Recharging Interteck Silica Gel
For 30 years, Interteck has sold the finest desiccant products to customers across the United States – from the military to industrial concerns, small business to private citizens – because combatting moisture is a problem we all face. Our solution was to develop and manufacture world-class absorbent and absorbent-based products that can stand up to that moisture and protect what matters most to you, your precious valuables.
While that was the mission when we first began, it has changed over the years to focus on making life even easier for our customers through the perfection of our recharge method and the development of indicating silica gel beads that change color when they’re full of moisture. These developments, when taken in combination, were a game-changer and made using our excellent products even easier than ever before – not to mention recharging means longer use from one purchase!
So, you’ve purchased your silica gel packets, large desiccant packs, bulk silica gel, or desiccant for your safe and it’s time to recharge them back to full moisture-absorbing power. What do you do? First, decide whether you’ll be using the microwave or the oven to do the recharging and remember that no metal can be placed in the microwave, so if you have a canister you’ll need to use the oven instead. Let’s look at directions for both:
- Conventional Oven: Place some tin foil on a baking sheet and set the product down on top of it. Preheat the oven to 200-240˚F and place the baking sheet inside on the center oven rack. Allow the product to bake for 2-3 hours before removing and allowing to cool. DO NOT place in oven over 250° for any reason!
- Microwave Oven: Place product on microwave safe plate in center of microwave. Set microwave to LOW power and run for 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Rotate product halfway through cooking time of no carousel inside microwave. DO NOT place any metallic objects in the microwave – including product canister.
As all ovens are different, actual recharge times may be different than those given. You should always monitor your product closely while it’s recharging to ensure the process goes smoothly and no problems occur while you’re away. With proper recharging, your silica gel products from Interteck will last you for quite some time and assist you in your ongoing battle with moisture and humidity. And, if you need more we’re always just an order away!