What if I told you that alongside having a green car and green products, you could have a green cleaner for your small objects as well?
Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But I’m here to convince you otherwise.
Modern-day Ultrasonic cleaners are as eco-friendly as they are affordable. Not only do they come with non-toxic and biodegradable ingredients, but they also have an extensive cleaning process as well.
As one of the residents of Bishop, California, one of the dustiest places in North America, my glasses would often get smudged with grime and dirt. And I soon grew tired of the tedious cleaning methods conventional cleaners provided.
They were tough to use, at times left residual gunk on the lens, and the toxic chemicals would often corrode the glass or plastic.
But ever since I shifted to the best ultrasonic cleaners, my lenses, and even the frames, have never looked cleaner.
Hello! This is Thomas, and in this guide, I’m going to tell you about my seven favorite Ultrasonic cleaners.
So, read along!
Coil Master Ultrasonic Cleaner: Best Overall Product
The Coil Master Ultrasonic Cleaner is all about keeping your small metallic articles clean and polished for a long-lasting shine. With simple tap water, it is easy to use, and with its impressive ‘3-minute timer,’ you can save a lot of time.
The design of the Coil Master is very practical that comes with a convenient basket to help keep your valuables secure.
- Convenient, practical design
- Specializes in cleaning small metal articles
- Durably built with long-lasting and anti-corrosion PBC
- Impressive ‘3-minute timer’ feature
- 3-minute preset timer at times may not be enough for the bigger and dirtier items.
- Takes longer to clean jewelry
Charminer Professional 600ML Ultrasonic Cleaner: Best for Cleaning Delicate Objects
If you are in possession of a lot of jewelry that needs a thorough cleaning, then you cannot possibly do any better than the Charminer Professional.
This is one of the higher end, professional grade models on my list today. The Charminer uses a sound wave frequency of 42,000 Hz, which gently agitates and lifts dirt particles. The 600ML is ideal for your fragile precious objects.
- Ideal for giving jewelry a high lustrous polish
- User-friendly digital key control
- There are no fixed time presets, and cleaning time can be easily adjusted.
- Compact top cover has excellent noise cancellation features.
- The18 cleaning cycles do not define which cycle suits which item best.
Famili FM8000WW Ultrasonic Cleaner: Best in Energy Saving
The Famili brand of ultrasonic cleaners is my personal favorite when it comes to keeping glasses and contact lenses clean and gunk free.
The FM8000WW, the latest addition to the Famili arsenal, comes with a 600ml capacity and its very own energy-saving auto shut-off feature. It is able to keep the exact right temperature and pH balance that thoroughly cleans my lenses without damaging them.
With 5 easy-to-use preset operations, you can opt for any cleaning cycle you need.
- Easy to store and portable
- Energy efficient shut-off feature that conserves water
- Five versatile preset operations
- The arched-shaped basket for keeping the rings is too tall and inconvenient to use.
iSonic P4810+BHK01A Ultrasonic Cleaner: Best Commercial Cleaner
iSonic is renowned for their industrial grade ultrasonic cleaners, which are specially equipped and constructed to cater to commercial needs, like in laboratories.
Whether it is test tubes or pipets, iSonic’s P4810+BHK01A model is one of the most eco-friendly options for keeping your laboratory clean.
With the help of its mechanical transducer, the iSonic is able to provide the perfect mixture of liposomal vitamin C solution that effortlessly extracts the most persistent residue from lab equipment with apertures.
- Square tank provides a more uniform ultrasonic energy.
- Suspended breakers save your valuables from damage.
- Ideal dirt extracting liposomal vitamin C solution
- Doesn’t have an on/off switch; needs to be turned off manually by unplugging
Homdox UJ-7 20 oz. Professional Ultrasonic: Best in Design
What attracted me the most about the Homdox UJ-7 is how sleek and appealing its design is. With a transparent ‘viewing window’ as the main feature, it boasts a futuristic style that fits any home decor.
The Homdox is built for the most delicate items, especially dentures. We all know how hard it is for older folk to have their dentures cleaned adequately. The Homdox does it effortlessly and comes with five easy-to-use preset cycles.
- LCD digital display with Degas functions
- Compatible with liquid soaps, which can be added to enhance cleaning
- Ideal for the more delicate objects like jewelry and dentures
- Scrubbing power is not optimal.
Magnasonic Professional Ultrasonic Cleaner: Best Value for Money
One of the more durable cleaners in today’s market, the Magnasonic comes with an extremely sturdy tank that is quite resistant to corrosion and physical damage. Made with 20 oz. stainless steel, this device is ideal for cleaning your rings and eyeglasses.
Using 42,000 Hz sonic vibrations, the Magnasonic creates an enormous amount of solution bubbles that cleanse and remove even the most stubborn grime and oil. The cleaner is compatible with tap water as well.
