View Full Version : Ultrasonic Cleaner Questions
03-06-2011, 03:16 PM
Does anyone recommend or not recommend one they have purchased?
Also for those of you that use them to clean up vintage razors - do you feel your cleaner works well enough as a sanitizer?
03-07-2011, 03:56 AM
Branson cleaners are very good. When you fill the cleaner up with hot water, it gets hotter because of the ultrasonic action. I usually dip my razor in alcohol after using the cleaner to make sure it is sanitized. I also use dawn dish detergent as the cleaning agent. You can watch the little bubbles on the knurls of the handle, cleaning all of the debris out. Works good for me.
03-07-2011, 08:04 AM
I got one from Harbor Freight and it does a great job of cleaning anything. However, one word of caution: if you have black numbers, etc. it will be taken off by the cleaner.
Mine cost $69.
03-07-2011, 01:26 PM
However, one word of caution: if you have black numbers, etc. it will be taken off by the cleaner.
Thanks for the heads up. Does that go for painted handles too - lets say for a super adjustable or black handled superspeed?
03-07-2011, 03:01 PM
I have the one pictured by Ackvil, although it was branded as "Codyson" and is sold under various brands. It works very well, but you must use caution with fragile finishes, painted numbers, etc. As for disinfection, I would use 70% isopropyl alcohol or barbicide, but the US is great for loosening and removing crud. I ran a worn Goodwill through mine today and was surprised how much copper showed through the plating on the head afterwords. I'm not sure if it actually removed the plating, or just removed the tarnish from the copper and made it more evident.
03-07-2011, 06:10 PM
When it comes to cleaning razors I am not sure a $60.00 Ultrasonic is the way to go. I would recommend reading over the Wiki
you will notice it does list an Ultrasonic, but that it can quite possibly take off numbers as noted above by other posters in this thread. However there are other methods which will clean a razor other than an Ultrasonic and also be safer, not leave out the fact that they will prove to be much cheaper! You just may need to use a little more elbow grease is all. Plus the money you save on an Ultrasonic you can use to buy more shaving stuff. You will thank me later :thumbup:
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