I regret buying this last time it was up. The steam doesn’t work, its just broken. The ultrasonic cleaner barely cleans anything, it’s just not strong enough. The uv lights came on, but with the way the rest of this piece of shit works, it’s probably just a blue light.
I got this last time to clean little knives and stuff mostly. I put my little pocket multi tool in it and didn’t think a whole lot was going on. But holy crap, I put my glasses – which, although they have some miles on them, I thought were reasonably clean – in the ultrasonic tank and the cloud of funk that came off of them was astonishing.
But be careful. I treated the tortoiseshell frames to a steam cleaning and it left a hazy white residue that I had to polish off.
If you need to clean anything jewelry like or at least submersible and small enough to fit in a 3 by 6 inch tub this is a functional piece of gear for less than the Hazard Fraught ultrasonic cleaner, and the steam and UV functions are just bonuses. The biggest limitation is the small size of the tank - you’re not going to clean anything much larger than a pair of glasses in it.
@djslack Good to know the size. I’ve used these before for cleaning bike parts. Most would fit in a tub that size. It does take a while (hours?) and I see this shuts off after 5 minutes so it might be a little tiresome.
@Evansdoor yeah, but, my dentist told me that if I used one of these (types of) things to clean my night guard it would degrade it really quickly, and in that case, she’d charge me for making a new one (guard.) She said to clean it with an antibacterial mouthwash (as a rinse) every morning, fwiw.
speaking of “good vibrations” I ran across this in my search for Brian Wilson as I am travelling to NJ (from Kentucky to see him in person at the BERGEN PAC in Englewood NJ next week)…awesome watch as it is the lost sessions…
Got mine in. Was definitely used before. The steaming area is splattered with gunk, the ultrasonic pan was scratched up, the plastic lid on top was scratched up, and inside the water reservoir tank was covered with a thick white crust (probably calcium… I hope…)