Shake Your Jewelry Clean With An Ultrasonic Cleaner

I bought an Ultrasonic Cleaner a few years ago I and keep finding more uses for it. When I first saw it on sale at Harbor Freight, I didn't think I would use it enough to get my money's worth. Boy was I wrong.

My first intention was to use it to clean jewelry. My wife has a few rings she wears everyday and they can get pretty dirty, especial if she forgets to take them off before gardening. We put a few of her rings in the machine with some water and set it for 3 minutes. When the timer went off we where surprised too find cloudy water. We got the rings out and washed them off with clean watter and cleaned them off with a microfiber cloth. They looked brand new.

Our excitement overwhelmed us as we cleaned earrings, bracelets, necklaces and other jewelry we could find. The Ultrasonic Cleaner cleaned everything very well. Then I tried my watch. I wear it everyday and until I cleaned it in the Ultrasonic Cleaner I had no idea how dirty it got. The first day we had the machine we spent a few hours just finding things to clean in it. Here are some of the items we have found over the years that we clean regularly in it:

  • All kinds of jewelry (rings, earrings, watches, bracelets, necklaces) - The only thing you have to watch for with watches or jewelry is that it must be submersible. The water will probably damage leather bands on a watch.
  • Glasses and Sunglasses - You will be surprised how much gunk can collect on them.
  • Coins - My coins in my collection have never looked better.
  • Combs and Brushes - Make sure you remove the hair first.
  • Electronic Shaver Heads - Just the savings from cleaning these has paid for my ultrasonic cleaner.
  • Wagner Power Painter Nozzles - Forgot to clean my power painter nozzle and thought I would have to buy a new one, not after I cleaned it. I added a tablespoon of turpentine to the water to boost this, but I don't know if I needed to.
  • Gun Parts, Machine Parts, Car Parts, Lots of Parts
  • And much more

If you clean any jewelry or small machine parts regularly I recommend getting an Ultrasonic Cleaner. There are lots of brands and models, but the two features I have found most useful are a timer that runs longer than 90 seconds and a fan to cool the unit. I have found that most things take about 3 minutes to get really clean. When you run the machine for this long the motor can get hot so a fan will help it last longer. When you get your machine, I hope you have as much using it as we do.

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