The Personal Bowling Ball Revivor uses warm circulating air to remove the oil from the bowling ball. (This is the same concept as the Revivor Oven.) The Personal Revivor circulates the warm air around a stationary bowling ball. The machine is turned on/off by plugging and unplugging the machine. Temperature is also basic, keep the dial in the green safe zone [each lid is tested and tuned in the factory to make sure the appropriate temperature is achieved in the green zone, using the red zone could damage a ball].
The cycle times are also the same as the Revivor, with a 2 hour max run time. Vertex has designed this unit for the sole purpose of extracting oil from reactive and proactive bowling ball cover stocks. Drawing out the oil by the use of thermal reaction is a proven method of bringing back the original characteristics of the ball.
The Personal Revivor removes the oil with an even, heat pattern so as not to damage the bowling ball. Balls should have the oil extracted approximately every 25 to 30 games, depending on the lane conditions and the level of performance each bowler wishes to maintain.