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monkeylicious
10-29-2008, 10:11 AM
i would like to get dh one for christmas (he loves jerky). we have a $100 limit and i would like to get him some other things as well...

any recommendations would be appreciated.

monkeylicious
10-29-2008, 10:12 AM
http://www.amazon.com/Nesco-FD-60-Snackmaster-Express-Dehydrator/dp/B000ZHA36E/ref=pd_sbs_hg_3 this is one i was looking at

bananacake
10-29-2008, 10:13 AM
:cup watching

Lady TS
10-29-2008, 10:27 AM
Harvest Maid is the best but very $$$$

You basically want something with a fan and an adjustable thermostat. Don't get anything without both of those features.

Some friends of ours recommend this one from Walmart---they say it's the same one you would get at a big-name sporting goods/hunting store for less than half the price and it works just as well.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=1120727

You can get extra trays at Walmart for it as well. :)


(I don't have time to research it for sure, but I THINK this is made by the Harvest Maid company)

bananacake
10-29-2008, 10:39 AM
Harvest Maid is the best but very $$$$



Do you have a link to the dehydrator that you have?

rstump
10-29-2008, 12:09 PM
I have the Nesco...but gardenmaster...same just MUCH bigger and LOVE it. I have added on LOTS more trays over the years. It came with 4...i have 12 now and it expands up to 30.

Lady TS
10-29-2008, 01:05 PM
Harvest Maid is the best but very $$$$



Do you have a link to the dehydrator that you have?


Nope, cuz it's not mine, it's my mom's. She's a couple thousand miles away and has had hers for forever. It's probably from the 70s/80s. :lol