Ultrasonic cleaners are a great way to clean a wide variety of household and industrial items without using potentially harmful chemicals or abrasive materials. The cleaner consists of a container that the items are placed into, they are then subjected to high frequency sound waves which create cavitation bubbles in ordinary tap water. The bubbles bombard the item to be cleaned at high speed and knock the tiny particles of dirt and grime off of it.
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The following is our selection of the best ultrasonic cleaners on the market at the moment:
#5 Magnasonic Professional Ultrasonic Polishing Jewelry Cleaner Machine for Cleaning Eyeglasses, Watches, Rings, Necklaces, Coins, Razors, Dentures, Combs, Tools, Parts, Instruments (CD2800)
We get the reviews started with the Magnasonic CD2800. Magnasonic is the brand leader in low-priced high quality ultrasound cleaners that give professional quality results at home in a matter of minutes.
Magnasonic make a range of these cleaners and this is one of their most popular models. With over 2200+ reviews on Amazon, estimated sales on just that site alone are up in the range of a quarter of a million units sold.
The powerful cleaning system uses sound waves to agitate normal tap water and produce millions of tiny bubbles that knock the particles of grime and dirt out of even the most inaccessible corners and restore your belongings to their original shiny state.
The operation is simplicity itself, with a standard 3 minute 180 second timer and an auto-shut-off feature, this machine is pure set and forget. All you need to do is place your items in the basket, add some water and optional detergent and switch on.
Why pay a fortune to have your jewelry cleaned when you can do it yourself as easily as this? Save all the hassle of dropping your precious possessions off to get cleaned then picking them back up again and being without them – not to mention the cost of the whole thing.
The CD2800 is compact and quiet running and with a build quality that ensures it is made to last.
#4 Hornady Lock N Load Sonic Cleaner II (110 Volt)
Second for review is the Hornady Lock N Load Sonic Cleaner II which is bigger in capacity than the other ultrasound cleaning systems on this page but also comes with a heftier price point to match.
The Hornady can be used for cleaning all of your brassware and also any parts of a gun that need a good cleaning.
The internal size of the cleaning tank is 7.25″ x 6″ x 3″ which is twice as wide as others on the market and provides a volume capacity of 2 liters. The process is aided by an 80 watt ceramic heater built into the unit that helps to agitate the operation and remove more dirt more quickly.
The times for the cleaning cycles are a bit longer than the smaller, lighter models and range from 5 minutes up to 30 minutes.
The Lock N Load seems to be the ultrasonic cleaning system of choice for gun owners, through a combination of the heavy-duty heater-assisted cleaning system and the large extended capacity of the holding tank. Other uses include cleaning of gun cartridges, small car parts, nuts and bolts.
A great choice for you if you need a higher capacity heavy-duty cleaner and are willing to pay a bit more for the increased performance.
#3 iSonic D3800A-S+1OZ Digital Ultrasonic Cleaner, Silver color with chrome plated trims, 1.3Pt/0.6L, 110V, Sample Solution Included
The next one up on our list for review is the iSonic D3800A-S+1OZ Digital Ultrasonic Cleaner which is available in white, silver or pink. Not the largest capacity in this range at 20.3 ounces (600ml) and with an internal volume of 6.1″ x 3.7″ x 2.0″ but the iSonic will handle all your jewelry items and household items with ease.
It will clean deep into all these awkward areas like small holes and crevices in your rings and bracelets. iSonic differs from some manufacturers in that it recommends that you use a cleaning solution in water with your ultrasonic cleaner. This is entirely optional and many users have reported great results using only tap water or a little drop of washing-up liquid.
The cleaner features a digital timer that has 5 different time settings – 90/180/280/380/480 seconds and a manual on/off switch. Your items will be shining brightly like new.
You should be aware that the the ultrasound process might disrupt any coatings that you might have on your glasses (spectacles) and may potentially cause the coating to flake or peel.
The iSonic D3800A is a good all-round choice with plenty of positive feedback from happy customers and a very decent buy at the price.
Unfortunately for overseas customers, the iSonic does not ship to international addresses, delivery is only within the US.
#2 Famili FM8000WW Ultrasonic Polishing Jewelry Cleaner with Digital Timer for Cleaning Eyeglasses Rings
Runner up in the ultrasonic cleaner section is the Polishing Jewelry Cleaner from Ultrasonic. Bring out the best in your tired looking jewelry with this highly efficient and low-noise cleaning system.
Safely and hygienically clean all your bracelets, necklaces and rings as well as eye glasses, dentures, coins, CDs and DVDs and a host of other things. Your items will have their sparkle restored in a matter of minutes.
You should always bear in mind when thinking of using an ultrasonic cleaner of any kind that the more sensitive and brittle the object you are cleaning, the more chance there is of some slight damage like flaking occurring in the cleaning process. Even though it uses water, the cleaning process bombards the object at high speed using sound waves to create microscopic cleaning bubbles and although the cleaning process is relatively gentle it could potentially cause some damage to an extremely brittle object.
The capacity of the cleaning basin is 20.3 ounces (600ml) which equates to 6.1″ x 5.1″ x 1.7″), a good size that will hold any small household item but if you need a slightly bigger basket for some specialist application see the number one selection below.
The item comes with a full one-year manufacturer’s warranty from Famili, which is better than some of the rival ultrasonic jewelry cleaners on the market but it would be a surprise if you ever needed to use it, such is the reputation for reliability that the FM800WW has.
If you want great performance at what is a bargain price, then this would be the selection for you. Remarkable value for money and remember it is fully backed by the manufacturer.
#1 MAGNASONIC Professional Ultrasonic Jewelry and Eyeglass Cleaner With Digital Timer MGUC500
Our top selection in the ultrasonic polishing category is this Professional Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner by Magnasonic. This top-rated cleaner has literally thousands of extremely satisfied customers with a load of raving reviews.
The scope for use is wide and varied, the following are just some of the valuables that can be cleaned: jewelry like wedding rings and necklaces, watches, porcelain, spectacles and even false teeth.
If you have nice jewelry and you liked how it looked when you bought it, why wouldn’t you want it to look like that all the time? Daily dirt and grime takes the shine off your rings and necklaces and bracelets, why not keep them looking at their best all of the time?
The non-invasive nature of the ultrasound cleaning process means that your precious and often priceless possessions will never be damaged when they are being cleaned. The powerful ultrasonic bubble action will ensure that your valuables are left sparkling clean and gleaming like new.
You will get amazing results in a very short space of time; the cleaning cycles are selectable from 90 seconds through to 600 seconds and you can also select from a light duty or heavy duty clean. The only thing you will need to provide is simple tap water saving on expensive and potentially harmful cleaniing solutions.
The 28oz (850ml) capacity tank with inside dimensions 5.8 x 4.9 x 1.8 inches makes it large enough to take most things you will want to clean; a pair of spectacles fits in easily. You can also fit more items in, saving time over other smaller cleaning units.
Switch on and forget – the digital timer has 5 preset cycles that count the time down and switch off after the cycle is complete.
The Magnasonic is mains powered so you don’t need to worry about batteries and it is very quiet so you won’t have to worry about any noise while it is running.