- Highly durable stainless steel body
- Cleansing bubble action ideal for oil and grime
- Pocket-friendly and inexpensive operational cost
- Doesn’t clean out metallic objects as much as I had hoped
Yesker Generic Sonic Wave CD-2800 Ultrasonic Cleaner: Best for Cleaning China
The Yesker Generic Sonic Wave CD-2800 ultrasonic cleaner is specially constructed to target the grime and fungus that generally tend to accumulate on the underside of rings. Its stainless steel body provides the optimal level of sonic vibrations that gently agitate the fungal deposits to remove it.
The Yesker is also fantastic at removing the grime and oil from your kitchen utensils and delicate china without harming them in any way.
- Effectively removes fungal deposits
- Keeps your china shining and spotless without harm
- Ideal for large eyeglasses
- Doesn’t clean out the cracks in jewelry all that well.
Buyer’s guide to Ultrasonic Cleaners
Okay, now that you know some of the best ultrasonic cleaners to consider, there is a small detail that you might be missing out on.
And that is how to choose which ultrasonic cleaner which is best suited for personal needs.
However, do not fret. I’ll be your guide through all the important factors to keep in mind.
What size suits your needs?
I know, once you’ve confidently decided upon a cleaner that you need to buy, choosing among the various types can seem daunting. Therefore, one of the very first factors to keep in mind is the size.
How to decide?
To put it simply, see what you’ll be cleaning. Is it something small like jewelry or coins, or is it bigger, like a trophy or even surgical instruments?
A simple way to decide is to take advantage of a tape measure. Trust me, I ordered a product thinking there would probably be no need to measure what I would be cleaning.
Like they say, though— the devil is in the details.
I absolutely regretted it. This is why I recommend that you measure your items and select a model whose cleaning tank conforms to the dimension you’ll need.
Are you cleaning or processing samples?
An ultrasonic cleaner caters to many needs. From PCB board and utensils, to coins and jewelry, from surgical instruments to an antique lost over time.
Ultrasonic cleaners can be formulated and constructed to remove various unnecessary coatings and surfaces through the use of several solvents. In laboratories, these cleaners need to be able to clean blood stains and tissue remains from surgical instruments.
If you’re someone who has a lab or just someone who just needs to clean various and different surfaces from time to time, it is best to consider which cleaner will do the job the best.
In addition, if you’ll be using your cleaner only for regular cleaning and maintenance at home, it is unwise to spend extravagantly on one.
Employ a basket to increase the life of the cleaner.
Just like you buy insurance for a car, I think you should spend just a little bit more and insure your cleaner. It is important to protect your necessary tools.
How does buying a basket help prolong the life of a cleaner and increase the cleaning efficiency?
Think about this: You buy a cleaner and want to use it for products that are metallic and will sit atop the cleaning tank of the cleaner.
When the ultrasound is turned on, however, the vibration catches the metal object and effectively turns into a drill! You certainly didn’t expect that, did you?
Over a long time, this method of operation may result in small holes or cracks in the cleaning tank. Big problem! Adding a simple overhanging basket ensures that those metal objects never touch the tank of your cleaner. And that effectively prolongs the life of your cleaner.
Another scenario worth considering is cleaning objects that require heat along with ultrasound to be effective. Therefore, if you have a basket with an insulated handle, all you need to do is pick the basket up. There is no worry about burning your hands while operating the cleaner that way, either
What frequency range do you need?
Decoding this, can be the difference between satisfaction and disappointment. Various objects need various frequency ranges in order to get cleaned.
For example, something like a fine piece of jewelry needs a delicate touch, a frequency range that causes no cavitation.
For jewelry and coins, consider something that produces frequency in a range of 85-135 kHz. Higher frequencies produce very less cavitation bubbles and are ideal for finer details in jewelry and glass.
What this means is, at a frequency of 85 kHz or more, the vibration occurs 85,000 times in a second! This is how the cleaning is done. Lower frequencies are useful when sturdy objects need cleaning, but lower frequency cleaners are loud. Do keep this in mind. I know it from experience.. They can clean effectively using cavitation bubbles, but they are a noisy nuisance while they are operating.
A frequency range of 25-35 kHz is usually ideal for most of your needs.
Do you need heat for your cleaning?
Several objects clean better with the use of heat. Heat basically agitates the dirt and grease, and this helps your ultrasonic cleaner clean faster and effectively. So, you must decide if you’re okay with preheating your solvent solutions or if something more user-friendly is your need.
Many cleaners offer heating units built in their tank. They clean as they heat. Your jewelry and small metals may or may not benefit from heat, but cleaning things like antiquities and glass may.
Grease and abrasives often don’t stand a chance with heat thrown into the mix.
What accessories are needed?
Some cleaners provide accessories, while many don’t. I, for example, needed a basket to clean my lenses and rings, so I got one.
If your need is a mesh tray, or a dual handed basket, try looking out for these things while making a purchase. It’s also possible to purchase them separately if they are not supplied with the cleaner.
Ultrasonic cleaners are a fantastic and cost-effective way of keeping the smaller objects in your house clean and sparkling. I hope that my user guide was able to help you out so you can choose the one that will fit your needs the best.
Whether for your rings or glasses, your antiques or surgical instruments, I wish you an amazing cleaning experience.
This is Thomas, signing out!