RedHead® Safe Dri Rechargeable Moisture Control
This product is an excellent value! It is easy to recharge, and quick too! We have also found that the product lasts for quite a while before needing a recharge. We have to recharge about every 9 months. When recharging, we dump the beads on a cookie sheet to make the drying go faster. It normally takes about an hour and a half to get the indicator beads back to blue. I do have to say that the directions were a bit confusing at first, it made it sound like ALL of the beads should turn blue, but only the indicator beads turn blue. I also agree with some of the other reviewers about the lid of the container. Perhaps it would be better suited to be a screw on type lid. It never has spilled on us, but could be quite the mess!
October 2, 2011
What's all the fuss!
This item is a little on the high maintenance side, I have three gun safe's, and I have safe dri in all three. It takes about 1 to 1 1/2 hour's for safe dry to turn back from pink to blue. I have three in each safe and it last three month's, keeping the humidity level at a steady 44%, , and these are all 48 gun safe's. I have a hygrometer in each safe, so I know what the level's are at all time's. This take's about 6 to 7 hour's to do 9 canister's. so again, High Maintenance. I live in Houston Texas so I know a thing or two about humidity. And one thing I do know it beat's having electricity in your gun safe, of any kind. This product is all relevant to how well your safe is sealed! That said, I would still recommend this product.
December 16, 2013
I bought my first one a little over a year and a half ago and recently purchased a new one for my other safe.
It's great, about 10% of the crystals turn Pink when it needs recharging, then just put it in the oven till that 10% or so turns Blue let it cool and put it back into the safe.
The only way it could be better is if it had a quarter or half turn top so you don't spill anything.
If it was any other material you could not put it in the oven..
I love em!
March 14, 2010
not great for a full-size safe
I have a hygrometer in both my safe and ammunition cabinet. The whole point of moisture control is to get rid of humidity. When I used Damp-Rid in my safe, I'd be able to maintain humidity levels of about 50%. However, with Safe-Dri, I couldn't get it below 65%. The blue crystals would turn pink inside two weeks, over and over. That's crazy, especially when a big bucket of Damp-Rid (which sells for $10), will last about four months.
Another issue is the recharging. The directions say to put it in the oven and then, after you've recharged the crystals, to let them cool inside a Ziplock bag. I'm not sure what Ziplock bag the manufacturer used, but the first time I put the crystals in the Ziplock, it immediately melted the ziplock bag and ruined the tablespoon full of crystals I put in.
This might be great for a handgun safe, but for your long guns, go with Damp-Rid.
January 20, 2013