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ULTRA-PRO Videotape Baking Dehydrator w. built-in digital temp probe [TGP863]

NOTE: This item requires 7 days processing prior to shipment


TGP's ULTRA-PRO Tape Dehydrator

Professional Model with Larger Capacity!  Bake up to 16 VHS tapes at one time!

Special deep trays allow this unit to accept 3/4" U-Matic, 1/2" reel video tapes as well as VHS and Beta cassettes

Now with built-in digital thermometer!

Includes:  a plug-in 8 hour timer to shut the unit off after baking plus small "tape baked" labels so you can mark & date your "baked" tapes.

We use an Ultra-Pro Dehydrator for baking our own 1/2" video cassettes and reel-to-reel videotapes. Baking recording tapes restores binder properties and allows "sticky shed" tapes to play normally for about 1-2 months.

This dehydrator has been specially modified to accept VHS, Beta and U-Matic videocassettes plus 1/2" reel video tapes. It can also be used on various audio tape formats. The Ultra-Pro features a built-in digital thermometer, its remote probe monitors the baking temperature.

Baking sticky-shed tapes - It's simple and easy to use! Just set the dehydrator for 125F and place your tapes on the trays for 8 hours. After the baking cycle, allow the tapes to cool for a few hours and they're ready to play! Includes "Tape Baking" instructions. For further information you can read our article about How to Bake Videotapes

Baking water damaged tapes - results may vary, based on the amount of time in water and the amount of mold, silt or debris on the tapes. Proceed at your own risk! Dried debris on a tape may damage video heads! However, in our tests, two VHS tapes were submerged in water for two hours, then placed dripping wet into this dehydrator, and baked for 8 hours at 127F. After four hours of cooling down, they played properly. The results were very impressive!

You can combine several format videotapes when baking. This is the capacity of the dehydrator when baking all same type of videotape  You can also combine formats while baking

(20) 1/2" reel-to-reel videotapes (5" dia.)

(20) Beta video cassettes

(16) VHS video cassettes

(8) 1/2"  reel-to reel videotape (7" dia.)

(4) 3/4" U-Matic video cassettes

Unit contains (2) deep trays and (2) reg. trays for tape baking. Unit is not suitable for foods.

Condition: Very good. May exhibit a few minor scuffs or imperfections from the modification process.

This product requires 7 days preparation prior to shipping

Includes:  plug-in 8 hour timer; small labels so you can mark & date your "baked" tapes.

Price: $645.95

Tape Baking Equipment Agreement:

This Tape Dehydrator is a specialized product intended for baking videotapes. The Tape Dehydrator may require professional knowledge and skills to handle or adjust. TGP Sales and TGrant Photo is not responsible for any damages or injuries resulting from improperly installed products. The success of the baking process is not guaranteed. Liability in all events is limited to the purchase price paid.

TGrant Photo Return Policies

General Policy

These are’s ("TGrantPhoto”, “we” or “our”) Standard Return Policies applicable only to products purchased by you directly from the & website.

All product returns require a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. You may obtain an RMA number by contacting TGrantPhoto Customer Service at

Any return for a refund may be subject to a 15% - 25% restocking fee and original shipping charges. Customer pays return shipping charges.

Products that are not eligible for return and will be sent back to you at your cost and expense if received by us:

Any product not purchased from or it's subsidiary

Any product without a valid, readable serial number, including but not limited to products with missing, damaged, altered, or otherwise unreadable serial number.

Any product that is returned without all original packaging and accessories, including the manuals, cables, and all other items originally included with the product.

Any product that exhibits physical damage. Any product with a damaged or torn warranty seal.

Any product which has been opened, used, or tampered with in any way which jeopardized TGrantPhoto's ability to remarket or resell the product. TGrantPhoto  maintains full discretion in decisions regarding a products fitness for return.


Tape Baking Equipment Return Policy

Return for refund within: 10 days

Restocking Fee: Yes

This is our Standard 10-Day Return Policy. All electronic equipment sold on TGrantPhoto are covered by this policy (unless stated otherwise) and must be returned to TGrantPhoto within 10 days of the invoice date for this policy to apply. “Return” constitutes receipt of the product by TGrantPhoto, and not the mere issuance of an RMA. TGrantPhoto will be not be responsible for the cost of return shipping; please contact TGrantPhoto's customer service department to obtain an RMA number and instructions regarding how to ship the product back to TGrantPhoto .

This policy includes (but is not limited to); DVD players, VCRs, LaserDisc Players, video processors, tape dehydrators.

NOTE: For all electronic equipment over $250, An adult (age 18 or older) is required to sign the shipping courier's release form to complete delivery. It is highly recommended that you inspect the product upon delivery for visible damage. Large item shipments require that shipping damage is reported within 48 HOURS of the product’s delivery. Any damage reported more than 48 HOURS after the product delivery will not be accepted by TGrantPhoto . After delivery, please read all included documentation regarding installation and proper use of the equipment. If you need to return a product that was shipped via Large Item Delivery, please contact TGrantPhoto's customer service department to obtain instructions on how to return the product.

Any equipment that is returned under this policy must be in the condition as described in the original TGrantPhoto sales description, in its original packaging with all original accessories and manuals. If the  equipment is missing the serial number or UPC bar code, the return will NOT be accepted by TGrant Photo. Any electronic equipment returned under this policy that is found to be damaged due to the customer’s neglect, abuse or misuse will NOT be accepted.

Items shipped to another address after original delivery do not qualify for return or refund. An item that has been re-shipped voids any and all warranties.

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