Gel Dryers dry large gels up to 13.2" x 16.7" maximum (33.6 x 42.3 cm) or any combination of smaller gels for preservation or subsequent processing such as autoradiography. Separate vacuum and heat timers provide versatility to establish many different drying conditions. Drying times vary, depending on the vacuum source, gel concentration and gel thickness. Features include 800-watt heating element, aluminum platen, 4-hour heating timer, 4-hour vacuum timer, temperature control knob with adjustment from 40° to 80° C. Includes a Mylar sheet, porous polyethylene sheet, flexible mesh and translucent silicone rubber cover. An electrical outlet is provided for vacuum pump connection. The Gel Dryer is also offered as a component of the CentriVap Gel Dryer System.