Nesco Food Dehydrator User Manual

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Food Dehydrator & 
Jerky Maker
Care/Use & 
Recipe Guide
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Summary of Contents of user manual for Nesco Food Dehydrator

  • Page 18425Cover 12/12/01 12:41 PM Page C1 Food Dehydrator & Jerky Maker Care/Use & Recipe Guide
  • Page 2: Important Safeguards Welcome to the fun and exciting world of food dehydration, and thank you for choosing NESCO® American Harvest® —...
  • Page 3: • FD-50 & FD-50T Snackmaster® Pro®Important Safeguards —This product is designed for household use only— When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be...
  • Page 4Product Information — FD-50/FD-50T Snackmaster® Pro® The Snackmaster Pro dehydrator is perfect for amateurs and professionals who want to make...
  • Page 5: • FD-60 Snackmaster® Express™FD-50/FD-50T Product Information (continued) Use and Care Trays Your dehydrator trays are easy to clean. Simply soak the trays in...
  • Page 6Product Information — FD-60 Snackmaster® Express™ The Snackmaster Express dehydrator is perfect for amateurs and professional who want to make...
  • Page 7: • FD-1000 & FD-1010 Gardenmaster®FD-60 Product Information (continued) Use and Care Trays Your dehydrator trays are easy to clean. Simply soak the trays in...
  • Page 8Product Information — FD-1000/FD-1010 Gardenmaster® The Gardenmaster® dehydrator is the ultimate garden preserver. It is ideal for people who dry...
  • Page 9: General Drying GuidelinesFD-1000/FD-1010 Product Information (continued) Use and Care Trays Your dehydrator trays are easy to clean. Simply soak the trays in...
  • Page 10 General Drying Guidelines here are no absolutes and quite a • Do not add fresh produce to a partial-...
  • Page 11Drying Time to a minimum during the first stages of Because of the unique design of the drying when they...
  • Page 12• Fruit rolls should be leathery Plastic freezer bags can be used. Plastic with no sticky spots. storage bags not...
  • Page 13: FruitsThe ideal storage temperature for Fruits or vegetables may also be rehy- dehydrated food is 60°F (15°C) to drated in...
  • Page 14 Drying Fruits time needed depends on the thickness F ruits are ideal to dry because they have a naturally...
  • Page 15Should I Pre-Treat? Slice fruit directly into juice or ascorbic Pre-treatment isn't necessary for most acid mixture. Soak 5 minutes...
  • Page 16Conditioning Drying Fruit Rolls Moisture will tend to equalize through- Fruit rolls, also known as fruit leathers, out a container...
  • Page 17Preparation Fruit Roll Recipes Wash fruits and cut away any bruised Strawberry Rhubarb Leather or spoiled portions. Purée fruit in...
  • Page 18 Fruit Drying Guidelines Expect a variance in the time needed to dry different fruits. Drying times are affect- ed...
  • Page 19: Vegetables Fruit Drying Guidelines Average Food Preparation Drying Time Uses Grapes Leave whole, remove stems 10-36 hrs. Raisins; use in...
  • Page 20 Drying Vegetables ome vegetables are quite good dried. action which will continue during S Others lose their appeal and...
  • Page 21and cook on high for about 1⁄2 of the Tomato slices – use for color and time required to completely...
  • Page 22 Vegetable Drying Guidelines Vegetables will also vary in their drying times. Blanching decreases drying times, but not all vegetables...
  • Page 23: Jerky Vegetable Drying Guidelines Average Food Preparation Drying Time Uses Mushrooms* Clean with soft brush 4-10 hrs. Rehydrate for soups,...
  • Page 24 Drying Jerky erky is a favorite snack for school, When making jerky from pork, chicken J lunch, trail or...
  • Page 25surface bacterial growth during the Beef Jerky Marinade initial stages of drying. Note: Use this recipe on beef, venison or...
  • Page 26: HerbsDrying Cooked Meats Selection If you are drying meat for other Choose fresh fish to dry. If you catch it,...
  • Page 27 Drying Herbs resh herbs and spices have a stronger Plants usually survive three or four F aroma and flavor...
  • Page 28outer covering may be removed. Rub Using Dried the seeds between the palms of your Herbs & Spices hands while...
  • Page 29 Herb Drying Guidelines Most herbs may be dried in your NESCO® American Harvest® dehydrator right on the plant stalk...
  • Page 30: Crafts Herb Drying Guidelines Average Food Part of Plant Preparation Drying Time Uses Fennel Leaves Rinse in cold water 1-3...
  • Page 31 Drying Crafts ou've all seen a flower so perfect grasses, seedheads, foliage, and everlast- Y in form, color, and...
  • Page 32Dried Apple Wreath ed. Repeat process with the inside row, Supplies: until there are 2 rows of apples side by...
  • Page 33enough to secure. Do not push the wire satiny smooth. It will take five to ten through the top of...
  • Page 34Large ornaments should be strength- Liquid shoe polish or leather dye can ened with wire. Dough has no strength also...
  • Page 35transparent and non penetrating so The shoe polish or acrylic paint add that the surface of your dough-art is whiteness...
  • Page 36: Breakfast Recipes12 to 24 hours. In the dehydrator, they When you have the right blend of color are usually dry in...
  • Page 37 Breakfast Recipies Banana Bread Chunks of dried banana gives this old favorite a new twist. 3 ⁄4 cup margarine...
  • Page 38: Desserts, Cookies & Candies Waffles Glamorize Sunday morning waffles with bits of dried apple, pineapple, or apricots. 2 eggs, separated 2 teaspoons baking...
  • Page 39 Desserts Cookies Candies Fruit Hors d’oeuvres Serve these at your next party. 1 24 pieces dried fruit, cut in...
  • Page 40 Dried Apple Pastry Squares This is an elegant dessert or tasty breakfast pastry. 2 5 to 6 cups dried...
  • Page 41 Apricot Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Strawberry preserves and dried strawberries can be substituted for the apricots. Or try pineapple...
  • Page 42: Sauces, Salads, Soups & Snacks Crispy Pinwheels Dates, apricots, and other dried fruits can be used to fill these delicious cookies. Dried Fruit Filling...
  • Page 43 Condiments Dressing Stuffing Sauces & Salads Soups & Snacks Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil These tomatoes taste better than...
  • Page 44 Tomato Paste Supreme Store in freezer to maintain the best flavor. 1 4 quarts ripe tomatoes ⁄3 cup chopped...
  • Page 45 Homemade Chili Powder Add to your favorite Mexican recipe or use in ground meat for tacos. 3 ounces dried...
  • Page 46 Tangy Dressing 3 ⁄4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons dried parsley 1 ⁄4 cup lemon juice (or 1⁄4 cup chopped...
  • Page 47: Accessories Harvest Granola Most often served as a breakfast food, it can also be a snack or an ingredient in...
  • Page 48Look for these exclusive accessories wherever NESCO® American Harvest® Food Dehydrators are sold. Add-A-Trays® NESCO® American Harvest® Add-A-Trays® allow you...
  • Page 49: IndexAccessories (continued) Jerky Making Kits NESCO® American Harvest® Jerky Kits are the fast and easy way to make deli- cious...
  • Page 50 Index Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Page 51: WarrantyIndex (continued) Fruits Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Page 52: About Your WarrantyStorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Page 53 About Your Warranty and Service Satisfaction One simple step sets you on the road to complete customer satisfaction: Mail...
  • Page 548425Cover 12/12/01 12:40 PM Page C4 Food Dehydrator & Jerky Maker The Metal Ware Corporation, 1700 Monroe St., Two Rivers,...
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