Key Features:

8 Square Feet of Drying Space Loads of room for your fruit, meat, herbs, or anything else you can dream up! With 8 individual drying trays, you can dry a variety of different treats all at once. The abundance of drying space provided by this model allows you to dry your foods in large quantities convenient for families with many mouths to feed!

Convenient Expandability This dehydrator grows as you and your family grows! Its expandable to up to 30 trays (available for purchase separately) for the ultimate in bulk drying. The drying pressure adjusts automatically to the number of trays inside.

1000 Watts of Pure Drying Power No more waiting for days the 1000-watt heating element in the Gardenmaster Plus allows you to produce a batch of tasty, nutritious snacks in a record amount of time. Dry beef jerky in 4 hours apples in 4-6 hours bananas in 5-8 hours and fruit rolls in 3-6 hours!

No Tray Rotation Necessary Simply load up your goodies and walk away! The Gardenmaster does all the work.

Patented Converga-Flow Fan This exclusive, whisper-quiet fan forces heated air up the exterior pressurized chamber, then horizontally across each individual tray, for fast and even drying. This helps preserve the integrity of each food item, so you wont have to worry about flavor mixing!

Vita-Save Exterior This durable outer construction blocks light, which can rob your food of precious nutrients. With this model, the vitamins stay right where they belong in your food!

Adjustable Thermostat Not all foods were created equal! This feature gives you the flexibility you need to fine-tune your temperatures between 90 and 155 degrees. Having greater control over the temperature allows you to customize settings for the different kinds of food you are drying.

Energy-Efficient The Gardenmaster Plus needs only minimal electricity to run, costing you only an average of 1 to 3 cents per hour of use. Compare that with the cost of baking with an oven for several hours!

When your order the Gardenmaster Plus now, you also get these fantastic bonuses, absolutely free:

8 Solid Sheets: for drying semi-liquids such as soup or fruit, featuring a no-spill lip. Make tasty fruit roll-ups in a multitude of flavor combinations!

8 Clean-A-Screens: for easy drying of garden herbs, flowers, and spices. Also great for making potpourri!

Jerky Spice Packet and Cure: All you need is the beef! Create hearty, delicious beef jerky in a matter of hours.

  • Other Gardenmaster Plus Features:

    Uses standard household electricity current - 110 Volt, 60 Hz
    Outside dimensions: 15" x 14.5"
    One-year Manufacturers Warranty

Find the Right Food Dehydrator

The American Harvest Food Dehydrator offers the option to add additional trays.  Perfect for your growing needs. 

  • Vita-Save Exterior helps block harmful light which destroys nutrients.

  • Patented Converga Flow Drying System forces air up the exterior pressurized chamber and across the trays for fast, even drying.

The TSM Food Dehydrator is made of stainless steel with a choice of chrome plated or stainless steel shelves.  With large large areas of drying space, these models provide a large output for heavy dehydrating.

  • Heavy Duty Stainless Steel

  • Shelves Available in Chrome or Stainless Steel

  • Rear Mounted Fan

  • 1 3/4" Rheostat

Compare and Choose the Food Dehydrator That's Right for You

Food Dehydrators are available in a Full Range of Sizes to Fit Your Needs, ranging from 2.5 to 31 square feet of drying capacity.

Food Dehydrator Comparison Chart

Food Dehydrator Model
Drying Space
Stainless Steel
2.5 Sq. Ft. 5 425 To 7 Trays No
3 Sq. Ft.
To 12 Trays
4 Sq. Ft.
To 30 Trays
8 Sq. Ft.
To 30 Trays
16 Sq. Ft.
31 Sq. Ft.

New to Drying - Small Yield of Fruits or Vegetables...

New to Drying - Large Yield of Fruits and Vegetables...

Introduce yourself to drying with the Gardenmaster Plus Food Dehydrator or theTSM D-10 Food Dehydrator.  If you expect to do large amounts of drying,  choose the TSM D-12 Food Dehydrator to avoid having to upgrade.

Vacuum Sealing Dried Foods

Seal dried foods for longer shelf life.  For a compatible match, use the chart below to find the right size food vacuum sealer to coordinate with the food dehydrator you need.

Food Dehydrator Model
Food Vacuum Sealer
Foodsaver Vac 375

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