When the lockdown hit, I moved our digitization operation to my home, and got a Nesco FD-79 dehydrator. It has done a fantastic job. It has a wide temperature range, digital display, and is expandable (comes with 4 trays). The temperature is remarkably precise (tested with a professional-grade thermometer). The timer is only 24 hrs., but I just set an alarm on my phone to reset it. All for $100. I'll be taking it with me when I move everything back to the library, whenever that might be.


Bryan Martin
Technical Supervisor
Music Library
University of Toronto

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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Drying Reel-To-Reel Tape in Food Dehydrators?

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What do the tape experts think about using food dehydrators to dry out reel-to-reel tapes? If you support the practice, what features should you look for on a new machine?


Jay Bruder