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#1 (permalink)      7/11/2018 7:47:38 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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New to ultrasonic cleaner
Just got one (better say, I was gifted with it). And I'm not quite sure of a couple of things about it.
What can you clean in it apart metals?
Pc tanks, coloured glass, PMMA, delrin, ultem, resin (as they are often lacquered) can go in it?

And how does steeping juices go?

Thanks in advance for any advises!

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Resins are the only iffy thing in that list (in my experience). They're not that harsh if you're only using warm water and a touch of detergent. Use the basket, and you can separate parts with liquid-filled ziplock bags.
It can certainly help to speed up a steep, depends on your mix how well it works. Give it an hour or so.

They're also pretty good for cleaning your glasses.
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I'm just realising it didn't come with a basket...Hope i can find one.
It's pretty simple (GT Sonic), it has only one "power" button that's all, and one cycle lasts 5 min. On the other side it's quite efficient.

It's a + for the glasses, however I've always done that "manually", just a drop of detergent and warm water. More problem for drying it off as water is very hard here.
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You'll be absolutely disgusted by the amount of crud you'll find in the water after a pair of "clean" glasses have been through it. All those dead skin cells building up in the cracks...
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Mine did not come with a basket but I cut to fit a dish drain mat. It floats but with just a little weight in sinks back down. Drop of detergent in the water has cleaned a pulse24 that I could not get the machine oil taste out of prior to having the sonic. I am steeping all my oneshot juices in it and so far it has worked on fruits really well and baked goods ok, (they still need a little time).
I'm out.....have some fun. Eh?
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One tip I can pass along is, don't have metal pieces touching. Some of my atomizers have finish flaws where the touched during the cycle. Took me awhile an a handful of attys to figure that out. =/
https://youtu.be/JJeU-5dhe8k
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Thanks a lot guys!
So finally any sorts of plastic is ok.
Should find a sieve, something like that, in the good size.



The baskets that generally come with the cleaners, what material are they?
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Stainless steel.
You need no rust in the process.
Look but don't touch. Touch, but don't taste. Taste, don't swallow.
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yoshy262 wrote:

Stainless steel.
You need no rust in the process.


That's clear. Some years ago I was making my yoghurt and everywhere on earth was looking for a sieve in plastic. Couldn't find in this country, found finally elsewhere.
I just thought of that.

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Mine came with a plastic basket.

Bought it years ago for kart carbs cleaning, they have really tiny conducts that get clogged with dried oil, dust.. then they are a hell to jet

carb cleaner solution did not work, but the ultrasounds did wonders, could watch steams of oil/dirt flowing from those holes and from everywhere that was not clean


Don't use a big basket or you'll be cleaning the tank every two uses. Use party plastic cups, the normal sized ones or the bigger 1L ones. Fill half tank, then add your cups, fill some more water if needed, drop your cleaning solution into cups.


Hot water and dishwasher will do the job most of the times, no problems with plastics. A degreaser and water for really black greasy parts, then dishwasher.

A milk frozer is much effective than the ultrasounds imo
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If it fits (or can be trimmed to fit), a plastic berry basket from the grocer's would be just about right. You can probably get something similar from a dollar store. It the holes are too big, the answer is tulle (the stuff used for those little mesh bags).