Nesco FD-60 Review
This is a 500-watt machine with a 2400 rpm fan and motor that uses a unique drying system patented by Nesco. The drying system that it uses is called Converga-Flow and it involves a method by which air is pushed into the pressurized chamber for fast drying.
Aspects and Features
The most important feature of the machine is the top mounted fan which makes sure that there is no dripping to the chamber. You can choose a suitable temperature for drying between 95-155 degrees Fahrenheit. The drying system is so efficient that the trays need not be rotated or shifted during the process. . It has an opaque exterior which helps retain the nutrients in food by blocking light.
When the temperature is increased moisture evaporates and gets removed by the air flow within the container. The flavors stay intact and do not mix and in fact are well preserved due to the unique system used by the machine. There are 4 trays in the machine which is enough for drying food items for a small family. The trays are slotted in adjustable tiers so that you can place additional trays if you want to dry more food items. You can place a maximum of 12 trays in this machine using the slotted tiers for which you will need to purchase additional trays which are readily available.
The machine measures 13.5×13.5×9.75 inches and weighs 8 pounds. Also included with your purchase will be a fruit roll sheet.
Nesco FD-61 Review
The FD-61 has a 500-watt motor and use Nescoís Converga-Flow system for drying. This involves pushing down air into the chamber for quick drying.
Aspects and Features
It has a patented exterior called Opaque Vita-Save Exterior that blacks all the harmful light and helps in preserving all nutrients in the food. The best part of the system is that it does not allow any dripping into the chamber. The machine also has a top mounted fan that is optimally placed to blow the air away with all the moisture. The ability of the system to retain flavors negates the need of rotating or removing trays to save the flavor of foods. The distribution of air that dries the food in the container is also very even and the food manages to retain all the nutrients.
The tiers are slotted into the machine so that you can place the trays in any of the tiers. You can place a maximum of 12 trays in this machine with the expandable slots inside it, although it comes with 4 trays. You can easily procure extra trays for a nominal price and they are readily available. The adjustable thermostat allows you to choose any temperature between 95-160 degrees Fahrenheit. If you would like to customize the dryness you can use the thermostat controls and set it to a temperature of your choice.
The machine measures 13.5x.13.5×9.8 inches and weighs 6.8 pounds.
What is the Difference Between Nesco FD-60 and FD-61?
Both are similar machines with the FD-61 having retained the useful features of the FD-60. The FD-61 is a more recent model as compared to the FD-60.