An automated instrument drying system that will rapidly dry water remaining on instruments after the cleaning process. By drying water, instrument corrosion will be minimized during the sterilization process. The drying of instruments, after cleaning and before wrapping, is recommended by industry instrument and sterilizer manufacturers. Eliminates the need for manual or air drying of un-wrapped or cassette stored instruments, making for a safer and more efficient work environment. Drying time is only 20 minutes.