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#1 (permalink)      7/24/2017 7:25:46 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Any better alternative? Temp? Bad reviews?
This one comes up first when you search for "ultrasonic cleaner" and Sort by popularity... but again, not many reviews on them all ;-(

1) Anything better? With Temp control?

2) At which T (in Celsius) does this operate?

3) Some people report it dead after XY uses. Or water leaking into parts that it shouldn't.

How long do you have/use it and did you experience any bad things?

Of course, primary use would be to clean my vape gear.

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#2 (permalink)      7/24/2017 8:10:49 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I've had mine long enough that I can't pin an accurate date on it. Off the top of my head, 1.5 to 2 years, maybe more? It's been used maybe 50 times for 5 to 10 minutes at a time. 20 or so of those uses were all in on the same day, one after another, after returning from a long trip.

I can't say for sure that it's this exact one. I got it on the bay of fleas.

It's still working well. It works much better than the slightly cheaper all plastic "jewelry cleaner" I have of around the same age.

It works by water cavitation. I don't think temperature is relevant.
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Just so you know these things can't remove stains. At least not at these price ranges.

What they excel at is getting into places you can't reach and removing grease, oil and debris. Stain removal is still best done with alcohol or something similar and elbow grease.
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I have a professional one used by jewellery pawn shops, I gather.

Think i spent about $200.
To be honest, if I knew then what i know today, I never would have purchased it.

Never found that it helped the ejuice steep faster.
Indeed it was more work because you had to put in your nic after the ultrasonic bath, so in the end, a dark cupboard, shaking it every day worked best.

As for cleaning vape gear?
Under a tap with simple dish soap and occasionally worked wonders.

The only thing i use this for today is to clean diamond and gold rings.
But even then, could have done the same with a soft brush and toothpaste.

Edited on 7/24/2017 at 8:36 AM. Reason: elbow grease all that is needed
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Good to know. Might be worth spending more for one that will clean stains though
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Zion21 wrote:

Good to know. Might be worth spending more for one that will clean stains though

I don't know if they'll remove stains at any price. I just know these won't. They will attack it a little bit. About the equivalent of a hard rub with a dry cloth.

What these do really well is remove machine oils from new vape gear because they can get into places you can't reach. They do a good job on things like coil clamp screw holes, for example.

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Using a professional version, I have a couple SS atomizers that inside developed brownish stains. I found they didnt come out, at least using it with regular water.
Whether or not they might have had i added alcohol I can't say because it wasn't important enough to me to bother trying as the stains were inside, not on the outside.

But no, on its own, it did not remove them.

It has been sitting in the laundry room on a shelf basically unused since the novelty of buying it wore off....a few weeks after purchasing it for the most part.

Edited on 7/24/2017 at 8:54 AM. Reason: + the typo
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I don't have any ultrasonic cleaner, so I can't say a word about that.
But for cleaning I use backing soda. And it's a really really good stuff, imho. And so cheap!
To remove machining oil, it's perfect.
I use it to clean and remove the aroma on my juice bottles and it's perfect after a few hours of soaking.
And it can also be used for a ton af other things.
Like, for example, you have a thorn or a splinter in a finger? Prepare a paste with baking soda and just a little water, put it on the splinter with a sparadrap/plaster and two hours later, it goes out on its own, it's magic! Experienced!
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While we're on splinters :)

These are the best designed splinter tweezers. The tweezers in this particular pair are flimsy but they don't need to be strong because you can see and remove the smallest of splinters with ease.

SKU 5370800


Buy a handful, put them everywhere they might be needed and remove spinters as soon as you feel it.

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From experience,the little brushes, a toothbrush and hot water still does a better job than this...be advised.

Something along those: SKU 5648203

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And yet another reason to use disposable shit...
Fuck cleaning, I replace my shit with more, ridiculously cheap, disposable shit.